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More efforts urged for human trafficking prevention

Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Steering Committee on Human Trafficking Gen. Vilay Lakhamfong has urged human trafficking committees of all sectors to pay attention to prevention efforts against human trafficking.Addressing an annual…

UNFPA Hackathon! Youth Innovation Challenge – Under The “Me, My Body, My Planet, My Future” Campaign

UNFPA, in partnership with the Faculty of Education, National University of Laos, Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union (LYU) and Global Shapers, brought together young innovators in the Lao PDR to present their innovative, impactful implementable ideas and technical solutions for addressing some of the key challenges faced by adolescents and young people in the country. The Youth Innovation Challenge 2022

Human Rights Day 2022

10 December this year marks the 74th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). While much progress has been achieved on human rights protection during these years, the very same promises of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of dignity and equality in rights are constantly under threat. To remind us of the current relevance and legacy of

Laos, Thailand and Myanmar cooperate anti-drug crime in the Golden Triangle area

The 2nd Meeting of Golden Triangle Prosecutors Network on ‘’Cooperation to Counter Narcotics Trafficking in the Region’’ was held in Luang Prabang, Laos, from Nov 16-18.   The meeting was co-chaired by Deputy Director the Supreme People’s Prosecutors’s Office of Laos, Khamphet Somvorachit, Deputy Prosecutor General of Thailand, Chumphon Pansumlit, and Head of the International Law Department of the Supreme

Legacies of War continues to support UXO clearance in Laos

The board members of Legacies of War and its community partners visited the Lao PDR to review efforts to remove unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the Southeast Asian country. The Legacies of War team visited Laos during Nov1-19, 2022. “Legacies of War is an educational and advocacy organization working to address the impacts of American Secret War in Laos and military