Press Release

Cambodia Futures Lab: Partnership between the UN Resident Coordinator Office and the Ministry of Social Affairs, Youth and Veterans Rehabilitation

24 November 2021

Phnom Penh, 24 November 2021 – H.E Vong Sauth, Minister, the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation and Ms. Pauline Tamesis, Resident Coordinator, United Nations in Cambodia, exchanged letters to expand strategic partnership and thematic collaboration on the Cambodia Futures Lab.

The Cambodia Futures Lab is a 6-month process whereby leaders from government, civil society, private sector and UN agencies embark on a collective leadership and learning journey on systems transformation in the recovery from COVID-19 pandemic in Cambodia.

The objectives of the Cambodia Futures Lab are:

  • To strengthen leadership, strategic foresight and systems thinking capabilities of leaders across sectors.
  • To create opportunities for cross-sector collaboration and experimentation among leaders in government, private sector, and civil society in post-Covid pandemic recovery.

The Cambodia Futures Lab will offer a platform to define what type of systems transformation can be applied with innovation and strategic foresight into the COVID recovery efforts and accelerate the 2030 Agenda. The joint platform enable engagement with national stakeholders to shape inclusive and sustainable futures for Cambodia.

The Cambodia Futures Lab is jointly organized by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation, the United Nations in Cambodia, together with the Ministry of Civil Service, the Royal School of Administration, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Khmer Enterprise, the Ministry of Commerce, the National Council on Social Protection and in partnership with the Presencing Institute, the United in Diversity Foundation.

For media inquiries, please contact:

  1. Ms. Sreysros Keo, Programme Communication and Advocacy Officer of the UN Resident Coordinator Office,

Tel: +855 11 88 57 66, E-mail:

  1. Mr. Chhour Sopannha, Head of Social Assistant Sub-Committee Secretariat, Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation

Tel: +855 12 53 81 18, Email :

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