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Switzerland increases contribution to Green Climate Fund to strengthen climate protection in developing countries

19.08.2020 — Press release EDA
In a landmark decision in the fight against climate change, on 19 August 2020 the Federal Council approved a USD 150 million contribution to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) over the next four years. The GCF helps developing countries implement the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by funding their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

COVID-19 Embassy Announcement

23.03.2020 — Laos
We call on Swiss citizens currently traveling in the region to return to Switzerland as soon as possible. Otherwise, there is an important risk that you might get blocked in the country you are currently in for the near future.

The Governments of Switzerland and Lao DPR support vocational training and employment in Lao PDR

06.12.2019 — Press release Laos
The Government of Lao PDR and the Government of Switzerland have signed an agreement to support vocational education and improve the chances of employment for disadvantaged people in the Lao PDR. Dr. Kikeo Chanthaboury, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, and Jean-Francois Cuenod, Regional Director for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) signed an agreement for the Vocational Training and Employment Support Services Project (VTESS).

Mekong Regional Land Governance Summer School Program

06.08.2019 — Position Laos
The 3rd MRLG-supported summer school at the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD) of Chiang Mai University, Thailand was successfully organised with 24 participants from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and China. Six MRLG-funded master degree students at Chiang Mai University also participated. The participants work with CSOs, NGOs, academia and government. This mix was designed to promote a lively dynamic and healthy interaction. While they are from various sectors, their work has focused on similar issues such as Customary Tenure (CT), Large-Scale Land Acquisition (LSLA) and Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

Knowledge for Development (K4D) Project Launch

03.04.2019 — Press release Laos
The kick-off meeting for the new Knowledge for Development (K4D) project took place in Vientiane, Laos on 3rd April, 2019. With the support of the Government of Switzerland, through Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the K4D project supports the efforts of the Government of the Lao PDR (GoL) in information sharing, integration and analysis towards well-informed planning and decision-making processes. 

Swiss Nutrition Support in Northern Laos

Field Nutrition Day in Napa of Beng District, Oudomxay Province

21.03.2019 — Press release Laos
From 19 - 21 March 2019, The Swiss Cooperation office in Vientiane, Laos visited the Enhancing Nutrition of Upland Farming Families (ENUFF) project in Oudomxay province implemented by SNV as the lead agency. Switzerland, through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) provides CHF 6.7 million for the first phase from 2016 to 2020. Project activities cover two priority provinces of Oudomxay and Houaphanh.

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