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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…  


Youth Innovation Challenge: Promoting Young Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Handicraft Sectors

On this basis, UNDP is seeking to support 12 successful project ideas that will improve and develop agriculture and handicraft sectors across the country in the following areas: (1) Sustainable Models…  


OPDs Parallel Submission to the 2021 CRPD Review- Workshop on Data Collection and Writing

Persons with disabilities no longer want to be seen as the recipients of charity but instead as equal members of society that need certainly tailored supports and to have a greater say in what support…  


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…  


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…  


Women Village Leaders in Lao PDR: ‘Custodians of Gender Egalitarianism’

The 32 year-old is 1 of the only 3 women village leaders in the District, while the remaining 43 are all male leaders. Despite 43 of the 45 villages being identified as ‘poor villages’ in the…  


Safe grounds and sounds of laughters

The grounds where Latngon Primary and Secondary School are used to be hazardous, with risks lying beneath every footstep. The fog still hovered over us as we stepped out to visit the students who have…  


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…  


New Zealand continues its funding to the UXO sector in Lao PDR

The Government of New Zealand has been a long-term partner and generous supporter of the Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) sector or more than twenty years. It has now reiterated this support through an…  


SAFE Ecosystems Project Launches Ecotourism Facilities at Annual Review Meeting in Savannakhet Province

Despite the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, government staff from the Department of Forestry, the Provincial and District Agriculture and Forestry Offices, as well as UNDP have worked diligently to achieve…  

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