SIEM REAP – Experts from six Southeast Asian nations have met in Cambodia under the coordination of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to talk about how best to provide school meals for students in their countries.
Participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste met for three days to exchange views with peers from neighbouring countries and to engage in discussion with WFP technical staff.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 July 2017) — Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Bangkok, Thailand – Six years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of Japan has committed funding to UNDP to improve disaster risk information and carry out tsunami-awareness programmes in schools across the Asia-Pacific region.
The joint GICHD-UNDP study explores the links between mine action and the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs. It seeks to reflect the current understanding of the contribution and impact that mine action is having on achieving the 2030 Agenda in countries affected by landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war.
The study also aims to provide guidance to policy and decision makers from mine action organisations, donors and particularly National Mine Action Authorities on how to:
↗ International wheat prices generally increased in June on quality concerns amid unfavourable growing conditions for the 2017 crops in some key producing countries. Export prices of maize remained generally unchanged, while rice quotations continued to increase mainly on account of strong demand.
15.8 million population (2016) 51.2% Female 48.8% Male
17.7% poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population 2012)
US$1,270 lower middle-income GDP per capita (2016)
Localized floods and droughts are annual events, and with 70 per cent of the population living in rural areas and dependent on subsistence agriculture, these natural disasters can have a devastating impact.
Thailand - Irregular migrants in Thailand face an uncertain future after a Royal Decree imposed stiffer penalties on undocumented workers and the businesses that employ them. The decree – Royal Ordinance on the Management of Foreign Workers B.E. 2560 (2017) – was published by the Thai government on 23 June.
The announcement prompted a surge in the number of undocumented migrants returning to Cambodia and Myanmar.
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell Location: Geneva Date: 7 July 2017 Subject: (1) Turkey (2) China (3) Cambodia
We have received reports that eight Turkish human rights defenders and two international experts were detained on the Büyükada Island near Istanbul on Wednesday 5 July while taking part in a training workshop.
We fear they are now at significant risk of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
In the fight to eliminate malaria in the Mekong, everyday heroes keep their communities healthy. Saw Zar Li is one. He, along with an army of more than 20,000 like him across Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam, are on the front lines battling one of the world’s oldest killers. Their weapons are mosquito nets and rapid diagnostic tests. They dispense quality-assured medicine and good advice.
New Report Reveals Governments are Failing to Prioritize Tuberculosis, the World's Deadliest Infectious Disease
Our Strategic Commitments
- **Impartiality** – We maintain impartiality in the selection of our staff. The selection of our beneficiaries purely is on a needs basis and not based on race, religion and/or political affiliation.
- **Staff Integrity** – We maintain a workforce who adhere to high moral and ethical principles.
- **Continuous Improvement** – We monitor and evaluate our work in order to improve on our past experiences and provide better humanitarian services as we progress.
This report presents the findings of a large-scale, nationally representative survey of sexual harassment in the Cambodian garment industry.
Based on quantitative and qualitative survey data, the study examines the harmful negative effects of sexual harassment in the workplace and estimates:
- the prevalence of sexual harassment in the Cambodian garment industry
- the annual cost of productivity lost to the garment industry due to sexual harassment
The study concludes with recommendations aimed at government and the garment industry.
Slightly more than 7 million Cambodians, or 89.52 percent of registered voters, turned out for commune council polls on June 4, a record turnout in a test of public opinion ahead of 2018 general elections.
According to official results released Sunday by the National Election Committee (NEC)—the nation’s top electoral body—the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won 22 provinces, while the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) won two major cities, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, as well as Kompong Cham and Kompong Thom provinces.
19 June 2017 - CMAC experts cleared a small hidden stockpile with 1,800 rocket launchers namely 81mm, 82mm, 60mm and B40 and it locates at Prekreusey village, Takoav town, Kandal province. This stockpile maybe try to mobilize their munitions closed to their target ranges to serve their fights in 5-6 July 1997! This discovered pile at building foundations, this means that they are living with these rocket launchers in their house for years!
17 GOALS TO TRANSFORM OUR WORLD
As the spectre of famine currently looms in multiple countries, climate change is exacerbating many of the existing environmental pressures. The ways we produce and consume food will need to adapt to keep pace.
In September 2015, 193 UN member states adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Universal, inclusive, and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people globally. These 17 goals are designed to transform our world.
Beatrice Mosello and Declan O’Leary
Executive summary The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) embedded a recognition that water and sanitation are fundamental pillars of development. Their successors, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), went a step further and shifted the focus from service delivery to service delivery ‘for all’, thereby adding a fundamental concern with equity. Despite significant progress, however, huge disparities in the use of improved water and sanitation facilities between the richest and the poorest, as well as between quintiles, remain.