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Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on advisory services and technical assistance for Cambodia E-mail

Statement from the Office of the High Commisioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, 27 September 2013

The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on Advisory services and technical assistance for Cambodia, through which it extended for two years the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Cambodia. The mandate is currently filled by Professor Surya Subedi. Download the full text in English.

 
ILO-OHCHR Joint Statement welcoming the Supreme Court decision in the case of the murder of Cambodian trade union leader Chea Vichea E-mail

Joint Statement from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the International Labour Organization (ILO)

Phnom Penh - Bangkok, 25 September 2013


The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) welcome the decision of the Supreme Court of Cambodia to acquit Born Samnang and Sok Sam Oeun who had earlier been convicted of the murder of the trade union leader, Chea Vichea.

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Statement on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. E-mail


Statement by the Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng, and on the Responsibility to Protect, Ms. Jennifer Welsh, on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.

 

(New York, 22 August 2013) - The Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng, and on the Responsibility to Protect, Ms. Jennifer Welsh, condemn the reported killing of hundreds of civilians in the suburbs of Damascus on 21 August, and call for immediate access for a United Nations investigation of allegations of use of chemical weapons in Syria.

 

“The use of chemical weapons during armed conflict is a serious violation of international humanitarian law and a war crime, regardless of who the targets or the victims of the attacks are. There is never any military justification for the use of chemical weapons – whether by Governments or anti-government armed groups - given their horrific and indiscriminate impact.”

 

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UN Secretary-General: Message on World Humanitarian Day E-mail

Phnom Penh, 19 August 2013



Every year on August 19th, we mark World Humanitarian Day in honour of aid workers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

We commemorate their sacrifice and reaffirm our commitment to the life-saving work that humanitarians carry out around the world, every day, often in difficult and dangerous circumstances where others cannot or do not want to go.
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Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward E-mail

IntYouthDay2013Phnom Penh, 12 August 2013

The Cambodian economy is transforming rapidly.

Most of the growth within the industrial and service sectors is located in urban areas, where labor and access to markets tend to be concentrated. And the prospect of higher incomes and educational opportunities in the cities has encouraged increasing levels of youth migration.

This year’s global theme for International Youth Day, ‘Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward’, is therefore particularly apt.

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