46 COUNTRIES AND 70.000 ELECTIONS MONITORS EXPRESS FULL CONFIDENCE IN CAMBODIA 2018 ELECTIONS PREPARATIONS

On July 17, 2018 the release of the pre-electoral assessment report of The International Electoral Monitoring Team has taken place.

 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea The Head of International Electoral Monitoring Team for Cambodia`s July 2018 National Assembly Election marked in his speech that:  we recognize that the 2018 elections in Cambodia the sixth since the end of the civil war, are critical to the maintenance of peace and stability in the country.

 

His Majesty King NORODOM SIHAMONI promised to his people free and fair elections and has honored his promise say`s international election monitoring team.

 

Inter In his presentation, the Head of the IE Mission Team for Cambodia noted that this was the sixth General Election to be held in the Kingdom since the end of the protracted civil war and the democratic character of the polls and the law provisions to this effect are the creation of H.E. Academician Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.

The Honourable President Dr. Anton Caragea stressed that these elections are incremental steps that potentially create a conducive environment for political stability, economic growth, and sustainable development.

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The full text of the pre-election assessment report can be read out here:

EUROPE AND ASIA CONFERENCE

DIPLOMATIC BULLETIN 

WORLD ELECTIONS MONITORS ORGANIZATION

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Based on its assessment the IEM was of the opinion that the pre-election and the election phases of the process were evidently fair, free and transparent.

The event was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, electoral stakeholders, Heads and representatives of Diplomatic Missions, representatives of political parties, faith-based groups, local observers, members of civil society, and the media.

 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea with the first team already on the field for Cambodia`s Parliamentary Elections.

The IEM report of the 2018 National Assembly Elections will be completed and issued within 30 days after the close of the poll.

The report will be directed to the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the country’s National Electoral Commission.

 

 

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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:

H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!

CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS

CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL 

INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS 

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ELECTIONS MONITORING MISSION TO THE KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS 2018 LAUNCH DEDICATED WEBSITE

With national and general elections in The Kingdom of Cambodia less than two months away, a critical website was launched today by a coalition of international organizations ( European Council on International relations, Bucharest Conference on OSCE-2010, Europe and Asia Conference, World Electoral Monitors Organization signatory to the Act for Transparent and Peaceful Elections) – to provide a source of up-to-date information, a database of key facts and figures, thought-provoking analysis of the electoral process, and a forum for debate.

 

The most innovative aspect of the website is that it provides partners with a dynamic space where they can share information and ideas in real time.

The website is just one aspect of the crucial work that international community and  World Electoral Monitors Organization is doing in the run-up to Kingdom of Cambodia sixth National Democratic Elections.

The site is dedicated to act as a vehicle for a network of international and civil society organisations that are dedicated to promoting civic education and transparent, democratic elections.

 

 

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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:

 

H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!

CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS

CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL

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The website objectives include:

1) helping to improve the efficiency and quality of elections in order to support lasting peace and the rule of law in the Kingdom of Cambodia;

2) ensuring ongoing civic and voter education of the Cambodian people;

3) supporting the monitoring, and community control, of transparent and democratic electoral processes;

4) encouraging the spirit of consultation and dialogue between people and rulers; and,

5) working for lasting peace in the Kingdom of Cambodia;

The website, it has been designed to be easily accessible and user-friendly, enabling its users to quickly discover and enjoy its wealth of information.

Meanwhile, the banner includes the images of children accompanying family to the urns – an image that highlights three key issues.

The first is that democratic elections are a game with rules that must be followed.

Secondly, elections involve the formulation of a draft programme for both the present and the future.

And finally, the spirit of fair play that should characterize this process is not inevitable in itself, but represents a real opportunity for future generations.

 

A documentary outlining the preparation for transparent and democratic elections in Cambodia.

 

 

The international community is supporting the Kingdom of Cambodia on the assumption that the consolidation of a democratic culture inevitably involves encouraging people’s participation in government and governance, which requires empowerment of the citizenry, increasing awareness on rights and obligations, developing ability to influence and monitor the management and performance of political power.

