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  • Hundreds Gather to Celebrate the Fourth of July

    Hundreds of Americans, Cambodians, and guests gathered at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh to celebrate the U.S. Independence Day this past weekend. The celebration...

  • SDPP Closeout Workshop

    USAID's School Dropout Prevention Pilot Program (SDPP) held a workshop in Battambang, Cambodia on July 1, 2015 to review the project's activities. Senior USAID and...

  • Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014

    The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are submitted annually by the U.S. Department of State to the U.S. Congress in compliance with sections 116(d) and...

  • Youth Reflection on Trafficking in Persons

    USAID’s Counter Trafficking in Persons project (CTIP) sponsored the Annual Reflection Workshop on Counter Trafficking in Persons. The workshop was organized by the...

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  • Ask the Ambassador
    Protecting the Foundations of Democracy

    Earlier this week, a diverse group of protestors came together in Phnom Penh to express their opinions regarding the draft NGO and trade union laws. A fundamental aspect of a successful democracy is guaranteeing the freedom to form groups and gather together to express views on matters of public concern, even when those views differ from those of the government. I was pleased to hear there were no reports...  More column articles »

  • English Camp 2015
    English Camp 2015

    On June 20, the U.S. Embassy organizes English Camp for over 100 students from 6 provinces who are studying English through the U.S. State Department's "English Access Microscholarship Program". Throughout the day, the students had the opportunity to practice their English skills by participating in games and activities led by English Language Fellow Andrea Echelberger with the help of Peace Corps... 

  • YSEALI Generation: Start Up Weekend ASEAN
    YSEALI Generation: Start Up Weekend ASEAN

    110 YSEALI members between the ages of 18 and 30 will be selected to participate in this regional exchange. (Not a YSEALI Member? Sign up using the Join YSEALI form to the right.) During the selection process, YSEALI members from all 10 ASEAN countries will be encouraged to submit individual or team one-minute videos to pitch ideas for community solutions that address the YSEALI themes of civil engagement... 

  • USAID-Royal Government of Cambodia Food Security Program Visit
    USAID-Royal Government of Cambodia Food Security Program Visit

    Between June 15 and June 17, 2015, USAID and the Royal Government of Cambodia conducted a joint visit of several USAID-funded food security initiatives in Pursat, Battambang, and Siem Reap provinces. The visit, facilitated by USAID partners Fintrac, World Fish, and Save the Children, allowed the visitors to observe multiple programs that aim to reduce, malnutrition, promote sanitation, and improve... 

  • 2015 Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies
    2015 Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies

    Cambodia has experienced rapid economic growth over the last decade. Cambodian gross domestic product (GDP) grew at an average annual rate of over eight percent between 2000 and 2010 and over seven percent since 2011. It is expected to continue to grow at a similar rate over the next two years. Cambodia, however, remains one of the poorest countries in Asia. The country is still reliant on foreign aid, with... 

  • Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan
    Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan

    As the new crescent moon brings in the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those observing the month of fasting in the United States and around the world. Ramadan is a time in which families and communities come together for iftars and prayers in festive gatherings that demonstrate the rich and diverse traditions of Muslim societies and cultures...  ភាសា​ខ្មែរ »