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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…  


Ensuring Safer Migration In COVID-19 Times

As COVID-19 continues to impact society, many countries in South East Asia are opening their borders and telling the world that they are now ‘open for business’. Lao migrant workers remain at the…  


Nadia’s Story: Living with Autism in Lao PDR

Nadia is just like any other 15-year-old girl in secondary school. She enjoys dancing, singing, painting, and playing sports. After school, she looks after her younger brother and helps her mother…  


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…  


Official Launch Of The Capacity Needs Assessment Report Of The Justice Sector To Prevent And Respond To Violence Against Women

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…  


UNDP Programme Implementation Review (2017 – 2021) and Launch of UNDP’s Country Programme Document for Lao PDR (2022 - 2026)

The new UNDP CPD is the result of intensive consultations with the Government counterparts and other stakeholders as it strives to support the implementation of the 9th National Socio-Economic…  


Diversity and Inclusion in Business – a Driver for Economic Recovery from COVID-19

ao businesses came together as part of the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in Business Forum to gain insights into the benefits to people, performance, and profits by adopting an inclusive approach to…  


UNDP Continues to Celebrate World Radio Day by highlighting more inspiring stories from Lao communities

The training supports Nakai volunteers to produce a variety of radio programming in local ethnic languages, which engages local community members and helps locals to access key information on…  

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