Lao PDR writes history by launching Sustainable Development Goal 18
Sep 7, 2016
As a side event to the ASEAN Summits, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon inaugurated Lao PDR’s own national Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on unexploded ordnance (UXO).
Convention on Cluster Munitions enhances UXO action in Lao PDR
Aug 1, 2016
This article marks the Lao PDR's sixth anniversary of the Entry Into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions on 1 August 2016.
Good governance vital to sustainable development
Jul 1, 2016
The Sustainable Development Goals and the newly established People’s Provincial Assemblies were discussed at a Governance Sector Working Group thematic workshop in Vientiane today.
Sayabouly communities on air
Jun 7, 2016
About 20,000 villagers from 27 ethnic communities in the district can now tune in to FM98.8 MHz, the frequency of Khop Community Radio. The station was launched today in the presence of senior officials from the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Sayabouly provincial government, officials from Khop District, development partners, radio volunteers and community representatives.
Forests of Southern Lao PDR of global importance
May 20, 2016
The Government of Lao PDR has just signed a new UNDP programme funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), which is set to conserve and manage forests in five districts of Savannakhet Province, over the next six years.
Managing investment through a poverty and environment lens
Apr 27, 2016
Lao PDR’s management of foreign investments in extractive industries has improved since 2009, helping to ensure benefits are spread to communities and decrease environmental impacts.
UNDP: Fastest population shift in history means make or break for Asia-Pacific
Apr 26, 2016
Demographic change in Asia and the Pacific is happening at a rate the world has never seen. An explosion in the working age population and a fall in birth rates that took a century in Europe are happening here in just 30 years.
Agro-Biodiversity key to food security and nutrition
Apr 22, 2016
Protecting Lao PDR’s rich biodiversity is helping to boost livelihoods and reduce rural poverty in Xieng Khouang and Luang Prabang.
Corruption remains a major stumbling block for justice sector reforms: UNDP
Apr 8, 2016
Opening court services to peer scrutiny might greatly improve integrity and public trust, new report says
International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action: “An investment in humanity”
Apr 4, 2016
4 April marks the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. This day was declared by the United Nations in 2005 with the aim to raise public awareness on the danger of unexploded ordnance and mines and mobilise necessary resources for addressing the problem worldwide, particularly in affected countries, such as Lao PDR.