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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…  


UK Ambassador visits UNDP project on sustainable forest management in Savannakhet Province

The United Kingdom Ambassador to Lao PDR, H.E. Mr. John Pearson, and UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Mme. Catherine Phuong paid a visit to the National Eld’s Deer Sanctuary in Savannakhet…  


COVID-19 Unites local government officials

Chanthone Xayyavong, a 48-year-old mother of 3 was assigned to be one of the people in charge of the Bokeo quarantine center, since its establishment approximately six months ago. As a health…  


ASEAN Day for Disaster Management and International Day for Disaster Reduction 2020

The world is observing in partnership with the Government of Lao PDR on the ASEAN Day for Disaster Management with the theme “Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk” and…  


The 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM)

The CCM holds a particular importance for Lao PDR, being the second signatory to the CCM in December 2008, with Prime Minister Sisoulith, who was the Foreign Minister at the time, signing on behalf of…  


Turkey supports Lao PDR in preventing further flood and UXO casualties

Ambassador of Turkey to Lao PDR, H.E. Mr. Ahmet Idem Akay today paid a courtesy visit to the newly-appointed Vice Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, H.E. Mr. Padermphone Sonthany, together with…  


One call away: Innovation to inform people with disabilities on COVID-19

Along with official news and information from valid sources and trusted organizations, misinformation has also been circulating, increasing the challenges in keeping society informed about public…  


For planet, for people: UNDP-supported ecosystem-based adaptation project in Lao PDR moves forward with the backing of the Global Environment Facility

At its 58th Council Meeting this week, the Global Environment Facility approved a grant towards developing a $6 million project reducing the vulnerability of Lao communities to floods and droughts.  


Covid-19: Cleaner Air, well not in Laos

The COVID-19 movement restrictions have had one good side-effect: the air is cleaner and clearer everywhere. Everywhere? Well Not quite! Read this Op-Ed by Ricarda Rieger, Resident Representative,…  


Integrated, Multi-Sectoral Early Recovery Programme for the Communities Affected by Floods in Attapeu Province (Attapeu 3)

The programme aims to augment the ongoing emergency assistance during the humanitarian programmes and establish the foundations for longer-term recovery.  

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