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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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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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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 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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OHCHR-Cambodia launches new Android interactive voice response (IVR) app on arrest rights Mon 23 May 2016

PHNOM PENH (23 May 2016) – Through interactive voice response (IVR) technology, listeners with a smartphone can choose the information they want to access. OHCHR-Cambodia is using this technology to...

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UN Free & Equal video, "The Price of Exclusion", now available in Khmer Tue 17 May 2016

PHNOM PENH (17 May 2016) – How much does discrimination really cost? The UN Free & Equal campaign's video, "The Price of Exclusion", shows just how much discrimination against LGBT...

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UN rights experts urge Cambodia to stop attacks against civil society and human rights defenders Thu 12 May 2016

GENEVA (12 May 2016) – United Nations human rights experts* today called on the Government of Cambodia to stop targeting civil society, human rights defenders, parliamentarians and UN personnel, and to...

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