The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation established through Royal Edict No. NS / RKT / 0105/001 dated January 17, 2005, is entrusted with the vital mission of overseeing and managing the social sector, veterans, and youth rehabilitation within the Kingdom of Cambodia.
The ministry is tasked with several key functions and responsibilities, including:
- Developing and implementing policies, strategies, and comprehensive plans in line with the Royal Government’s vision for the social sector, veterans, and youth rehabilitation.
- Crafting policies, strategic plans, action plans, objectives, and programs, as well as establishing mechanisms to effectively govern, lead, manage, and provide support services to individuals within the realm of social affairs, veterans, and youth rehabilitation.
- Formulating and executing legal documents, guidelines, and plans that align with national and international standards within the domains of the social sector, veterans, and youth rehabilitation.
- Conducting scientific research on social affairs.
- Managing both domestic and international adoption affairs.
- Taking the lead, managing, and collaborating with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) actively engaged in social affairs, veterans’ affairs, and youth rehabilitation.
- Creating mechanisms to promote engagement in social work, foster social solidarity, and encourage participation from various entities, including corporations, state-owned enterprises, private organizations, humanitarian groups, community development partners, and the public in social initiatives.
- Carrying out any other duties as directed by the Royal Government to advance the mission of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation.