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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August Tue 9 Aug 2016

PHNOM PENH (09 August 2016) – This year's International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August, will be celebrated with special events around the world, including at United Nations...

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UN SG very sad by death of Kem Ley and concerned for Cambodia Fri 15 Jul 2016

NEW YORK (13 July 2016) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon was very sad to learn of the death of Kem Ley,...

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UN rights experts condemn the killing of Cambodian political analyst and activist Kem Ley Thu 14 Jul 2016

GENEVA (13 July 2016) – A group of United Nations human rights experts today condemned the murder of Cambodian political analyst and social activist Kem Ley, known for his struggle for justice and...

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OHCHR-Cambodia is saddened and shocked at the killing of Dr. Kem Ley Mon 11 Jul 2016

PHNOM PENH (11 July 2016)  The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in...

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Fundamentalist intolerance is degrading assembly and association rights worldwide – UN expert Fri 24 Jun 2016

GENEVA (17 June 2016) – Fundamentalism understood broadly is fuelling growing intolerance worldwide, which poses a grave threat to the rights to freedom of peaceful...

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"From the Council Chamber to the People": the Human Rights Council is 10 years old, watch the new video celebrating this anniversary Fri 24 Jun 2016

GENEVA (13 June 2016) – The UN Human Rights Council, the body of the UN responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights, has set up unprecedented...

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Cambodia’s Pride in leaving no one behind – joint UN op-ed released Thu 23 Jun 2016

PHNOM PENH (03 June 2016) – As Pride Week came to a close, five UN agencies – UNAIDS, UN Women, UNICEF, UNESCO and OHCHR – co-released a joint UN op-ed,...

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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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