Building peace in the minds of men and women

Extrabudgetary Projects on Freedom of Expression in Cambodia




Voluntary contributions have strengthened UNESCO’s work in freedom of expression in Cambodia.


Sida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. SIDA works in order to implement the Swedish development policy that will enable poor people to improve their lives. Another part of its mission is conducting reform cooperation with Eastern Europe, which is financed through a specific appropriation. The third part of SIDA's assignment is to distribute humanitarian aid to people in need of assistance. SIDA carries out enhanced development cooperation with a total of 33 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. The selection of cooperation countries are based on political decisions made by the Swedish government.


UNESCO is leading innovative projects around the world thanks to voluntary contributions it has received from donors in support of freedom of expression.



With financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), UNESCO is implementing a project strengthening freedom of expression and democracy in countries spread across the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia.





Together with all partners and with financial support from Sweden, the Project seeks to strengthen CSOs space, access to information, free, independent and pluralistic media, through consultative and fully participatory legal drafting of a Law on Access to Information and training of professional journalists and media workers.