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Remarks by UN Resident Coordinator at the Opening of Country’s First Sexual Assault Center in the Kumanovo Hospotal

This center here in Kumanovo, and two others that we are opening now in Tetovo and Skopje, have been established jointly by UNDP and UNFPA as part of a USD 400,000 initiative.  


Eight Municipalities and National Parks Selected for Nature Protection Grant Scheme

A total of eight applicants representing a diverse group of municipalities and national parks have been selected to receive grants of EUR 200,000 – 400,000 for nature protection projects as part of a…  


Opening address by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Presentation of the Regional Roma Survey 2017

Among all the Western Balkan countries, this country offers the best – or at least the least bad – opportunities for its Roma citizens. And it has also shown the biggest improvements of any country…  


Speech by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the signing of agreement on active labor market measures for 2018

On behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, it's a great honor to be signing this tripartite agreement today, which covers a package of active labor market measures worth more than 8.3…  


Major New Survey of Household Heating Identifies Some Key Causes of Skopje’s Soaring Levels of Pollution

Pollution levels in the country’s biggest towns and cities have been breaking records for all the wrong reasons over recent years. The capital, Skopje, now has the unenviable claim to be one of the…  


Despite some progress, Marginalized Roma community still most excluded in Western Balkans

More marginalized Roma girls and boys are attending compulsory education in the Western Balkans than ever before. However, when compared to their non-Roma neighbours, Roma people face twice as high…  


World Water Day 2018: The Answer Is In Nature

More than 100 people attended a novel ‘tweet-up’ event in Skopje to raise public awareness about the importance of water and the value of adopting nature-based solutions to solve the challenges…  


17 Municipalities and NGOs Selected for Nature Protection Grant Scheme

The project aims to improve nature protection and to promote sustainable use of natural resources while increasing the capacity of management authorities of protected areas, local self-governments and…  


Welcome remarks by UN Resident Coordinator Louisa Vinton at International Women’s Day 2018: #TimeIsNow

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said in his statement for International Women’s Day 2018, “Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time,…  


Six municipalities selected for Swiss-funded program to strengthen local democracy

Municipal councilors from the six selected municipalities will received targeted training and support to help ensure that municipal budgets are planned and spent in line with citizen expectations, and…  

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