Welcome to UNV Cambodia

 

Volunteering is the ultimate expression of what the United Nations is all about: service and solidarity and the belief that together we can make our world better.

 

Kofi Annan, Former United Nations Secretary General

 

Learn more about the UNV in Cambodia.

 

Have you ever dreamt about becoming an International Volunteer abroad?

On the 7th of March, Isabelle Devylder, UNV Programme Officer, delivered a learning session on UNV. It was highly attended by staff from different UN agencies that were eager to learn about UNV’s functions and it’s application process.

Isabelle began the session outlining the important role that Volunteerism plays in our society, she quoted UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, who on International Volunteers Day 2009 said:

 

“Volunteerism is a source of

A National UNV Volunteer heads to New York

Sinet Seap a national UNV Volunteer, was one of the first youth delegates supported by UN Women Cambodia to attend the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held between 10 and 21 March 2014 in New York.

 

Together with other UN Women supported delegates from Timor-Leste and Fiji they represented young South East Asian women at the UN´s foremost annual international-level dialogue and policy development event devoted exclusively to gender equality.

Phnom Penh Model United Nations ( PPMUN)

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, in partnership with the Department of International Studies (DIS) of the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) at Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) is organizing a Model United Nations conference on 21st June 2014.

Model United Nations conferences provide a unique opportunity to young people all over the world to experience the work of United Nations and high level diplomatic negotiation first hand.

ASEAN Youth Volunteers Programme

On 13 March, Dr. Saran Kaur Gill - Deputy Vice Chancellor (Industry & Community Partnerships)  & Executive Director of AsiaEngage - and her team from Malaysia undertook an assessment mission in Phnom Penh to identify and hold discussions with potential partners in Cambodia to explore the possibility of replicating the ASEAN Youth Volunteers Programme’s (AYVP) inaugural programme.

 

Cambodia Transgender Activist Sou Sotheavy Wins 2014 David Kato Vision & Voice Award

 

 

On 14 February 2014, Cambodian Transgender activist Sou Sotheavy received the first international recognition of her work through the David Kato Vision & Voice Award for her last two decades work to advocate for LGBT human rights.

 

“I am tremendously moved to be given this award that to me symbolizes the struggle for rights and freedom for LGBT people in Cambodia,” said Sou. “I think of the torture and suffering that I have endured throughout my life. Today, I am fortunate to live a life that I have always dreamed of, a life that allows me to help LGBT Cambodians escape the torture, contempt, and discrimination that exists in many families and in Cambodian society.”