PM Hun Sen Highlights Cambodia’s Commitment to Achieve “Leaving No One Behind” Goal

Phnom Penh, May 27, 2019 –Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has highlighted the effort and commitment of the Royal Government of Cambodia toward achieving the goal “Leaving No One Behind” by promoting the implementation of three key development policies.

In his keynote address at the 75th Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Cambodia has been introducing the “National Social Protection Policy Framework 2016-2025” in building strategic plan to ensure income security and reduce economic and financial vulnerability, and enhance people’s welfare and strengthen social solidarity.

Providing quality and affordable healthcare services through Health Equity Fund, which provides free healthcare services to the poor and cash allowance to maternal and pregnant women as well as under-two-year-old children from the poor families, is one of the three development policies, he continued.

Besides, he underlined, the country has been introducing the National Ageing Policy 2017-2030, aiming to support and address the issues of ageing population, which focus more on demographic changes  with the vision of ensuring that ageing population could participate freely and respectively in the families, communities, economic activities, religious and political activities as they desire, and young population also obtaining knowledge and skills, which enable them to have productive, healthy, active and respective living when they get elder.

“Cambodia’s experiences have made clear that peace and stability are indispensable foundations for development, and in turn an inclusive and equitable development are necessary conditions for strengthening and ensuring peace and social stability. On the basis of these experiences, the nation as a whole highly honors the most to the efforts in pursuing peace and stability as well as promoting inclusive development, which currently is bearing fruitful benefits to Cambodian people across the country,” the Cambodian Premier added.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen took the opportunity to highly commend the United Nations and development partners for their continued cooperation and support to Cambodia and her people and firmly anticipate that the solid goodwill of strengthening and enhancing development cooperation will become even more active in order to achieve our common goal: Building A World, Where Leaving No One Behind.

By C. Nika