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This award recognizes the Network’s exemplary achievements in inter-municipal cooperation—cooperation that has contributed significantly to regional development and economic growth, setting a model of best practices for others to follow.
For the United Nations, fighting domestic violence and all forms of violence against women is a global top priority. The UN agencies are proud to have been actively engaged on this issue here for more than seven years, and to have contributed to much of the training, research, analysis and policy advice that underpins the new draft law. We see the new law as a big step forward for the country.
Drug abuse and illicit trafficking have calamitous consequences for the world’s efforts to deliver greater prosperity and equality for all. There are up to 200,000 preventable deaths each year from overdoses. Illicit drugs spawn criminal violence and weaken a state’s essential institutions.
On the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, it is important to remember that drug use disorders are preventable and treatable. That, where there is help, there is also hope.
Gender equality is a top priority for the United Nations globally, and it is a goal that all the UN agencies working here share with their national partners and counterparts.
Some fifty young people recently gathered together in a Skopje café to learn more about the UN’s Universal Periodic Review and to offer their own input into the post-2015 agenda.
“My Municipality” is an online tool that is inspired by “My world,” an online survey that the United Nations has been conducting so that world leaders will have a better sense of what ordinary citizens really want in the years to come.
The launch of an innovative new system called My Municipality is set to transform the way the public communicate their priorities to decision-makers, radically increasing the inclusiveness of the municipality’s policy-making processes.
A total of four youth info clubs will open throughout May and June this year at universities in Skopje, Tetovo, Bitola and Stip. Their aim is to strengthen the links between potential employers and new graduates. The clubs will not only provide students with career advice and up-to-date info on all the latest employment opportunities, but also offer guest lectures with career advice from private companies, public administration officers, NGOs and international organisations.
The United Nations will devote the first week of May to getting out the vote for its MY World opinion poll, organizing a multitude of activities in more than 50 countries to raise awareness of and boost global participation in its efforts to foster a conversation with the world's citizens that will better inform future international policy-making.
A group of twenty students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne spent a whole day in Prespa, hearing from the expert team about what the Municipality of Resen, UNDP and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation are doing to help ensure a sustainable future for Lake Prespa.
On International Roma Day, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák, calls on all European States and institutions to fully include Roma people in the decision-making process in Europe at all levels.
Fighting domestic violence is a top priority for the United Nations. This is because violence against women and girls is the most pervasive and widespread human rights violation in the world. Globally, roughly one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime.
Developed with extensive technical assistance from UNDP, the Third National Communication on Climate Change spells out the next key steps to be taken in all key sectors of the economy and society—at national and local level—to prepare for, adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.
The Third National Communication on Climate Change comes at a time when international negotiations on climate change are intensifying in the build-up to a meaningful, universal agreement in Paris in 2015. Paris 2015 is the place and time where a new global climate agreement is expected.
This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality.
What makes fighting corruption such a priority for UNDP – indeed for the UN as a whole – is not that this is something we all are forced do, but rather something that we recognize is good to do, and that needs to be done in order to deliver direct benefits, in a very personal way, for millions of individuals.
The country’s first one-stop app for job-seekers—Prv.mk—has just been launched together with a brand new website.The app can be downloaded free at Google Play. With Prv.mk, young people can find out about all the latest job openings across the country, including internships, volunteer positions and entry-level job placements.
This country was one of the first in the world to sign the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and it has taken many steps towards realizing its promise since ratification two years ago. But barriers to full participation in society remain, whether in the form of physical obstacles to access, legislative and policy shortcomings, or prejudice and discrimination.
The consultation session was particularly significant because it enabled—for the first time in this country—a valuable exchange of information and analysis between the Government and civil society organizations involved in protecting the rights of persons with disabilities and the implementation of the UN Convention in national legislation and practice.