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

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


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Annual development cooperation forum set to take place in Vientiane on 4-5 December

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 Democratic Republic to Thailand.                                                            Lao button                                                                      

Changing the world one choice at a time

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To celebrate United Nations Day 2018, the UN in Lao PDR and the Lao Youth Union co-hosted an event for young Laotians on healthy and responsible lifestyles 

Risk-informed development

Assessing damages, losses and needs following a disaster is the first step towards preventing and reducing the impact of future natural hazards.Lao button

Sustainable Development Goals

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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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