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  • 15 Nov 2011
    Human Development Media Awards to recognize contribution of Lao media to development

    The first ever Human Development Media Awards in Lao PDR invites Lao journalists to submit stories based on the Human Development concept and the theme of this year's United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) global Human Development Report, Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All.

  • 14 Oct 2011
    UNDP supports Sendin village boat racing team

    The blue and white of UNDP featured prominently at yesterday's traditional Vientiane boat racing festival with the women's and two men's teams from Sendin village wearing the colors.

  • 14 Sep 2011
    New guide to help developing countries speed up access to climate finance

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a guidebook aimed at helping decision makers in developing countries to better take advantage of the billions pledged to address climate change.

  • 01 Jul 2011
    Good governance underpins national development

    At a meeting in Vientiane the Government of Lao PDR reaffirmed their support to the Governance and Public Administration Reform (GPAR) Programme to strengthen human resource development and improve governance and management systems.

  • 07 Jun 2011
    Lao delegation travel to New York for High-Level Meeting on AIDS

    A Lao Government delegation is in New York this week to attend the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS from 8-10 June.

  • 16 May 2011
    German Government supports UXO Lao in Luangprabang

    he German Government signed an agreement with UNDP to provide EUR 250,000 to support the operations of the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao) in Luangprabang Province for 2011.

  • 14 May 2011
    UNDP Resident Representative meets Prime Minister

    At a meeting with the Prime Minster of Lao PDR, Thongsing Thammavong, the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr Minh Pham, stressed the United Nations continued support to the Government of Lao PDR

  • 10 May 2011
    Australian Government supports UXO Lao

    The Australian Government signed an agreement with UNDP today to provide AUD2.5 million to support the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme. The funds will be channelled through the Trust Fund for Support to the Full Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Lao PDR.

  • 06 Apr 2011
    New UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative presents credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

    United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator (RC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative (RR), Mr. Minh Pham, presented his credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr Thongloun Sisolith, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, April 6, 2011.

  • 04 Mar 2011
    Luxembourg boosts UXO Lao operations

    The Government of Luxembourg has committed 750,000 Euros to the UXO Trust Fund in support of UXO Lao operations. The funds will be distributed over a 5-year period (2011 – 2015). These will be vital resources to support the Government of Lao PDR in fulfilling its obligations under the Convention on Cluster Munitions that entered-into-force in August 2010.

  • 04 Feb 2011
    Ethnic leaders in Vientiane to discuss traditional customs

    The leaders of 49 ethnic groups gathered at Vientiane's National Cultural Hall for a two day workshop on, ‘Ethnic Groups and Customary Laws: A Human Rights Perspective'. The event promoted an atmosphere of dialogue between central authorities and ethnic leaders to assess their role in helping Lao DPR meet its human rights obligations among ethnic communities.

  • 04 Feb 2011
    UNDP to support civil society and community media in new 4-year programme

    The Community Participation and Communication Support Programme (CPCSP) will launch community run district radio stations in Sekong, Xieng Khouang and Oudomxay provinces. The programme, to be implemented by the Ministry of Information and Culture, with support from the UN and Oxfam Novib, will improve access to information and promote the voices of vulnerable communities to make them active participants in the development process.

  • 06 Jan 2011
    UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative awarded Friendship Medal

    Sonam Yangchen Rana, the outgoing United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Lao PDR, received the Government's Medal of Friendship for her selfless efforts in working with the UN to improve the lives of the people of Lao PDR.