The effects of the global financial collapse and market meltdown may threaten impressive gains to Cambodia's economic growth and poverty reduction over recent years, and policymakers looked at steps it could take to mitigate the affects of the crisis at the Third Cambodia Economic Forum on Feb. 5. "As Cambodia takes its place on the international stage - with its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), taking a stronger role in the UN and sending peacekeepers to Sudan - it also grows more susceptible to the economic shocks affecting the rest of the world," said UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative Douglas Broderick. (UN News Service)

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