WHO Representative Office in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
The Lao People’s Democratic Republic joined WHO on 17 May 1950, when it was then one of the Associate States of the French Union. The Republic became independent when French Indochina was dissolved in 1954.
The Lao People's Democratic Republic was covered by the WHO Area Representative Office in Saigon, Viet Nam from 1956 to 1 January 1968, when the WHO Representative Office in Vientiane was established. Before then, the WHO Country Liaison Office was administered by the WHO Representative Office in Saigon.