Our Stories

  • A banker who became a 'green' farmer
    Oct 26, 2017

    After 16 years in banking, Radivoje Rašo Miljanić left his comfortable existence to pursue a dream of becoming a goat farmer and organic food producer. In Montenegro, keeping goats was legally banned for decades, so this business is still considered a challenge.

  • A guilt-free holiday
    Oct 26, 2017

    Montenegro is an ideal destination for fans of wild beauty. Its pristine nature, combined with rich culture, tradition and history, works like a charm on tourists looking for escape. But the riches of Montenegro are only one side of the story...

  • Beautiful Cetinje

    The challenge of the century for Montenegro is to make resources go further – to do more with less. In order to be competitive economically, in order to create decent jobs and invest in health and education for its citizens, and in order to safeguard the unique natural resources it has been blessed with, Montenegro should aggressively address and cut inefficiencies, invest in clean energy production, local food production and the tourism industry.

  • Flood affected communities taking more active role in emergency situations

    The trainings and the equipment are just one element of a wider and more complex story about preparedness for floods. On a broader level, UNDP along with the Sector of Emergency Management has supported 12 hazard prone municipalities in developing Flood Assessments and Preparedness Plans.

  • Glass or brass ceiling? Either way, Captain Sanja broke it.
    Oct 26, 2017

    The glass ceiling in business is the brass ceiling in the army. In the traditionally male-dominated military, there is an invisible barrier that keeps women from rising up in the ranks. But that didn’t stop Captain Sanja Pejović, a former professor of English language and literature who joined the Armed forces of Montenegro ten years ago.

  • Green technology pilot treating acid mine water in Montenegro’s North

    Small community, consisting of just a little bit more than eight thousands people living in a post-mining town in the north of Montenegro, has been gradually opening its doors for environmentally friendly development.

  • In Montenegro, legal aid services make justice accessible for all

    In Montenegro, the cost of filing a lawsuit is so prohibitive, pursuing justice without assistance is nearly impossible for the average person. The situation is even more precarious for women victims of domestic violence, who may be afraid of revenge from the perpetrator or be unready to discuss and re-live their experience in front of a court of law.

  • Making Houses Energy Efficient and Legal

    Energy efficiency and illegal housing settlements are not often linked. But since Monte-negro has significant challenges from both, an innovative solution has been to do just that.

  • Montenegro: Defence reform ushers in greater security

    Lessons learned in Montenegro are being used in other countries in South-eastern Europe (Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia etc), spread through OSCE and UNDP support.

  • Reaching the margins: Fighting social exclusion around Montenegro
    Oct 26, 2017

    In Montenegro, the number of old, lonely and ill people unable to meet their own basic needs continues to grow in rural areas, some of which are not connected by any sort of organized transport.

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