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UNDP, KOICA and Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare sign USD 11 million partnership to support UXO sector in Lao PDR

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…  


Preventing Violence Against Women Through Storytelling

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…  


Community Radio and COVID-19: stories on championing women’s education in Lao PDR

In the central Laos district of Nakai, renowned for its lush forests and rich biodiversity, 26-year-old schoolteacher Phan reflects on the remote learning experiences of her students during the…  


Final Annual Review Meeting of the SAFE Ecosystems Project

Provincial and District Government leaders have gathered in Xonnabouly District for the final SAFE Ecosystems Project Annual Review Meeting to review 2021 results and the Terminal Evaluation report.…  


Investment Case for Tobacco Control in LAO PDR: The case for scaling up WHO FCTC implementation

Tobacco is a health and sustainable development issue. Tobacco consumption and production causes early death and disease, results in high health costs and economic losses, widens socioeconomic…  


#GOECO-friendly food packaging

The first part of this blog series focused on the experiment design, technical aspects and preliminary results of our #GoEco collaboration with a local food delivery company, GoTeddy. This part…  


Strenghtening participation in the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Convention) in Lao PDR

The Project aims to support the Government of Lao PDR to participate in the first CRPD Country Review with the meaningful and systematic engagement of persons with all types of disability and the…  


Healthier Future For Humans, Economy And The Planet: Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Mitigate Climate Change Through A Metabolic Approach

It is our metabolism which keeps us alive by converting everything we eat into valuable building blocks and energy. Economies work very much in a similar manner. They extract and import, convert and…  


UNDP supports NDMO in upgrading and redeploying the Lao Disaster Information System (LaoDi)

Information plays an important role in empowering different disaster managers involved at various levels of risk reduction. Each level of the disaster risk management system responsible in planning,…  


Lao Youth’s Union opens Technical and Vocational Training Center in Thakhek District, Khammouane Province

In collaboration with the Lao Youth Union (LYU), the model Youth Technical and Vocational Training in Khammouane Province, supported by the Russian Federation and UNDP, aims to strengthen the rural…  

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