Message from the Secretary-General on International Women's Day: 'From the Glass Ceiling to a Carpet of Shards'

New York, 8 March 2016

As a boy growing up in post-war Korea, I remember asking about a tradition I observed: women going into labour would leave their shoes at the threshold and then look back in fear.

Greater partnerships and new forms of development financing essential for inclusive growth and graduation from LDC status

Vientiane, 26 February 2016

The Government of Lao PDR and the United Nations share an update on the implementation of the outcomes of the country's main development forum.

The wisdom of crowds: Asking the citizens in Lao PDR

Vientiane, 24 February 2016

Enough money, enough food, enough jobs, safety, and justice: The new global development agenda is about dignity respect for all the world's people. 

Breaking Laos’ polio cycle

Vientiane, 22 February 2016

Stopping the spread of vaccine derived poliovirus in Laos' upland communities.

Help to shape the UN's development work in Lao PDR

Vientiane, 22 February 2016

Have you ever wondered how you could shape the work of the United Nations (UN) in Lao PDR? Take our short survey to share your opinion on key development issues in the country.

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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.

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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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