New UN Resident Coordinator Begin His Mission in Cambodia

After the UN Secretary-General’s appointment as the UN Resident Coordinator in Cambodia, Mr. Joseph Scheuer of Luxembourg presented his letter of credentials to H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Royal Government of Cambodia to officially take up his assignment in the country this morning. 

According to a UN’s press release, during the courtesy call on the Deputy Prime Minister, the UN Resident Coordinator expressed his appreciation for the excellent partnership between the Royal Government and the United Nations and discussed future opportunities in the context of new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for 2024-2028. Mr. Scheuer also recognised and appreciated Cambodia’s contribution to the UN Peacekeeping operations since 2006.

“I look forward to collaborate with the Royal Government and partners in developing the new UN Cooperation Framework with Cambodia for 2024-2028 in support of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through our cooperation, we will focus on key priority areas for transformative impact, such as human capital development, addressing inequality, green economy and digital transformation, benefiting all Cambodians and ensuring that no one is left behind,” said Mr. Scheuer. 

The United Nations Country Team in Cambodia consists of more than 20 agencies, funds, and programmes. For over three decades, the United Nations in Cambodia has been working closely with the Royal Government of Cambodia, development partners, civil society, and the people of Cambodia for sustainable development, enhancing resilience, sustaining peace and promoting human rights in the country.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press