Assistance for Supporting Community-engaged Poverty Reduction Project in Cambodia

February 16, 2004

  1. On February 16 (Mon), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance of a total of 1,114,975.00 US dollars through the Trust Fund for Human Security for the project "Phnom Penh-Partnership for Urban Poverty Reduction-Phase II" to be implemented by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT). This project aims to strengthen the competence and dignity of the poor communities in Cambodia by improving their living environment.

  2. Based upon the developments achieved through the preceding "Phnom Penh-Local Partnership for Urban Poverty Reduction" project, the Phase II project promotes community based activities for improving the living environments of the slums in Phnom Penh. The project includes the establishment of a Community Human Security Fund that will support the implementation of approximately 260 Community Action Plans covering areas of water and sanitation, sewerage, solid waste disposal, and income generation.

  3. This project is expected to improve the living environments of poor urban areas in Cambodia and strengthen the competence of the poor community members to maintain their living environment.

Japan established the Trust Fund for Human Security in the United Nations Secretariat in March 1999, with total contributions of 22.9 billion yen up to the present. The Trust Fund has assisted numerous projects of UN agencies that address various threats against human lives, livelihoods and dignity, from the perspective of Human Security.

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