To mark this year’s Mine Awareness Day, the National Regulatory Authority for the UXO/Mine Action Sector (NRA) and UNDP organized a celebration in Khammouane province.
The Government of Australia has increased its contribution to UXO clearance operations in the areas flooded last year in Attapeu Province in order to ensure the safety of resettled communities dislocated by the floods.
UNDP Lao PDR's Disaster Risk Management Advisor, Ross Hardy talks about how disasters can present opportunities to people affected by the floods of 2018.
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the National Regulatory Authority for UXO/Mine Action Sector in Lao PDR (NRA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a ceremony to sign a contribution agreement on the ‘Project to Support for UXO Sector in the Lao PDR (2nd phase) (2019-2022/USD 5.5 million)’ on May 14 in Vientiane.
“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".
Ms. Ricarda Rieger presented her credentials today to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Thongpane Savanphet, as the new Resident Representative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Lao PDR.

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