Humanity and human rights cannot be viewed entirely with just one glance.

International engagement helps us to build mutual understanding, connections beyond our differences, and a common vision for the future.

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International Relations

Importance of having an International Presence

While grassroots initiatives are vital in development and creating impact, having an international presence is just as important. This international presence can provide advantages in influencing the progression of countries, which may affect its citizens directly or indirectly. Being involved on a global scale will also enable receiving interdisciplinary support and engage in cross-sectoral advancement.

Benefits for the community

International impact does not take one group but rather requires every individual and group available to work simultaneously. That means you! Therefore, it is crucial to understand the mechanism of the UN to provide guidance on how Cambodian individuals may have their voices heard at the international level for positive progression. This international presence can provide advantages which may help to affect other groups directly or indirectly.

What is the Purpose of the United Nations?

To maintain peace throughout the world; develop friendly relations to help nations work together to improve poverty, to end hunger, disease and illiteracy, and to encourage respect for each other’s rights and freedoms. The UN is not a perfect system, but it is the best one that currently exists. It is up to you on how well you can utilize this space to successful meet your goal.

Importance on inclusive dialogue

It is extremely important to be involved and aware of the existing inclusive dialogue spaces to strengthen strategies towards a mission. Attending spaces such as these will expose different views, open discussion and connection, develop mutual understanding, and foster cooperation between different stakeholders and you to unify behind a common vision.

You can get involved simply by reviewing how your efforts connect locally and nationally to an international level.

International Instruments

Sustainable Development Goals (2030 agenda for sustainable development)

In September 2015, at the United Nations Summit, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted 17 global goals to transform the world by world leaders as a mechanism to focus world attention. Over the next 15 years the SDGs are to be implemented by the 193 United Nations Member States (countries). SDGs are designed to end all forms of poverty and inequalities and tackle climate change.

All countries, no matter the status, have been called to enact the United Nations SDGs by promoting prosperity and protecting the planet. Although the SDGs are not legally binding, governments are expected to take ownership, establish national frameworks to achieve the 17 Goals and report at least once on what they have accomplish at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) helped every July at the UN.


Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Enhance your work to meet your mission quicker by understanding and following the economic, social, environmental and political momentum are. Click on the SDGs chart to review the primary responsibilities of countries in implementing the 17 SDGs with 169 targets. Identified targets will help operate and manage measures of success and failure in achieving the SDGs through quality indicators and accessible, timely data collection. Regional and global reviews will contribute to follow up.

High-Level Political Forum

The High-level Political Forum, United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, provides for the full and effective participation of all States Members of the United Nations and States members of specialized agencies.

Here you can follow and review Cambodia's national voluntary reviews at the High-level Political Forum, documents and reports, statements, partnerships and commitments, and see how you can help contribute to furthering this knowledge platform in Cambodia.

See how you can connect your current efforts to Cambodia's national voluntary review.


Diplomacy: The art of conducting negotiations, forming alliances, discussing treaties and reaching agreements.

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