Government’s Report on Associations and NGOs to Reach EU Soon

Royal Government of Cambodia will report the situation of associations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to the European Union (EU) no longer than on Dec. 12, 2019.

The update was shared with local media by Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng after presiding over the closing ceremony of the National Workshop on the Formulation of 2020 Annual Work Plan and Budget of the National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development (NCDD) here in Phnom Penh recently.

Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng continued that the ministry has already submitted the report on the associations and NGOs to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation who will make consolidation and send it to the EU.

He also underlined that the government is working hard in supporting, facilitating and addressing any problems of associations and NGOs operating in Cambodia as development partners.

According to a report from the Ministry of Interior, as of August 2019, there are 2, 203 registered associations and 3,280 registered local NGOs.

Of the number, only about 1,634 local NGOs and associations have been complying well with required legal obligation.

The Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations was approved by the National Assembly on July 13, 2015 to protect their rights to establish those entities, as well as their legal interests.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press