The Government of the Republic of Korea, the Government of Lao PDR and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), have signed a USD 11 million- project to support a sustainable UXO sector in Lao PDR.
UNDP in Lao PDR is awarding a Grant for non-governmental organizations to collect and analyze data on environmental impacts caused or contributed by business operations and relationships in Lao PDR, as well as to advocate for evidence-based legislation and regulations on responsible business practice, in compliance with the UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on Responsible Business Practice.
Can you remember your last visit to a medical clinic for a checkup? What advice did you receive from the doctor?  During the COVID-19 lockdowns last year, the LWU Counselling and Protection Centre reported a three to five-fold increase in the number of calls they received to their hotlines requesting support and assistance.
Since International Day of Persons with Disabilities was first celebrated in 1992, there has been a seismic shift in the role played by persons with disabilities in society, as they now look to take the lead in shaping a more disability-inclusive world. This movement is best seen through the creation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD, which was driven by persons with disabilities, with a clear message: Nothing about us without us.
The capacity needs assessment determined the current situation of the justice sector (Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Public Security, Office of the Supreme People’s Prosecutor, and the People’s Supreme Court) to deliver on their responsibilities under the NAPEVAW including the provision of legal aid and mediation by trained legal practitioners, law enforcement and prevention through the police, and the prosecution perpetrators of violence against women together with the adjudication of cases.
In support of our collective efforts towards understanding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNDP on behalf of the UN Development System (UNDS) in Lao PDR, with guidance from the Ministry of Planning and Investment, undertook a socio-economic impact assessment between April and August 2020.

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