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Provincial Launch of the Joint Programme for Children, Food Security and Nutrition in Cambodia

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The Joint Programme for Children, Nutrition and Food Security in Cambodia is designed to addresses issues of critical importance for the health of women and children, with selected activities which will be implemented nationally with a comprehensive package of activities implemented in the two provinces of Svay Reing and Kampong Speu. The programme was developed through a consultative process involving various government ministries including MoH, MAFF, MoEYS, MoLVT and MoInfo and the UN agencies such as UNICEF, WHO, FAO, WFP, ILO, and UNESCO  as well as other relevant NGOs. The Joint Programee will be implemented between 2010 and 2012 with an aim to improve food security and reduce undernutrition among children 0-24 months and pregnant and lactating women in the two provinces of Svay Reing and Kampong Speu.


A National Launch was conducted on the June 08,  2010 at the  Council of Ministers in Phnom Penh with participation from involved government partners, UN agencies and local authorities from the two selected provinces. The meeting aimed to share the objectives, outcomes and main strategies of the programme; and to highlight important efforts of the joint programme that will contribute to achieve the expected outcomes of the joint programme through the Cambodia Millennium Development Goals, especially MDG goal (1) eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, (4) reduce child mortality and (5) improve maternal health.

Following the programme document, a provincial launch is organized to mark the event at the both provinces of Kampong Speu and Svay Reing. The provincial launch will also aim to provide advocacy to support for the implementation the Joint Programme for Children, Food Security and Nutrition in Cambodia with the participation and support from the two provincial governors and senior government officers from Council for Agricultural and Rural Development, provincial staffs, relevant government ministries, UN agencies and other relevant stakeholders as well as local authorities from the communities. The launching will be held in Svay Reing Province on July 14, 2010 and in Kampong Speu province on 21 July 2010.

For more information please contact:
Kim Heang Ung
National Programme Coordinator
Joint Programme for Children, FSN in Cambodia, CARD
Phone: (+855) 17 626 668

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