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EU launches call for proposals to support UXO clearance

The European Union has made available 2.4 million euros to be spent on projects that implement activities to support the removal of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Laos. The EU is calling for project proposals that are designed to reduce the number of UXO casualties, to ...

WHO extends support for health sector reform

The World Health Organisation is providing US$2.1 million in initial assistance for the strengthening of healthcare services in Laos. With US$11.3 million committed for 2016-17, the amount of funding has increased by 22 percent over 2014-15. An agreement for the funding was signed in Vientiane ...

Fixing food loss with disruptive tech

Most wasted food perishes before it has even entered the consumer’s consciousness – between the farm and the supermarket shelf. A new initiative aims to change our food system by inspiring innovation and collaboration. The tragedy of food loss is best expressed in numbers: More than one-third ...

Commission consults on child rights convention

The National Commission for Mothers and Children and United Nations Children’s Fund on October 25 organised a consultation workshop to review and provide input into a draft of the 3rd to 6th state Convention on the Rights of Child report. The workshop in Vientiane reported that ...

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 ...

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