Successful Lao young people and those who are on the way to achieving their dreams gathered in Vientiane for an evening of inspiration to discuss what it means to have a goal, and what it takes to achieve it. The event, titled “Future in Focus: What’s your goal?” provided an opportunity for Lao youth to meet some of their role-models, passionate Lao personalities, coming from diverse backgrounds, who are successfully pursuing their dreams, and to hear their stories towards the stars.
Circular economy strategies aim to promote the transformation of countries towards resource efficient societies. Read what UNDP's Climate Change Technical Advisor Alexandra Soezer has to say about the innovational concept of circular economy and the potential it carries for Lao PDR.
Lao PDR builds a solid foundation to achieve the national Sustainable Development Goal 18, “Lives Safe from UXO”.
For Lao PDR, the most bombed country per capita in the world, 1 August marks the anniversary of the Entry Into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
UNDP's new Livelihood Support Centres offer vocational education courses. The wide smile on Moukdavanh's face indicates the pride she takes in learning the craft of tailoring.
“Having a goal isn’t wishing. It isn’t a faint hope or a vague dream that someday we’ll have or do or be. No, having a goal is much, much more” - Watch "This is Development: The Sustainable Development Goals in Lao PDR".

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