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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…  


How COVID19 could accelerate digitalization in Laos

In such circumstances, a lot of people, particularly entrepreneurs and employees, needed to pivot and find ways to economically survive. Especially in Vientiane, the country’s quiet capital, digital…  


Starting the first month, virtually

Imagine that you neither know about what you are to expect from your first few weeks in a new position, nor who your colleagues will be. This is an on-boarding experience of our new team member during…  


COVID-19: Looming crisis in developing countries threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality

The growing COVID-19 crisis threatens to disproportionately hit developing countries, not only as a health crisis in the short term but as a devastating social and economic crisis over the months and…  


Bloodshed in a Time of Peace

This op-ed on UXO was written by Ricarda Rieger, Resident Representative, Lao PDR, United Nations Development Programme  


Lao PDR marks the ninth anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

The 1st of August is a significant date for Lao PDR – the most bombed country per capita in the world. The day marks the anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, and…  


Australia announces additional funding for UXO clearance in Attapeu Province

The Government of Australia has increased its contribution to UXO clearance operations in the areas flooded last year in Attapeu Province in order to ensure the safety of resettled communities…  


Republic of Korea continues its support to UXO sector

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the National Regulatory Authority for UXO/Mine Action Sector in Lao PDR(NRA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a ceremony to…  


UNDP reiterates support to Lao PDR with assistance to victims of floods

UNDP has offered to the Government of Lao PDR to help with coordination of rescue and relief efforts as well as early recovery activities in Attapeu province, flooded by damage of the hydroelectric…  


Unexploded Ordnance, an obstacle to development

Lao PDR has just recently fulfilled, for the first time, the eligibility criteria to graduate from Least Developed Country (LDC) status. It has passed two of the three criteria for graduation: Gross…  

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