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Press releases

  • 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.

  • Lao PDR contributes to the global Climate Change Agenda Sep 26, 2016

    Lao PDR’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is being implemented with the help of a new project funded by the Global Environment Facility in partnership with UNDP and the Department of Disaster Management and Climate Change.

  • RHDR Policy Symposium Sep 16, 2016

    Demographic 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 in this region in just 30 years. Population dynamics have a big impact on development in Lao PDR, since fertility rates are dropping and the working-age population is growing.