Siem Reap: Cambodia to Host 39th WAGGGS World Conference in 2026, Marking Regional Influence

Dr. Juseon Byun, the Founder of Friends of Asia Pacific World Association Girls Guides and Girls Scouts (FAPW), congratulated Cambodia on being chosen to host the 39th World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) World Conference in 2026. This selection underscores Cambodia’s growing capabilities and influence, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. This announcement came ahead of the opening ceremony of the 7th General Assembly of FAPW in Siem Reap.

According to Agence Kampuchea Presse, during a courtesy call on Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet, Dr. Byun expressed her remarks, highlighting the significant role of the Girl Guides Association of Cambodia (GGAC) in empowering women and girls. She noted the GGAC’s contribution to demonstrating leadership and responsibility among women and girls in society.

Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet warmly welcomed Dr. Byun and the delegates attending the 7th General Assembly of FAPW. He expressed gratitude for Dr. Byun’s support of Cambodia’s hosting of the 39th WAGGGS World Conference. The Prime Minister emphasized that the 7th General Assembly of FAPW is more than just a meeting; it’s a symbol of encouragement for young Cambodians, especially women and girls, to engage in GGAC activities and to promote gender equality and empowerment.

The three-day 7th General Assembly of FAPW, themed “Imagine the Possibilities,” was inaugurated under the presidency of Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet. This event is seen as a significant opportunity for Cambodian women and girls to increase their participation in social activities and leadership roles.