Cambodia has more than 3,000 non-governmental organizations, which bolster government functions in a variety of sectors.
Cambodia’s highest court on Tuesday upheld a two-year jail term imposed on the exiled leader of the opposition, Sam Rainsy.
Sam Rainsy, who remains in exile and faces 12 years in prison if he returns to Cambodia, met with US State Department officials Monday.
Surya Subedi says his visit produced mixed bag of results, with limited government cooperation on measures for judicial reforms.
Subedi told reporters Thursday a functioning democracy required an effective opposition.
Koichiro Matsuura, a Unesco special envoy for the temple, will travel to Bangkok and Phnom Penh between Feb. 25 and March 1.
Cambodia accounts for more than 200,000 Facebook users, mostly to connect with friends and professional networking.
The underpinning issue of those clashes—a disputed stretch of land near Preah Vihear temple—remains unresolved.
Cambodia is hoping that meetings among Asean ministers in Jakarta will bring about a resolution to the border dispute.
Thailand and Cambodia agreed Tuesday to accept Indonesian observers and avoid further clashes over a border dispute.
The convictions could leave Cambodia without its main opposition leader as the country approaches local elections in 2012.
Surya Subedi, the human rights special representative for the UN secretary-general, is on a 10-day mission that ends later this week.