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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…  


New Zealand continues its funding to the UXO sector in Lao PDR

The Government of New Zealand has been a long-term partner and generous supporter of the Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) sector or more than twenty years. It has now reiterated this support through an…  


SAFE Ecosystems Project Launches Ecotourism Facilities at Annual Review Meeting in Savannakhet Province

Despite the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, government staff from the Department of Forestry, the Provincial and District Agriculture and Forestry Offices, as well as UNDP have worked diligently to achieve…  


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…  


Official launch of the joint project on Prevention and Elimination of Violence against Women on the International Human Rights day

A project launch and board meeting to address the Prevention and Elimination of Violence Against Women for Mainstreaming Gender into the National Development Agenda in the Lao PDR was jointly held at…  


Workshop on Digital Government

A workshop to take stock of the various efforts towards digitalization transformation in the Government of Lao PDR. The event was jointly organized by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT)…  


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…  


Official Launching Ceremony of the Community Radio Station for Development in Nakai District, Khammuan Province

The station will be handed over under the Enhancing People’s Participation Through Community Radio Project, led by Department of Mass Media, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and with the…  


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…  

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