The project encourages citizen’s participation through better coordination of civil society organizations during the 2018 electoral process.

It also entails empowerment of voters via a civic education campaign; the monitoring and management of the electoral process led by the National Electoral Commission of the Kingdom of Cambodia (NEC); and monitoring and facilitating consultation among electoral stakeholders including political parties, NGOs and other actors involved in the process.

The website can be accessed here: –Act for Transparent and Peaceful Elections

CAMBODIA`S ELECTORAL MASS MEDIA CODE DRAWS PLAUDITS

The National Election Commission (NEC) of The Kingdom of Cambodia has released a Code of Conduct for Press in the perspective of the 29 July 2018 elections that received world-wide acclaim for protecting freedom of the press, promoting responsible and accurate reporting and supporting the free and correct information for the people of Cambodia.

 

This is a perfect example of balancing the rights to information and free reporting on elections in the era of fake news and is even more impressive as the country has experienced a series of scandals regarding fake news promoters in the Kingdom like PHNOM PENH POST and CAMBODIA DAILY, newspapers that where at the center of a host of controversy creating fake news and excelling in manipulation and propaganda of the lowest rank.

Despite this unfortunately episodes the Government of Cambodia has decided to weight in and respect the rights of press and uphold the rights of information in the perspective of expected July 2018 national elections.

The NEC press release said the Code of Conduct for Media contains requirements and prohibitions they must conform to.

The requirements are as follows:

• Journalist associations, journalist institutions or independent journalists who wish to cover news on the electoral process can apply for registration directly at the NEC. Alternatively, they may download the registration form from NEC’s website.

 

As of May 23, the NEC has issued press passes to 284 journalists from 35 media organisations – including 51 foreign journalists from 15 media outlets – to cover the elections.

• For national journalists, the registration deadline is 10 days prior to election day, while for international journalists the registration deadline is 5:30pm three days before election day.

• National and international journalists who wish to take pictures in voter registration stations and polling and ballot counting stations should notify the chief of the Voters Registration Task Force in advance.

The media is prohibited from the following activities:

• Broadcasting news that leads to confusion and loss of confidence in the election.
• Broadcasting news based on rumour or lack of evidence.
• Using provocative language that may cause disorder or violence.
• Publishing news that affects national security and political and social stability.
• Expressing personal opinions or prejudice in reported events.
• Interfering or disrupting voter registration, polling and ballot-counting processes.
• Conducting interviews at voter registration stations, polling stations and ballot-counting stations.

 

The new NEC regulations based on truth, ethic preservation and correct information management are perfectly balanced and destined to protect voters rights to privacy and information and to foster a responsible communication and reporting. making Cambodia`s one of the top countries in respecting press freedom and responsible journalism.

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL OBSERVERS CODE OF CONDUCT RELEASED BY NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA

PHNOM PENH-Diplomatic Center – Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) made public the code of conduct for national and international observers in the forthcoming national election.

 

“The code of conduct of electoral observers aims to set out important measures for non-governmental organizations, associations, and electoral observers to fulfill their duties in a neutral and impartial position,” according to a NEC’s statement.

The statement said electoral observations should be conducted with integrity and transparency, and electoral observers should perform their tasks without any interference.

It said the observers should not interfere in internal affairs of Cambodia, and should not talk with voter registration applicants or voters in term of supporting or opposing any political party or candidate.

Also, the observers should not conduct any survey for any political party or candidate, and should not provide a written statement or interview to media in the form of supporting any political party or candidate.

The code of conduct also banned observers from disturbing the process of voter registration, voting and ballot counting.

Under the Law on the Election of Members of the National Assembly, the violator will be fined between 2,500 U.S. dollars and 5,000 U.S. dollars by the NEC, the statement said.

According to the statement, after the election process is completed, the electoral observers should submit a written report on their observation and conclusion on election process to the NEC.

