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  • 18 Mar 2014
    Montenegro got its first Indicator-based State of the Environment Report

    Instead of descriptive information, future reports on the state of the environment in Montenegro will offer specific information, based on the national list of indicators. The first such report, covering the period from 2009 to 2012, was presented by the Agency for Environmental Protection at a conference devoted to the creation of the National list of environmental indicators and the first Indicator-based State of the Environment Report in Montenegro.

  • 17 Mar 2014
    The citizens of Montenegro within the process of EU accession

    High level of citizen support to the European integration of Montenegro does not necessarily mean a high level of understanding of the process itself. It is very important that citizens have timely and quality information about the EU, to understand the EU's system of values and standards and to know that the change has not been imposed by Brussels but is an internal need for reforms that lead to an improved quality of life, it was said at a roundtable discussion organized on the draft 2014-2018 Strategy for informing the public about the EU and Montenegro's preparations for membership.

  • 10 Mar 2014
    UN agencies under one roof in Montenegro

    President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović and Deputy UN Secretary-General Jan Eliasson officially opened the UN Eco building, the first of its kind in the region. The building brings together UNDP, UNICEF, UNHCR and IOM to work under one roof within the Delivering as One framework.

  • 21 Feb 2014
    Centre for Sustainable Development to support Montenegro and the region

    As of early 2014, Montenegro is leading on yet another important process. A joint venture of the Government of Montenegro and UNDP – the Centre for Sustainable Development was inaugurated with an inspiring goal, so that what we do today has a positive impact on generations to come. The establishment of the Centre was very timely bearing in mind the demanding requirements of the EU accession. While the activities will be focused on Montenegro, the Centre aspires to collaborate with the countries in the region, which share similar challenges.

  • 17 Feb 2014
    Cooperation between Montenegro and the UN to serve as the best practice example for the region

    "Cooperation between Montenegro and the United Nations can serve as the best practice example to the countries in the region that are in the process of European integration," said Mr. Dirk Lange, Head of the Unit for Montenegro within the European Commission's Directorate General for Enlargement.

  • 12 Feb 2014
    Podgorica rises again and dances against violence against women!

    For the second year in a row Podgorica will be a part of global family that will dance for ending violence against women. The event will be organized by the Safe Women's House, a group of tireless, hard-working activists and UNDP Montenegro. This global initiative 1 Billion Rising takes place in more than 200 countries worldwide

  • 04 Feb 2014
    Podgorica gets its first day care centre for children with disabilities

    Children with disabilities and their parents living in the Capital City of Podgorica haven’t had much of a choice so far. In order to take care of their kids they either had to give up their jobs or to place their children in institutions. Things will change now. By 2015 Podgorica will obtain its first Day Care Centre for Children with Disabilities, which will facilitate the lives of those families and provide their children with favourable conditions for development and integration into the society.

  • 27 Jan 2014
    UNDP's Year in Review 2013

    From crisis response in the Philippines to successful elections in Madagascar and Pakistan, from South-South Cooperation to Citizen Security, UNDP had a tremendous year in 2013.

  • 23 Dec 2013
    UNDP continues to support judicial reform in Montenegro

    Further strengthening of an independent, impartial and accountable judiciary remains a priority for Montenegro in the European integration process. „A higher level of efficiency of the judicial system will also strengthen the quality of respect for human rights and the rule of law and it will create a favorable environment for foreign investment,“ said Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister of the Government of Montenegro Duško Marković at the opening of the public hearing on the draft 2014 – 2018 Judicial Reform Strategy.

  • 20 Dec 2013
    Be Responsible. It’s up to you. Grey economy 0%

    The campaign “Be Responsible. It’s up to you. Grey economy 0%“ was launched at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Podgorica by inviting the citizens of Montenegro to report fiscal receipt abuse, black market labor or violation of consumers' rights, as well as to redirect the money from informal economy towards social responsibility purposes.

  • 19 Dec 2013
    UNDP and GFATM gathered project professionals from Southeast Europe, Central Asia and Pacific in Montenegro

    With an aim to strengthen program management capacities in countries where UNDP is a primary recipient of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) grants, a four-day regional workshop has been organized in Montenegro.

  • 13 Dec 2013
    UNDP and national partners established the Centre for Sustainable Development of Montenegro

    In order to provide a platform for promotion of sustainable development while maintaining competitiveness, UNDP and partners from the Government of Montenegro established the Center for Sustainable Development, which will start to work in January 2014.

  • 30 Nov 2013
    Social Card – Social Welfare Information System in Montenegro

    In order to get the staff of social welfare centers in Montenegro properly informed about the project Social Card – SWIS (Social Welfare Information System) and the on-going and forthcoming reform processes in social protection, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Montenegro, Branch Trade Union of Workers in Social Protection and UNDP Montenegro organized a conference for around a hundred participants - directors and expert employees of centers for social welfare.

  • 29 Nov 2013
    Make gender equality reality for every woman in Montenegro and the rest of the Balkans

    Gender equality is intrinsically linked to sustainable development and is vital to the realization of human rights for all. Nevertheless, Montenegro is a society still significantly characterized by traditional way of power share and people are still overburdened by gender stereotypes.

  • 18 Nov 2013
    Towards green transportation in the capital

    Did you know that with 20km/h average speed while riding your bicycle through the city - you will reach a final destination at the same time as by car, but you will save money and you'll not pollute the environment at all?!

  • 13 Nov 2013
    Montenegro to host UNDP’s global Knowledge and Innovation gathering

    Montenegro will host UNDP’s 3 day global session What role for innovation in the Strategic Plan?, the first global meeting that the largest UN agency has organized in this country. The session will gather nearly 70 UNDP senior level executives, Resident Coordinators and innovation champions from 26 countries at 4 continents.

  • 10 Nov 2013
    Engage to Change – Montenegro on Twitter

    In the next 6 months Montenegro will have a collective “voice” on Twitter - representatives of the NGO Center for Democratic Transition (CDT) and the UNDP Montenegro announced as they launched the project “Montenegro on Twitter – Engage to Change!” aimed at strengthening citizens’ engagement and civic activism through that social network.

  • 06 Nov 2013
    UNDP supports Montenegro in starting preparations for the future use of EU Structural Funds

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro and the Office of the Chief Negotiator, in collaboration with UNDP's Capacity Development Programme, organized a workshop on the preparation of Montenegro for negotiations on Chapter 22 - Regional policy and coordination of structural instruments. The workshop was an opportunity to exchange views in the direction of creating the best institutional and organizational solutions for quality use of IPA funds and preparations for the future use of EU Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund. Those funds are earmarked for job creation and creation of better living conditions.

  • 01 Nov 2013
    Montenegro participated in the Bright Spots competition at the Open Government Partnership summit in London

    Montenegrin mobile app “Be Responsible” was among seven 7 shortlisted initiatives vying for the Bright Spots award at the London summit of the Open Government Partnership, where more than 1,000 participants, from over 70 countries, were gathered on 31 October and 1 November. The winner was the Citizen Participatory Audit (CPA) project from Philippines.

  • 01 Nov 2013
    Demilitarization for a safer and environmentally sustainable Montenegro

    Montenegro succeeded in destruction of a great part of its surplus ammunition. The demilitarization of 1400 tons of conventional ammunition in country’s facilities in an environmentally safe manner has been completed, too. However, there are still over 4000 tons of surplus weapons to be destroyed, which pose an environmental and human security risk. Brezovik, an ammunition storage site also represents a constant menace for the people living within at least 15 kilometers range.

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