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Denmark extends all COVID related travel and entry restrictions until 5 April

The Danish government has announced that the current COVID-related travel- and entry restrictions, set to expire on 28 February, will be extended to 5 April (included). This includes the test- and isolation requirements announced on 6 February. See more information from The Danish Ministry of Foreign affairs here

Global and creative 18-22 years old are invited to join Asia Challenge 2030

Global Essay Competition “Asia’s Challenge 2030” is now open for applications of any nationality. Win the chance to join a virtual fireside chat with a prominent business leader by entering the “Asia’s Challenge 2030” Global Essay Competition. Your essay should nake an impact on business and public policy by articulating the key challenges and potential…

Embassy of Sweden visited Batambang

On 22 February 2021 Embassy of Sweden staff together with colleagues from EU Delegation, Germany and France visited to Battambang. The Swedish embassy says ” We talked to district and provincial authorities, Buddhist University of Battambang, Cambodia Peace Gallery, UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights & human rights organisations on COVID-19, governance, gender,…

Danish WHO researcher: Coronavirus may have originated from bats in Thailand

For a year, we have been told that coronavirus came from Wuhan in China. But now the WHO is questioning the narrative and has instead turned their eyes to Thailand. According to Danish WHO researcher Thea Fischer who has just returned from Wuhan in China, the virus may have originated from bats in Thailand, writes…

Covid-centre confirms vaccines will be for everyone in Thailand also expats

Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has repeated its commitment to give everyone in the country – including expats and migrant workers – vaccinations against COVID-19. Those that are likely to come in contact with foreign tourists would be vaccinated in phase 2 from May. Expats and foreign workers are likely to be vaccinated…

Cambodian scholarship student shares what its like to study in Sweden during the pandemic

What do you know about life and studies in Sweden for a Cambodian? Meet Ms. Muy Hung, a Swedish scholarship holder! Hung Muy is one of 11 Cambodians who in 2020 went to Sweden to study master programmes through different scholarships. “Being selected for a Swedish Institute scholarship is indeed one of the greatest gifts.…

Finland launched candidacy campaign for the UN Human Rights Council

On 15 February 2021 Finland launched the campaign themes for its candidacy for the United Nations Human Rights Council. The themes of the Finnish campaign are the rights of women and girls, new technologies and the digital transformation, climate change, and education as a human right. The statement says: Finland is seeking membership of the…

Ambassador Häggmark spoke at the launch of Cambodian climate report

Sweden is supporting Cambodia in the process of updating the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) under the Paris Agreement. In the recent launch at the Ministry of Environment of the updated commitments, the Swedish Ambassador H.E. Björn Häggmark welcomed the progress which marks an increased ambition by Cambodia by the inclusion of areas such as agriculture…

Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) Asia 2021 focus on sustainability

On 17 February 2021, the Swedish Institute announced programme opening in Asia. The statement read: “Are you one of the most ambitious and innovative leaders in Vietnam? Do you want to learn more about sustainable business practices and responsible leadership? Join the Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) Asia 2021 and learn how to transform sustainability…

Sweden helps teachers in Svay Antor and Kand Chreach districts use “positive discipline”

Representatives from the Embassy of Sweden together with UNICEF and MoEYS participated recently in a training course for teachers in positive discipline in Svay Antor district and a follow up on the effects in the classroom in Kandach primary school in Kand Chreach district, both in Prey Veng province. The field visit proved that when…