Sapphire Anniversary Event for Australian Alumni

Around 200 of the more than 1,500 Lao graduates from Australian universities gathered in Vientiane on 13 March to help celebrate 65 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Laos – our “sapphire” anniversary.

Women’s Rights in Laos - A Role Model

Australian trained Inthana Bouphasavanh has dedicated her life to protect and advocate women’s rights in Laos. 

The man behind World Heritage in Laos

Australian trained Thongsa Sayavongkhamdy is an archaeologist and civil servant who has spent his life devoted to protecting and preserving the cultural and historic treasure of Laos.

Preventing Violence against Women and Girls – Men Standing Up

Violence against women and girls (VAW/G) is a global pandemic. It is a grave violation of human rights – particularly of women’s human rights, security and dignity.

“Skills Can Take You Anywhere – Even to the End of the Earth”

Everything surrounding him is white.  It is 30 degrees below zero. He has been given a near impossible task, to find a fallen meteorite in the vast white emptiness of Antarctica.