ILO and Lao Government, employers and workers take action to improve occupational safety and health in the coffee sector

New United Nations Resident Coordinator presents credentials to the Government of Lao PDR

Government of Lao PDR awards friendship medal to UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative

Planting the seeds of sustainability in Khammoune

Vientiane 18 March 2019 - The floods that devastated much of Lao PDR in 2018 affected countless farmers in Xebangfai District of Khammoune Province. Whole harvests of crops were wiped away and many communities saw their property endure unprecedented damage. One of the victims of the floods was Mr. Bounbeng, a farmer from Dangtha village, who was left on his own to face the effects of the disaster. “After the flood we were discouraged and had no idea where to find rice seeds to grow our crops,” he recalls.

“Girlhood Not Motherhood: together we can end teenage pregnancy”


Vientiane, 3 March 2019

In Vientiane, over 4,000 runners and as many volunteers from across the country showed up at 5.00 AM to run the 4th Vientiane International Half Marathon (VIHM). The Marathon was led by Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao Athletic Federation and Events For Good, with support from many partners including United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Lao PDR.

National debate on the future of work in Lao PDR highlights the need for a human centred agenda

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Vientiane, 26 February  2019

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization ILO) and the 55th anniversary of Lao PDR’s membership, government, workers and employers representatives from Lao PDR discussed the recommendations of the ILO’s Global Commission on the future of work. 

Green development for Lao PDR

UNIDO and CCPIT invited 20 Chinese businessmen to visit Lao PDR and explore possibilities to invest in the country’s green development

Flood response activities undergo review in Khammouane Province

Thakhek, 21-22 January 2018 – A delegation of government officials, ambassadors and UN representatives traveled to Khammouane Province today to monitor the 

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progress of the implementation of an emergency grant Lao PDR received from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) last October.

Feeding villagers after a disaster

Thakhek, 7 January 2019

In this photo story, we show you how WFP is ensuring the food security of the people of Khammouane who were wrecked by historically bad floods in 2018.

Disasters beyond the headlines

Vientiane 7 January 2018 - All disasters do not make the evening news. In this blog post, UNDP Lao PDR’s Coordination and Recovery Advisor Gerson Brandão reflects on the role of the United Nation’s Central Emergency Response Fund in reminding us about disasters forgotten by the rest of the world.

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Lao PDR then & now

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The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation commends Lao PDR’s partnership mechanisms for more effective development co-operation.

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