Cambodia Supports International Marine Waste Management

AKP Phnom Penh, June 21, 2019 —

Cambodia is committed to actively contribute to the implementation of international environment agreement, including the management of marine waste.

The Kingdom’s stand was underlined by Cambodian environment delegation when attending the 24th intergovernmental meeting of Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) in Bali of Indonesia.

H.E. Vann Monyneath, Deputy Secretary General of the General Secretariat of National Council for Sustainable Development of Cambodia, was the head delegate in the gathering taking place from June 19-20.

Aside from COBSEA member countries, representatives of key development partners such as UN-Environment, Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), and World Food Programme, and international environment experts also joined the discussion meeting.

An outstanding decision from the meeting was the adoption of action plan for 2019-2020 and formation of working group to address land-based pollution including marine litter, nutrients and waste.

Representing Cambodia, H.E. Vann Monyneath also shared milestones and achievements of the Royal Government of Cambodia in contribution to the COBSEA mission.

The Cambodian environment delegation also held side-line meetings with COBSEA and UN-Environment working groups to review the details of Cambodia’s priorities in resource conservation and marine pollution reduction.

By Mc Soleil