Cambodian Section of IBBY

SIPAR / IBBY Cambodia
#9, Street 334 
P.O. Box 31 
Phnom Penh 
Tel: [int +855 23] 555 21 90

Email: infoibbycambodia.LÖ



Ms Socheata Huot

E-mail: presidentibbycambodia.LÖ


(address of the section)


Liaison Officer

Mr Vantharith Oum

E-mail: vantharith.oumgmail.LÖ

(address of the section)

IBBY Cambodia was newly established by a small group of members from NGOs - SIPAR, SVA (Shani Volunteer Association), Room To Read, Damrei Sar, Tam Tam – publishers (Reading Book, Comic Art, Boeng Tonle Sap) as well as a representative from UNESCO. We gratefuly acknowledge the support of IBBY Sweden with the membership of IBBY.

The National Section is now working on its first activity which is to create a database for writers and illustrators for children working in Cambodia, and proposed a plan of activities: create a database of publications for children and contact details of writers, illustrators, editors, translators, publishers; organize the first competition of authors, illustrators in Cambodia (this could also be the competition for Honour List nominations), nominate books for the Honour List; organize a round table discussion for sharing of experiences in connection to children’s book production, publishing, distribution, and retailing, as well as reading promotion in Cambodia; organize a book fair in coordination Cambodian products fair: publishers and organizations are invited to collaborate on creating a stand and activities at the fair to promote books and reading; and organize a workshop or training of writers.

IBBY Cambodia will build bridges between the reading communities in Cambodia and the wider world. This also provides a good opportunity Cambodia to learn from other countries at a similar stage in their development, producing children’s books of high artistic and literacy merit, and to promote reading and access to books for young people in Cambodia.

To reach IBBY Cambodia’s goal of promoting writing, illustration and publishing for young people in Cambodia, WE are committed to: provide support to individuals and organizations working in the area of children’s books, education and other relevant fields; promote the exchange of relevant expertise and knowledge relating to children’s books at a national and international level; and encourage the development of links between Cambodia and other countries in the areas of children’s books.

Update on activities 2013 PDF