Mr Daniel Craig will then meet with the First Vice President of CMAA, His Excellency Ly Thuch, Ambassadors from the CFRIV donor countries, Australia, the Republic of Korea, and New Zealand, and representatives from the United Nations to discuss the need for sustained commitment and increased resource mobilization to meet the financial, logistical, and technical requirements essential to the pursuit of a mine-free Cambodia by 2025, in accordance with the National Mine Action Strategy 2018-2025 and Cambodia’s Sustainable Development Goal 18 (CSDG 18: End the negative impact of Mine/ERW and promote victim assistance). Following this brief discussion, the Battambang Safe Ground project will be launched.
The Covid-19 has brought about unprecedented disruptions to education systems around the world, and Cambodia is no exception. Schools closed throughout much of last year as part of the COVID response. Millions of children in Least Developed Countries were left with little or no educational alternative. As Cambodia is recovering from the pandemic, it is now the right moment for all of us to reflect and consider how we might make our education system more resilient to shocks, more responsive to the needs of young people, and more conducive for lifelong learning in a post-Covid-19 world.
Seven dynamic startups run by young entrepreneurs pitched their innovative ventures to business leaders and investors from Cambodia and around the world, at the culmination of the Bluetribe initiative, a unique and intensive 6-month startup incubation scheme.
While there has not yet been a substantial outbreak of COVID-19 in Cambodia, the impact of the global pandemic on Cambodia’s economy has been drastic.
As people and planet enter an entirely new geological age - the Anthropocene or the Age of Humans – a new report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) stresses that we are at a critical tipping point where countries must redesign their pathways to progress in order to ease the dangerous pressures humans put on the planet.
A mission to connect social innovation with development expertise has provided Accelerator Labs Cambodia an opportunity to learn what works and what does not and, importantly, what is needed to solve more dynamic, intertwined and unpredictable development challenges.
Across the world, it is estimated that 13 million tons of plastic reach the oceans each year. More than one million mammals, fish and birds suffer or die annually either from ingesting this plastic or becoming entangled in it. It is reported that around 90% of all fish now carry plastic particles in their stomachs. These toxic chemicals accumulate throughout the food chain and eventually also pass into human bodies.

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16 M

Population (2019)

12.9 %

Poverty rate (2018)

1,643 (USD)

GDP per capita (2019)

0.581

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