Aid and development

Multilateral development assistance

Laos, UN celebrate World Food Day, poverty eradication efforts

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and UN agencies in Laos on Wednesday kicked off events to mark World Food Day and International Day and National Week for the Eradication of Poverty at Lao-ITECC.The government, in cooperation with development partners, is marking the two important ...

Ounkham Pimmata

EU and UNICEF Donate Motorbikes and Computers To Lao MoES

(KPL) As part of the Partnership to Strengthen the Education System (PSES), the European Union (EU) and UNICEF handed over to the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) equipment for a total value of US$ 121,000, including 40 motorbikes, 62 desktop computers and three laptops. The ...

KPL News Desk

Laos becomes party to two more UN treaties

The government has become a party to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for International Sales of Goods, hoping to use the law to protect its international trade interests.Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Saleumxay Kommasith on September 26 presented the letter from the government to ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

UNDP Launches Accelerator Lab

(KPL) The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Lao PDR has launched Accelerator Lab with a global network of 60 labs serving 78 countries.A fast-paced world, climate change and development challenges demand re-imaging our approaches in order to provide solutions that plug into the needs of ...

KPL News Desk

Major int’l boost planned for agricultural development  in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) plans to approve significant new financial assistance to implement a project in rural areas focusing on boosting commercial production.The project, as part of ongoing assistance, will run from 2020-2026 at a cost of US$30 ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

UN agriculture chief monitors project progress in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – A senior United Nations official is visiting Laos with the goal of enhancing the UN-Laos partnership in maintaining food security, generating employment in rural areas, and mitigating the effects of climate change in rural areas.  As part of their mission, the President ...

Times Reporters

UN ramps up message on prevention of violence against women in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Village authorities will spread the word about eliminating violence against women, hoping to change attitudes and put a stop to the abuse of women and girls.Rural people know little about the Law on the Development and Protection of Women and it ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Lao Government Reacts To UN expert’s Misleading Report

(KPL) With the consent and at the invitation of the Government of Lao PDR (GoL), the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Mr. Philip Alston, visited Lao PDR on 18-28 March 2019. The objective of this visit was to assess and identify the ...

KPL team

World Bank to finance Lao green growth reform

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The World Bank has agreed to provide credit of US$40 million to the government to foster its green growth reform. The international financial institution announced this week that its executive board of directors made the loan approval decision on May 28. However, there ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

World Bank approves loan for public finance management in Laos

A project titled Enhancing Public Finance Management through Information and Communication Technology and Skills (E-FITS) will be carried out in Laos to improve financial reporting and develop administrative capacity for revenue collection, public procurement, and budget execution.Laos will also benefit from the Public Financial Management ...

Times Reporters

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