Flag of Cambodia

Newsroom

Cambodia’s National Day against Trafficking
December 12, 2014

Your Excellency Khim Bun Song, Governor of Siem Reap

Your Excellency Em Phalla Mony, Deputy Governor

Ladies and gentlemen

Good Afternoon on behalf of U.S. people

I am honored to be here this afternoon in recognition of Cambodia’s National Day against Trafficking.  I would like to recognize the Provincial Committee to Combat Human Trafficking who have worked closely with our partner – Winrock International – to make this event a reality.  Too many Cambodians continue to be pushed into situations where they are easily exploited or trafficked.   We need to recommit our collective energy to ensure those situations are a thing of the past.

There is still more work to be done in every country, including the United States, to put an end to human trafficking.  That is why we will continue to support efforts by the Royal Government of Cambodia and civil society to increase efforts to combat all forms of human trafficking.  We will also assist survivors to continue beyond their suffering and move forward with their lives.

Sambath Sak of USAID Cambodia speaking at the 4th International Conservation Agriculture Conference in Southeast Asia.
December 9, 2013

We are here today to help address the fact that almost 1 billion people across the globe go to bed hungry every night.  To meet the needs of a world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, agricultural production will need to increase by at least 60 percent.   

There is a strong consensus that agriculture plays a crucial role in any effort to reduce global poverty and hunger.   Studies suggest that every one percent increase in agricultural income per capita reduces the number of people living in extreme poverty by between 0.6 and 1.8 percent.

Sean Callahan of USAID Cambodia delivers opening remarks at BarCamp Phnom Penh on October 19, 2013
October 19, 2013

The goal of USAID’s support to technology in Cambodia is to bring tangible benefits to citizens and effect positive change through improved communications and access to information.   I hope that as you participate in the BarCamp, you will consider how you can combine your skills, what you learn here, and emerging technologies to contribute to a brighter future for Cambodia.  This is a chance for Cambodia to become, in the words of USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, “a country that believes that dedication and innovation are the only things needed to bridge the gap between the inconceivable and the achievable.”

USAID Cambodia Mission Director Rebecca Black delivers remarks on October 18, 2013.
October 18, 2013
USAID Cambodia is implementing one of President Obama’s key initiatives, Feed the Future to fight global hunger and malnutrition and help communities pull themselves out of poverty.  Nowhere is this more important than here in Cambodia.  We know that malnutrition and lack of early child development continues to hold back the country’s children.  We also know that one out of four Cambodians lives below the poverty line and many more very close to the line.  Think about what kind of opportunities await once we eliminate these challenges.
 
June 21, 2013

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded certificates to 26 mid-career professionals for the successful completion of its Program Evaluation Short Course in Phnom Penh, Cambodia today.  USAID’s Program Evaluation Short Course, managed by Michigan State University in cooperation with Cambodia’s Royal University of Agriculture, is funded under the Feed the Future program, U.S. President Barack Obama’s global initiative to address food security.

USAID Announces Funding for the Humanitarian Response Forum in Cambodia
June 13, 2013

On May 31, 2013, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that its Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Relief Assistance (OFDA) is providing $200,000 to support the Humanitarian Response Forum (HRF) in Cambodia. 

Pages

Last updated: December 19, 2014

Share This Page