Engage and Partner with UNESCO

UNESCO implements with its partners over 240 programmes in Asia and the Pacific to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

UNESCO's Comprehensive Partnership Strategy is firmly anchored in the 2030 Agenda and at its heart lies SDG 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

The SDGs can only be realized with strong global partnerships and cooperation. They are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

A successful development agenda requires inclusive partnerships — at the global, regional, national and local levels — built upon principles and values, and upon a shared vision and shared goals placing people and the planet at the centre.

Many countries require Official Development Assistance to encourage growth and trade. Yet, aid levels are falling and donor countries have not lived up to their pledge to ramp up development finance.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy is projected to contract sharply, by 3 per cent, in 2020, experiencing its worst recession since the Great Depression.

Strong international cooperation is needed now more than ever to ensure that countries have the means to recover from the pandemic, build back better and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Learn more about the Goal 17 and its targets

Partner with UNESCO in Cambodia

UNESCO’s approach to partnership is firmly anchored in the 2030 Agenda and at its heart lies SDG 17, Partnership for the Goals.

As a trusted partner, UNESCO has established vibrant relationships with a diverse range of multilateral and bilateral donors and development partners in Cambodia, including the European Union, Japan, France, South Korea (KOICA), Sweden (SIDA), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Germany, Italy, Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Australia, World Bank, and the private sector, including Smart Axiata, garment factories, and Cellcard.

As part of the UN Country Team (UNCT) in Cambodia, UNESCO is actively engaged in various Joint

Programmes with UN agencies, with ILO, UNICEF, UNIDO, FAO, and OHCHR.

UNESCO is working closely with line ministries, at the level of ministers and senior leadership, including Ministry of Culture, Fine Arts, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology & Innovation, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Information, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Council of Ministers, etc.

Thanks to the support and partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia, civil society, development partners and relevant stakeholders, UNESCO stands ready to bringing innovative solutions in education, science, culture and information to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for the people of Cambodia – building a collective future together.