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Focal points meeting aims to improve SDGs coordination

Some 50 officials from 22 relevant sectors met in Vientiane to discuss coordinating mechanisms for improvement and to review the previous implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in each sector. The first meeting to examine SDGs focal points took place on March 14 and was co-chaired ...

SDGs' message disseminated in Luang Prabang

About 500 officials, lecturers and students at Souphanouvong University in Luang Prabang province gained insight about the implementation of the nation’s Sustainable Development Goals this week. The information on SDGs was presented in Luang Prabang on Monday by speakers from international agencies along with the ...

Laos makes strides towards poverty alleviation

Laos is pursuing its drive to reduce the poverty rate below 10 percent by 2020, while also attempting to meet outstanding Millennium Development Goals. Head of the Central Committee on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication, Mr. Thongvanh Vilayheuang, highlighted various aspects of the government’s five-year development ...

Sustainable Development Goals spur progress in Laos

The government has further pursued the national development policy and mainstreamed the Sustainable Development Goals into its 8th five-year National Socio-Economic Development Plan (2016-2020), the Development Strategy 2025, and Vision 2030. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith outlined the government’s stance on the SDGs at the 71st Session ...

Govt urged to adopt sustainable devt goals

The representative of the United Nations Development Program has called on the Duterte administration to adopt the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, saying it would help make a difference in poverty reduction and socioeconomic development. UNDP country manager Titon Mitra told reporters the Philippines would be able ...

Laos launches SDG 18 to make lives safe from UXO

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon September 8 inaugurated the Lao PDR’s own national Sustainable Development Goal on unexploded ordnance during the ongoing ASEAN Summits. The SDGs have been drawn up by the United Nations as targets for developing countries. Goal No. 18, which ...

World water week to focus on achieving sustainable development goals

The 2016 World Water Week kicked off on August 29, focusing on water to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Opening the event, Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Angel Gurria said that water, from having been a subject that was rarely discussed ...

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