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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.  


Lao PDR receives United Nations emergency funding for assistance to flood victims in Khammouane Province

Lao PDR has succeeded in securing a grant from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund to support the emergency response and humanitarian efforts in the aftermath of the recent floods that…  


Government and Development Partners prepare to address disaster recovery at this year’s Round Table Meeting

To prepare for the Round Table Meeting, the government and development partners called for a pre-consultation meeting at the National Convention Centre  


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…  

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