Lao PDR’s eligibility for graduation from LDC status confirmed
Mar 18, 2018
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.
Why is implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity important?
Mar 5, 2018
Lao PDR is rich in fauna and flora and has outstanding biodiversity. There are an estimated 8-11,000 species of flowering plants, a reported 166 species of reptiles and amphibians, 700 species of birds, 90 known species of bats and over 100 species of large mammals. The protection of these resources is paramount to the future of the country.
New biodiversity and visitor centre set to highlight link between ecotourism and conservation in the south of Laos
Dec 11, 2017
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 headquarters for a biodiversity center, a center for livelihood activities for the local communities, as well as a visitor center and ecotourism hub. Right in time for this year’s international year of sustainable tourism for development and 2018’s Visit Laos Year.
New programme to strengthen Lao PDR’s readiness to cope with impacts of climate change
Dec 5, 2017
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
Nov 28, 2017
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.
UNDP Regional Director: “Diverse partnerships and a participatory approach hold the key to SDG success”
Nov 24, 2017
Mr. Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific is currently visiting Lao PDR to attend the 2017 Round Table Implementation Meeting in Pakse, Champasak.
The Round Table Implementation Meeting 2017 in Pakse, Champasak advocates for enhanced partnerships to realize LDC graduation and achieve SDGs
Nov 23, 2017
The Round Table Implementation Meeting 2017 took place in Pakse, Champasak this year.
Round Table Implementation Meeting set to take stock of Lao PDR’s development progress
Nov 13, 2017
At a press conference at the Lao Journalist Association in Vientiane capital, the Government and the United Nations announced the annual Round Table Implementation Meeting to take place in Pakse, Champasack on 22-23 November.
Brand Lao works for better livelihoods
Nov 10, 2017
The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry creates a launching pad for a Branding Lao Promotion and Development Facility, benefitting local producers with better returns for their produce.
Improved service delivery furthers inclusive development
Oct 25, 2017
The Government, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and Switzerland have launched a programme aimed at strengthening service delivery that better responds to citizens’ needs.