Lao Women’s Union supports victims of human trafficking

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao Women’s Union is partnering with Unicef and relevant ministries in a bid to protect more women and children from human trafficking.A consultation meeting on the drafting of guidelines concerning protection and assistance for the victims of trafficking took place ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

ADB Supports Employment Service System Development in Laos

(KPL) ADB- supported Technical assistance (TA) project has helped to develop employment service system for the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MLSW) expand opportunities for local job seekers’ access to employment information.“The technical assistance project is significant and necessary for the Lao PDR in ...


Japanese workplace ethics to enrich Lao employees

CHAMPASSAK, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), which is responsible for strengthening business capacity in Laos, is hopeful that the skill development in the private sector will lead to businesses becoming more successful.This week a series of capacity-building ...

Bounfaeng Phaymanivong

Laos Ministry calls on tourism sector to help tackle human trafficking

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Government authorities and representatives of privately-owned tourism operations in Borikhamxay province are attending a seminar to strengthen cooperation and participation in the prevention of human trafficking, taking place in the province from May 13-14.The seminar is intended to raise awareness of ...

News Desk

New website offers hope for job seekers, employers in Laos

People who are out of work or employers seeking new recruits can now register on the website, which has been set up by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare.The site will assist people to find work with private companies in Laos or in ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Huge crowd turns out to celebrate Int’l Labour Day in Vientiane

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Government officials and employees of various organisations and companies gathered in central Vientiane early yesterday morning to take part in a walk to celebrate International Labour Day.The annual ritual is organised by the Lao Federation of Trade Unions and takes place ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

12 Lao women rescued from prostitution at Thai-Malaysia border

Officials raided a karaoke bar in Narathiwat’s Sungai Kolok district on Monday night and rescued 12 Lao women from prostitution.The raid against the Relax Pub in the border town was carried out at 8.30pm by officials from the Provincial Administration Department and Department of Special ...

The Nation

Vientiane, Ho Chi Minh City ink agreement to improve workers’ skills

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Vientiane and Ho Chi Minh City signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last week aiming to build comprehensive cooperation in labour and social welfare.The Vice Mayor of Vientiane, Mr Sihoun Sitthileuxay, and officials from the two sides witnessed the signing between ...

News Desk

Korea International Cooperation Agency supports capacity building for labour inspectors

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has been hosting a series of fellowship programmes to improve the capacity of Lao labour inspectors through enhanced background knowledge and practical case studies.The initiative is scheduled to run for three years from 2018 to ...

News Desk

New guidelines in Laos to strengthen human trafficking response

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Members of the Lao Women’s Union yesterday met with ministerial officials in Vientiane to discuss the drafting of new policy guidelines on family violence, child protection and human trafficking.The meeting was chaired by the Director of the Lao Women’s Union Counselling ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

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