Lao PDR’s first-ever flashmob inspires climate action

Vientiane, 2 November 2016 

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 Young actors, dancers and volunteers from around the world gathered on the Mekong river-bank with an unprecedented surprise performance to stimulate action on climate change and celebrate International Volunteers Day.

Speech by Ms. Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in the closing session of the RTIM 2016

Vientiane Province, 25 November 2016

The Government of Lao PDR and partners agree priority actions for development

Vientiane, 25 November 2016 

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 Round Table Implementation Meeting in Vientiane Province pursues accelerated development. 

Speech by Ms. Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in the Opening Session of RTIM 2016

Vientiane Province, 25 November 2016

Dynamic preparations warrant a successful alliance for development

Vientiane, 21 November 2016

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A string of consultations are leading up to Round Table Implementation Meeting, to be held in Vientiane Province on 24-25 November.

Round Table Implementation Meeting aims to advance Lao PDR’s development

Vientiane, 8 November 2016 

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The Government and its development partners intend to boost progress in development nationwide at the 2016 Round Table Implementation Meeting. 

UNIDO marks its 50th anniversary

Vientiane, 1 November 2016 

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UNIDO’s first project in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic dates back to 1968, focusing on enhancing industrial productivity. In the 1970s and early 1980s, UNIDO’s work in the country consisted of sectoral support, especially on the agro-processing and wood processing sectors. After a hiatus of some 10 years, UNIDO came back to the country, and its work in the 1990s concentrated on providing support in both sectoral development and industrial policy research. 

United Nations in Lao PDR celebrates UN Day with cutting-edge technologies

Vientiane, 24 October 2016 

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The UN’s 71st birthday was marked today in Vientiane in a public event, linking new technologies to sustainable development. 

UN spotlights eradication of poverty and climate change

Xayaboury, 15 October 2016 

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Xayaboury provincial government and the United Nations in Lao PDR inaugurated the celebrations of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, and of World Food Day dedicated to the theme of “Climate is changing. Food and Agriculture must change too”. 

Calling all brilliant minds to shape the work of the United Nations in Lao PDR!

Vientiane, 13 October 2016 

Put on your foresight glasses and invest 5 min of your time to contribute to solving development issues in the country. The results will feed into the implementation of the new Lao PDR – UN Partnership Framework for 2017-2021 to support sustainable development in Laos.

At UN, global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance

Vientiane, 21 September 2016 

Collective effort to address a challenge to health, food security, and development.

UN Secretary-General pleased with Lao PDR’s progress on SDGs

Vientiane, 8 September 2016 

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Ban Ki-moon’s visit to Vientiane was centered around the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits.

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