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Invitation to review the social safeguards requirements for a proposal submitted to the Green Climate Fund

UNDP is partnering with Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute to develop a Funding Proposal to the Green Climate Fund entitled “Promoting climate…  

Sipping from the cup of development

As the country is set for graduating from Least Developed Country status, we are looking into how Lao PDR’s tea growers are contributing to developing their country.  

Unexploded Ordnance, an obstacle to development

Lao PDR has just recently fulfilled, for the first time, the eligibility criteria to graduate from Least Developed Country (LDC) status. It has passed two of the three criteria for graduation: Gross…  

Lao PDR’s eligibility for graduation from LDC status confirmed

The Committee for Development Policy has announced that Lao PDR has fulfilled the eligibility criteria to graduate from Least Developed Country (LDC) status for the first time.  

Jonas, Volunteer from Germany: “My dreams came true in Laos”

Jonas is telling you about his passion for nature conservation and development. How it led to his work as a UN Volunteer in Lao PDR and how this assignment shaped his personality, career and view on…  

Ka Chun from Hong Kong: “Working towards ending poverty in Laos changed my life”

Ka Chun Cheng is a University Volunteer in Poverty Reduction, UNDP Lao PDR. He is from Hong Kong and funded by the Hong Kong government. He is sharing with you his story working at UNDP Lao PDR during…  

New biodiversity and visitor centre set to highlight link between ecotourism and conservation in the south of Laos

In order to further ensure conservation of this valuable habitat, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has broken ground on a Dry Dipterocarp Forest Centre this week. The Centre will be the…  

What does the international Climate Conference COP 23 mean for Lao PDR?

A delegation from Lao PDR participated in the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23), held in Germany in November. Lao PDR’s delegation took part in…  

New programme to strengthen Lao PDR’s readiness to cope with impacts of climate change

The Government, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has launched a project aimed at strengthening Lao PDR’s readiness to cope with climate change-related events.  

UNDP in Asia and the Pacific Appoints World’s First Non-Human Innovation Champion

In a bold and breakthrough announcement today, the UN Development Programme appointed its first-ever Innovation Champion and the first-ever non-human – Sophia the robot designed by Hanson Robotics.  

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