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.
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.