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Risk-informed development

On the occasion of International Disaster Risk Reduction Day, the United Nations in Lao PDR, the World Bank Lao PDR and the Delegation of the European…


Designing a path to walk the talk: a guideline on eliminating single-use plastics in meetings and workplaces.

Most conferences and workshops generate more than 80 percent of single-use plastic waste, from plastic backdrops to water bottles and candy wraps. The number of plastics left after the meeting can…  


66 Years in the Fight Against Violence: How the Lao Women’s Union Works to Protect Women in Lao PDR

An important part of the Lao Women’s Union’s work is advocating for the protection of wom-en’s rights under the law, especially their right to live free from violence and eliminate gender-based…  


How COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact vulnerable groups

The impact of COVID-19 has no boundary and affects us all. But the most affected continues to be the most vulnerable. The UNCT socio-economic impact assessment which surveyed 1200 households in June…  


Taking Pride in our Work: How LGBTI Diversity and Inclusion can Unlock Economic Potential in Lao PDR

In 2021, Proud to Be Us Laos and UNDP are partnering to promote D&I in the workplace in Lao PDR, and work closely with businesses to translate the global UN Standards of Conduct into local action.…  


Youth for climate action: Key lessons learned from a nationwide essay competition

Young people all across the globe have demonstrated their dedication to act on climate change. World leaders were previously startled by Suzuki's strong speech in Rio in 1992, and are now again taking…  


How can we plant trees for a sustainable future in Laos?

Laos currently has about 62% of forest cover, which is a high percentage compared to many other countries. Conserving these existing forests and their biodiversity – trees that have been absorbing…  


Including Persons with Disabilities in the National Socio-Economic Agenda of Lao PDR

Disability inclusion is a process of making the concerns and experiences of persons with disabilities integral to development planning. The design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of…  


Forest fire- Great threat for bio-diversity conservation

Not only does a fire create big losses in biodiversity, but also contributes to air pollution within both Lao PDR and trans-boundaries in nature as well. As of 2 April 2021 in Luang Prabang Province,…  


#GOECO-friendly food packaging

To slow the spread of Covid-19 in the population, the Lao government declared the first national lockdown from late March to early May 2020. During that time, the Accelerator Lab observed an increase…  


Announcing essays on climate participation by youths

We are happy to publish the award-winning articles for you to read. Please follow the link below to read the ideas and practices for protecting the environment and celebrate the upcoming International…  

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