Global opportunities and challenges impact Lao PDR’s development

Vientiane, 16 February 2016

Recently published UN reports allow for insight into global trends of work and challenges in rural development across the world, which are of relevance to existing and emerging national strategies and policies.

Development gains need to be spread more evenly to leave no one behind

Vientiane, 29 November 2015 

UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group Helen Clark speaks out on sustainable and inclusive growth for Lao PDR.

New Partnership Declaration to guide development action in Lao PDR to 2025

Vientiane, 27 November 2015 

The Government and its development partners have endorsed a new ten-year framework for development co-operation in Lao PDR today.

New national forum charts action on nutrition

Vientiane, 20 November 2015 

Lao PDR’s new National Nutrition Forum met for the first time today to lay the foundations for action against under-nutrition, and to forge key messages for the 12th High Level Round Table Meeting.

Article featured courtesy of Vientiane Times: Consultations held on the Sustainable Development Goals

18 November 2015

UN survey reveals collective response to national development priorities

15 November 2015 

The UN Country Team in Lao PDR is using 'crowdsourcing' to complement the country analysis that will serve as a baseline for the new Lao PDR – UN Partnership Framework 2017-2021.

Picturing development goals in Lao PDR

13 November 2015 

#Namkan2030 photo contest winners announced to mark the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 60 years of Lao PDR and UN partnership.

Quality reproductive care reaches remote communities of Lao PDR

5 November 2015 

Lao PDR is in the top three countries worldwide for reducing maternal deaths

Speech by H.E. Saleumxay Kommasith, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, delivered at UN Blue event Patuxay

23 October 2015 

UN Day speech by UN Resident Coordinator Kaarina Immonen, delivered at UN Blue event Patuxay

23 October 2015 

Televised statement by H.E. Dr. Thongloun Sisoulith, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations

23 October 2015 

Blue Patuxay illuminates 60 years of Lao - United Nations cooperation

23 October 2015 

The Government and United Nations in Lao PDR commemorate the 70th year of existence of the United Nations and the 60th anniversary of the country’s partnership with the UN with a series of events.

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