Vientiane, 25 October 2017
What comes to your mind when you hear of the United Nations? High-level meetings where world leaders come together to discuss global security issues? Peace-keeping operations in conflict zones? Humanitarian aid in areas hit by disasters?
Vientiane secondary school children found out that the UN is more than that. They learned that the UN is close, in their city, with many employees being members of the local community. During the Open UN House event, organised on the occasion of United Nations Day on 24 October, the UN in Lao PDR invited 150 Lao school children from four schools around the capital to find out more about the UN and its work.