Following the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, on 29 March the Government of Lao PDR formally announced nation-wide lockdown. Despite the still limited number of COVID-19 cases, the outbreak in the region has impacted trade, construction and tourism and has therefore a significant effect on the economy.
This project intends to create an enabling environment for youth to realise their potential and to undertake important and fulfilling socio-economic roles under the framework of comprehensive national youth policy. It aims to empower youth in the country economically and socially, as they are agents of change by identifying and protecting their needs and interest, and by creating positive development.
The CCM holds a particular importance for Lao PDR, being the second signatory to the CCM in December 2008, with Prime Minister Sisoulith, who was the Foreign Minister at the time, signing on behalf of the state. Lao PDR has taken its role as State Party very seriously and successfully hosted the first ever Meeting of State Parties in Vientiane, November 2010. Both the Vientiane Declaration and the Vientiane Action Plan were adopted at this meeting. The latter was instrumental in setting out concrete and measurable steps, actions and targets aimed to be completed within specific time frames over the next five-year period, until the Dubrovnik Action Plan was adopted.
Ambassador of Turkey to Lao PDR, H.E. Mr. Ahmet Idem Akay today paid a courtesy visit to the newly-appointed Vice Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, H.E. Mr. Padermphone Sonthany, together with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) senior representatives, including the Resident Representative, Ms. Ricarda Rieger, to discuss the efforts of the ongoing project, generously supported by the Government of Turkey through the organization.
Along with official news and information from valid sources and trusted organizations, misinformation has also been circulating, increasing the challenges in keeping society informed about public health information, especially the people with disabilities.
Proliferation of dangerous disinformation and misinformation threaten national pandemic responses, putting even more lives and livelihoods at risk

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