Global Campaign

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Progress made to improve children’s lives in Laos

On June 1, International Children’s Day will be observed in Laos and around the world. Ahead of Children’s Day, Save the Children is launching the Global Childhood Report. The report features the third edition of our annual End of Childhood Index, which ranks countries according to where childhood is most and least threatened. In the year 2000, an estimated 970 million children were robbed of their childhoods due to ‘childhood enders’ – life-changing events like child marriage, early pregnancy, exclusion from education, sickness, malnutrition and violent deaths. That number today has been reduced to 690 million – meaning that at least 280 million children worldwide are better off today than they would have been two decades ago.

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Education Breakthrough Conference: resulting impact

‘All children can read by the time they leave primary school and all children caught up in humanitarian crises have access to quality education.’

Friday 30 May 2014

International experts meet to enhance children’s education in Asia

More than 70 education experts from across the Asia Pacific met the week of 26 -30 May 2014, in Vientiane, to ensure the learning needs of children and young people in this region are met. The meeting is organised by the international child rights organisation, Save the Children and was opened by Mr Lytou Bouapao, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Tuesday 6 May 2014

Save the Children’s 15th annual State of the World’s Mothers report

Laos is ranked 129th on Save the Children’s 2015 Mothers’ Index – an annual ranking of the best and worst places in the world to be a mother. Despite steady improvement, this represents a fall of eight spots on the index, from 121st place in 2013. The country remains ahead of neighbours Cambodia and Myanmar, but trails other regional neighbours such as Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Thursday 12 December 2013

About 500 children in Lao PDR participated in Save the Children’s Global Day of Action

Calling for improvements in newborn, child and maternal health, on October 26, 2013 500 children in Vientiane participated in Save the Children’s Global Day of Action