Human Rights, Equality and Participation: Turning the COVID-19 Crisis into an Opportunity

Every year on 10 December, the world celebrates Human Rights Day, acknowledging the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.The UDHR is a milestone in the evolution of human civilization that sets out a broad ...


Covid-19 measures update: Entry from outbreak countries banned

Vientiane Times – The government will no longer issue entry visas for people travelling to Laos from countries with a community outbreak of Covid-19, the national taskforce has announced.The move is part of new measures being imposed until December 31 to prevent and control the ...

Lao exports to Vietnam increase despite COVID-19 pandemic

Xinhua- In 2019, the export value from Laos to Vietnam in the first nine months was 757.4 million U.S. dollars, which increased to almost 758 million U.S. dollars, according to the Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Vietnam remained Laos’ third-largest trading partner and third-largest foreign ...


Covid-19 pandemic may delay Laos’ LDC graduation

(Vientiane Times)- The United Nations is assessing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Laos’ ability to rise above Least Developed Country (LDC) status in 2024 as planned. The data up until 2019 indicated that Laos is on track to meet all the criteria set by the ...

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Lao ministry urges continued compliance with COVID-19 prevention measures

The Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has issued a notice ordering continuing strict compliance with COVID-19 prevention measures.The notice stresses that all entertainment venues are to remain closed and contained reminders of the rules in relation to weddings, festivals, and tour operators, local ...

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