Parliamentary Diplomacy Training Programme

The Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia established the Parliamentary Diplomacy Training Programme in 2017 following a direct request for support to strengthen parliamentary diplomacy from the Secretary General of the Senate of Cambodia.

The Foundation was invited to develop the international law component of the Programme following long-standing engagement with the Parliament of Cambodia. The selected participants were permanent staff members of the two chambers of the Parliament, the National Assembly and the Senate, and undertook a rigorous course of workshops with the Foundation. In 2018, the
international law modules included, inter alia, diplomatic and consular law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law and peaceful dispute settlement, while integrating skills such as negotiation and communication techniques into the training.

The programme has strengthened the international law knowledge of the participants and contributed to the development of their professional skills essential for engagement in international forums and to prepare the participants for their diplomatic careers. In 2019, the Foundation supported the Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia’s Regional Fellowship Program on Parliamentary Diplomacy with workshops and e-learning modules on international law, which expand the target group to include participants from ASEAN Member States.

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1 August 2017 – ongoing

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