New Entrepreneurship Opportunities for People with DisabilitiesJul 23, 2015A new employment measure aims to help some 120 unemployed people with disabilities achieve their dreams and start up their own businesses by the end of next year. Launched by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the Employment Service Agency and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Self-Employment for People with Disabilities measure will work to integrate unemployed people with disabilities into the labour market by providing them with the customized support they need to start up their own businesses.
The Secretary General - Message on International Day against Drug ABUSE AND ILLEGAL TRAFFICKINGJun 26, 2015In September, leaders from around the world will meet at the United Nations to adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda to eradicate extreme poverty and provide a life of dignity for all. This ambition, while achievable, must address various obstacles, including the deadly harm to communities and individuals caused by drug trafficking and drug abuse.
UNDP Regional Director’s visit focuses on employment, climate change and sustainable farmingApr 22, 2015The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Director for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Cihan Sultanoğlu, made an official visit to the country last week. During the three days she was here, Sultanoğlu participated in and supported the launch of several important events supported by UNDP and met with numerous representatives of national and local government.
Putting Vardar on the map – international cooperation promotes regional wine tourism Apr 22, 2015Wine lovers will soon be able to enjoy a greatly enhanced experience when touring the vineyards and cellars of the Vardar region. A new and much-expanded route will offer them the chance to visit as many as 48 wineries, as well as plenty of opportunities to tour the region’s museums and galleries. And with the help of a new wine-route map detailing local sites of interest, hotels and restaurants, they should also stand a much greater chance of not getting lost amongst the vineyards!
UNDP Start-Up Experts to Coach Young Entrepreneurs at International Competition Mar 13, 2015The UNDP team were invited to be mentors at the Jacobs Startup Competition on account of their long years of experience in coaching and mentoring small and medium-sized businesses with the Self-Employment Programme. The event will give them the opportunity to apply their experience with start-ups in an international setting.
A Model of Youth Inclusion: Preparing the New National Youth Strategy Feb 5, 2015Preparations are underway for the development of a new national Youth Strategy for 2016-2025, and the process for developing the strategy is taking youth inclusion and participation to a new level. Young people from across the country will be working together with UNDP and the Agency of Youth and Sport at every stage in the preparation of the Strategy.
AWARD FOR BEST PRACTICE IN INTER-MUNICIPAL COOPERATION GIVEN TO THE VARDAR PLANNING REGION’S NETWORK FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENTJul 17, 2014This 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.
Helping young people make the transition from education to work – the country’s first youth info club May 7, 2014A 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.
Rising to the challenges of Climate Change – the Third National Communication is launched right on time!Mar 14, 2014Developed 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.
Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on International Women's DayMar 8, 2014This 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.