The Southeast Asian nation is scheduled to hold a national election for the 125-seat parliament on July 29, 2018 and some 8.3 million Cambodians are eligible to cast their ballots.

The NEC had officially recognized 20 out of the 20 political parties that registered to contest in the election, according to another NEC statement.

Among the recognized political parties are the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, the royalist Funcinpec Party of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, and the Grassroots Democracy Party.

The three-week electoral campaign will start from July 7 to 27.

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday called on the authorities to freely allow political party leaders to meet their activists or supporters at different places across the kingdom.

“It will not be a free contest if we prevent the leaders of political parties from visiting various places to meet their members or supporters,” the prime minister said during a groundbreaking ceremony for a road construction in Kampong Chhnang province.

 

 

According to international observers, Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Academician Hun Sen is tipped to win the elections by a huge margins driven forward in the electoral preferences by the country steady economic growth, strong democracy and peoples centered policies implemented by the Academician Hun Sen during his  tenure as the Prime Minister of the Kingdom.

 

Peoples are crediting him  for the country’s hard-earned peace and development.

EUROPE AND VENEZUELA: DEFENDING NATIONS SOVEREIGNTY AND INDEPENDENCE

President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, has accepted the invitation from Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, for a familiarization visit with the realities of the Latin American country.

Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela invited an European delegation to see first hand the realities of Venezuela.

 

Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela has marked in the official invitation letter addressed to European Council on International Relations President:

As the Minister of People Power for International Relations I consider with interest your participation in this space of magnitude importance and your solidarity in this historical moment when we celebrated the legacy of dignity and justice of Comandante Hugo Chavez and of President Nicolas Maduro bequeathed to the Venezuelan people and to the Bolivarian revolution.

The visit of European  delegates took place from 15 to 22 September 2017 and is part of a broader strategy of the Nicolas Maduro government to develop Venezuela and to diversify the nation’s economy and reduce dependence on oil income.


Development is a tool for a better Venezuela: H.E. Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela presents CARACAS candidature for World Capital of Culture and Tourism to H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea , President of EUCIR.

 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, EUCIR President remarked: Venezuela has one of the most diverse climates, with ice capped Andean mountains to the west, Amazon jungle to the south, wide rivers and tall waterfalls surrounded by tabletop mountains and unusual rock formations to the southeast, and a gorgeous, pristine Caribbean coast to the north that has some of the world’s finest and exclusive beaches, such as Los Roques and highest waterfalls on the planet, Angel Falls.


President/Professor Dr. Anton Caragea hosted in MIRAFORES TV studios and National Venezuelan Television.

 

 

During the week-long visit, the high-level European Council delegates hold extensive talks with various officials like: Juan Bautista Arias Palacio – Minister for Basic and Strategic Industries and Socialist Development, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister of Tourism.

Agreements regarding economic cooperation, tourism promotion, TV travel documentaries and bilateral information exchange and cooperation for SDG completion in the framework of Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals where tabled.

Cooperation in the field of tourism promotion and ECTT technical support for Caracas drafting a coherent plan to obtain the election as World Capital of Culture and Tourism was also agreed.

The highlights of the visit, where the two memorable encounters with President Nicolas Maduro.

 


On September 19, 2017, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea took the distinct honor to sign the HONORARY BOOK at MIRAFLORES Presidential Palace.

On 17 September 2017, the delegates part take in the President TV Show: Sundays with Maduro! together with Evo Morales, Bolivian President.

 

Evo Morales, President of Bolivia presents a tourism booklet to European  delegation.


During the discussions, the tourism and cultural connections between the two countries were tabled and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has given as gifts to the two President’s his latest book on Interference of Civilizations in European Union Project.

On 19 September 2017, in the conclusion of The International March of Solidarity with Venezuela, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was invited for a photo session with President Nicolas Maduro, signed the Honorary Book at Miraflores Palace and has given an interview to the Miraflores TV Channel, expressing his support for Bolivarian Revolution role in forging a free and democratic Latin America.

