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UNICEF Communication Specialist Awarded with Labor Medal for Service to Children of Lao PDR

The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has awarded the Labour medal in recognition of Mr Tabongphet’s extensive achievements in building the capacity of mass media and engaging youth participation during his work with UNICEF in the Lao PDR.

On the occasion of the celebration of the 72nd Anniversary of the Lao Media and Printing, the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICT) has awarded Mr. Tabongphet Phouthavong, UNICEF Communication Specialist, the Labour Medal in recognition for his service in the capacity-building of mass media and youth participation and the promotion of women and children wellbeing in the Lao PDR.

The award ceremony was organized at MICT in the presence of Minister of Information Culture and Tourism Mrs Souansavah Vignaket, and Representative of UNICEF in the Lao PDR Dr Pia Rebello Britto. Representatives from different ministries and organizations also attended the ceremony.

“Mr. Tabongphet Phouthavong has significantly contributed to strengthening and enhancing the cooperation between UNICEF and the Government of the Lao PDR,” said Mr Somsavath Phongsa, Director General, Mass Media Department, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

“The Government of the Lao PDR has awarded him with a Labour Medal in recognition of his hard work and vital contribution in areas of the Mass Media and youth participation and the promotion of women and children wellbeing in the Lao PDR,” he added.

Mr Tabongphet Phouthavong has been a Communication Specialist for UNICEF Lao PDR since 2000. For over 20 years, he has played a pivotal role in numerous initiatives for the benefit of children and women.

“On behalf of UNICEF, I express my sincere gratitude to the Government of the Lao PDR for the honour. UNICEF is very excited to continue our partnership with the Government of the Lao PDR and all partners to enhance further the wellbeing of children and a brighter future for children,” stated Mr Tabongphet.

Source: Lao News Agency

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