Pakse, Lao PDR Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Date: September 2014

UN-Habitat’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative promotes enhanced climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing country cities. This document is an initial output of the Cities and Climate Change Initiative activities in Pakse, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. This abridged report is based on the report titled: “Pakse, People’s Democratic Republic – Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment”. Starting with a brief background of the city, this report addresses Pakse’s climate change situation from a comprehensive vulnerability perspective that focuses on exposure to climate change hazards, socio-economic sensitivities and the adaptive capacities of the city and its stakeholders. Based on this analysis the report identifies vulnerable people, places and sectors and provides preliminary climate change adaptation options.

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Inter Agency Contingency Plan (IACP)

Date: May 2014

Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is prone to a number of hazards; in particular storms and flooding that occur frequently and leave in their wake a significant social and economic impact. In the past five wet seasons, Lao PDR has experienced serious storms and flooding each year with the exception of 2012. Based on this high risk and the recommendation from the After Action Review of the Mekong flooding in 2008 and tropical storm Ketsana in 2009 to improve coordination among the Lao Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) members, and between the IASC and the Government, the IASC decided to enhance common preparedness for potential future disasters and develop an Inter-Agency Contingency Plan (IACP).

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Laos On Canvas Submission Form

Date: April 2014

Please download the Submission Form for Laos On Canvas Drawing Competition here

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Date: January 16th, 2014

an electronic version of 9 MDGs Factsheets is available here

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MDGs Progress Report for the Lao PDR 2013

Date: October 2013

In line with international commitments made at the Millennium Summit in September 2000, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic has streamlined the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into its National Development Plans and the previous Progress Reports on the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals have been prepared in 2004 and 2008 respectively.

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Least Developed Country (LDC) Pamphlet 2012

Date: 4 July 2012

The States designated by the United Nations as “Least Developed Countries” (LDCs), 48 countries at present, account for 12 percent of the global population, but only 0.8 percent of global wealth as measured through world GDP.

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Date: 4 July 2012

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic stands at an historic juncture, facing a unique opportunity for its people to embrace a future of economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental sustainability. The United Nations Country Team and the Government of Lao PDR pledge to work closely together to support the fulfilment of the country’s development priorities.

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Accelerating Equitable Achievements of the MDGs 2011-2012

Date: 2011 / 2012

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) promotes regioneral cooperation for inclusive and sustainable econonic and social development in Asia and the Pacific, a dynamic region characterized by growing wealth, diversity and change, but also challenged with persistent poverty, environmental degradation, inequality and insecurity.

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MDG Compact 2010

Date: 20 October 2010

Fully committed to attaining the MDGs by 2015 and the Lao PDR specific MDG 9 on the reduction of UXO impacts by 2020 on the occasion of the Vientiane High Level Round Table Meeting 20th October 2010.

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Millennium Development Goals Progress Report LAO PDR 2008

Date: 2008

The Government of Lao PDR endorsed the Millennium Declaration at the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000. The Declaration, and the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were derived from it, sets out overall goals and specific targets to reduce human poverty in the world. In 2008, the halfway point to the target year of 2015, the Government of Lao PDR remains strongly committed to the MDGs through implementing its National Socio Economic Development Plan.

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Best Practices 2005 Lao PDR

Date: 2005

The threat of an avian and human influenza pandemic is a concern shared by many governments globally, but a particular concern of the governments in the South-east Asian region...

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