Young people and the road to 2030
The United Nations in Cambodia celebrates the International Youth Day on the 12th of August by recognising the central role young people play in the development of Cambodia. This year’s global theme, “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption”, calls for all decision-makers around the world including Cambodia to actively seek out and support the meaningful participation of young people in the decision-making and implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). International Youth Day in Cambodia is a day dedicated to celebrating young peoples’ views and initiatives. Celebrations take place all around the world to recognise the importance of youth efforts, collaboration and participation in development and poverty eradication.
By: Heng Pheakdey
Thinking skill is often taken for granted because many of us tend to believe that we all can all think. But the question is how well can we think? Fuzzy or flawed thinking can lead to ineffective decisions and result in undesirable consequences.
Critical thinking is defined as a disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence. Critical thinkers are able to differentiate between fact and fiction, evaluate the information presented to them, rather than jumping to conclusions or accepting things at face value.
Educational Reform: A long-term Strategy to Prepare Cambodia’s Youth for ASEAN Integration
By: Heng Pheakdey
In 1997 the ASEAN Leaders agreed to transform ASEAN into a stable, prosperous, and highly competitive region with equitable economic development, and reduced poverty and socio-economic disparities. Ten years later, at the 12th ASEAN Summit in Cebu, the leaders affirmed their strong commitment by signing the Cebu Declaration on the Acceleration of the Establishment of an ASEAN Community by 2015. This community will enable free movement of goods, services, capital investment, and skilled labor within the region.
Challenges for Cambodia’s youth
Claire Van der Vaeren
The Cambodian economy is transforming rapidly. Most of the growth within the industrial and service sectors is located in urban areas, where labour and access to markets tend to be concentrated.And the prospect of higher incomes and educational opportunities in the cities has encouraged increasing levels of youth migration.
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