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8th World Youth Conference - សន្និបាតសាកល នៃ​យុវជន​សហព័ន្ធ​ខ្មែរ​កម្ពុជា​ក្រោម​ឆ្នាំទី ៨

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Our special theme for this year's 2014 World Youth Conference is "Protecting the Khmer-Krom Identity through the Implementation of UNDRIP". It is a great opportunity for Khmer and Khmer-Krom youths from across the globe to come together to learn about their identity as well as make a big impact back home by volunteering as a human rights defender.

Lunch is included at this event and all participants are invited to Fundraising Concert with a live band held after 6pm at the same location!

Please RSVP and contact the following people for more information if you are flying from outside the State or country:


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Refugees' achievements caught in new book

Publish by: Nelson Mail
MARION VAN DIJK/ FAIRFAX NZ ON THE RECORD: The successes of Paing Mu, Mu Lar Pan, Thang Lam and Govinda Regmi are featured in a new book celebrating refugees in Nelson.MARION VAN DIJK/ FAIRFAX NZ ON THE RECORD: The successes of Paing Mu, Mu Lar Pan, Thang Lam and Govinda Regmi are featured in a new book celebrating refugees in Nelson.

 

A spotlight is falling on the achievements of former refugees living in Nelson with a book featuring their stories due out tomorrow. New Beginnings: Refugees Stories – Nelson will be launched in the Elma Turner Library tomorrow, which is also World Refugee Day.

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KKF Youths at the Tenth Session of UNPFII

By Lyben Lam

 KKF Youths at the Tenth Session of UNPFII KKF Youths at the Tenth Session of UNPFII At the Tenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) from 16-27 May 2011, the KKF youth team from around the world attended the opening ceremony at the UN General Assembly and joined other Indigenous groups in congratulating Ms. Mirna Cunningham on being selected as the Chairperson of the UNPFII.  We had the privilege in hearing statements presented by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki Moon and Mr. Sha Zukang, the Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.  In their speeches, both stressed the importance of protecting and guaranteeing the rights of indigenous peoples as this is evident through the establishment of the Permanent Forum, adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and the creation of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  

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Khmer-Krom Dragons Wins Gold at Tampa Bay

Active ImageActive Image Written by: Cathleen Phimorong Kim
Long Beach, California

The 2011 International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) held their 1st Pan American Club Crew Championship (PACCC) in Tampa, Florida on July 30-31. It was a two day competition where it consisted of 200 meters, 500 meters and 2000 meters at the Seddon Channel in front of the convention center. This was the first time IDBF had made this competition a 10 man dragon boat (small boat) consisting of 12 paddlers (including steer person & drummer). There were different Club dragon boat teams throughout the Pan American regions and international countries that participated in this competition.

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A Simple Thank You

Active ImageActive Image By Brenda Son

 
I was recently in Florida for the PanAm World Championship for dragon boating.The support we got from the Khmer community in Florida was enormous. Words cannot explain how thankful I am; but I’ll do my best to describe how I feel.

When first entering this race our team had talked about why we were doing this; for what reason were we in Florida for. Along side many others I said that I was here because the Khmer Krom Dragons were my family and that family stick together. We work hard together. That was the reason why I was there with them. But I later realized that it wasn’t for us that I was striving to win for, it was for the sea of supporters that stood cheering.

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