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Opening remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at “Improving Municipal Governance” Workshop and press conference on integrated and inclusive local development planning

Many municipalities have inherited a heavy burden of debt, and most municipalities depend on allocations from the central budget to cover even basic expenditures. Local-level capacities to secure and…  


Remarks by UN Resident Coordinator Louisa Vinton, UN Day 2018

Our efforts can address only a fraction of the challenges the country faces, whether in creating good jobs, building strong institutions, protecting the environment or ensuring equal rights for all…  


Remarks by UN Resident Coordinator at the Opening of Country’s First Sexual Assault Center in the Kumanovo Hospotal

This center here in Kumanovo, and two others that we are opening now in Tetovo and Skopje, have been established jointly by UNDP and UNFPA as part of a USD 400,000 initiative.  


Opening address by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Presentation of the Regional Roma Survey 2017

Among all the Western Balkan countries, this country offers the best – or at least the least bad – opportunities for its Roma citizens. And it has also shown the biggest improvements of any country…  


Speech by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the signing of agreement on active labor market measures for 2018

On behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, it's a great honor to be signing this tripartite agreement today, which covers a package of active labor market measures worth more than 8.3…  


Welcome remarks by UN Resident Coordinator Louisa Vinton at International Women’s Day 2018: #TimeIsNow

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said in his statement for International Women’s Day 2018, “Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time,…  


Welcome remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the inception workshop ‘Improving the Management of Protected Areas’

With a budget of 4.3 million euros in EU funding, our new project is designed to help translate protection on paper into meaningful guardianship of natural resources in everyday practice. Since many…  


Opening remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the “Creating Inclusive Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities” Conference

Persons with disability experience widespread discrimination and harmful stereotypes, and face challenges in realizing their rights in virtually all spheres of life, whether education, employment,…  


Opening remarks by UN Resident Coordinator Louisa Vinton at the National Capacity Building and Awareness-Raising Workshop and Cooperation Opportunities with the Green Climate Fund

As our UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said earlier this month at the “One Planet” climate summit in Paris, “We are in a war for the very existence of life on our planet as we know it.” And…  


Speech by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at “Empowering Municipal Councils: A Fresh Start for Local Democracy” forum

We see decentralisation – successful decentralization, I should underline – as crucial to the well-being of citizens, since most of what contributes to “quality of life” starts at the municipal level.…  

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