Vientiane, 1 February 2017
World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February. This day marks the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971. Every year since 1997, communities and government organisations have been raising public awareness of the value and benefit of wetlands on this day. The Ramsar Convention is named after the city of Ramsar in Iran where the agreement was signed.
Vientiane, 16 December 2016
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and its partners convened today for a policy seminar on the occasion of International Migrants Day. With more people living away from their countries of origin than ever before, migration is becoming a key issue at global discussions.
Vientiane, 13 December 2016
Lao PDR’s 5th National Human Development Report and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development´s (UNCTAD) Least Developed Countries Report 2016 were launched on Tuesday by Dr. Kikeo Chanthaboury, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, and Ms. Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative. The launch was attended by government officials from line ministries and development partners.
Vientiane, 13 December 2016
On an ordinary day, the Mekong riverbank in Vientiane was shaken up by an inspiring performance with an important message.
Vientiane, 12 December 2016
UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF jointly signed a Letter of Agreement on the implementation of their new country programme documents with officials from the Government.
Vientiane, 1 December 2016
The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day marked on 1 December is Hands Up for #HIV Prevention. Globally, there are 36.7 million people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), with an average of 2.1 million new cases per year.
Vientiane, 30 November 2016
UNDP Lao PDR has taken UXO Lao's 20th anniversary as an opportunity to produce UNDP's first Virtual Reality film and put the viewer right into the field, with a demining team. Through the power of virtual reality, we witness the extreme work of this team, and follow Saysamone, the team leader and her crew.
Vientiane, 17 November 2016
Lao PDR, along with other countries around the world, is determined to take immediate action to combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Globally and in the region, the pledge to combat AMR was made with the support and collaboration of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in a tripartite partnership.
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.
Round Table Implementation Meeting in Vientiane Province pursues accelerated development.