A fruitful tour of Alsace gives Vardar wine-producers a lesson in regional cooperation
Jan 19, 2017
UNDP’s Local Development Programme has been supporting the Vardar Planning Region in establishing cooperation with the Alsace region. As all wine-lovers will know, Alsace is one of the most famous wine regions in the world, with a strong tradition of wine tourism.
A creative approach to multi-ethnic cooperation amongst young people in Kumanovo
Jan 12, 2017
Young people here have a need for creative expression and there is no other space outside of school where they can express themselves and at the same time practice social inclusion and integration. This is why MultiKulti has always used art as a tool, including theatre, dance, photography and comic strips.
Gevgelija Expands Drinking Water Supply with Japanese Funds
Dec 27, 2016
The rebuilding and modernization of the pumping station will double its output of drinking water from 50 litres to 100 litres per second. This increased capacity will enable the station to meet the growing demand for clean drinking water in the Gevgelija region and overcome water shortages.
Remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the awarding of grant certificates to farmers from the Strumica River Basin
Dec 26, 2016
We are proud today to award grants worth 5,000 dollars to each of our top 30 graduates. These grants are designed to fund the purchase of the equipment you need to put what you’ve learned into practice, and we look forward to seeing the results of your work at the next harvest.
Strumica River Basin farmers learn more sustainable practices
Dec 26, 2016
Given the vital importance of agriculture to the region, tackling the problem of unsustainable farming practices is now a key priority in the Basin, especially in the context of climate change. This is why a new and comprehensive programme has been launched to modernize agriculture and train farmers to grow different crops, plan crop rotations and irrigate and fertilize more efficiently.
Speech by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Official Handover Ceremony in Erebino
Dec 23, 2016
The upgrade of this storage facility, and similar improvements at the Ministry of Interior’s main storage location in Orman, will contribute to the safety of citizens by ensuring that guns and other light weapons are kept out of the wrong hands, and far away from criminals and terrorists.
Major upgrade improves security at “Erebino” weapons storage site
Dec 23, 2016
An EU-funded upgrade worth EUR 255,000 has significantly increased security at the Ministry of Defense’s main storage site for small arms, light weapons and ammunition in Erebino. The completion of the upgrade was marked at a handover ceremony at Erebino on 23 December 2016. The upgrade was funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through its regional SEESAC project dedicated to halting the proliferation of illicit weapons.
Welcome remarks by UN Resident Coordinator Louisa Vinton on the occasion of the International Migrants Day
Dec 16, 2016
As our outgoing Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has underlined in his statement for International Migrants Day, “Every migrant is a human being with human rights, regardless of their status.” We are convinced that the benefits of “safe, regular and orderly migration” can be reaped here, just as they can in so many other countries, and we count on your support as we continue to advocate for a more humane and generous approach.
Rebuilding the Mavrovica Dam to save lives and protect property in Sveti Nikole
Dec 9, 2016
he Restoration of the Mavrovica Dam is part of a wider project being supported by the EU Flood Recovery Programme, which aims to assist the country’s recovery efforts in the aftermath of the floods that occurred in early 2015 by reconstructing damaged water and flood control infrastructure. The interventions focus on improving the discharge capacities of regulated river sections and drainage networks in the Crna Reka and Strumica River Basins, as well as the reconstruction and better management of four dams that were damaged by the floods.
A smart future for public transport in Skopje
Dec 7, 2016
Getting more people to use public transport is key to tackling the major problem of pollution in the country’s capital city of Skopje. To encourage more commuters to switch from cars to buses, UNDP partnered with the Fund for Innovation and Technological Development and the city’s main bus company, JSP, to launch a competition to find intelligent solutions to improve the bus system, including a bus ‘hackathon’ and ‘smart bus stop’ design.