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  • 14 Nov 2014
    A safer Montenegro: Ammunition storage in Brezovik upgraded

    Continuing its efforts to reduce the threat of proliferation of SALW and their ammunition, SEESAC completed the security upgrades on the Montenegro Armed Forces’ Brezovik ammuniton depot. Makring the completion of upgrades at three storage buildings – with storage capacities of 400 tonnes each – the works were handed over during a ceremony that took place on 14 November 2014 at the site.

  • 28 Sep 2014
    Good communication as driving force behind social dialogue and citizen engagement in public policies

    Good public sector communication that fosters meaningful dialogue between public authorities and civil society and enables citizens to actively participate in policies is invaluable for the development and progress of the countries of South East Europe, said participants in the 3rd South Eastern Europe Public Sector Communication Conference SEECOM 2014 which concluded in Budva today.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 25 Oct 2013
    Enhancing transparency of municipal finances, an important task in Montenegro’s EU integration process

    The project “Strengthening mechanisms for public finance at the local level in Montenegro”, which has just finished, supported the development of capacities of municipal stakeholders and stakeholders at the central level in introducing transparent, accountable and results oriented budgeting that reflects capital investments and local and national strategic priorities.

  • 09 Oct 2013
    Official signing of two project agreements with the British Embassy in Podgorica

    It is our pleasure to announce the official signing of the two project agreements for the targeted reform of the Montenegrin judicial system.

  • 03 Oct 2013
    Social Good Summit meet-up in Montenegro – Exploring frontiers of citizens’ participation

    A panel devoted to the theme of “Citizens’ participation – using new technologies, social media and innovation to engage citizens in addressing development” was Montenegro’s contribution to a three day global quest for Social Good, the Social Good Summit.

  • 29 Sep 2013
    The first Association of South East European public sector communicators established in Budva

    The 2nd South Eastern European Government Communication Conference concluded today in Budva, Montenegro, with the establishment of the South East Europe Public Sector Communication Association (SEECOM), as an international, non-profit, professional association of senior public sector communicators from the region.

  • 27 Sep 2013
    Montenegro to host second government communication conference in South Eastern Europe (SEECOM 2013)

    Building on last year’s successful 1st South Eastern European Government Communication Conference (SEECOM), the Government of Montenegro, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Regional Cooperation Council and UNDP Montenegro will organise the 2nd SEECOM Conference.

  • 20 Sep 2013
    Panel discussion: How can new technologies help citizens to engage in addressing development challenges

    UNDP in Montenegro and NGO Center for Democratic Transition (CDT) will organize a panel discussion entitled "Citizen participation – using new technologies, social media and innovation to engage citizens in addressing development challenges“.

  • 02 Jul 2013
    UNDP and the Government of Montenegro boosting the 21st century global diplomatic network

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, with the support of the Capacity Development Programme (CDP), UNDP in Montenegro and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway, organized the sixth Montenegrin Summer School for Young Diplomats “Gavro Vuković” from 27 June to 2 July.

  • 13 Jun 2013
    EU funds - Challenges and opportunities for the Montenegrin municipalities

    Absorption of the significant part of European Union funds depends, directly or indirectly, on the activities of local governments. The experiences of other countries in the process before joining the European Union have taught us that coordination and cooperation among various stakeholders at the national and local level are the most important prerequisites for success. Simple as that.

  • 11 May 2013
    Closure of the Transparency and Accountability Competition

    NGO DigitalizujMe and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Montenegro will organize an event to mark the closure of the competition “Transparency and Accountability” within the project “Open Ideas for Montenegro“.

  • 06 Mar 2013
    Support to the reform of municipal finance in Montenegro

    Within the project “Support to the municipal finance reform in Montenegro through the exchange of experiences” a conference will be held on inter-municipal cooperation.

  • 06 Mar 2013
    Better future for inter-municipal cooperation in Montenegro?

    In a tiny country of 620.000 population, two small picturesque mountaineous municipalities of a few thousand inhabitants could save €35-40.000 per year by joining forces, while the second largest municipality Nikšić alone could earn around €40.000 in that way. How come that those municipalities haven’t established the inter-municipal cooperation yet? The most obvious cause and the biggest obstacle is in fact the lack of initial funding.

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