Cambodia to Raise the Issue of Fake News with the UN

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The session will be held under the theme of “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action, and inclusion”


PHNOM PENH--Cambodia intends to stress its concern over the increase of fake news in addition to raising regional and international issues this month during the General Debate of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, according a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued Saturday. 


“The new world order, multilateralism, roles of international law, negative impacts of fabricated news, and regional and international issues of common interests and concern will also be highlighted in the statement,” the press release read.


Taking place in New York City from Sept. 24 through 28, the session will be held under the theme of “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action, and inclusion.” 


Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn, who will lead the delegation, will deliver Cambodia’s statement, also focusing on Cambodia’s socio-economic development; achievements of Millennium Development Goals; efforts towards the Sustainable Development Goals; and the importance of collective efforts to address climate change, terrorism, extremism and radicalism, and non-conventional security threats, the press release read. 


During its visit to the United Nations, the Cambodian delegation will also take part in a series of meetings including the Conference on the Non-Aligned Movement; the Least Developed Countries Ministerial Meeting; the Asia Cooperation Dialogue Foreign Ministers’ Meeting; the Informal ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting; the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with the President of the 74th General Assembly and the UN Secretary-General; and the Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia Informal Ministerial Meeting. 


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