Welcome Remarks by UN Resident Coordinator Louisa Vinton at the marking of the International Tolerance Day
Nov 16, 2017
Tolerance is a core value for the UN. It’s at the heart of our Charter, and it’s the guiding principle behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states memorably in Article 1 that: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
Speech by UN Resident Coordinator Louisa Vinton on United Nations Day 2017
Oct 27, 2017
Each of the 17 SDGs is worthy of attention in and of itself. But, taken together, the spirit of the SDGs is captured in a single phrase: “to leave no one behind.” This is the principle that guides everything that we in the UN family do in this country. We are delighted to see the same resolve embodied in the Government’s reform program, with its strong commitment to restore rule of law; put public institutions at the service of citizens; create new and better jobs; provide hope and opportunities for young people; reinforce gender equality and end violence against women; extend a helping hand to vulnerable and marginalized groups; ensure that people with disabilities enjoy their rights; and tackle air pollution and other threats to the environment. These priorities are absolutely identical to those identified in the Partnership for Sustainable Development, the UN strategy for this country that was signed in these premises on UN Day a year ago.
Opening remarks by UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the first national conference on femicide
Oct 26, 2017
For the United Nations, femicide is a gross violation of the fundamental human rights that the organization was created to defend. It is also an abuse targeted by the Sustainable Development Goals, which under Goal #5 commit to eliminate all forms of discrimination, and all forms of violence, against women and girls.
What can you do to help achieve your favorite Sustainable Development Goal by 2030?
Oct 24, 2017
This year’s UN Day is asking what you can do to help achieve your favourite SDG. Because it’s simply not true there’s nothing we can do: even making the smallest changes in our lifestyles could help the whole world come closer to the UN’s vision for a fairer, safer, cleaner world. And social media means we have the means – literally at our fingertips – to spread our ideas to billions in a matter of seconds.
Building Back Better the Lipa Dam
Oct 2, 2017
Rather than simply rebuild what was there before, the programme applies a “build back better” approach to maximize resilience to future floods and mitigate the risk of floods in the most vulnerable regions of the country.
A fresh start for the Balkans: Democratic renewal and environmental recovery
Sep 20, 2017
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will deliver the keynote speech for a panel discussion at Columbia University in New York this week entitled “A fresh start for the Balkans: Democratic renewal and environmental recovery in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.” This event is organized by UNDP, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Columbia University School for International and Public Affairs as a side-event during the United Nations General Assembly week.
Remarks to the media by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Signing of new Active Labour Market Measures under the Revised Operational Plan for Employment
Sep 14, 2017
Creating jobs has been a core of UNDP’s work in the country for more than a decade, and we are pleased now to be able to build on these foundations to provide a wide range of new and expanded measures aimed at helping young people and other groups of concern – persons with disabilities and members of the Roma community – develop skills, find employment and start their own businesses.
Speech by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the project launch
Aug 3, 2017
The Istanbul Convention – or to use its full, official name, the “Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence” – is a vehicle of international law that can transport us light years ahead in the fight to eliminate violence against women.
EUR 2.3 Million Project Launched to Help Local Governments Deliver Better Services
Jul 27, 2017
The project will also provide up to EUR 25,000 in funding to some 30 municipalities to help them address priority needs, particularly for vulnerable groups, with the aim of ensuring better living standards for all.
Opening remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the launch of the project “Improving Municipal Governance”
Jul 27, 2017
The driving idea behind the Sustainable Development Goals is “to leave no one behind,” so at UNDP we are delighted to have this new opportunity to address decentralization challenges.