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Country’s first EU-standard landfill ready for operation in Gevgelija

The landfill project was part of a broader USD 2.2 million effort by UNDP to support the municipalities most affected by the refugee crisis of 2015-2016. Among the other initiatives funded by Japan…  


30 municipalities to receive over EUR 1 million in small grants through EU-funded program

During the event, UNDP announced that the 30 municipalities currently facing the most difficult development challenges will receive a total of EUR 1,050,000 million in small grants. With UNDP support,…  


Opening remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at “Improving Municipal Governance” Workshop and press conference on integrated and inclusive local development planning

Many municipalities have inherited a heavy burden of debt, and most municipalities depend on allocations from the central budget to cover even basic expenditures. Local-level capacities to secure and…  


Remarks by UN Resident Coordinator Louisa Vinton, UN Day 2018

Our efforts can address only a fraction of the challenges the country faces, whether in creating good jobs, building strong institutions, protecting the environment or ensuring equal rights for all…  


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…  

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