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Every year, at least two million women and girls are trafficked into prostitution, forced slavery, and servitude. Up to 60 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse during their lifetime.
Today saw the launch of one of the first-ever reports undertaken in the world to assess the potential impact of climate change on cultural heritage. The report clearly states that climate change will cause irreversible damage to the cultural heritage if no preventative action is taken.
The Climate Change and Culture Heritage Report – which is one of the first in the world to analyse the potential impact of climate change on cultural heritage – provides very clear evidence of the extreme fragility of archaeological treasures.
Last night saw the world premiere of the first Macedonian documentary about climate change. Directed by Biljana Gavranlieva, the film was screened in Skopje as part of the European Film Festival Cinedays. The documentary shows four women farmers coping in different ways with the negative effects of climate change.
UNDP has been working with the Ministry of Environment to identify the policies, tools and practices that can help the country’s farmers cope with the dramatic changes they now face.
Today saw the launch of a newly refurbished nursery in Pehcevo that is set to improve the care provided for the youngest citizens of the Municipality—toddlers up to two years of age.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the top-ranked multilateral organization in aid transparency according to a leading global ranking released today.
A two-day regional conference, organized by UNDP in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the State Commission for the Prevention of Corruption gathered government representatives, mayors, civil society, international organisations, and experts from Eastern Europe and the CIS to exchange experiences and knowledge of effective measures that have helped increase transparency, accountability and openness at municipal level.
Many measures have been undertaken over the past decades to restore the vulnerable ecosystem of Lake Prespa. The effectiveness of these measures, however, can only be accurately assessed through continuous monitoring of the status of the water.
Civil servants from ten municipalities of the South-East Planning Region gathered in Strumica this July to launch an important project to counter the negative effects of climate change.
In a new video, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls the engagement of more than 750,000 people from 194 countries in setting a new global development agenda “a historic effort for a historic policy-making process.”
A new inventory of national greenhouse gas emissions has just been launched by the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning and UNDP, developed to help the country meet the requirements of the International Convention on Climate Change.
One of the capital’s most highly populated areas, the municipality of Aerodrom, is breaking new ground in the fight against corruption, becoming one of the first local governments in the country to provide a direct phone line for citizens to report suspected cases of official wrongdoing.
Participants at the discussion included over 30 journalists and editors, a number of MPs and Government ministers, as well as NGO representatives and experts on the issue of domestic violence. A clear message emerged from the discussion — the message that only an integrated and joint approach involving all key stakeholders will be effective in changing attitudes to domestic violence.
High-school students in the town of Resen will soon be taking part in a groundbreaking initiative to help promote environmentally responsible farming and preserve the region’s valuable biodiversity.
The Social Innovation GovCamp was an innovation in itself—the first think-tank of its kind in the country and a model of how citizen participation can go beyond consultation to active involvement in generating fresh solutions to improve local services.
As the country enters into each new phase in the process of EU accession, national and local institutions will need support for reforms, to meet the requirements of the EU acquis.
Nine mayors have taken the brave step of publicly signing up to official anti-corruption policies for their municipalities, affirming the principles of integrity and declaring zero tolerance for corruption.
All women and girls have a right to live in a world free of violence. However, many women around the globe have suffered violence in their lifetime and many more have comforted a sister or friend following an attack.
The key aim of UNDP’s two kindergarten projects has been to demonstrate and raise awareness of the financial and environmental benefits of greater energy efficiency in the building sector.