Lao People's Revolutionary Youth Union
The Lao People's Revolutionary Youth Union (LPRYU) (Lao:ສູນກາງຊາວໜຸ່ມປະຊາຊົນປະຕິວັດລາວ) is a mass organisation in Laos, dedicated to mobilising young people throughout the country with a view to contributing to national development. It is the youth wing of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (Laotian: Phak Pasason Pativat Lao), the Communist Party of Laos.
|Lao People's Revolutionary Youth Union|
|Founded||April 14, 1955|
|Mother party||Lao People's Revolutionary Party|
|International affiliation||World Federation of Democratic Youth, WFDY|
Originating in 1955 as the Youth Combatant Association and now comprising some 243,500 registered members (aged 15–35), the Lao People's Revolutionary Youth Union has a particular focus on the fields of information, media, entertainment, art and music. The LPRYU operates at central, provincial, municipal, district and village levels and co-operates with foreign countries and international organisations in a wide range of programme activities. LRPYU has a Print and Electronic Media Department which publishes Nok Hien Bin (Small bird) Magazine and Noum Lao Newspaper and also makes television and radio programmes for young people.