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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…  

Can disasters present opportunities?

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.  

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…  

Government Presents Way Forward for Lao PDR’s Recovery

Lao Government agencies and development partners met today to discuss the way forward on the development of a recovery strategy after the 2018 floods. The Lao PDR Recovery Consultation, held at the…  

Remarks of the Signing Ceremony of the Project on Building Capacities for Resilient Recovery by Ms. Kaarina Immonen

Opening Remarks of the Signing Ceremony of the Project on Building Capacities for Resilient Recovery by Ms. Kaarina Immonen, UNDP Resident Representative  

Spreading the word of warning in Southern Laos to ensure we leave no one behind

After floods ravaged Lao PDR last year, a lack of adequate warning mechanisms significantly contributed to the damages and losses. UNDP is partnering with the government and the private sector to…  

Taming the waters in Xayaboury Province

Almost four years ago, UNDP had a project in Xayaboury Province of northern Lao PDR to help farmers in their struggles to cope with climate change. This February, we returned to one of the villages to…  

Lao PDR hosts major global funds in push for a climate-resilient, sustainable future

The Government of Lao PDR through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment hosted a National Dialogue on the engagement between two major global funds, the Global Environment Facility (GEF)…  

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