Cambodia

SDG 5: Gender equality

In Indonesia, two in five women experience some kind of violence in their lifetime. Growing up watching her childhood friends struggle with domestic violence, Grace, a national UN Volunteer in Papua Province, Indonesia, is highly motivated to contribute to preventing violence against women and girls.

08 March 2018
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Since the ambitious group of young women and young men was brought together in June 2016, UNV and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are supporting the network of youth and volunteers by facilitating knowledge-sharing and assisting young leaders to engage in regional and national initiatives. Throughout the initiative, UNDP and UNV have organized capacity-building webinars, arranged opportunities for young leaders to share their opinions in multi-stakeholder conferences at regional and country-level, and collaborated in online and offline activities. 

20 November 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The report includes examples of how empowered Cambodian youth make a difference in their communities. It presents volunteering models that helped Cambodia recover from the decades of war and contributed to the country’s development, some of which can be replicated across the world.

According to the results presented in the report, volunteer programmes in Cambodia have made a difference in reducing poverty, eradicating illiteracy, improving health, promoting gender equality, and protecting human rights and the environment.

26 July 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Publications
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

While roughly a fifth of Cambodia’s population is estimated to live in poverty, reportedly 300,000 young people enter the labour market seeking job opportunities every year. The report “Volunteerism and youth employment in Cambodia” presents ways to leverage volunteerism as an essential mechanism for skills development amongst youth.

26 July 2017
News
SDG 5: Gender equality

As many as 68 per cent of women and girls aged 15-49 in Asia and the Pacific face some form of violence in their lifetime. This is one of the highest levels reported in the world.

24 May 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

I had never been to South East Asia nor had I ever worked in the UN System – it was a big change for me, professionally and personally.

Volunteering abroad took me out of my comfort zone. It was nerve-wracking the first couple of weeks, navigating the busy streets, meeting new faces every day, and attempting to communicate in Khmer, all while starting a new job in an unfamiliar setting.

08 March 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories

Mony Pen is National UN Volunteer, Specialist for Improving the Rights of Persons with Disabilities within Disability Rights Initiative Cambodia (DRIC)

01 December 2015
Asia and the Pacific
Videos

Maeve Anne Halpin, UN Youth Volunteer from Ireland, talks about her year as Communications, Youth and Outreach Specialist at UNV Cambodia Field Unit.

15 February 2015
Asia and the Pacific
Videos

Naomi Umeda, UN University Volunteer from Japan, talks about her 5 month placement at UNV Cambodia Field Unit.

15 February 2015
Asia and the Pacific
Videos

Last week, the Volunteerism Caravan in Cambodia rolled into Kratie province, where the UNV Field Unit took part in a community activity at the Kratie Krong High school.

The UNV Field Unit in Cambodia launched the Volunteerism Caravan in June 2014 to travel to different provinces in the country, inspired by a similar activity organized in Tunisia as part of the Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future project.

27 November 2014
News