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Hand-over of 16 Community Halls to 16 Villages within the Ong Mang Sanctuary of Southern Lao PDR (SAFE Ecosystems Project)

Mr. Balasubramaniam Murali, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. has had the privilege to join His Excellency, Mr. Thongpath VONGMANY, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Mr.…  


Certificate Handover Ceremony to Lao University Student Volunteers

A Certificate Handover Ceremony took place on the morning of December 13th 2019 as a token of appreciation for their contribution to the Accelerator lab team in acquiring valuable information for the…  


New UNDP report: Human development in Asia-Pacific region advances dramatically, but unevenly

The 2019 edition of UNDP’s Human Development Report – ‘Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: inequalities in human development in the 21st Century’ – was launched yesterday in Vientiane, Lao…  


Build To Last: ASEAN Day for Disaster Management and International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 in Lao PDR

Disasters are an acute threat to development, and implementing disaster risk reduction is necessary for saving lives and avoiding economic losses. To mark this year’s ASEAN Day for Disaster Management…  


NTPC-UNDP Signing Ceremony

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed the Contribution Agreement with a new private sector partner, the Nam Theun 2 Power Company Limited (NTPC) to support the establishment of a new…  


UNDP Launches Accelerator Lab

A fast-paced world, climate change and development challenges demand re-imagining our approaches in order to provide solutions that plug in to the needs of modern societies and create a sustainable…  


Lao PDR marks the ninth anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

The 1st of August is a significant date for Lao PDR – the most bombed country per capita in the world. The day marks the anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, and…  


Australia announces additional funding for UXO clearance in Attapeu 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…  


Republic of Korea continues its support to UXO sector

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…  


New UNDP Resident Representative takes office

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…  

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