Press releases
  • 06Oct 6, 2015The Government of Lao PDR and the United Nations will host the 12th High Level Round Table Meeting on the 27th November 2015 at the National Conference Centre in Vientiane. The theme of the meeting, that will be opened by his Excellency Prime Minister Mr. Thongsing Thammavong, will be “Enhanced Partnership for Effective Implementation of the 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan – Achieving the Least Developed Country graduation criteria by 2020”.

  • Lighting up Rural LaosSep 28, 2015Last week marked an important milestone in Lao PDR’s progress towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions with the second stakeholder consultation for the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) held in Vientiane.

  • Lao President Choummaly Sayasone addresses UN Sustainable Development SummitSep 26, 2015Ensuring that leaders take ambitious decisions to reduce poverty and inequality and protect our planet this year is everyone’s responsibility.

  • World leaders adopt Sustainable Development GoalsSep 25, 2015At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, more than 150 world leaders adopted the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will support governments around the world in tackling the new agenda and taking it forward over the next 15 years.

  • Stakeholders discuss 8th NSEDPSep 2, 2015Representatives from line ministries and development partners met yesterday to discuss the draft 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan (NSEDP) Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and the status of the 8th NSEDP preparations.

  • Recognizing the value of biodiversity key to Lao PDR’s developmentMay 22, 2015Representatives from the Government, the U.N, as well as from national and international civil society organizations joined voices to celebrate this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity dedicated to Biodiversity for Sustainable Development, and raise awareness on biodiversity’s importance to Lao PDR’s development.

  • Inclusive growth key ingredient for sustainable development May 14, 2015The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific was launched in Lao PDR today.

  • Government getting prepared for exiting LDC statusMar 12, 2015

  • Managing Disaster Risk in XiengkhouangMar 9, 2015

  • Reduce Investment Barriers to Boost Provincial DevelopmentFeb 10, 2015

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