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
FoundedApril 14, 1955
Mother partyLao People's Revolutionary Party
International affiliationWorld 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.


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