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General Population Census of Cambodia report released

On 26 January 2021 the Cambodia’s National Institute of Statistics published the new ‘General Population Census of Cambodia 2019’ report. The census help paint a picture of Cambodia and how we live. It provides information that government needs to develop policies, plan and run public services, and allocate funding. Sweden, together with the EU, support…

Sweden, the EU and Cambodia’s National Institute of Statistics workshop was a success

National Institute of Planning in Cambodia recently organized a workshop on the use of the reporting program, CamStat, with participation by Mr. Kjell Tambour, Team Leader/Project Manager at Statistics Sweden. The workshop aimed to boost more understanding of the use of CamStat, National Development Industry and a presentation of the importance of online stats from…

The expensive and long process of settling down in Denmark with a non-EU national spouse

Falling in love with a non-EU citizen comes with a very high price tag for Danes wanting to settle down with their spouses or partners in Denmark. Family reunification in Denmark cost well over DKK 100.000 and critics say that it can put the relationship under strain and be a very long and unsmooth affair.…

Sweden continues to support Cambodia with ‘School of Governance (SoG) Project’

  Sweden continues to support enhancement of public services in Cambodia, together with their partner Transparency International Cambodia (TIC), the Embassy announced on 21 January 2021. “Today, a ceremony to mark the signing of the extension of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and Transparency International Cambodia (TI Cambodia) was…

Sweden allocated extra USD 12 million to democracy and human rights in Asia and the Pacific Region

The global trend of democratic backsliding, as well as lack of respect for human rights and the rule of law, are risks being exacerbated by the pandemic says Sweden. “We have seen several worrying signs of this – not least in Asia and the Pacific Region. The Government has therefore decided to allocate approximately USD…

EuroCham discussed safety matter during a meeting with Cambodia Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.

On 21 January 2021 the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia participated in the 7th Project Advisory Board meeting on “Enhancing Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards in Construction Sector”. This consultative meeting was presided over by H.E. Dr Huy Hansong, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and Chairman of…

Latest global mental health statistic is a warning to workers abroad

According to a YouGov survey released in December 2020, suffering from mental health problems including depression and anxiety differentiates according to the country of residence. This is something businesses with overseas workers have to consider. Sarah Dennis, Head of International at Towergate Health & Protection, comments that mental health issues have become a greater problem…

The new Danish Visa Application Center in Phnom Penh is officially opened

On 18 January 2021 the Danish Honorary Consul in Cambodia, Mr Kjeld Michael Olsen, attended the inauguration ceremony of the new Danish Visa Application Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. With the opening of the new Visa Application Center, citizens and residents of Cambodia can now apply for visa or residence permit to Denmark directly from…

Experts: WHO and China could have reacted to Covid-19 faster

Both China and the World Health Organization (WHO) could have responded more quickly to prevent a disaster when the Covid-19 outbreak was in its initial stages. That is the conclusion from a group of independent experts led by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who have been examining…

EU and Cambodia discuss development priorities

Cambodia and the EU met virtually recently to consult on development priorities between Cambodia and The EU. Present at the meeting was Chhieng Yanara, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary-General of CRDB of the Council for Development of Cambodia and the EU Delegation to Cambodia led by Franck Viault, Minister Counsellor and Head…