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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…  


New biodiversity and visitor centre set to highlight link between ecotourism and conservation in the south of Laos

In order to further ensure conservation of this valuable habitat, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has broken ground on a Dry Dipterocarp Forest Centre this week. The Centre will be the…  


New programme to strengthen Lao PDR’s readiness to cope with impacts of climate change

The Government, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has launched a project aimed at strengthening Lao PDR’s readiness to cope with climate change-related events.  


UNDP in Asia and the Pacific Appoints World’s First Non-Human Innovation Champion

In a bold and breakthrough announcement today, the UN Development Programme appointed its first-ever Innovation Champion and the first-ever non-human – Sophia the robot designed by Hanson Robotics.  


UNDP Regional Director: “Diverse partnerships and a participatory approach hold the key to SDG success”

Mr. Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific is currently visiting Lao PDR to attend the 2017 Round Table Implementation…  


The Round Table Implementation Meeting 2017 in Pakse, Champasak advocates for enhanced partnerships to realize LDC graduation and achieve SDGs

The Round Table Implementation Meeting 2017 took place in Pakse, Champasak this year.  


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

At a press conference at the Lao Journalist Association in Vientiane capital, the Government and the United Nations announced the annual Round Table Implementation Meeting to take place in Pakse,…  


Brand Lao works for better livelihoods

The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry creates a launching pad for a Branding Lao Promotion and Development Facility, benefitting local producers with better returns for their produce.  


Improved service delivery furthers inclusive development

The Government, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and Switzerland have launched a programme aimed at…  


Lao Youth reaches for the stars

Following your dreams in life takes courage and persistence. The courage to spell out what your heart wishes, to find a way forward, a strategy to make it work, no matter what it takes. The…  

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