Lao PDR

News Centre

Latest from news centre


Enhancing Social and Economic Opportunities for Youth in Lao PDR

This project intends to create an enabling environment for youth to realise their potential and to undertake important and fulfilling socio-economic roles under the framework of comprehensive national…  


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…  


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…  

UNDP Around the world

You are at UNDP Lao PDR 
Go to UNDP Global