Planting the seed of environmental awareness
Jun 15, 2017
“Today I will plant my first tree.” It’s early morning, but Boui is already excited, fidgeting in his chair. He proudly holds up a drawing, showing his friends and family planting seedlings. “I drew this picture over the school holiday and hope I can win one of the prizes in the drawing competition.”
UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator
Apr 20, 2017
The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.
Government of Lao PDR and UNDP mark International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
Apr 4, 2017
Members of the Government of Lao PDR, Ambassadors, development organisations, and bodies active in the unexploded ordnance sector all participated on Tuesday in an event to mark International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action in Vientiane.
UNDP: Human development needs focus on excluded groups
Mar 22, 2017
Lao PDR climbs up the ranks even as challenges remain for all countries globally, according to UNDP’s Human Development Report 2016
UNDP Chief stresses importance of human development for graduation from Least Developed Country status
Mar 14, 2017
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator and Chair of the United Nations Development Group Helen Clark highlights progress in Lao PDR’s sustainable development.
Helen Clark: Strong partnerships crucial for SDG attainment
Mar 13, 2017
UNDP Chief Helen Clark commends Lao PDR for leading the region in progress towards realising the Sustainable Development Goals.
National Assembly hotline helps villagers realise their rights
Jan 31, 2017
A telephone call to the National Assembly’s hotline allowed the 66 families of Lamong village in southern Lao PDR to receive the compensation they were entitled to by law.
Two new reports examine graduation from Least Developed Country status
Dec 13, 2016
Lao PDR’s 5th National Human Development Report and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development´s (UNCTAD) Least Developed Countries Report 2016 were launched on Tuesday by Dr. Kikeo Chanthaboury, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, and Ms. Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative. The launch was attended by government officials from line ministries and development partners.
Three UN agencies renew their commitment to the development of Lao PDR
Dec 12, 2016
UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF jointly signed a Letter of Agreement on the implementation of their new country programme documents with officials from the Government.
Lao PDR’s first-ever flashmob inspires climate action
Nov 26, 2016
Young actors, dancers and volunteers from around the world gathered on the Mekong river-bank with an unprecedented surprise performance to stimulate action on climate change and celebrate International Volunteers Day.