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.

New partnership to lead sustainable development in Lao PDR

Vientiane, 7 September 2016 

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The United Nations and the Government of Lao PDR are endorsing a new ‘Lao PDR-United Nations Partnership Framework’ to enhance collaboration on national development.

Lao PDR writes history by launching Sustainable Development Goal 18

Vientiane, 7 September 2016 

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National SDG 18 aims to make lives safe from UXO in Lao PDR.

Secretary-General visits community based drug treatment centre in Lao, meets drug users and their families

Vientiane 6 September, 2016

Secretary General visits community based drug treatment centre in Lao, meets drug users and their families.

UN in Laos celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Vientiane, 1 August 2016

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage exclusive breastfeeding and improve babies’ health as a key practice to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) by 2030.

World Hepatitis Day 2016

Vientiane, 28 July 2016

The recent viral Hepatitis A outbreak in Xiengkhouang Province is a reminder that Hepatitis can affect anyone of us. A spike in cases of this sickness happened just two weeks before the annual World Hepatitis Day is marked on 28 July.

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