The cultural program of the visit included discovery trips to Natural Sanctuary of Waraira Repano, a tour of Caracas landmarks like The Cathedral of Caracas, Saint Francis, Simon Bolivar birthplace etc.

 


The cable car of Caracas connecting the city with Waraira Repano.

A special day was dedicated to offering respect for Venezuelan history major figures, with a visit to National Pantheon and a stop to Simon Bolivar funeral monument and Francisco Miranda tomb.

 


Simon Bolivar: The Hero of Latin American Liberation struggle: a lay over charged with respect for official delegates.

 

An emotionally charged moment was the visit to Mountain Quarter (Quartel de la Montana) the place where the architect of the Bolivarian Revolution and the apostle of the poor`s: Commander Hugo Chavez is laid for eternal rest surrounded by world gratitude and love.

The delegates witnessed the changing of the guard and where hart struck by the powerful words of remembering for the fallen hero: Chavez lives!

 


President Dr. Anton Caragea in a moment of respect in front of the Commander HUGO CHAVEZ Mausoleum in Mountain Quarter (Quartel de la Montana).

 

The European delegation visit to Venezuela has given a new impetus to the relations between nations and their attendance to the world solidarity movement with Venezuela has being registered with gratitude by the people of the Caribbean nation, proudly building a revolution of freedom and dignity.

 

Venezuela it is blessed with an impressive diversity of natural treasures including crystalline beaches, dense jungles, expansive savannas and imposing mountains and we hope that the beautiful city of Caracas will have a fighting chance in WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM competition, stated President Dr. Anton Caragea.

 

It will be an incredible boost for all Caribbean region concluded the President.


Caracas: a candidate city for WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

 


The telepheric connecting Caracas and Waraira Repano


Natural sanctuary of Waraira Repano

 


MIRAFLORES Presidential Palace: the beating heart of Venezuela welcomed ECTT President!

 


Cathedral of Caracas: a splendid architectural marvel.

 


Saint Francisc Church of Caracas.

DIPLOMATIC CORPS ACCREDITED TO EUROPE CELEBRATES CONTINENT DAY

Building on a successful cooperation on last year’s Europe Day, the European Tourism Academy supported the EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE(ECTT)  to organize the Europe Day on Tuesday , 9 May 2017.

 

             

2017 EUROPE DAY reception has enjoyed a massive participation and the launch of new partnerships for European Council on Tourism and Trade with DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE.

The reception was attended by over 1000 people from including prominent guests such as government representatives, diplomatic corps in Bucharest, business leaders, academia, and the media.

The celebration started with the Europe anthem “Ode to Joy”. H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea , the Head of ECTT/ Ambassador  welcomed the attendees with a brief speech followed by European Tourism Academy Director , Academician Mircea Constantinescu.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea , the Head of ECTT/ Ambassador welcomes Korean delegation to EUROPE DAY festivities.

 

The ceremony was officially opened with the traditional cake-cutting by President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea together with Academician Mircea Constantinescu, and High Commissioner for Tourism, Mr. Mark Doda as well as all ECTT accredited ambassadors in Bucharest.

EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE(ECTT ) and European Tourism Academy , in cooperation with its partners would like to thank all the sponsors and European embassies  by giving a great contribution to make Europe Day Reception as a memorable celebration of Europe and ECTT accomplishments.

Welcoming the guests for EUROPE DAY 2017

On the fringes of the celebrations and reception was launched the BEST OF EUROPE/BEST OF THE WORLD program promoting the best products and lifestyle goods from across Europe and the world.

The first company to be enrolled in the product promotion and universal recognition of value was COFINLUXE and DALI HAUTE PERFUMERIE, the creator of WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME for 2017.

 

Others followed suit like: wine and champagne and sparkling wine producers registered in the fallowing days (European Diplomatic Wine`s partners like HOUSE OF PANCIU who unveiled for you the best European sparkling wines and HOUSE OF WINES COTNARI).

 EUROPE at 60! A GOOD YEAR TO CELEBRATE!

