Multilateral development assistance
Building a strong justice system to break the cycle of violence against women
For the first time in the Lao PDR, on May 26-27, key justice agencies came together to explore how they could fulfill their role in responding to and preventing violence against women. This training session follows the recommendations outlined in a detailed capacity needs assessment ...
Establishing standard procedures to ensure there’s no “wrong door” for violence survivors to seek help
Historically, a fragmented approach has been in place in responding to violence against women, ad hoc measures and limited understanding by officials due to the absence of clear national guidelines. Establishing SOPs is critical to strengthen systems and create a clear framework for sectors to ...
Follow the Data, Invest In Midwives: UNFPA, Ministry of Health Jointly Mark International Day of the Midwives
A virtual event conducted by the Ministry of Health (MoH) with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Laos under the theme: “Follow the Data, Invest in Midwives” highlights the importance of midwives’ role in saving lives of mothers and babies and the needs ...
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 ...
UNDP launches inequalities analysis in Laos
Vientiane (Vientiane Times/ANN) – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Laos has launched an inequalities analysis in three steps of ‘beyond income, beyond averages, and beyond today,’ proposing a battery of policy options to tackle it.The 2019 edition of UNDP’s Human Development Report (HDR) on ...
Laos, ILO celebrate partnership in advancing workers’ rights
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos will continue to work with its development partners, including the International Labour Organisation (ILO), to advance social justice and promote decent work for all.An event held in Vientiane on Saturday to mark the ILO Centenary and 55th anniversary of Laos’ ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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