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US Embassy to fund Paris Peace Agreements project

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The United States Embassy yesterday published an open request for organisations to create a report, study or documentary commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreements (PPA) and analysing Cambodia’s progress on pledges made at the PPA. The embassy will provide a $25,000 to $30,000 grant to the orgnasiation which is eventually approved for the project.

Organisations must apply by March 30 and the grant will be issued on April 30 or before.

The embassy asked that the project be finished no later than October 31, ideally by October 23, which marks the 30th anniversary of the PPA.

The request also asks applicants to provide recommendations for the Cambodian government and other nations which signed the PPA.

According to the US Embassy website: “The successful proposal would draw on a variety of sources, including interviews with participants in the 1980s and early 1990s peace process, the UNTAC [United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia] mission in Cambodia from 1992 to 1993, current government officials, current or former journalists, outside experts and others.”

It added: “The published report or product should target an international audience of foreign governments (including the Cambodian government), Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) including human rights NGOs, academic experts focussed on Southeast Asia, and media covering issues in Cambodia or Southeast Asia.”

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