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Round Table Meeting 2018 to take stock of Lao PDR’s development progress

National media was invited to a briefing at the Ministry of Planning and Investment, where the Government and the United Nations announced the annual Round Table Meeting to take place in Vientiane…  


As Lao PDR prepares for LDC Graduation, inequality has to be overcome

In light of UNDP’s latest statistical update on human development indices and indicators, launched recently, Lao PDR appears to be continuing on its path towards graduation from Least Developed…  


Joint UNDP/ILO report compares work and life conditions of regular and irregular migrant workers

Regular labour migration links to more benefits for migrant workers and their families than irregular migration according to a new UNDP/ILO report on migrant work experiences from Lao People’s…  


Investing in ecotourism in Savannakhet Province to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty

More than 180 people joined a discussion on promoting ecotourism in the dry dipterocarp forests of Southern Lao PDR during the Responsible Business Forum in Savannakhet.  


UNDP reiterates support to Lao PDR with assistance to victims of floods

UNDP has offered to the Government of Lao PDR to help with coordination of rescue and relief efforts as well as early recovery activities in Attapeu province, flooded by damage of the hydroelectric…  


Joining Hands to Ensure Lives Safe from UXO

Lao PDR updates the international community on implementation of its national SDG 18: “Lives Safe from UXO” during the UN High-Level Political Forum in New York.  


Why is implementing Post Disaster Needs Assessment important for Lao PDR?

The UN and the Department of Social Welfare organized a week-long Post Disaster Needs Assessment training to strenghten Lao PDR's resilience to climate impacts and disasters.  


Savannakhet’s biodiversity now accessible to wider public

Dry dipterocarp forests are vital to preserving the biodiversity of Laos. Recently, UNDP helped establish an Ecotourism and Biodiversity Center in Xonnabouly District to protect them.  


On the Preparations for the Round Table Meeting 2018

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced the Annual Round Table Meeting to take place in Vientiane Capital at the end of November 2018.  


Invitation to review the social safeguards requirements for a proposal submitted to the Green Climate Fund

UNDP is partnering with Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute to develop a Funding Proposal to the Green Climate Fund entitled “Promoting climate…  

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