Press releases
  • Good governance vital to sustainable developmentJul 1, 2016The Sustainable Development Goals and the newly established People’s Provincial Assemblies were discussed at a Governance Sector Working Group thematic workshop in Vientiane today.

  • Sayabouly communities on airJun 7, 2016About 20,000 villagers from 27 ethnic communities in the district can now tune in to FM98.8 MHz, the frequency of Khop Community Radio. The station was launched today in the presence of senior officials from the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Sayabouly provincial government, officials from Khop District, development partners, radio volunteers and community representatives.

  • Forests of Southern Lao PDR of global importanceMay 20, 2016The Government of Lao PDR has just signed a new UNDP programme funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), which is set to conserve and manage forests in five districts of Savannakhet Province, over the next six years.

  • Managing investment through a poverty and environment lensApr 27, 2016Lao PDR’s management of foreign investments in extractive industries has improved since 2009, helping to ensure benefits are spread to communities and decrease environmental impacts.

  • UNDP: Fastest population shift in history means make or break for Asia-PacificApr 26, 2016Demographic change in Asia and the Pacific is happening at a rate the world has never seen. An explosion in the working age population and a fall in birth rates that took a century in Europe are happening here in just 30 years.

  • Agro-Biodiversity key to food security and nutritionApr 22, 2016Protecting Lao PDR’s rich biodiversity is helping to boost livelihoods and reduce rural poverty in Xieng Khouang and Luang Prabang.

  • Corruption remains a major stumbling block for justice sector reforms: UNDPApr 8, 2016Opening court services to peer scrutiny might greatly improve integrity and public trust, new report says

  • Lao PDR launches climate change action plan with UNDPMar 24, 2016Last week the UNDP in Lao PDR and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment formally launched the ‘Lao PDR Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (Lao PDR INDC) Project’.

  • Lao PDR’s UXO Sector achieves new clearance milestone in 2015Mar 15, 20162015 was a year of significant progress and innovation for Lao PDR’s UXO sector, thanks to a new evidence-based survey method.

  • Enhanced access to legal information for Lao citizensMar 3, 2016With the opening of an Information Kiosk at the Provincial Court in the Lao province of Xiengkhouang and a fully functional Legal Aid Center at the Department of Justice in the province’s capital Phonsavanh, citizens now have more access to information regarding their rights, laws and court cases.