Sweden and USAID fund the Arbitration Council Foundation to enhance Cambodia’s labour dispute resolution services

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Phnom Penh (27th February 2020) – Today, USAID and the Embassy of Sweden each announced multi-year commitments to provide financial support to the Arbitration Council Foundation (ACF) in order to further enhance Cambodia’s dispute resolution services.

USAID, which has supported ACF since 2014, is providing ACF a new five-year $1.5 million grant through its longtime partner, Solidarity Center, as part of the new USAID/Cambodia Labour Rights in Cambodia (LRIC) project. The Embassy of Sweden has also provided financial support to ACF since 2014. With the new award signed today, Sweden will fund 5 million SEK (approximately 530,000 US dollars) for a two-year period (2020-2021) to promote well-functioning and credible labour dispute arbitration system.