Ambassador Pou Sothirak is the Executive Director of the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, a leading Cambodian policy think tank established in 1994 after three decades of civil war. He was born in Phnom Penh, left Cambodia in 1973 to return many years later to work as a Humanitarian Coordinator at one of the refugee camps along the border between Thailand and Cambodia. He was a Member of the Cambodian Parliament, Minister for Industry, Mining and Energy and also the Cambodian Ambassador to Japan.
Join the APR2P Centre in what shall be a memorable presentation as Ambassador Pou outlines how Cambodia has been preparing itself to deal with past atrocities and discuss some achievements and challenges in dealing with preventing future atrocities. He will also touch on what kind of international assistance Cambodia would need to build capacity in atrocity prevention as well as to take a lead in ASEAN to promote R2P in the Southeast Asia region.
DATE: Friday 17 February 2017 TIME: 11.30- 12.30 VENUE: Room 116 Sir Llew Edwards # 14