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UN expert launches initiative on private sector’s responsibility to ensure freedom online Thu 23 Jun 2016

GENEVA (16 June 2016) – “Private companies make decisions that profoundly impact digital expression and freedom on the internet,” said the United Nations...

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Explainer video on UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Tue 21 Jun 2016

PHNOM PENH (15 June 2016) – Businesses impact human rights wherever, and however, they operate. In 2011, the UN issued a set of guidelines defining who is responsible for addressing these impacts. So...

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UNDG key messaging on human rights in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals Thu 16 Jun 2016

The UN Development Group's Human Rights Working Group has prepared a set of policy and operational messages to support UN Country Teams in integrating human rights into the implementation of the 2030...

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Read-out of the Secretary-General’s phone call with H.E. Mr. Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia Thu 9 Jun 2016

NEW YORK (8 June 2016) The Secretary-General spoke by telephone on Tuesday evening with H.E. Mr. Prak Sokhonn...

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Second OHCHR-supported multistakeholders' meeting held in Busra Fri 3 Jun 2016

PHNOM PENH (3 JUNE 2016) - OHCHR supported the organization of the second multi-stakeholders meeting on "strengthening dialogue between stakeholders in the Busra area", which took place in Busra,...

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“A deadly undertaking” – UN experts urge all Governments to protect environmental rights defenders Thu 2 Jun 2016

GENEVA (2 June 2016) – Speaking ahead of World Environment Day on Sunday 5 June, Three United Nations human rights experts: The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John Knox; the...

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International Code of Conduct for Public Officials more relevant for Cambodia than ever Tue 31 May 2016

PHNOM PENH (31 May 2016) – The UN Resolution on Action Against Corruption (A/RES/51/59), adopted by the General Assembly on 28 January 1997, is still as relevant today as it was nearly 20 years ago....

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IPU calls for accountability in cases concerning 12 Cambodian opposition Members of Parliament Tue 31 May 2016

PHNOM PENH (31 May 2016) – The Khmer translation of the decisions of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the world organization of national parliaments, relating to five cases concerning 12 Cambodian...

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UNSG concerned about Cambodia Tue 31 May 2016

NEW YORK (31 May 2016) – The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon expressed concern “about the escalating tensions between the ruling and opposition parties in Cambodia, particularly arrests or...

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UNSG encourages a non-threatening environment of democratic dialogue Sun 29 May 2016

NEW YORK (29 May 2016) – The spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said that “a non-threatening environment of democratic dialogue is essential for political stability and a...

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