In the memory of Her Royal Highness Princess Samdech Reach Botrei Preah Ream Norodom Buppha Devi


UNESCO would like to express our sincere condolences on the demise of Samdech Reach Botrei Preah Ream Norodom Buppha Devi.

For many decades, Princess Norodom Buppha Devi has played an instrumental role in safeguarding and promoting the rich tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage of Cambodia. Princess Buppha Devi was above all a great artist who devoted her life to the renaissance of the Khmer Royal Ballet, and worked tirelessly for its international recognition on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.     

During this hour of grief, UNESCO stands with the Royal Family, the Royal Government, and the Cambodian people to share this irreparable loss.