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19 June 2015
Vientiane.- Representatives from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Education and Sports, Ministry of Planning and Investment, and the National Assembly gathered on 18th and 19th June to discuss the contents of the draft National Nutrition Strategy for 2016- 2025 to fast track the reduction...
08 June 2015
The Lao Minister of Agriculture and Forestry has collected a special diploma on behalf of the Government for halving the proportion of hungry people in the country between 1990 and 2015 and achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) hunger target.  The award was presented to H.E. Mr. Vilayvanh Phomke, by Jose...
29 May 2015
Vientiane.- Lao PDR has made significant progress in reducing hunger, with the proportion of undernourished people in the country falling by 56.8 percent since the early 1990s, says a report released this week. In 1990, 49 percent of the Lao population were undernourished and by 2007 that number had fallen to...
27 May 2015
Vientiane.- The government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, in collaboration with the United Nations, has launched the National Zero Hunger Challenge, joining other countries striving to eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. The Global Zero Hunger Challenge was launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in 2012, calling on all...
22 May 2015
Vientiane. Representatives from the Government, the U.N, as well as from national and international civil society organizations joined voices to celebrate this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity dedicated to Biodiversity for Sustainable Development, and raise awareness on biodiversity’s importance to Lao PDR’s development. The event was organized by the Ministry...