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Remarks by UN Resident Coordinator at the Opening of Country’s First Sexual Assault Center in the Kumanovo Hospotal

This center here in Kumanovo, and two others that we are opening now in Tetovo and Skopje, have been established jointly by UNDP and UNFPA as part of a USD 400,000 initiative.  


Eight Municipalities and National Parks Selected for Nature Protection Grant Scheme

A total of eight applicants representing a diverse group of municipalities and national parks have been selected to receive grants of EUR 200,000 – 400,000 for nature protection projects as part of a…  


Major New Survey of Household Heating Identifies Some Key Causes of Skopje’s Soaring Levels of Pollution

Pollution levels in the country’s biggest towns and cities have been breaking records for all the wrong reasons over recent years. The capital, Skopje, now has the unenviable claim to be one of the…  


Despite some progress, Marginalized Roma community still most excluded in Western Balkans

More marginalized Roma girls and boys are attending compulsory education in the Western Balkans than ever before. However, when compared to their non-Roma neighbours, Roma people face twice as high…  


17 Municipalities and NGOs Selected for Nature Protection Grant Scheme

The project aims to improve nature protection and to promote sustainable use of natural resources while increasing the capacity of management authorities of protected areas, local self-governments and…  


Welcome remarks by UN Resident Coordinator Louisa Vinton at International Women’s Day 2018: #TimeIsNow

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said in his statement for International Women’s Day 2018, “Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time,…  


Six municipalities selected for Swiss-funded program to strengthen local democracy

Municipal councilors from the six selected municipalities will received targeted training and support to help ensure that municipal budgets are planned and spent in line with citizen expectations, and…  


“Not a garbage dump”: New landfill in Gevgelija to meet highest environmental standards

The sanitary landfill project meets an urgent need to replace a hazardous illegal landfill now overspilling by the River Vardar in Gevgelija – a problem greatly exacerbated by the transit of more than…  


“Building back better” to even the odds for Roma children

In a municipality with a population of over 17,000, there is only one place where Sead can get the educational input he needs: the sole kindergarten in Suto Orizari – a building that also serves as a…  


Cleaner Soil Leads to Healthier Yields

More than 200 farmers have developed knowledge and expertise in plant and soil interaction over the past year by attending UNDP and SDC educational seminars. It is expected that this will not only…  

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