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Countries for and against China’s Xinjiang policies

Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Finland signed on 8 July 2019, along with 17 other nations, a letter addressed to the president of the UN Human Rights Council and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calling on China to end its massive detention program in Xinjiang. The letter expressed concern about “credible reports of…

Swedish Senior Statistician received award from Cambodia

Veronica Wikner, a Swedish Statistics Senior Advisor from National Institute of Statistics of Cambodia (NIS) was recently given an honored award by the Government of Cambodia for her contributions to the NIS over the past three years. The award ceremony took place in the afternoon of July 5 where Chhay Than, Senior Minister and Minister…

Swedish Ambassador attended EuroCham White book launching ceremony

On July 1, Ambassador of Sweden to Cambodia Maria Sargren visited the official launching ceremony of the White Book 2019 organized by EuroCham Cambodia. The ceremony was presented under the chairmanship of SOK Chenda Sophea, Minister attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary General of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). The White…

Norway funded Cambodia’s project on biodiversity

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) funded the project launched by Cambodia’s National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) with the technical assistance from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Biodiversity Finance Initiative is the name of the project launced on June 20. This project is expected to be a solution for protecting and maintaining Cambodia’s…

Swedish Ambassador to Cambodia received a visit from UNFPA representative

On June 19, Ambassador of Sweden to Cambodia Maria Sargren welcomed United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) representative in Cambodia Rizvina de Alwis accompanied by Tum May, UNFPA Assistant Representative at the Embassy of Sweden in Phnom Penh. According to UNFPA’s website, UNFPA is the lead UN agency aimimg to expand the possibilities for women and…

Wartsila will power Cambodia’s power plant built by China

Electricite Du Cambodge (EDC), Cambodia’s state-run electricity supplier has inked an agreement with two Chinese companies to build two power plants in Cambodia . One will be powered by a 200 MW generator from Finnish firm Wartsila and built by Chinese firm CGGC-Un Power together with China National Heavy Machinery Corporation (CHMC) installing machinery, under…

Let’s take a look at what happened in Swedish National Day across SEA

The 6th of June every year is always a great day for all Swedes to wave their blue and yellow flags as a way of celebrating their Nationaldagen or Swedish National Day. Swedes annually celebrate their National Day in commemoration of two historical events: King Gustav Vasa’s coronation taking place on June 6, 1523 and…

Swedish Ambassador attended first screening of “Jungle Guard”

Maria Sargren, Ambassador of Sweden to Cambodia visited the premiere screening of the documentary film “Jungle Guard” taking place on Monday, May 20 2019 at Wat Langka, a temple locating in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Apart from the Swedish Ambassador, the participants at the event included monks, students, university lecturers, diplomats and journalists. In the association…

MoU on environment between Forum Syd and Cambodia’s Ministry

Forum Syd, Sweden-based organization focusing on human and civil rights, has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment to enhance the cooperation in the field of environment. The MoU on environmental cooperation was signed by Country Manager of Forum Syd Lars Mannberg and Secretary of State of Ministry of Environment Sao…

Sweden’s Embassy held workshop on poverty analysis

Embassy of Sweden in Phnom Penh hosted a consultative workshop on the Multi-Dimensional Poverty Analysis (MDPA) taking place on May 9, 2019. MDPA workshop was an input to the new Swedish Strategy for Development Cooperation in Cambodia. It provided 70 representatives from over 50 organisations significant information about the several causes behind people’s poverty and…