Cambodia

Civil society groups matter for Cambodia’s sustainable development: UN expert

The Cambodian Government must work in tandem with civil society groups and build its policies around citizens’ human rights, if the country is to see durable peace and sustainable development, a UN expert urged on Friday.

News in Brief 26 September 2018

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News in Brief 17 August 2018

  • Afghanistan’s Ghazni ‘too dangerous to access’: UN aid agency
  • Zeid calls on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Republika Srpska to review Srebrenica massacre reversal
  • Cambodia urged to release political opponents amid election harassment allegations
  • UN Special Envoy invites Government and opposition in Yemen to Geneva consultations
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Cambodia: Before crucial vote on Sunday, UN chief calls for ‘pluralistic political process’

As Cambodians prepare to vote in general elections on Sunday, the United Nations Secretary-General issued a statement on Friday calling for “an inclusive and pluralistic political process” saying that it “remains essential for safeguarding the progress made by Cambodia in consolidating peace.”

News in Brief 15 January 2018

Security Council makes unannounced visit to support Afghan peace efforts

The Security Council carried out an unannounced three-day visit to Afghanistan over the weekend, to lend support to the country’s efforts to restore “peace and stability”.

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UN Daily News Programme 12 October 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn.

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News in Brief 12 October 2017 (AM)

Withdrawal of US from UNESCO “deeply regrettable”: Bokova

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Cambodia: UN human rights wing concerned by media, civil society curbs

Measures in Cambodia, which left radio programmes and licences suspended, have sparked the United Nations human rights wing to call on the Government for political and civil rights guarantees.

News in Brief 7 July 2017 (PM)

Hunger report shows US$1billion toll of malnutrition in DRC each year

A study published on Friday into the economic toll of malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reveals costs of around US$1 billion each year.

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News in Brief 9 February 2017 (PM)

Somali president faces "formidable" set of challenges, international partners say

Somalia's new president faces a "formidable" set of challenges in meeting the expectations of the Somali people, the country's international partners have said.

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