News From Cambodia Solidarity with Ukraine We declare our full solidarity with Ukraine. We stand by the side of our Ukrainian partners and colleagues and, at the same time, by the side of our partners in Russian civil society who are beset by harsh repression. By Dr. Ellen Ueberschär and Barbara Unmüßig Covid-19 pandemic, vaccine distribution and global justice: the story so far Analysis We are experiencing two very different pandemic realities between low-income and high-income countries. Unfortunately, instead of seeking a solidarity-based response, the international community has once again demonstrated its disunity in this health crisis. The task now is to regain credibility and rebuild trust. By Barbara Unmüßig Every day stories of survival during the Covid19 crisis, a report from the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dara(*) is an edjai, the local term in Khmer language to designate a street waste picker. In a country lacking a formal recycling system, he is one of the many thousands roaming the streets in search for aluminum cans or plastic bottles he can find to sell to collectors, composing the backbone of the recycling ecosystem. MoA Signing Ceremony On a Translation Project Heinrich Böll Stiftung is happy to continue the fruitful cooperation with the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Faculty of Humanities. The upcoming joint project will provide a translation of German philosophers into Khmer language. Report of the World Bank Conference Land and Poverty from 25th to 29th of March 2019 "The World Bank has learned from the criticism and mistakes of the past decades. The kick-off event "Land in the World Bank's new Environmental and Social Framework" at the World Bank Conference Land and Poverty focused several times on the World Bank's purifcation and the reasons for the failure of international development aid by donor countries. By Alexander Marx Ptas Bay Chun Cheat Doeum: First Indigenous Restaurant in Cambodia Indigenous cuisine was nowhere to be found in a city where diners can easily find food from around the world. An inconspicuous restaurant in Tuol Tompoung, which is now the only indigenous restaurant in Phnom Penh – and even throughout the Kingdom, is a place where a repressed culture is revived. By Bianca Rancea UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai: Governments should listen to their people Human dignity must be restored. People need to be empowered to stand for their rights. Human rights belong to everyone. These are some of the powerful messages heard at Meta House on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day 2016. By Viivi Tikanmäki Clinton versus Trump: The Perceptions of Ordinary Cambodians on the US Presidential Elections The daily life in Phnom Penh seems to be far away from the politics of the United States – yet the presidential elections are coming closer and information on the campaign drama is available in Cambodia, too. By Viivi Tikanmäki Call for applications: Program for Journalists from Southeast Asia The taz-Panter-foundation and the Federal Foreign Office invites a group of 10 journalists from Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia to participate in a one-week-workshop in Berlin from September 3rd to September 11th 2016. Cambodia: Government is intimidating civil society Unofficial translation! Official German version follows. Press release 25th June 2015 With regard to the draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (LANGO), Mr. Uwe Kekeritz, Member of the German Parliament and Spokesperson for Development Cooperation expressed his concerns as follows: The draft LANGO presented by the government fails to meet the minimum international human rights standards. According to the content of the draft, the government aims to silence local and international civil society organizations that have been actively supporting Cambodian people in their struggle against land grabbing and human rights violations.