Two new reports examine graduation from Least Developed Country status
Dec 13, 2016
Lao PDR’s 5th National Human Development Report and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development´s (UNCTAD) Least Developed Countries Report 2016 were launched on Tuesday by Dr. Kikeo Chanthaboury, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, and Ms. Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative. The launch was attended by government officials from line ministries and development partners.
Three UN agencies renew their commitment to the development of Lao PDR
Dec 12, 2016
UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF jointly signed a Letter of Agreement on the implementation of their new country programme documents with officials from the Government.
Step into the reality of a UXO clearance team
Nov 29, 2016
UNDP Lao PDR has taken UXO Lao's 20th anniversary as an opportunity to produce UNDP's first Virtual Reality film and put the viewer right into the field, with a demining team. Through the power of virtual reality, we witness the extreme work of this team, and follow Saysamone, the team leader and her crew.
Lao PDR’s first-ever flashmob inspires climate action
Nov 26, 2016
Young actors, dancers and volunteers from around the world gathered on the Mekong river-bank with an unprecedented surprise performance to stimulate action on climate change and celebrate International Volunteers Day.
The Government of Lao PDR & partners agree priority actions for development
Nov 25, 2016
The two-day Round Table Implementation Meeting concluded in Vientiane Province today with the Government and its partners endorsing the Vientiane Declaration Country Action Plan.
Remarks in the Opening Session of RTIM 2016 by Ms. Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative
Nov 25, 2016
Remarks in the Opening Session of Round Table Implementation Meeting in Vientiane Province by Ms. Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative. The theme of the 2016 RTIM is “Accelerating the implementation of 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan (8th NSEDP 2016-2020) for LDC graduation and achievement of SDGs”. Vientiane Province RTIM ‘Policy Implementation Dialogue’
Remarks in the Closing Session of RTIM 2016 by Ms. Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative
Nov 25, 2016
Remarks in the Closing Session of RTIM 2016 by Ms. Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative 2016 Round Table Implementation Meeting delivered on 25th November 2016 - Vientiane Province.
Dynamic preparations warrant a successful alliance for development
Nov 22, 2016
A string of consultations are leading up to Round Table Implementation Meeting, to be held in Vientiane Province on 24-25 November.
Asia’s First Zero-Waste, Zero-Emission Business Forum in Singapore
Nov 15, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Initiatives, Singapore will welcome over 600 business & sustainability leaders, senior government officials, UN agencies, NGOs from across the globe for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development (RBF) in Singapore on 22-24 November 2016.
Round Table Implementation Meeting aims to advance Lao PDR’s development
Nov 8, 2016
On 24-25 November, the Government and its partners will convene for a Round Table Implementation Meeting in Vientiane Province to take stock of achievements and challenges, and discuss their future collaboration on national development priorities.