Social and Economic Issues
Voices from Laos: Clearing bombs, protecting lives - Panel discussionNew York, 4 April 2013
International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action - Press ConferenceNew York, 4 April 2013
Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs)
Asia-Europe Final Regional Review of the Almaty Programme of ActionVientiane, 7 March 2013
Asia-Europe Final Regional Review of the Almaty Programme of Action brings about Vientiane Consensuswww.unohrlls.org
8 March 2013
08 March 2013 – Vientiane, Laos (ESCAP) - Landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) assert they are land-linked, land-rich countries that can emerge as key hubs in regional cooperation and integration, more than 120 delegates attending the Final Review of the Almaty Programme of Action (APoA) Conference heard at the conclusion of their meeting in Vientiane, Laos today.
Asia-Europe Final Regional Review of the Almaty Programme of Actionwww.un.org
6 March 2013
6 March 2013 – United Nations representatives and senior government officials from landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) in Europe, Asia and the Pacific are meeting in Vientiane, Laos, to discuss how to fully participate in global trade and overcome isolation from world markets and other socio-economic consequences of not having access to a sea..
H.E. Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith, Ambassador, Permanent Representative presented his Credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonwww.un.org
9 April 2012
The new Permanent Representative of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to the United Nations, Saleumxay Kommasith, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Until his appointment, Mr. Kommasith was Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2011. Between 2007 and 2011, he served as Director-General of the Department of International Organizations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, having previously served as Deputy Director-General since 2004. From 2003 to 2004, he was Director of the Department’s United Nations Division.
Mr. Kommasith was Second Secretary in his country’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York from 2000 to 2003, having previously served as Deputy Director in the Western Europe Division of the Foreign Ministry’s Europe-America Department since 1998. From 1994 to 1996, he was the Department’s Desk Officer for the United States, having held the post of Australia Desk Officer from 1992 to 1994.
LLDCs Chairman met Secretary-General of IRU and UN-OHRLLS representativeswww.iru.org
4 April 2012