A runaway success! Prototype developed for award-winning shoe soles that can charge your phoneDec 30, 2015The unique charging-device is the outcome of six months of hard work and dedication by a group of four innovative students whose idea for the invention recently won a national Climate Challenge competition with a prize of 10,000 US dollars to help develop the prototype.
Making Inclusion a Reality - New School Facilities Improve Access for Pupils with DisabilitiesDec 3, 2015Thanks to a broader inclusion program called “We Live in the Same World,” children with disabilities at the Vasil Glavinov primary school in Veles now enjoy improved access and mobility to school facilities. As part of UNDP’s long-term and ongoing cooperation with municipalities in the Vardar Planning Region, a new elevator and two lavatories specially designed for the needs of pupils with disabilities have been installed in the school.
#GivingTuesday: UNDP Donates Truck to the Municipality of Kumanovo to Help Local Communities Cope with the Refugee CrisisDec 1, 2015On this year’s #GivingTuesday, UNDP donated a new US $20,000 waste-management truck to the municipality of Kumanovo to help local communities cope with the refugee crisis that has seen more than 750,000 people cross the country so far this year. The municipality will use the truck to remove the heaps of garbage that accumulate as refugees and migrants make their way, entering from Greece at Gevgelija in the south and exiting into Serbia at Kumanovo in the north.
Bringing people together to build urban resilience—a new collaborative project between the City of Skopje and UNDPOct 9, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the City of Skopje are working together with stakeholders, residents and experts on the development of Skopje’s first ever collaborative strategy to tackle climate change. Over the next few weeks, the ‘Resilient Skopje’ project will gather people’s views and expert opinions to draw up a series of measures and recommendations to make the capital more resilient to the negative impacts of climate change.
Social Good Summit: From Fun and Games to Sustainable DevelopmentSep 21, 2015Come and join us in Resen on Saturday, 26 September, for the launch of UNDP’s first-ever interactive computer game, “Prespaville,” a fun way to learn about sustainable farming, environmental protection and the UN’s new goals for sustainable development.
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 tourismApr 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 CompetitionMar 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.