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.
The Government of Lao PDR & partners agree priority actions for development
Nov 25, 2016
The two-day Round Table Implementation Meeting concluded in Vientiane Province today with the Government and its partners endorsing the Vientiane Declaration Country Action Plan.
Dynamic preparations warrant a successful alliance for development
Nov 22, 2016
A string of consultations are leading up to Round Table Implementation Meeting, to be held in Vientiane Province on 24-25 November.
Asia’s First Zero-Waste, Zero-Emission Business Forum in Singapore
Nov 15, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Initiatives, Singapore will welcome over 600 business & sustainability leaders, senior government officials, UN agencies, NGOs from across the globe for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development (RBF) in Singapore on 22-24 November 2016.
Round Table Implementation Meeting aims to advance Lao PDR’s development
Nov 8, 2016
On 24-25 November, the Government and its partners will convene for a Round Table Implementation Meeting in Vientiane Province to take stock of achievements and challenges, and discuss their future collaboration on national development priorities.
UNDP prominently featured at cutting-edge technologies event
Oct 24, 2016
The United Nations 71stbirthday was marked today in Vientiane in a public event, linking new technologies to sustainable development.
New approach to improving local livelihoods though Lao PDR’s beautiful nature
Oct 20, 2016
The Department of Forest Resources Management in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has started an initiative in Lao PDR’s dry dipterocarp forests in Savannakhet province, enhancing conservation for a positive impact on local communities.
UNDP, Global Initiatives Announce the 5th Responsible Business Forum
Oct 7, 2016
We are delighted to announce that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be working together with Global Initiatives, as co-organizers of the 5th annual Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, held once again at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 22 - 24 November 2016.