UN Day Open House in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

The UN Day is celebrated every year on 24 October, and this year’s event invited 150 students aged 10 to 15 years old to visit the UN House and understand the work of the UN agencies in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Opening of the event

Ms. Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator welcomes the students to UN House

WHO volunteers acts as tour guides for the students

WHO volunteer “tour guide” Dr Thipphasone Vixaysouk briefing his group of students
Another WHO volunteer guide Ms Viengsavanh posing with her group

Student experience the “Life of an UN Representative”

Student gets to pose in front of a podium where her photo is taken
She received a commemorative photograph for her visit
The student with her “UN laissez passer” souvenir

WHO, UNFPA and UNAIDS collaborates on reproductive health

The students visited the activity room where UN agencies worked together to present their work. Three agencies (WHO, UNFPA and UNAIDS) provide information on reproductive health, sustainable development goals and HIV/AIDS awareness.

WHO, UNFPA and UNAIDS activity room
The Vientiane Centre Youth volunteers shares information on reproductive health
The students listened intently and ask questions
They also held SDGs hashtag card to mark the UN Day, which will be used for social media

Every year, the UN agencies in Laos would mark the UN Day with the goal of raising awareness of the work they do in the country, and also in promoting the Sustainable Development Goals. Ten activity rooms were managed by UN staff to showcase their work and the students enjoyed an afternoon at the UN House.