Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Flag_of_Laos.svgThe ethnic Lao comprise around one-third of the total population of nearly 7 million. Approximately another third of the population consists of other Tai-Kaidia language speakers. As for the remaining population, 30% speak one of the 30+ Mon Khmer languages as their first language, 5% speak the Sino-Tibetan language and 10% speak Hmong or Iu Mien. (IWGIA)

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The World Bank has publicly released the second draft of the proposed social and environmental...

Lao Civil Society Pressured to Drop Rights Issues From ASEAN Forum

Civil society organizations in Laos are under pressure to omit key concerns from a list...