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Fresh wounds, past battles

In August 2018, a joint Republic of Korea-UNDP delegation undertook a field mission to Xieng Khouang Province to witness the progress of the UXO sector in Lao PDR.  


Investing in ecotourism in Savannakhet Province to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty

More than 180 people joined a discussion on promoting ecotourism in the dry dipterocarp forests of Southern Lao PDR during the Responsible Business Forum in Savannakhet.  


Cluster munitions — a challenge to development

On the 8th anniversary of the Convention on Cluster Munitions entering into force, Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP Lao PDR, Mr. Balasubramaniam Murali, reflects on Lao PDR’s future with UXO  


UNDP reiterates support to Lao PDR with assistance to victims of floods

UNDP has offered to the Government of Lao PDR to help with coordination of rescue and relief efforts as well as early recovery activities in Attapeu province, flooded by damage of the hydroelectric…  


Joining Hands to Ensure Lives Safe from UXO

Lao PDR updates the international community on implementation of its national SDG 18: “Lives Safe from UXO” during the UN High-Level Political Forum in New York.  


Why is implementing Post Disaster Needs Assessment important for Lao PDR?

The UN and the Department of Social Welfare organized a week-long Post Disaster Needs Assessment training to strenghten Lao PDR's resilience to climate impacts and disasters.  


Powering a community

Inhabitants of Kabong village live without electricity, roads and stable incomes. UNDP is looking into solutions to improve their access to electricity.  


Savannakhet’s biodiversity now accessible to wider public

Dry dipterocarp forests are vital to preserving the biodiversity of Laos. Recently, UNDP helped establish an Ecotourism and Biodiversity Center in Xonnabouly District to protect them.  


On the Preparations for the Round Table Meeting 2018

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced the Annual Round Table Meeting to take place in Vientiane Capital at the end of November 2018.  


Bringing a village into kilter with filters

Putting a glass of water on the table can take a huge effort in the rural areas of Laos. Read how we helped to relieve villagers in Saysomboun province of this burden in our recent project.  

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