Vientiane, (Lao PDR) - 24 March 2010 - Income Generation & Marketing (IGM) has become an increasingly vital component of UNODC's Alternative Development assistance to the Lao PDR.
IGM activity has proven to be highly effective in improving villagers' living conditions and increasing household incomes, particularly in settings where subsistence agriculture is gradually being complemented by an evolving cash economy. In the context of UNODC's Alternative Development and Sustainable Livelihoods approach, IGM activity - coupled...[ Read More ]



Vientiane, (Lao PDR) - 19 March 2010 Vientiane, March 19th 2010 - UNODC project office in Oudomxay organized on 24-25 February 2010 the first Inter-Institutional Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) and Project Inception meeting for the new UNODC Alternative Development project entitled "Increasing Food Security and Promoting Licit Crop Production and Small Farmer Enterprise Development in the Oudomxay province, Lao PDR."...[ Read More ]



Vientiane, (Lao PDR) - 18 March 2010 Representatives from more than 10 government and international organisations yesterday gathered in Vientiane to discuss policies and law enforcement schemes aimed at harm reduction strategies for HIV/AIDS and injecting drug users. The Lao Commission for Drug Control and Supervision and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) conducted the workshop to exchange information and lessons learned on policies and law enforcement strategies in Myanmar in the context of HIV/AIDS harm reduction and injecting drug users....[ Read More ]