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Why is implementing Post Disaster Needs Assessment important for Lao PDR?

The UN and the Department of Social Welfare organized a week-long Post Disaster Needs Assessment training to strenghten Lao PDR's resilience to climate impacts and disasters.  


Savannakhet’s biodiversity now accessible to wider public

Dry dipterocarp forests are vital to preserving the biodiversity of Laos. Recently, UNDP helped establish an Ecotourism and Biodiversity Center in Xonnabouly District to protect them.  


On the Preparations for the Round Table Meeting 2018

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced the Annual Round Table Meeting to take place in Vientiane Capital at the end of November 2018.  


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…  


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…  


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.  


UNDP Regional Director: “Diverse partnerships and a participatory approach hold the key to SDG success”

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…  


The Round Table Implementation Meeting 2017 in Pakse, Champasak advocates for enhanced partnerships to realize LDC graduation and achieve SDGs

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

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,…  

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