ພັກປະຊາຊົນ ປະຕິວັດລາວ ທີ່ມີກຽດສະຫງ່າ ໝັ້ນຍືນ! ຊົມເຊີຍວັນສ້າງຕັ້ງພັກປະຊາຊົນປະຕິວັດລາວ ຄົບຮອບ 65 ປີ ຢ່າງສຸດໃຈ! ຂໍ່ານັບຮັບຕ້ອນວັນຄ້າຍວັນເກີດປະທານ ໄກສອນ ພົມວິຫານ ຄົບຮອບ 100 ປີ; ວັນສະຖາປະນາ ສປປ ລາວ ຄົບຮອບ 45 ປີ; ກອງປະຊຸມໃຫຍ່ ຄັ້ງທີ XI ຂອງພັກປະຊາຊົນ ປະຕິວັດລາວ; ກອງປະຊຸມໃຫຍ່ອົງຄະນະພັກ ຄັ້ງທີ IV ຂອງກະຊວງການຕ່າງປະເທດ ແລະ ວັນການທູດລາວ ຄົບຮອບ 75 ປີ.

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On 10 June 2022, the United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly elected the new members of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the term 2023-2025.  The Lao PDR was honored to be elected as one of the four Members, along with Qatar, Republic of Korea and China representing the Asia Pacific region. This is for the first time in history that the Lao PDR will sit in the Council as a full member.

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is at the heart of the United Nations system to advance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. It is the central platform for fostering debate and innovative thinking, forging consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed development goals. It is also responsible for the follow-up to major UN conferences and summits. The UN Charter established ECOSOC in 1945 as one of the six main organs of the United Nations.

ECOSOC has 54 member Governments which are elected for three-year terms by the General Assembly. Seats on the Council are allotted based on geographical representation with fourteen allocated to African States, eleven to Asian States, six to Eastern European States, ten to Latin American and Caribbean States, and thirteen to Western European and other States. 

ECOSOC links a diverse family of subsidiary bodies and UN entities dedicated to sustainable development, providing overall guidance and coordination. It is mandated to coordinate economic, social, and related work of the fifteen United Nations Specialized Agencies, eight Functional Commissions and five Regional Commissions. It provides the central forum for discussing international economic, social and development issues, and for formulating policy recommendations and guidance for UN Member States and the United Nations system to address the current development challenges. Building on its coordination role within the UN system, ECOSOC is a gateway for UN partnership and participation by the rest of the world. It further offers a unique global meeting point for productive dialogues among policymakers, parliamentarians, academics, foundations, businesses, youth and 3,200+ registered NGOs.

Having recognized multidimensional challenges and special needs of group of countries in special situations and by representing small, landlocked and least developed countries, the Lao PDR highly acknowledges the important role of ECOSOC, at the centre of the UN development system, in conducting cutting-edge analysis, agreeing on global norms and advocating for progress on sustainable development. In this connection, the Lao PDR is strongly committed to the implementation of the internationally agreed development goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Programmes of Action for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and other UN development cooperation frameworks.

The Lao PDR strongly believes that with its unique development experience of being both LDC and LLDC, its membership to ECOSOC for the term 2023-2025 will bring valuable insight and contribution to the work of ECOSOC with commitment to pay due attention to issues of strengthening the Council’s leadership and policy guidance role in accelerating SDG progress and building resilience and for better coordination of the activities of the United Nations Development System and its specialized agencies as well as in addressing the special needs of the most vulnerable countries within the United Nations frameworks. The Lao PDR will also actively advocate for global solidarity and renewed multilateralism during times of triple crisis and to meet long-term challenges to sustainable development.

Announcement

      

*(New) Statement of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR over the development in the Taiwan strait

          

(New) Statement of Minister Foreign Affairs on condemns an act of violence in all forms


* (New)  Advisory On documentation and steps required for permission to entry and exit of the Lao PDR during the Covid-19 pandemic (17March 2022)

 

 

* (New) Press Statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the LAO PDR on 26 February 2022

 

 

* Advisory on the documentation and steps required for seeking permission for entry and exit of the Lao PDR.

*Message by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR On the Occasions of the 54th Anniversary of the Founding of ASEAN and The 24th Anniversary of the Lao PDR’s Accession to ASEAN

*NOTICE: Extended the implementation of the Measures on Containment, Prevention, and Comprehensive Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic from 20 July to 3 August 2021.

*NOTICE: statement of the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR on the current situation of COVID-19.

*NOTICE: Extended the implementation of the Measures on Containment, Prevention, and Comprehensive Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic from 20 July to 3 August 2021.

*(New) Statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR on the Republic of Cuba.

*Article on the Fifth Anniversary of the Establishment of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation by H.E. Saleumxay KOMMASITH, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR

*Procedural Advisory on documentation and steps required for seeking authorization for entry and exit of Lao PDR during the implementation of measures to prevent, control and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

*Travel advisory for entry and exit of Lao PDR during the implementation of measures to prevent, control and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

*Expand the period of suspended issuing all type of visa for all nationals at the Lao Diplomatic Mission abroad and Visa On Arrivals (VOA) to 03rd May 2020

*Suspend all type of visa for all nationals at the Lao Diplomatic Mission abroad