Archive for the ‘Civil society / ປະຊາສັງຄົມ’ Category
May 9th, 2013
Vientiane Times, 09 May, 2013
Laos could raise almost US$100 million a year for education if 30 percent of its share of copper and gold mining resources were converted into public revenue and 20 percent of this sum invested in education. This could double Laos’ education budget and achieve primary education for all. The amount raised would be equivalent to almost two-thirds of the money Laos receives annually in aid to education.
March 22nd, 2013
Vientiane Times, 22 March, 2013
Representatives from various government sectors, the National Assembly (NA) and foreign experts from NGOs are discussing a national draft land policy before submitting it to the next ordinary session of the National Assembly. A two-day meeting on the draft policy began yesterday in Vientiane, chaired by the NA’s Economics, Planning and Finance Committee President, Dr Souvanpheng Bouphanouvong.
January 10th, 2013
Bangkok Post, 12 Dec, 2012
Fate of missing Lao activist unknown
Laos authorities said on Thursday that they were unaware of the whereabouts of an award-winning development activist whose disappearance has triggered international concern, suggesting he may have been kidnapped. Sombath Somphone, 62, was last seen on Saturday in Vientiane when his car was stopped at a police post, according to his wife Ng Shui Meng. CCTV images appear to show him being driven away with two unidentified people.
October 22nd, 2012
Harvesting peppers in Phongsaly Province, Northern Laos. Photo by Andrew Bartlett (2012).
In conjunction with the Asia Europe People’s Forum (AEPF), the Land Issues Working Group organises a photo exhibition at the French Institute, Vientiane, under the title “Natural Development – Growing in Equity or Growing Inequity?”. The exhibition is free of charge and remains open until 7 November, 2012.
October 19th, 2012
Xinhua, Oct 19, 2012
Vientiane – The 9th Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF-9) concluded here on Friday with a final declaration ratified by all participants. The declaration emphasized the participants concerns in four major areas, including universal social protection and access to essential services. At the closing session of the meeting, Maris Dela Cruz, member of the International Organization Committee of AEPF, said the participates to the meeting engaged in an in-depth discussion from different perspectives in the last three days, in order to come up with people’s vision and recommendations on people’s solidarity against poverty and sustainable development.
October 17th, 2012
Vientiane Times, Oct 17, 2012
The Asia-Europe People’s Forum is a great opportunity for sharing wisdom, ideas and experience and furthering the comprehensive development of every country in Asia and Europe, in response to people’s legitimate aspirations. Dr Thongloun Sisoulith addresses the opening ceremony of the Asia-Europe People’s Forum in Vientiane on Tuesday. This was the message from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Thongloun Sisoulith, delivered at the opening ceremony of the forum at the National Culture Hall in Vientiane yesterday.
October 12th, 2012
Vientiane Times, 12 Oct, 2012
Members of the public have made it clear that land issues are becoming of increasing concern, due to the problem of land development policies that promote the conversion of property into capital. People were given the opportunity to voice their interest and concerns at a consultation meeting on the government’s policies on land and natural resources, which was held at the Lao Women’s Union Training Centre in Vientiane yesterday.
September 11th, 2012
ວຽງຈັນໃຫມ່, ວັນທີ 10 ກັນຍາ 2012
ອ່ານເນື້ອໃນຂ່າວທັງໝົດໄດ້ທີ່ ເຊື່ອມຊຶມເອກະສານບັນຫາພົ້ນເດັ່ນ ກ່ຽວກັບທີ່ດິນ ແລະ ທິດທາງແກ້ໄຂ
September 6th, 2012
Vientiane Times, Sept 6, 2012.
Appropriate land management in Luang Namtha, Xayaboury and Attapeu provinces is crucially important for Laos to move off the UN’s list of least developed countries by 2020. That is the opinion of Ministry of Planning and Investment officials, who are meeting in Vientiane on September 5-6 to set up a 2012-2013 plan for Land Management and Rural Economic Development (LM-RED).
September 1st, 2012
Vientiane Times, Sept 1, 2012.
The Lao National Assembly (NA) has confirmed its increasing role with regard to building transparency in Lao society, especially within the country’s administration. NA Standing Committee member Dr Souvanpheng Bouphanouvong who is also a NA member for Vientiane made the confirmation yesterday when meeting with leaders of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and other civil servants at the National Culture Hall.