Aspiring women politicians discuss the challenges of social inclusion at local level
Jul 16, 2017
More than a hundred aspiring women politicians representing 23 different political parties gathered this weekend in Mavrovo to discuss the challenges of social inclusion at the local level. Co-organized by NDI and UNDP, this was the fourth in a series of weekend workshops aimed at encouraging more women to compete for office in the upcoming local elections. Currently only five of 81 municipalities are headed by women mayors.
EUR 4.3 MILLION NATURE PROTECTION PROJECT LAUNCHED BY EU AND UNDP
Jul 12, 2017
The project worth EUR 4.3 million is funded by the EU and UNDP, and will be implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning over the next 36 months.
Statement for the media by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the launch of the Skopje Lab
Jul 6, 2017
The Lab is meant to create a space for an open dialogue between the City’s civil servants, on the one hand, and the broader public, on the other, to find solutions that can satisfy citizens’ needs and preferences while at the same time respecting the City’s budgetary limitations.
Skopje Innovation Lab to Engage Citizens in Policy and Service Design and Delivery
Jul 6, 2017
Today, Mayor of Skopje Koce Trajanovski and UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton launched the City of Skopje’s first social innovation lab.
Statement of the UNODC Executive Director on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Jun 26, 2017
The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking recognises the severe impact that illicit drugs have on health, development, peace and security. Around 190,000 people die due to illicit drugs every year. But the damage visited upon lives and communities does not stop there. Drug use damages health in the form of debilitating HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis, while drug trafficking nourishes money laundering, and deadly terrorism. Corruption, the great enabler of organized crime, exists throughout the drug supply chain.
New partnership set to prove the business case for sustainable farming
Jun 22, 2017
The Strumica River Basin has long been the country’s main agricultural region, owing the fertility of its soil to the River Strumica, which also provides farmers with the water they need to irrigate their crops.
Opening remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Launch of the Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans
Jun 16, 2017
This program is design to help municipalities work together with civil society organizations to address social inclusion challenges. By “social inclusion” we mean finding ways to support people who are often pushed to the margins of society – the poor, the homeless, persons with disabilities, the Roma minority – and more broadly improving the living conditions for all people in their communities.
REGIONAL PROGRAMME ON LOCAL DEMOCRACY LAUNCHED
Jun 16, 2017
This 10 million EUR programme funded by the European Union will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) over the next 36 months in six countries and territories in the Western Balkans.
Welcome remarks by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Conference “Unpaid care work, gender inequality and the promise of the care economy”
Jun 14, 2017
In recent years economists have devoted increasing attention to the reality behind the rhyme, namely that women on average work more than men, and that the lion’s share of their labor, devoted to caring for younger and older generations, goes completely unpaid. This burden of unpaid care work keeps many women out of the labor market and generates deep and persistent inequalities in wages, income and wealth between men and women.
Partnering to Promote Inclusion and Better Services for Persons with Disabilities
Jun 13, 2017
Over 100 international and national professionals, practitioners and persons with disabilities gathered for a two-day workshop in Ohrid to exchange experiences and explore new opportunities and services that could help persons with disabilities lead more independent and active lives in the community.