Social development

Family, children and youth

UNICEF, NA Strengthen Oversight Capacity on Child-Friendly Budget for Child and Women Development in Laos

UNICEF and the National Assembly of the Lao PDR have organized a two-day workshop to enhance the capacity of members of the Cultural and Social Affairs Committee of the National Assembly from across all 18 provinces to monitor and ensure national budgets and spending are ...


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 ...


Preventing Violence against Women through Storytelling

According to the 2014 National Survey on Violence against Women, more than 30% of ever-partnered women in the Lao PDR have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence by a male partner in their lifetime. During the COVID-19 lockdowns last year, the LWU Counselling and Protection ...


Digitalizing the Fight against Gender-based Violence for Key Justice Agencies

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Jan 12 supported key justice sector agencies with new ICT equipment and software to be used in their efforts to prevent and respond to gender-based violence through the Khan Hom Project.The ...


Conference shines spotlight on nation’s family planning policy

Laos will continue to work with its development partners, including the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to make policy breakthroughs on the national family planning programme.Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Kikeo Chanthaboury, made the remarks in Vientiane on Friday at the convening of ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos celebrates 30th anniversary of child rights convention in New York

Lao representatives attended a high-level meeting of the General Assembly in New York, USA, on World Children’s Day on November 20, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Minister of Justice Mr Bounsavath Boupha ...

Times Reporters

Regional forum strengthens social protection for vulnerable children

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Social welfare experts from Laos and other Asean member countries met in Vientiane on Monday to enhance efforts to safeguard vulnerable people across the region.In his address at the 14th Asean GO-NGO Forum on Social Welfare and Development “Strengthening Social Protection ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos, UNICEF commit to providing a better future for children

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith said on Monday that key agencies such as the National Commission for the Advancement of Women, Mothers and Children continue to work for the protection, promotion and development of Lao children so that they grow up to ...

Times Reporters

Gov't, UNICEF, Stakeholders Commit to Reduce Multi-Dimensional Poverty among Children

(KPL) The Government of Lao PDR, UNICEF, vice-governors, private sector, NGOs, civil society organizations, development partners and children gathered today in Vientiane at the Lao Generation 2030 Forum to mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).“Children will be ...

KPL News Desk

Laos backs promotion of children’s rights on Asean stage

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has reaffirmed its support for Asean efforts to promote the rights of children and women in the region, believing that this will make a significant contribution to the realisation of the Asean community.Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

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