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24 Oct 2014
Speech by the UN Resident Coordinator Louisa Vinton, UN Day 2014 -“The World We Want in 2030“- Bitola
This is the final year of work towards the Millennium Development Goals, which were adopted at the turn of the millennium to dynamize the global fight against hunger, poverty and deprivation. With most of the MDGs now on course to be achieved – including the flagship goal of halving the number of people living in extreme poverty – the world is looking ahead to post-2015 realities.
21 Oct 2014
Welcome remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Establishment of the Platform for Regional Rural Action in the North-East Planning Region, Kumanovo
This new platform brings together six municipalities where some 170,000 people live, most of whom seek their livelihoods in agriculture, so the new platform will strive to reduce the disparities between urban Kumanovo and the overwhelmingly rural areas that surround it.
20 Oct 2014
Welcome remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Establishment of the Business Centre for Support and Consultative Services for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Polog Region, Tetovo
Here in the Polog Region, we have always enjoyed excellent cooperation at the municipal level, but this is our first initiative at the regional level. We see great potential here, and we look forward to helping to the region’s nearly 18,000 small companies thrive and expand.
14 Oct 2014
Creating new jobs and finding ways to connect employers and job-seekers are thus rightfully at the top of the Government’s agenda, and UNDP is pleased to be supporting these efforts.
03 Oct 2014
Welcome remarks by UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the workshop "The New Law for Prevention, Combating and Protection from Domestic Violence: Challenges for Practitioners"
The Academy for Training of Judges and Public Prosecutors deserves a lot of credit for educating the media on the entire concept of gender-based violence, and for doing the empirical research needed to show that domestic violence is in fact overwhelmingly violence against women.
27 Aug 2014
Remarks by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at First Reading of Draft Law on Domestic Violence, National Parliament, Skopje
For the United Nations, fighting domestic violence and all forms of violence against women is a global top priority, and we are proud to have been working together with both the Government and civil society here for many years to support the adoption of effective policies and practices.
12 Aug 2014
Opening remarks by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton on International Youth Day
The problem of youth unemployment is particularly acute in the Western Balkans. In this country, more than half of working-age young people are jobless. This is not a transitory phenomenon: 77 percent of the jobless have been looking for work for more than a year, and even those with decent jobs needed on average six years to find something after leaving school.
- 24 Jul 2014
14 Jul 2014
Opening remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Public Discussion with Members of Parliament, the Judiciary and Academia on the Draft Law on Domestic Violence
For the United Nations, fighting domestic violence and all forms of violence against women is a global top priority. The UN agencies are proud to have been actively engaged on this issue here for more than seven years, and to have contributed to much of the training, research, analysis and policy advice that underpins the new draft law. We see the new law as a big step forward for the country.
20 Jun 2014
Introductory remarks by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the launch of the regional UN Women project 'Promoting gender responsive policies in South East Europe and the Republic of Moldova'
Gender equality is a top priority for the United Nations globally, and it is a goal that all the UN agencies working here share with their national partners and counterparts.
13 May 2014
Opening remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Launch of Launch of “My Municipality” in Tetovo
“My Municipality” is an online tool that is inspired by “My world,” an online survey that the United Nations has been conducting so that world leaders will have a better sense of what ordinary citizens really want in the years to come.
20 Mar 2014
Introductory remarks by United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the launch of the Study on Court Proceedings on Cases of Domestic Violence from Gender Perspective
Fighting domestic violence is a top priority for the United Nations. This is because violence against women and girls is the most pervasive and widespread human rights violation in the world. Globally, roughly one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime.
13 Mar 2014
Opening remarks by UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Alessandro Fracassetti at the launch of the Third National Communication on Climate Change
The Third National Communication on Climate Change comes at a time when international negotiations on climate change are intensifying in the build-up to a meaningful, universal agreement in Paris in 2015. Paris 2015 is the place and time where a new global climate agreement is expected.
26 Feb 2014
Introductory Remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Annual Conference on the Evaluation of the State Corruption Program
What makes fighting corruption such a priority for UNDP – indeed for the UN as a whole – is not that this is something we all are forced do, but rather something that we recognize is good to do, and that needs to be done in order to deliver direct benefits, in a very personal way, for millions of individuals.
18 Dec 2013
Speech of UN Resident Coordinator Louisa Vinton at the Government and Civil Society Consultation Session on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
This country was one of the first in the world to sign the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and it has taken many steps towards realizing its promise since ratification two years ago. But barriers to full participation in society remain, whether in the form of physical obstacles to access, legislative and policy shortcomings, or prejudice and discrimination.
06 Dec 2013
Speech of UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the National Forum 'Assessment of Local Action for Coping with Climate Change'
Local authorities are key actors in the fight against climate change because they are closest to the people and understand best the specific risks that face local communities, particularly in poorer rural areas.
05 Dec 2013
Speech of UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton: Observance of International Anti-Corruption Day in Tetovo Municipality
Nine municipalities have already embraced an integrity system, and Tetovo is the first of a second wave of fifteen municipalities to adopt this set of tools, which are designed to enhance transparency, enforce ethical behaviour and engage the media, community organizations and ordinary citizens in the fight against corruption.
22 Nov 2013
UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton: Speech at the launch of the Climate Change and Cultural Heritage Report
The Climate Change and Culture Heritage Report – which is one of the first in the world to analyse the potential impact of climate change on cultural heritage – provides very clear evidence of the extreme fragility of archaeological treasures.
20 Nov 2013
UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton: Speech at the world premiere of After the Rain in Skopje
UNDP has been working with the Ministry of Environment to identify the policies, tools and practices that can help the country’s farmers cope with the dramatic changes they now face.