Laos working towards national S&T policy


8 June 2001 - A survey mission is heading to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic this September to assist the country in establishing a national policy for science and technology. 


The mission follows up a workshop organized in Seoul (Republic of Korea) by the Science and Technology Policy Asian Network (STEPAN) in June 2000 to discuss the needs of least developed countries in the region with regard to science and technology policy-making. At the time, the STEPAN Board recommended that UNESCO’s Jakarta Office make arrangements to assist Laos in this area.


The UNESCO Jakarta Office has been benefiting from the valuable expertise of STEPAN in its preparation for the survey mission.


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