With the consent and at the invitation of the Government of Lao PDR (GoL), the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Mr. Philip Alston, visited Lao PDR on 18-28 March 2019. The objective of this visit was to assess and identify the poverty level that remains in the country, its causes and the way forward that can be recommended to the GoL, as well as the success and challenges of the promotion and protection of human rights of the people who still live in poverty.
The annual meeting of the National Steering Committee on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in Lao PDR until 2030, 11 June 2019 at the International Cooperation and Training Center, Vientiane, Lao PDR.
May 17th, 2019, Presidential Palace, Mr. Phoukhong SISOULATH received a credential from H.E. President Bounnhang Vorachit, as the new Lao ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium.