“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.

Training of trainer's workshop promotes gender equality in the UXO sector

Vientiane 13 December 2018 - Lao Women's Union, in collaboration with UN Women and the National Regulatory Authority for the UXO and Mine Action Sector is conducting a capacity building workshop on how to promote gender rights in the UXO sector.

Lao PDR celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Vientiane, 10 December  2018

Government, civil society and diplomatic representatives came together on 10 December (Human Rights Day) in Vientiane to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its inspirational and practical impact on the Lao PDR, in an event supported by the United Nations, European Union and Australia.

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

Please read the Round Table Meeting's closing remarks delivered by Ms. Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative here

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

The Government and Development Partners agree to intensify their efforts for an effective development cooperation and to implement the results of the Midterm Review of the 8th NSEDP

Lao buttonVientiane Capital, 04 December 2018 – The Round Table Implementation Meeting 2018 officially opened its curtains on Wednesday, 4th December 2018. The morning session was opened and co-chaired by H.E. Dr. Kikeo Chanthaboury, Vice-Minister of Planning and Investment and Ms. Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative. More than 200 participants were present, government officials from the central and provincial levels, development partners, representatives from non-government organizations, non-profit organizations as well as the private

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

Lao buttonVientiane 26/11/2018 – 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 occurred across the country.

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


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

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