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

Lao, European business chambers launch child labour free certification service

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) and the European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Lao PDR (ECCIL) have officially launched a Child Labour Free Certification Service.Vice President of LNCCI and President of the Association of the ...

News Desk

S Korea Criticized for Failing to Protect Children’s Rights over Laos Dam Collapse

South Korea has been criticized for failing to protect children’s rights after a dam collapse in Laos caused dozens of deaths last year. The United Nations has advised the country to “closely look into” its overseas projects for possible violations of such rights.The United Nations ...

Taejun Kang

Lao govt urges private sector involvement to protect children’s rights

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government is encouraging the private sector to pay attention to implementing obligations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child to promote children’s protection.The issue was discussed at a private sector consultation meeting in Vientiane on Wednesday. Vice President ...

Phomphong Laoin

Young people use media skills to advocate for child rights

A training programme for young people about the best ways to draw attention to the Convention on the Rights of the Child through radio and social media is taking place in Pakxan district, Borikhamxay province.The three-day event from Tuesday to Thursday this week is hosted ...

Visith Teppalath

Lao Front, UNICEF join hands to improve vulnerable children's situation in Attapeu

(KPL) A workshop to discuss children-related issues was organized on June 17 in Samakkhysay district of Attapeu province, co-chaired by Associate Professor Dr. SomOck Kingsada, Vice President of the Lao Front for National Development (LFND) and Mr Sisavanh Sengphaiboun, President of Attapeu LFND. More than 40 ...


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