Press releases
  • #DeluvajSega! – A New Photo Competition to Capture the Effects of Climate Change Jul 20, 2015Тhe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the French Embassy in Skopje and the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning have teamed up to launch a Facebook photo competition to raise awareness about the effects of climate change. ‘#DeluvajSega!’ is open to all Macedonian citizens, inviting them to use their photographic skills to capture the effects of climate change on camera.

  • New Swiss-Funded Project to Help Restore the Health of the Strumica River BasinJul 15, 2015A new six-year project aiming at restoring the Health of the Strumica River Basin got underway today and will be implemented by UNDP in partnership with national and local institutions with the generous financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The new project, which is worth 2.9 million Swiss Francs, is set to reduce the risk of floods and droughts, decrease pollution and restore the ecological health of the waterbodies of the Strumica River Basin.

  • DHL and UNDP help to refine disaster readiness at airports managed by TAV Macedonia Apr 20, 2015The GARD concept has already been successfully implemented in almost 30 airports since 2005, including airports in Turkey, Armenia, Lebanon, Indonesia, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Panama, El Salvador and Peru. The GARD trainers, DHL logistics experts who are providing their services free of charge, have been working in close cooperation with the United Nations.

  • Are we safer from disasters than we were 10 years ago? This week’s World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction expected to set a new course for resilience Mar 13, 2015This week marks the start of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will be held in Sendai in Japan. The Sendai conference will see the launch of a new global Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction—considered by experts to be the first of the major ‘Post-2015’ processes.

  • Climate Challenge Launched: It’s Your City. It Depends on You!Dec 10, 2014Two winners will be selected from all the submitted proposals, which will be reviewed by an expert panel. Each of the winners will be awarded 10,000 USD. Of this sum, 1,000 USD will be awarded in the form of cash, while 9,000 USD will be granted for the purpose of developing the idea into a prototype. This support will include technological support, mentoring, and support with networking to identify potential partners that might be interested in either scaling-up or using the proposed solution.

  • UNDP global leader in transparencyOct 8, 2014The 2014 Aid Transparency Index recognized UNDP for its “commendable performance” in publishing information beyond international standards this year, placing it first overall out of 68 major agencies evaluated worldwide.

  • 2.2 billion people are poor or near-poor, warns 2014 Human Development Report on vulnerability and resilienceJul 24, 2014Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, and unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable. This is the core premise of the 2014 Human Development Report, launched here today by Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and Director of the Human Development Report Office Khalid Malik.

  • Latest Human Development Index shows overall slowdown in growth Jul 24, 2014Levels in human development continue to rise – yet the pace has slowed for all regions and progress has been highly uneven, according to the latest Human Development Index (HDI) included in the 2014 Human Development Report “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience”, published today by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • United Nations opens up channels for direct participation of people in international decisionsMay 5, 2014The United Nations will devote the first week of May to getting out the vote for its MY World opinion poll, organizing a multitude of activities in more than 50 countries to raise awareness of and boost global participation in its efforts to foster a conversation with the world's citizens that will better inform future international policy-making.

  • New solutions to energy challenges in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, says UNDP reportDec 11, 2013Today, UNDP launched the third volume of Empowering Lives, Building Resilience, a report compiling sustainable energy success stories from UNDP’s work in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. These stories demonstrate how sound policies, capacities and financing lead to lasting change.

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