The European Council on Tourism and Trade had hosted the formal reception at European Tourism Academy Headquarters on May 9 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm.

Invitees lists included ministers, members of Parliament, justices, senior officials, members of the diplomatic crop, representatives of international and regional organizations and of the civil society, media, development partners and representatives of the private sector.

CELEBRATING EUROPE CREATIVE POTENTIAL: DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE IS ELECTED WORLD FAVORITE FRAGRANCE CREATOR IN 2017

Europe has a new diplomatic partner in DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE – the creator of WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME IN 2017.

The decision has being announced during EUROPE DAY celebrations by European Council on Tourism and Trade President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

European diplomatic partnerships are concluded in order to showcase to the world the European savoir faire and know how and to offer to foreign leaders a taste of what European tradition and culture stands for in the world.

Europe’s most prestigious and luxurious items are included on the diplomatic partnerships list.

From May 9, 2017, DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE creations: uniting Salvador Dali art with perfume creation technique of famous perfumer: Alberto Morillas had being inscribed on this list.

 

 

On the occasion of Europe Day 2017, France has received a new recognition as the center of world culture and lifestyle with the title of CREATOR OF WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME being saliently ascribed to DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE.

The Perfume is from 17th century onwards an intricate part of European culture and must be inscribed as a part of tourism development as tourists are attracted by magic places where perfume is made and by perfume artists.

Today the quest for exclusive perfumes, for the secrets of the perfume creators has a new address: Dali Haute Parfumerie, World Favorite Perfume in 2017, based in Paris.

Dali Haute Parfumerie has being inspired by the jewels collections created by the artist and now the exceptional perfume bottles are transformed in works of art, the jewels on the cap have to be preserved and kept in house for generations to come.

 

 

 

 

It was Mr. Jean-Pierre Grivory, President Director General of Cofinluxe that harbored the bold idea to launch a new luxury perfume brand, based on the artistic creations of Salvador Dali.  A visionary decision that ascribed DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE on the road to universal recognition and success

Having your own signed Salvador Dali perfume in your house is without doubt the greatest gift that Dali Haute Parfumerie is offering to the aficionados of high end perfumes.

But the magic doesn’t stop at the bottle!

The perfume bottles of Dali Haute Parfumerie are the chalice that is protecting the fragrances carved by one of the world`s best perfume artists, fragrances that will invite you on a voyage across the essences of life.

Inside every Dali Haute Parfumerie fragrance you will find the rarest raw materials and substances in the perfume industry ranging from: absolute ambrette, orange blossom absolute, musk, patchouli of Indonesia, ylang-ylang, so many natural aromas and essences that will instantly transport you in a oneiric voyage.

Mr. Jean-Pierre Grivory, President Director General of COFINLUXE succeeded in bringing a new life to French Perfume.

 

In the official letter penned for Mr. Jean-Pierre Grivory, President Director General of COFINLUXE (the parent company of Dali Haute Perfumerie)on May 9, 2017, on Europe Day and announcing Dali Haute Parfumerie as World Favorite Perfume in 2017 is noted that: «Starting today DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE is receiving the precious recognition of quality for cosmetics and perfume’s industry and a sign of trust on international markets as the WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME FOR 2017.

 

On May 9, on the EUROPE DAY, when we are celebrating the values of our continent and all that our peoples are producing and in the presence of diplomatic corps accredited to our institution we have publicly signed the decree conferring the official title of WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME FOR 2017 to DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE.

 

From today DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE fragrances will be used for protocol gifts, product tasting, for brand presentations, for international delegations and international events related to tourism, trade and diplomacy across the world, promoting Europe industriousness, innovation spirit and cultural prowess.

European Council on Tourism and Trade proudly crowned Dali Haute Parfumerie for the unique and astute spirit of promoting the European, but also universal values of Salvador Dali creations and encapsulating in his perfumes the French spirit, the European culture and the magic of a great perfume artist Alberto Morillas».

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