“Not a garbage dump”: New landfill in Gevgelija to meet highest environmental standards
Jan 31, 2018
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 one million refugees and migrants through the municipality in 2015 and early 2016.
“Building back better” to even the odds for Roma children
Jan 25, 2018
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 daycare centre for street children.
Major New Survey of Household Heating Identifies Some Key Causes of Skopje’s Soaring Levels of Pollution
Jan 17, 2018
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 most polluted cities in the whole of Europe, with potentially fatal PM10 particles measured at over 14 times the level considered acceptable by health experts.
New Start, New Startup
Jan 15, 2018
Biljana is one of 3,500 women who have benefited from the Self-Employment Programme. Her success is an inspiration for all those who dream of starting again but fear they don’t have what it takes.
Cleaner Soil Leads to Healthier Yields
Dec 26, 2017
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 benefit the environment but also help increase the farmers’ yields and incomes by as much as 30-40%.
What can you do to help achieve your favorite Sustainable Development Goal by 2030?
Oct 24, 2017
This year’s UN Day is asking what you can do to help achieve your favourite SDG. Because it’s simply not true there’s nothing we can do: even making the smallest changes in our lifestyles could help the whole world come closer to the UN’s vision for a fairer, safer, cleaner world. And social media means we have the means – literally at our fingertips – to spread our ideas to billions in a matter of seconds.
Building Back Better the Lipa Dam
Oct 2, 2017
Rather than simply rebuild what was there before, the programme applies a “build back better” approach to maximize resilience to future floods and mitigate the risk of floods in the most vulnerable regions of the country.
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.
New partnership set to prove the business case for sustainable farming
Jun 22, 2017
The Strumica River Basin has long been the country’s main agricultural region, owing the fertility of its soil to the River Strumica, which also provides farmers with the water they need to irrigate their crops.
New mobile app opens a gateway to a multicultural online classroom in Kumanovo
May 26, 2017
The initiative is part of a global commitment by UNDP to support policy and programming aimed at ensuring that youth are informed, engaged and empowered to contribute to sustainable human development and resilience of their communities. Combining youth with innovation has the potential to create new solutions to development challenges and to drive social change.