Laos Eases Toughest Lockdown Measures, Red Zones Remain

The Prime Minister’s Office has issued a notice regarding the gradual easing of certain lockdown measures in Laos. The notice, effective from 5-19 June, outlines a gradual loosening of lockdown measures, with certain strict measures to remain in place. Read more .  ...

Pfizer vaccine will be used to protect most vulnerable

A shipment of 100,620 doses of the vaccine arrived in Laos on Monday, provided by the COVAX Facility a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF, and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The government will use this batch to vaccinate ...

Civil Society supports Lao government response to COVID-19 prevention across 10 provinces

Ten Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on May 28 signed partnership agreements to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in 10 provinces across Lao PDR. The 12-month partnership agreements were signed with Plan International in Lao PDR to implement activities as part of the ‘Civil Society Action ...

Telcos Discount Voice Calls and Data Rates During Lockdown Period

Telecommunications companies in Laos are to provide users with a 15 percent discount on voice calls and discounts on some data packages during the lockdown period.According to a notice issued by the Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority, the telecommunications companies will discount voice calls and some internet ...

More than 84,000 people driven into poverty due to pandemic

Statistics indicate that 84,418 people are unemployed and suffering severe financial hardship across the country as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, including many who have been laid off from jobs in other countries.The figures were obtained by village authorities after they surveyed poor and ...

[Register now] A webinar: Women and Community Land Rights: Investing in Local Champions

The webinar will take you to the project model in investing in a diverse group of land rights champions, both women and men can be a game-changer both for women and for the wider community. The local land rights champions nurtured through the WOLTS project ...

[CALL FOR APPLICATION] Indigenous Youth Empowerment Grant Program (Deadline 14 June)

UNDP and the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) established the “Indigenous Youth Empowerment Grant Program” and call for applicants from Laos, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Depending on the scale of their projects, the grant recipients will receive fund ...

[Register now] 3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum (26-27 May 2021)

The 3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum will bring together reform-minded actors within and beyond the region to engage in in-depth, interactive debate on issues that cut to the core of local tenure security and community resource management. The sessions will take place online, with in-person events ...

UNESCO: One Opportunity, One Teacher, Limitless Dreams in Lao PDR

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