Democratic Governance

Montenegro aspires to join the European Union, a process requiring thorough reforms, democratization of society as a whole and upholding the rule of law. Despite the country being classified as an upper middle income one- indicating progress in development- an array of challenges is looming, while lingering effects of global financial downturn are putting a strain on Montenegro’s public administration capacities.

Our Goals

Advancing democratic society through strengthening rule of law, transparency and accountability of institutions with greater citizen participation. UNDP works with the Government of Montenegro on enhancing good governance, participatory democracy and fostering democratic society that fully respects and protects human rights through the rule of law, government’s transparency and accountability. more

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Democratic society & accountable institutions

UNDP works with the Government of Montenegro on enhancing good governance, participatory democracy and fostering democratic society that fully respects and protects human rights through the rule of law, government’s transparency and accountability.more

Our Stories

  • A woman enters one of Montenegro's legal aid clinics

    In Montenegro, legal aid services make justice accessible for all

    A.S.,* a middle-aged housewife and mother of two in Montenegro, was divorced and on her own. For three years, she received no support from her ex-husband and lacked the means to raise her children. But through a new legal aid program Montenegro rolled out in 2011, she was able to access legal aid, and sue for and eventually obtain the alimony she was due.more

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  • Toxic fuel removal in the Boka Bay

    Montenegro: Defence reform ushers in greater security

    Montenegro’s Boka Bay is a place of striking beauty. Bare rock walls soar 1,000 metres above the sapphire blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. Red-roofed fishing villages nestle on islands and in low-lying areas. The ancient port of Kotor, with its graceful Venetian architecture, has gained renown as a World Cultural Heritage site.more

Projects and Initiatives

Support to Montenegro’s EU accession

The main priorities of the Government of Montenegro remain European integration and economic reform. Although, through the process of European integration, Montenegro has improved the overall governance system it still needs to strengthen its administrative and institutional capacities as stated in the last EC Progress Report. more

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