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THE 11TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE CONVENTION ON CLUSTER MUNITIONS (CCM)

The 11th anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) comes amidst a turning point in the world. As COVID-19 continues to ravage the globe, progress on clearing…  


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…  


Consultation Workshop on the Draft Amended Law on Law Making

The Government sets clear principles and practice that must be complied with in the making of laws in Lao PDR to ensure the effectiveness of such legislation. A consultation workshop, co-hosted by the…  


Digital Government Transformation Project (RFF) Project Kickoff and Digital Maturity Assessment Introduction

Even prior to the spread of COVID-19, the Lao Government had expressed a growing commitment to the digital transformation agenda. In 2020, however, the pandemic accelerated the shift which created a…  


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…  


Workshop on the Result of the 2nd Round of Service User Feedback Survey

With 2021 bringing in the 9th National Socio-Economic Development Plan (NSEDP), the Government has committed to improve public administration with a particular focus on strengthening public service…  


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…  


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,…  


Official Project Launch of the Learning from China's Experience to Improve the Response to COVID-19 in the Asia and Pacific Region

The above mentioned project has received support from the South-South Cooperation Assistance Funds (SSCAF), to strengthen the preparedness and responding capacity at the Asia-Pacific regional level…  

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