More than 4,000 people joined the 4th Vientiane International Half Marathon the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) supported the marathon, aiming to raise awanress on issues around teenage pregnancy, under the theme "Girlhood Not Motherhood -  together we can end teenage pregnancy”


This video was produced by UNFPA, Ministry of Planning and Investment and Ministry of Health in order to celebrate the World Population Day 2017 with its theme “Family Planning : Empowering People, Developing Nations”.

This video aims to redefine Family Planning and bring it closer to people of Lao PDR.


The animation shows the critical issues that are faced by 700,230 adolescent girls aged 10 – 19 in Lao PDR, including lack of education and job opportunity, and poor health and nutrition. To ensure that adolescent girls grow up safe and healthy and be able to make decision for her own future, it calls for a multi-stakeholder partnership from the government, cooperator sector, UN and civil society.  On what Lao PDR will look like in 15 years will depend on whether we do everything in our power to ignite the potential of adolescent girls today, such “Noi”. It is our role to work together to ensure that not even one single adolescent girl is left behind.