Press releases


    This 10 million EUR programme funded by the European Union will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) over the next 36 months in six countries and territories in the Western Balkans.

  • Partnering to Promote Inclusion and Better Services for Persons with Disabilities Jun 13, 2017

    Over 100 international and national professionals, practitioners and persons with disabilities gathered for a two-day workshop in Ohrid to exchange experiences and explore new opportunities and services that could help persons with disabilities lead more independent and active lives in the community.

  • First Climate Change Strategy for the City of Skopje Launched Apr 5, 2017

    Developed by experts and citizens, “Resilient Skopje” includes a series of analyses, recommendations and actions that should be implemented over the next five years to help fight climate change and increase urban resilience.

  • World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report Mar 21, 2017

    A quarter-century of impressive human development progress continues to leave many people behind, with systemic, often unmeasured, barriers to catching up. A stronger focus on those excluded and on actions to dismantle these barriers is urgently needed to ensure sustainable human development for all.

  • Village Road in Tabanovce Reconstructed with Japanese Funds Feb 16, 2017

    The local road was severely damaged during the recent refugee and migrant crisis because of the steady traffic of trucks and other heavy vehicles to and from the border reception center, which saw the transit of an estimated one million refugees and migrants in 2015 and early 2016. Thanks to its full reconstruction, the Tabanovce villagers now have much better access to work and school, and humanitarian supplies can be safely delivered to the few remaining residents of the transit center.

  • Gevgelija Expands Drinking Water Supply with Japanese Funds Dec 27, 2016

    The rebuilding and modernization of the pumping station will double its output of drinking water from 50 litres to 100 litres per second. This increased capacity will enable the station to meet the growing demand for clean drinking water in the Gevgelija region and overcome water shortages.

  • Major upgrade improves security at “Erebino” weapons storage site Dec 23, 2016

    An EU-funded upgrade worth EUR 255,000 has significantly increased security at the Ministry of Defense’s main storage site for small arms, light weapons and ammunition in Erebino. The completion of the upgrade was marked at a handover ceremony at Erebino on 23 December 2016. The upgrade was funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through its regional SEESAC project dedicated to halting the proliferation of illicit weapons.

  • United Nations Sets Five Priorities for the Next Five Years Oct 31, 2016

    The new United Nations strategy for 2016-2020, “Partnership for Sustainable Development,” was signed today by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Poposki and UN Resident Coordinator Louisa Vinton, in the presence of hundreds of representatives from government, civil society and the international community. The aim of this strategy, with projected funding of USD 120,9 million, is to promote equitable and sustainable development and support the country’s integration into the European Union.

  • International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction: Prevention is the key to saving lives and livelihoods Oct 13, 2016

    During the last two decades, disasters globally have killed more than 1.3 million people and caused USD 2 trillion in damages,” says UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton. “This report points out that taking a more proactive and preventive approach to risks would help protect the lives and livelihoods of the people who live in this region and safeguard both past development gains and current investments”.

  • European Union, United Nations and World Bank join forces in flood recovery Aug 23, 2016

    The European Union and the World Bank, together with the UN agencies in the country, have responded swiftly to the Government’s request for assistance in addressing the damage caused by the devastating floods that hit the country earlier this month. In addition to ongoing emergency relief efforts, a joint team of experts in disaster recovery from the EU, the UN and the World Bank have been deployed on the ground to work with national counterparts to identify the causes of the floods and assess their impact on communities and the broader economy. Looking beyond compensation for losses, the team will complete a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment to identify long-term recovery needs and prepare an integrated strategy for reconstruction. The Assessment is expected to be completed by the end of September 2016.