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30 municipalities to receive over EUR 1 million in small grants through EU-funded program

During the event, UNDP announced that the 30 municipalities currently facing the most difficult development challenges will receive a total of EUR 1,050,000 million in small grants. With UNDP support,…  


Opening remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at “Improving Municipal Governance” Workshop and press conference on integrated and inclusive local development planning

Many municipalities have inherited a heavy burden of debt, and most municipalities depend on allocations from the central budget to cover even basic expenditures. Local-level capacities to secure and…  


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…  

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