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  • 02 Sep 2013
    “Working together to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient Asia-Pacific”: UN Development Chief for Asia

    New York, 2 September, 2013 - Mr. Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today.

  • 03 Aug 2013
    SPEECH: UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Minh Pham on the occasion of the 3rd Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM)

    I am privileged and honored to be here today to participate in the celebration of the Third Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. Cluster munitions are designed to kill and maim indiscriminately, both at the time of use and, because of their high failure rate, often for many years after conflict has ended. Nowhere is this more evident than here in Lao PDR.

  • 01 Aug 2013
    Alexandra to perform in UXO concert

    United Nations Development Programme’s National Goodwill Ambassador Alexandra Bounxouei is set to perform in a concert organized by the Lao Ban Advocates and its partners this Saturday 3rd of August.

  • 11 Jul 2013
    American Students Learn About UXO in Laos

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the National Regulatory Authority for the UXO sector (NRA) and other UXO advocates met with Lao-American cultural exchange students today at the UN building to discuss the impact of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) on people’s lives in Lao PDR.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    Training on Public Involvement in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of Investment Projects

    UNDP - UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative (PEI), and the Environmental Management Support Programme supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland (EMSP) have provided technical and financial assistance to the training.

  • 27 Jun 2013
    Food and Nutrition Security in the Northern Provinces focus of the Round Table Provincial Consultation

    Food and nutrition security, particularly children’s malnutrition was the focus of discussions at this year’s Round Table provincial consultation, which took place in Luang Namtha on 27-28 June 2013.

  • 25 Jun 2013
    France supports Lao PDR’s efforts to develop a rule of law state

    The Government of France today signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide €410,000 (US$548,000) towards the upcoming Support Programme for Implementation of the Legal Sector Master Plan (LSMP) in Lao PDR.

  • 07 Jun 2013
    Think, Eat, Save in Lao PDR by Vichit Sayavongkhamdy

    When we talk about environment, natural resource management or sustainable development, people often think that it is something that does not really relate to them as individuals. The theme for the World Environment Day 2013 “Think, Eat, Save - Reduce your foodprint” directly links with our everyday lives and is easier to associate with from both the policy perspective and as something anyone can contribute to.

  • 21 May 2013
    Australia boosts access to inclusive finance

    The Government of Australia has committed A$5.9million (US$6.15 million) to support the UNCDF-UNDP Joint Programme “Making Access to Finance More Inclusive for Poor People (MAFIPP)”. The contribution was confirmed today at a ceremony, where an agreement was signed between H.E. Sonexay Sithphaxay, Deputy Governor of Bank of Lao PDR, H.E. Lynda Worthaisong, Australian Ambassador to Laos and Mr. Minh Pham, United Nations Resident Coordinator, in UN House in Vientiane.

  • 10 May 2013
    Nonghet Community Radio interviews Kyoko Yokosuka, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative

    Keanchan, who is one of the volunteers working at new UNDP-supported community radio station in Nonghet, interviewed UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Kyoko Yokosuka live on air on the day of the launch, 9th of May 2013.

  • 09 May 2013
    New Community Radio goes on air in Nonghet

    The ethnic communities of Hmong, Khmu and Phong in Nonghet District, Xiengkhuang Province, can now tune into radio broadcasts in their own languages, thanks to a new community radio station launched in Nonghet on Thursday, by Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 10 Apr 2013
    Interview with Alexandra Bounxouei, UNDP Lao PDR National Goodwill Ambassador

    We spoke to Alexandra, who has just been appointed our National Goodwill Ambassador. How does she feel about her new role and how is she planning to contribute to development in Laos?

  • 09 Apr 2013
    Singer Alexandra Bounxouei appointed UNDP’s Goodwill Ambassador for Lao PDR

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has appointed Ms. Alexandra Bounxouei as its first National Goodwill Ambassador for Lao PDR. The announcement was made today at a press conference held in the UN House.

  • 06 Apr 2013
    Walk marks the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

    The Government of Lao PDR and the International Community affirmed their commitment to a world free from the threat of mines and other remnants of war on Saturday morning in Patuxai Park, Vientiane. Hundreds of people gathered to witness the special ceremony and take part in a “fun walk/run” in an event organized by the UXO Sector in Lao PDR to commemorate the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.

  • 04 Apr 2013
    Meet Santi Khotisen, Deputy Provincial Coordinator for UXO Lao in Luang Prabang

    "I started out as a deminer back in 1999. I heard on the radio that UXO Lao were looking for new staff to help with their clearance operations, and I thought it would be an exciting job."

  • 04 Apr 2013
    A Moral Obligation to Act and Remove the Threat of Cluster Munitions - By Noeleen Heyzer and Minh H. Pham

    It was both a hopeful and a sobering visit we had recently to the Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE), an innovative local organization in Vientiane that provides rehabilitation services to survivors of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO).

  • 22 Mar 2013
    Steady growth in human development for Lao PDR, inequality slowing down progress

    The 2013 Human Development Report was launched on Thursday by Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr. Bounthavy Sisouphanthong and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Minh Pham at a ceremony held in the Mercure hotel in Vientiane.

  • 22 Feb 2013
    Australian Minister’s visit highlights the challenges of tackling the UXO in Laos

    This week Laos saw the visit of the Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr. Aside from meetings with the Lao Government in Vientiane, the Minister travelled to Luang Prabang province in Northern Laos to investigate what he called “the terrible legacy of the second Indo-China war”. He was referring to the millions of cluster munitions dropped in Laos during 1964 and 1973 that failed to explode and still continue to kill and injure civilians today, 40 years after the war ended.

  • 21 Jan 2013
    Ireland commits further €2million to support the UXO sector in Laos

    The Government of Ireland has confirmed its commitment to support to the UXO Sector in Lao PDR through a multi-year contribution of €2 million (2,7 million USD) through to 2015. The contribution will further strengthen the capacity of the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) and UXO Lao, the two national institutions tackling the deadly legacy of unexploded ordnance in Lao PDR. The funding will be channelled through the UXO Trust Fund, administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 11 Jan 2013
    Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) Phase II Inception Workshop

    On January 11 2013, at Don Chan Palace, the Ministry of Planning and Investment in collaboration with UNDP/UNEP organized the inception workshop for Phase II of the Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) to present the achievements of the PEI Phase I and discuss with stakeholders on the final work plan and approach for the successful delivery of Phase II.

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