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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…


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: Leading climate action by example?

UNDP's Anders Poulsen and Jonas Aechtner write about the value of nature-based solutions in Lao PDR.  


What is circular economy and how can it drive climate ambitions of developing countries?

Climate Change Technical Advisor Alexandra Soezer writes about looking beyond the current model of “take, make and dispose” with the concept of circular economy and its opportunities for Lao PDR.  


Clear lands, safe people – illusion or reality?

This op-ed discusses how UNDP supports the Lao government in UXO clearance.  


40 years in a country of untold stories

This article looks back on the 40 years of UNDP in Laos, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of UNDP's existence.  


A 'step change' for development cooperation in Laos?

Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative writes about the Vientiane Partnership Declaration and its implications for Laos.  


Sustainable Development Goals work for Lao PDR

Last week, H.E. President Choumaly Sayasone and H.E. Deputy Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith represented Lao PDR at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York, where more than 100 world leaders…  

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