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2018 press releases


Savannakhet Province unveils statues of endangered Eld’s Deer in Kaysone Phomvihane

In a recent ceremony held in the capital of Savannakhet Province, the SAFE Ecosystem Project – a joint project of the Department of Forestry of the Government of Lao PDR and UNDP – handed over several…  


Australia supports UXO clearance in flooded areas of Attapeu Province

The Government of Australia officially signed an agreement with UNDP on clearance of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Sanamxay District in order to ensure the safety of resettled communities dislocated by…  


Round Table Meeting 2018: Midterm Review of the 8th NSEDP and results of the PDNA as main points of discussion

The Round Table Implementation Meeting 2018 was successfully concluded in Vientiane Capital on Wednesday, 05th December 2018.  


Lao PDR receives United Nations emergency funding for assistance to flood victims in Khammouane Province

Lao PDR has succeeded in securing a grant from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund to support the emergency response and humanitarian efforts in the aftermath of the recent floods that…  


Government and Development Partners prepare to address disaster recovery at this year’s Round Table Meeting

To prepare for the Round Table Meeting, the government and development partners called for a pre-consultation meeting at the National Convention Centre  


Round Table Meeting 2018 to take stock of Lao PDR’s development progress

National media was invited to a briefing at the Ministry of Planning and Investment, where the Government and the United Nations announced the annual Round Table Meeting to take place in Vientiane…  


As Lao PDR prepares for LDC Graduation, inequality has to be overcome

In light of UNDP’s latest statistical update on human development indices and indicators, launched recently, Lao PDR appears to be continuing on its path towards graduation from Least Developed…  


Joint UNDP/ILO report compares work and life conditions of regular and irregular migrant workers

Regular labour migration links to more benefits for migrant workers and their families than irregular migration according to a new UNDP/ILO report on migrant work experiences from Lao People’s…  


Investing in ecotourism in Savannakhet Province to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty

More than 180 people joined a discussion on promoting ecotourism in the dry dipterocarp forests of Southern Lao PDR during the Responsible Business Forum in Savannakhet.  


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…  

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