Vientiane 18 March 2019 - The floods that devastated much of Lao PDR in 2018 affected countless farmers in Xebangfai District of Khammoune Province. Whole harvests of crops were wiped away and many communities saw their property endure unprecedented damage. One of the victims of the floods was Mr. Bounbeng, a farmer from Dangtha village, who was left on his own to face the effects of the disaster. “After the flood we were discouraged and had no idea where to find rice seeds to grow our crops,” he recalls.
Vientiane, 3 March 2019
In Vientiane, over 4,000 runners and as many volunteers from across the country showed up at 5.00 AM to run the 4th Vientiane International Half Marathon (VIHM). The Marathon was led by Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao Athletic Federation and Events For Good, with support from many partners including United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Lao PDR.
Vientiane, 26 February 2019
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization ILO) and the 55th anniversary of Lao PDR’s membership, government, workers and employers representatives from Lao PDR discussed the recommendations of the ILO’s Global Commission on the future of work.
UNIDO and CCPIT invited 20 Chinese businessmen to visit Lao PDR and explore possibilities to invest in the country’s green development