Remarks to the media by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Signing of new Active Labour Market Measures under the Revised Operational Plan for Employment
Sep 14, 2017
Creating jobs has been a core of UNDP’s work in the country for more than a decade, and we are pleased now to be able to build on these foundations to provide a wide range of new and expanded measures aimed at helping young people and other groups of concern – persons with disabilities and members of the Roma community – develop skills, find employment and start their own businesses.
Speech by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the project launch
Aug 3, 2017
The Istanbul Convention – or to use its full, official name, the “Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence” – is a vehicle of international law that can transport us light years ahead in the fight to eliminate violence against women.
Opening remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the launch of the project “Improving Municipal Governance”
Jul 27, 2017
The driving idea behind the Sustainable Development Goals is “to leave no one behind,” so at UNDP we are delighted to have this new opportunity to address decentralization challenges.
Statement for the media by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the launch of the Skopje Lab
Jul 6, 2017
The Lab is meant to create a space for an open dialogue between the City’s civil servants, on the one hand, and the broader public, on the other, to find solutions that can satisfy citizens’ needs and preferences while at the same time respecting the City’s budgetary limitations.
Opening remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Launch of the Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans
Jun 16, 2017
This program is design to help municipalities work together with civil society organizations to address social inclusion challenges. By “social inclusion” we mean finding ways to support people who are often pushed to the margins of society – the poor, the homeless, persons with disabilities, the Roma minority – and more broadly improving the living conditions for all people in their communities.
Welcome remarks by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Conference “Unpaid care work, gender inequality and the promise of the care economy”
Jun 14, 2017
In recent years economists have devoted increasing attention to the reality behind the rhyme, namely that women on average work more than men, and that the lion’s share of their labor, devoted to caring for younger and older generations, goes completely unpaid. This burden of unpaid care work keeps many women out of the labor market and generates deep and persistent inequalities in wages, income and wealth between men and women.
Welcome remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the workshop “Improving Services for Persons with Disabilities”
Jun 12, 2017
The United Nations system is built upon a large number of treaties, conventions and other agreements, and sometimes we are rightly accused of being a bureaucratic institution. However, it’s important to remember that, in essence, everything we do derives from our original founding document, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which begins with the simple proclamation that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
Welcome remarks by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Annual Meeting of the Ozone Regional Network for Europe and Central Asia
May 10, 2017
The Montreal Protocol has been shown to be a uniquely successful instrument in its initial task of rescuing the ozone layer, so there are grounds for cautious optimism on HFCs. From the side of the UN system, we commit to provide you all possible support in your national efforts to ratify the Kigali Amendment and implement your phase-out management plans.
Opening remarks by UN Resident Coordinator Louisa Vinton at the Launch of UN Women regional project funded by the European Union “Ending violence against women in the Western Balkans countries and Turkey”
Apr 25, 2017
The project aims not just to address the symptoms of VAW, by, say, advocating for all people please to stop being violent, but rather that it targets the root causes of VAW: namely, the persistent social norms, harmful gender stereotypes and traditional power relationships that continuously validate discrimination and violence.
Opening remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Launch of the Climate Change Strategy for the City of Skopje
Apr 4, 2017
Higher temperatures are not the only symptom of the challenge we face. Global warming is now unleashing extreme weather events on every region of the planet with terrifying frequency.