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Laotian Government Information
- Bank of the Lao PDR
- Lao News Agency
State-run national news agency.
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR
Links to consular, diplomatic, and trade information.
- National Assembly of the Lao People's Democratic Republic
Links to the history, duties, functions, organization, and activities of the National Assembly. Also includes the Constitution, current law system, current news, and publications.
- National Statistics Centre of the Lao PDR
Links to official statistics of the Lao PDR. Includes: agriculture, commerce, consumer price index, culture, education, geography, gross domestic product, industry, international data, investment, labor & employment, population & census data, public health, tourism, transportation, and weather & climate,
- National Tourism Administration of Lao PDR
The official website of the National Tourism Administration of Lao PDR, a service agency of the government, focuses on the laws, rules and regulations on tourism and the tourism industry. Includes information about the culture, history and nature-based tourism.
- Science Technology and Environment Agency
Lao PDR's official agency on science, technology, and environmental research and intellectual property.
- Vientiane Times
State-run national newspaper.
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- Australian Government - Laos
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
- BBC News Profile - Laos
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
- CIA World Factbook - Laos
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
- FAO and Lao PDR
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.
- Human Development Report on Lao PDR
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme. Country factsheet is also available.
- Human Rights Watch - Laos
Country background, news and reports related to human rights.
- IAEA - Lao PDR
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- IEA - Southeast Asian (ASEAN)
Regional information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA) on the ten countries of Southeast Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) that constitute the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
- IMF - Lao People's Democratic Republic
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
- India Foreign Relations Brief - Lao PDR
Country briefs from India's Ministry of External Affairs.
- ITC - Lao PDR
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
- Library of Congress - Laos
Country portal and resources compiled by the Library of Congress subject experts.
- OHCHR - Lao PDR
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).
- UNEP - Lao PDR
Country environmental profile from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
- UNESCO Worldwide - Lao PDR
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Lao PDR
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
- UNESCO Education Worldwide - Lao PDR
Education statistics, publications, plans, ministries, and news for Member States.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Lao PDR
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office Bangkok
Cluster Office representing UNESCO in Thailand, Myanmar and Lao PDR.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Lao PDR
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
- UNFPA Country Profile - Lao PDR
"The United Nations Population Fund ( UNFPA) supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect."
- United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Laos
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
- United Nations Country @ a Glance - Lao PDR
Country overview, news, economy, environment, health and technology from the United Nations Cyberschoolbus.
- United Nations Statistics Division: National Accounts - Lao PDR
"Statistics database contains a complete and consistent set of time series from 1970 onwards of main national accounts aggregates for all UN Members States and all other countries and areas in the world."
- U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Laos
trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Laos.
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Articles and Databases
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room.
Enter "Laos" as the search terms.
- National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
- Crisis Group International Databases and Resources
Crisis Group provides analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation.
- CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.
- CRS Reports - LexisNexis Congressional CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Laos" as the search term.
- Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Laos.
- Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents. The site also includes databases that focus on individual topics.
- Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Laos" as the search term.
- Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.
- Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."
- International Area Studies Asia CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Asia.
- International Area Studies General CU
Collection of general databases from the University of Colorado covering international issues.
- International Area Studies Statistics CU
Collection of international statistics databases from the University of Colorado.
- LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.
- Statistical Database System (SDBS) Online
SDBS is the the Asian Development Bank's central statistical database that stores macro-economic and social data of its developing member countries.
- United Nations Common Database (UNCDB)
"UNCDB provides selected series from numerous specialized international data sources for all available countries and areas."
- WDI Online CU
World Development Indicators (WDI) online
contains statistical data on the global economy from the
- Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents. The WITS database coverage is currently from 1/1/2004 to 6/30/2007 and is updated quarterly.
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Diplomacy, Programs and Aid
- Asian Development Bank - Lao PDR
Projects, publications, and news about Lao PDR and the ADB.
- Association of Southeast Asian Nations - Lao PDR
ASEAN promotes regional economic growth, social progress, cultural development, and peace and stability.
- Delegation of the European Commission to Lao PDR
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
- Embassy of Laos in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Laos in the United States.
- Embassy of the United States in Vientiane, Laos
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Laos.
- EU's Relations with Lao PDR
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Lao PDR.
- G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including Lao PDR), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
- Permanent Mission of the Lao PDR to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
- ReliefWeb - Laos
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.
- UNHCR - Lao PDR
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Lao PDR
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
- United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Lao PDR
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
- United Nations Lao PDR
United Nations mission supporting the government of the Lao PDR to achieve its national development goals.
- USAID - Laos
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.
- U.S. Department of State - Laos
U.S.-Laos relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
- World Bank - Lao PDR
World Bank data, projects, and research in Lao PDR.
- World Food Program - Lao PDR
The World Food Program (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
- World Trade Organization - Lao PDR (Observer Country)
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for observer countries.
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- UNAIDS - Lao PDR
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
- USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Laos
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS programs in Laos.
- World Health Organization - Laos
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Laos from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO).
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Peacekeeping and Military Information
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- Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao)
Lao PDR, per capita, is the most heavily bombed nation in the world. UXO Lao works on clearing unexploded ordnance, community awareness, survey activities, and training and capacity building.
- Laos: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
Resources in the Catalog
For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.
- The Library Catalog, Chinook
There are numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Lao PDR available in the
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