On behalf of USAID, it’s my privilege to welcome you here today to this national consultation on the draft Regional Guidelines on Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment, or EIA.
The U.S. government has been a committed and active advocate of regional cooperation on EIAs. We see EIAs as an important tool to achieve sustainable development in the Lower Mekong region.
Chenda is a very clever little girl! She wants to become a doctor when she grows up. She’s very curious when she sees her parents making fish powder and cooking the food with many kinds of vegetables. She wonders why they are doing that and finds out.
Goal: (DO2) Improved health and education for vulnerable populations. Purpose: Cambodian people seek and receive quality health care and social services with decreased financial hardship through more sustainable systems.
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Human trafficking is a global human rights challenge. It preys upon the vulnerable, breaks down rule of law, and corrupts global commerce. The U.S. Government, through USAID, the Department of State and other agencies, supports all four strategic pillars of counter-trafficking response: prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnership. In Cambodia, we have been working on these issues closely with the Government of Cambodia for more than a decade.
Last updated: November 21, 2016