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Australia announces additional funding for UXO clearance in Attapeu Province

The Government of Australia has increased its contribution to UXO clearance operations in the areas flooded last year in Attapeu Province in order to ensure the safety of resettled communities…  


Republic of Korea continues its support to UXO sector

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the National Regulatory Authority for UXO/Mine Action Sector in Lao PDR(NRA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a ceremony to…  


New UNDP Resident Representative takes office

Ms. Ricarda Rieger presented her credentials today to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Thongpane Savanphet, as the new Resident Representative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Lao…  


Government Presents Way Forward for Lao PDR’s Recovery

Lao Government agencies and development partners met today to discuss the way forward on the development of a recovery strategy after the 2018 floods. The Lao PDR Recovery Consultation, held at the…  



Lao PDR hosts major global funds in push for a climate-resilient, sustainable future

The Government of Lao PDR through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment hosted a National Dialogue on the engagement between two major global funds, the Global Environment Facility (GEF)…  


Flood response activities undergo review in Khammouane Province

A delegation of government officials, ambassadors and UN representatives traveled to Khammouane Province today to monitor the progress of the implementation of an emergency grant Lao PDR received from…  


Savannakhet Province unveils statues of endangered Eld’s Deer in Kaysone Phomvihane

In a recent ceremony held in the capital of Savannakhet Province, the SAFE Ecosystem Project – a joint project of the Department of Forestry of the Government of Lao PDR and UNDP – handed over several…  


Australia supports UXO clearance in flooded areas of Attapeu Province

The Government of Australia officially signed an agreement with UNDP on clearance of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Sanamxay District in order to ensure the safety of resettled communities dislocated by…  


Round Table Meeting 2018: Midterm Review of the 8th NSEDP and results of the PDNA as main points of discussion

The Round Table Implementation Meeting 2018 was successfully concluded in Vientiane Capital on Wednesday, 05th December 2018.  

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