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UNDP: Governments must lead fight against coronavirus misinformation and disinformation

Proliferation of dangerous disinformation and misinformation threaten national pandemic responses, putting even more lives and livelihoods at risk  


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: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Concerted action with a focus on equity could still limit the impacts of this unprecedented crisis: closing the digital divide would reduce by more than two-thirds the number of children currently not…  


Commemorating the 4th of April: International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 2020

The 4th of April marks a very important occasion; the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. The United Nations General Assembly declared this day of observation on the…  


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…  


Hand-over of 16 Community Halls to 16 Villages within the Ong Mang Sanctuary of Southern Lao PDR (SAFE Ecosystems Project)

Mr. Balasubramaniam Murali, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. has had the privilege to join His Excellency, Mr. Thongpath VONGMANY, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Mr.…  


Certificate Handover Ceremony to Lao University Student Volunteers

A Certificate Handover Ceremony took place on the morning of December 13th 2019 as a token of appreciation for their contribution to the Accelerator lab team in acquiring valuable information for the…  


New UNDP report: Human development in Asia-Pacific region advances dramatically, but unevenly

The 2019 edition of UNDP’s Human Development Report – ‘Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: inequalities in human development in the 21st Century’ – was launched yesterday in Vientiane, Lao…  


Build To Last: ASEAN Day for Disaster Management and International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 in Lao PDR

Disasters are an acute threat to development, and implementing disaster risk reduction is necessary for saving lives and avoiding economic losses. To mark this year’s ASEAN Day for Disaster Management…  


NTPC-UNDP Signing Ceremony

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed the Contribution Agreement with a new private sector partner, the Nam Theun 2 Power Company Limited (NTPC) to support the establishment of a new…  

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