EU Flood Recovery Programme Will ‘Build Back Better’ Damaged RoadsJan 28, 2016In response to the major damage caused by floods in early 2015, the European Union (EU) has approved a multi-million-euro recovery programme to help the country build back better critical transport infrastructure in the regions most affected by floods. This is just the first phase of the programme; a second phase, to be approved soon, will focus on dams and river embankments.
Major Upgrade Improves Security at Orman Weapons Storage FacilityJan 15, 2016The storage of surplus weapons and ammunition has become more secure thanks to a EUR 270,000 upgrade to the Ministry of Interior’s main storage facility in Orman, on the outskirts of the capital, Skopje. The upgrade was funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through a long-running regional project dedicated to fighting illicit trade in small arms and ammunition.
“Seize opportunities of the new world of work,” UNDP urgesDec 14, 2015Fast technological progress, deepening globalization, aging societies and environmental challenges are rapidly transforming what work means today and how it is performed. This new world of work presents opportunities for some, but also profound challenges for others. The 2015 Human Development Report, the flagship publication of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), urges governments to act now to ensure no one is left behind in the fast-changing world of work.
EU Flood Recovery Programme Starts: "Let's Build Back Better"Dec 11, 2015In 2015, over 170,000 people were affected by heavy flooding that caused major damages to roads, bridges and water management infrastructure, interrupting transport and economic activities throughout the country. The European Union is assisting the country and its citizens in overcoming the effects of the floods, by providing EUR 10,000,000 over the next two years to address the top priority reconstruction needs and reconstruct transport and water infrastructure in the most affected areas in line with “build back better” principles of sustainability.
Stone Bridge turns orange as EU and UN launch campaign to end violence against womenNov 26, 2015The EU Delegation and the UN family are joining forces with national partners for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an international awareness-raising campaign that aims to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.
#DeluvajSega! – A New Photo Competition to Capture the Effects of Climate ChangeJul 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 MacedoniaApr 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 resilienceMar 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.