World Health Day 2014 highlights Vector-borne Diseases

April 7, 2014

WHO– Vientiane| 7 April 2014| World Health Day which is celebrated on 7 April each year, gets to an early start in Lao People’s Democratic Republic this year as the spotlight is on the most commonly known vectors such as mosquitoes, sandflies, bugs, ticks and snails, which are responsible for transmitting a wide range of parasites and pathogens that attack both humans and animals. 

New photo competition ‘Laos in Focus’ launched

UN_Launches ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Review Report.

February 18, 2014

UNFPA– The ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Report is the culmination of a landmark UN review of progress, gaps, challenges and emerging issues in relation to the ICPD Programme of Action. It gathers data from 176 member states, alongside inputs from civil society and comprehensive academic research.

New photo competition ‘Laos in Focus’ launched

Photo exhibition opens at I-cat gallery

November 28 2013

VIENTIANE – Pictures from 24 Lao photographers and young people are featured in the “Laos in Focus: Development through the people’s eyes” photo exhibition, which opened at the I-cat gallery in Vientiane today.

New photo competition ‘Laos in Focus’ launched

‘Laos in Focus’ photo contest winner announced to mark the UN day

October 23, 2013

VIENTIANE – A photo of child being vaccinated in a hospital in Luangnamtha has won the “Laos in Focus – picturing the MDGs” photo contest. The winning photo was taken by Mr. Siththisak Phaninhuan from Luang Namtha. The runner-ups are Mr. Midphasong Mingnakhone and Mr. Thipphakone Manyvong, both from Vientiane.

United Nations continues to support Lao PDR to achieve the MDGs

United Nations Continues to Support Lao PDR to Achieve the MDGs

September 6, 2013

VIENTIANE – The United Nations Country Team today pledged to support the Government’s efforts to alleviate poverty in the country whilst calling for more interconnected solutions in order for Laos to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Achieving the MDGs: Only the Beginning…

September 6, 2013

By Minh H. Pham

With less than 1,000 days to go before the global deadline for reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Lao PDR has a number of critical areas that still require special attention, as the country’s third MDG Report, being launched today, clearly shows.

New photo competition ‘Laos in Focus’ launched

New Photo Competition ‘Laos in Focus’ Launched

September 5, 2013

VIENTIANE – Photographers and young people from all over Laos are invited to enter their snapshots for Laos in Focus - picturing the MDGs photo competition, to be launched on Friday September 6th.

UN Humanitarian fund allocates $750,000 for fighting dengue in Laos

August 29, 2013

VIENTIANE – The United Nations (UN) in Lao PDR has secured US$753,504 from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to fight the ongoing dengue epidemic in the country.

UN reaches out

A Moral Obligation to Act and Remove the Threat of Cluster Munitions

April 4, 2013

By Noeleen Heyzer and Minh H. Pham

It was both a hopeful and a sobering visit we had recently to the Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE), an innovative local organization in Vientiane that provides rehabilitation services to survivors of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO).

UN reaches out

UN Reaches Out to Improve Two-way Communication With Lao Media

March 12, 2013

Lao journalists and media representatives gathered on Tuesday to meet United Nations (UN) organisation communication focal points at the UN Building in Vientiane. The organisers, the United Nations Communication Group (UNCG) and the Lao Journalists Association, are hoping to strengthen the communication channels between Lao media and the UN to promote increased and improved reporting on current development issues in Lao PDR.

For Our Mutual Benefit: A Broadened Dialogue for Development Results

November 23, 2012

By Minh H. Pham

Today, as senior representatives of the Government and its development partners gather at the Round Table Implementation Meeting (RTIM) 2012, we will focus again on finding practical and effective ways of improving strategic development results in Lao PDR. Critically, the annual discussion will witness a key difference this year, with a significant broadening of participation.

Between History and the Future: Ensuring Successful Development

November 5, 2012

It is an historic moment for Lao PDR as leaders from at least 46 nations, the European Commission and the ASEAN Secretariat gather in Vientiane today for the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) on development issues of common interest. In hosting this summit for two of the world’s largest trading blocs, the country and its own soaring development trajectory will be in the spotlight.

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