MDG Compact for Lao PDR

31 Oct 2010

The MDG Compact is a reaffirmation of committment by the Government of Lao PDR and development partners to achieving the MDGs in Lao PDR and towards the country's objective of graduating from Least Developed Country status by 2020.


The MDG compact also adopts the Lao PDR specific MDG 9: To reduce the impact of unexploded ordnance (UXO). MDG 9 includes three targets:


9A: Ensure the complete clearance of UXO from priority / high value agricultural land by 2020

9B: Reduce substantially the number of casualties as a result of UXO accidents

9C: Ensure that the medical and rehabilitation needs of all UXO survivors are met in line with treaty obligations under the Convention on Cluster Munitions

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