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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).

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