Press releases

  • 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.

  • Lao PDR writes history by launching Sustainable Development Goal 18 Sep 7, 2016

    As a side event to the ASEAN Summits, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon inaugurated Lao PDR’s own national Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on unexploded ordnance (UXO).

  • Good governance vital to sustainable development Jul 1, 2016

    The Sustainable Development Goals and the newly established People’s Provincial Assemblies were discussed at a Governance Sector Working Group thematic workshop in Vientiane today.

  • Sayabouly communities on air Jun 7, 2016

    About 20,000 villagers from 27 ethnic communities in the district can now tune in to FM98.8 MHz, the frequency of Khop Community Radio. The station was launched today in the presence of senior officials from the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Sayabouly provincial government, officials from Khop District, development partners, radio volunteers and community representatives.

  • Forests of Southern Lao PDR of global importance May 20, 2016

    The Government of Lao PDR has just signed a new UNDP programme funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), which is set to conserve and manage forests in five districts of Savannakhet Province, over the next six years.

  • Managing investment through a poverty and environment lens Apr 27, 2016

    Lao PDR’s management of foreign investments in extractive industries has improved since 2009, helping to ensure benefits are spread to communities and decrease environmental impacts.