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Remarks by Ms. Veena Reddy, Mission Director, USAID/Cambodia, Launch of Legal Network
П'ятниця, Серпень 9, 2019

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  • Your Excellency, Sao Sopheap
  • Mr. Nick Beresford, United Nations Development Programme
  • Distinguished ladies and gentlemen

Choom Reap Sue. It is my pleasure and honor to be here with you today. I am happy to see so many people here today who share the same interest in protecting Cambodia’s environment and natural resources for future generations. It is vitally important to have a common understanding of how to uphold Cambodia’s environmental laws, especially as new laws and regulations are passed, and cases that set legal precedents move into the courts. I hope today will be the first of many opportunities to share knowledge and expertise and learn from each other about the practice of environmental law.

I would like to thank UNDP for their support to establish and launch this legal network. I would also like to thank the Royal Academy for Judicial Professions, Asian Judges Network on Environment, and the Bar Association of Cambodia for their support. My thanks, too, for the efforts of the volunteers who helped bring together this network and develop the website and tools that allow legal professionals to access resources on Cambodian environmental law.

П'ятниця, Липень 26, 2019 - 9:30am

With USAID support, IRRI has produced and disseminated high-yielding stress-tolerant rice varieties in collaboration with national governments in Asia and Africa.  This helps farmers be more resilient to climatic shocks.  USAID support has accelerated the dissemination of these varieties in Cambodia with a re-focus on strengthening the national seed system. This is achieved by nurturing the growth of private seed producers, facilitating a greater integration of the private sector in the rice seed value chain, and fostering a policy environment that enables coordination within the value chain. A strong and functional rice seed system will ensure an accelerated dissemination of these rice varieties across the country. 

П'ятниця, Липень 26, 2019 - 9:30am

ក្រោមការគាំទ្ររបស់​ទីភ្នាក់ងារសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិកដើម្បីអភិវឌ្ឍន៍អន្តរជាតិ​ (USAID) បានផលិត និង​ចែកចាយ​នូវពូជស្រូវដែលផ្តល់ទិន្នផលខ្ពស់ និង​ធុនទ្រាំនឹងអាកាសធាតុ​ក្នុង​កិច្ចសហការជាមួយរាជរដ្ឋាភិបាល​​ក្នុងតំបន់អាស៊ី និង​អាហ្វ្រ៊ីក ។ ការនេះ​គឺបានជួយដល់កសិករកម្ពុជាយើង​ក្នុង​ការបន្ស៊ាំ​នឹងបម្រែបម្រួល​អាកាសធាតុបានកាន់តែប្រសើរឡើង ។​ ការគាំទ្ររបស់ទីភ្នាក់ងារសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិកដើម្បីអភិវឌ្ឍន៍អន្តរជាតិ​ (USAID)​ បានជួយពន្លឿននូវការចែកចាយ​ពូជស្រូវទាំងនេះនៅក្នុង​​ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា​​ដោយផ្តោតលើ​ការពង្រឹង​ប្រព័ន្ធ​គ្រាប់ពូជថ្នាក់ជាតិ​។ ការសម្រេចបានសមិទ្ធិផលនេះ​គឺតាមរយៈ​​​ការជំរុញកំណើនអ្នកផលិតពូជជាឯកជន ការសម្របសម្រួល​ដោយមាន​ផ្សារភ្ជាប់នឹងវិស័យឯកជនក្នុង​សង្វាក់តម្លៃ​ពូជស្រូវ និង​ជំរុញគោលនយោបាយ​ដែលជួយដល់​ក្នុង​សង្វាក់តមៃ្ល ទាំងមូល​។ មាន​ប្រព័ន្ធពូជរឹងមាំ និងដំណើរការ វានឹងជួយដល់ការចែកចាយពូជទាំងនេះបានពេញទូទាំងប្រទេស​បាន។ ​

Понеділок, Липень 22, 2019 - 9:45am

As we all know, Cambodia has suffered through many painful years of civil war, including – but not limited to – the almost unimaginable atrocities committed under the Khmer Rouge regime. During those years, some of the darkest known to humanity, more than 1.7 million Cambodians died from starvation, forced labor, torture, and execution.    Why do these atrocities matter to us here and now in 2019?  It is because there is no better teacher than the past. The effects of the Khmer Rouge regime still linger for many Cambodians who lived through that terrible period. Remembering and understanding the history of such crimes is critical not only to comprehending where we are today, but also to helping us build a better future as a nation and a society. 

Четвер, Липень 18, 2019 - 9:30am

It is my great pleasure to join this celebration of the One Health Workforce project. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Korea International Cooperation Agency, KOICA, for funding this activity.

The achievements we will review today could not be realized without the technical support of the Southeast Asia One Health University Network, the collaboration of participating Cambodian universities, key government institutions, and one Health partners.

Четвер, Червень 20, 2019 - 9:15am

I am very pleased and proud to join you for this important milestone event, which tells yet another Namibian success story. 150,000!  This is the magic number we are celebrating today.  We are celebrating 150,000 smart male Namibians who have volunteered to get the “smart cut.” Under the leadership and guidance of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, these boys and men received a safe Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC).  Their action significantly contributed to the country’s fight against HIV.  And yes, these smart boys and men deserve a round of applause.

Четвер, Травень 9, 2019 - 10:15am

As USAID Southern Africa’s Mission Director, I am excited about the new five-year bilateral grant agreement, the Development Objective Agreement - also known as the DOAG. This agreement provides the framework for USAID’s funding of activities in Eswatini.  The majority of USAID’s work in Eswatini focuses on the multi-sector HIV response and is funded through the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Понеділок, Травень 6, 2019 - 3:30pm

As I've often said, my own journey in the development field began some 30 years ago when I started off as a teacher in a small village in East Africa, and I was struck, no matter how great the challenges, the global health challenges, the poverty challenges, by the importance of human dignity and human liberty, and the challenges that so many families face day in and day out. We're in the hope business. We're the ones who help others to achieve what they can achieve.

Finally, to provide a little extra incentive and reward to all of you for your hard work, I have one last announcement. We are expanding upon the Mary A. Reynold Award for Innovation in Acquisition and Assistance by doubling the award amount and increasing the number of awardees. We want to elevate the visibility of your best ideas, so they can be adapted and applied across the Agency and elsewhere.

Понеділок, Квітень 8, 2019 - 3:30am

Healthy families are critical for Cambodia’s development and improved productivity. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Ministry of Health for making significant progress in increasing access to health services for the Cambodian people in the past few years. The expansion of social health protection programs for the poor and vulnerable populations, improvements in infrastructure and human resources for health, and increases in financing and leadership at all levels have contributed substantially to this success.

Четвер, Квітень 4, 2019 - 7:15am

 

Thank you, Kushtrim, and thanks to everyone for joining us today to address how we can work together to help all of Kosovo’s citizens access equal rights and protections under the law.

So much of the work that USAID does revolves around partnerships, because when people come together, they can achieve great things.  In the words of Helen Keller, an American political activist and advocate for people with disabilities, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." 

Середа, Квітень 3, 2019 - 9:00am

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Inception and Learning Event on “Sustainable and Effective Management of the Prey Lang Extended Landscape”. USAID is thrilled to begin this constructive dialogue with civil society, community members, private sector, and national and sub-national government officials. You will have a chance to share information and knowledge about your work and strengthen your commitment and efforts to conserve the forests and biodiversity. Today’s event marks the start of an exciting new partnership between the U.S. government and the Royal Government of Cambodia through USAID’s Greening Prey Lang program. This partnership will bring all stakeholders together to preserve and sustainably manage its forests and biodiversity in Cambodia.

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