What We Do

UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach the eight Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), which commit to cutting world poverty in half by 2015. A ninth MDG specific to Lao PDR pledges to reduce the impact of unexploded ordnance (UXO) still remaining from the Second Indochina war.

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The 70th Anniversary of the UN

"The 70th anniversary of the United Nations is an opportunity to reflect – to look back on the UN’s history and take stock of its enduring achievements. It is also an opportunity to spotlight where the UN – and the international community as a whole – needs to redouble its efforts to meet current and future challenges across the three pillars of its work: peace and security, development, and human rights." - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message for UN70

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United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015

The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly.

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Featured Publication
The MDGs and Lessons Learnt for the Post-2015 Period: A Summary Review

This Review summarizes the achievements and the lessons learnt from the MDG implementation process in Lao PDR, and reflects on strengths and areas in need of improvement. The Review aims to contribute to the dialogue on the post-2015 agenda in Lao PDR.