News Center

  • Broad coalition comes together to boost gender equality in the Western Balkans and Turkey Dec 13, 2016

    Participants in a regional conference on advancing gender equality in the countries of the Western Balkans* and Turkey have agreed on the need to intensify cooperation to increase women’s presence and influence in decision-making and end all forms of violence against women.

  • Montenegro gains international recognition for excellence in human development reporting Dec 6, 2016

    Montenegro received the 2016 Award for Excellence in Human Development Reporting, which recognizes outstanding achievements in crafting and promoting human solutions to development challenges. At a solemn ceremony held at the UN Headquarters in New York, the award was presented by Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Selim Jahan, Director of the Human Development Report Office.

  • One third of the workforce in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in precarious jobs: UN report Oct 12, 2016

    With 37 million people in informal or vulnerable jobs – the equivalent of a third of the working population -- social safety nets in Eastern Europe, Turkey and Central Asia are increasingly coming under threat.

  • Statement by the Secretary-General on the Paris Agreement on climate change Oct 5, 2016

    I am delighted to announce that today the Paris Agreement will cross the second and final threshold needed for entry into force, and will enter into force on 4 November 2016.

  • 70th Anniversary since women gained voting rights in Montenegro Jun 28, 2016

    On the occasion of the 70th anniversary since women in Montenegro gained the right to vote, the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, Ministry of Human and Minority Rights and UNDP, in cooperation with the Montenegrin National Theatre, organised a solemn academy. Through a multimedia programme, designed as a reflection on key moments in the history of women's political activism in Montenegro, the audience in the national theatre was able to see how women in Montenegro invested efforts in the past several decades to equally share the political space with men.

  • Montenegro in the category of very high human development Dec 14, 2015

    For the first time since Human Development Index was calculated for Montenegro, the country entered the category of very high human development and ranked 49th out of 188 countries and territories, based on the HDI value of 0.802. The report, titled ‘Work for Human Development’, examines the intrinsic relationship between work and human development and calls for equitable and decent work for all.

  • Violence against women is not acceptable and can be prevented Nov 25, 2015

    On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations System in Montenegro is calling for renewed efforts to end violence against women.

  • SOS helpline for victims of violence in family received almost 500 calls in less than two months Oct 26, 2015

    In less than two months since its establishment, SOS helpline for victims of violence in family received 497 phone calls.

  • Round table about Strategy on protection from domestic violence 2016-2020 Oct 13, 2015

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in cooperation with the UN Thematic Group for Gender Equality and Human Rights organized a round table discussion on the draft Strategy on Protection from Violence in Family (2016-2020), attended by the representatives of line ministries, centres for social welfare, judiciary, police and NGOs.

  • Looking for investment opportunities? Check out what business zones in Montenegro have to offer! Oct 7, 2015

    Montenegro has a lot to offer– from its beautiful coast and mountains, the wealth of natural resources, human capital and skilled workforce, to solid infrastructure and strategic geographic position. But that is only a small part of the country’s potentials, which proved appealing enough to attract more than 80 investors from 24 countries, who gathered in Montenegro for a two-day International Conference on Investment Policies and Potentials.