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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 16 Oct 2013
    Women entrepreneurship – an untapped potential

    “Women's businesses - the potential of the Montenegrin economy” was the main topic of the conference geared towards economic strengthening of women. The Union of Employers (UE), International Labour Organization (ILO), Ministry for Human and Minority Rights and Association of Business Women in Montenegro co-organized this conference together with the Gender Programme IPA 2010. Organizers wanted to make known findings of the report “Assessment of environment for female entrepreneurship in Montenegro”, recently conducted by ILO and UE.

  • 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.

  • 02 Oct 2013
    Ageing and seniority – the quality of life

    The modernization of society has resulted in a significant shift in the world’s demographic profile. The number of older people has tripled over the last 50 years and it is expected that by the year 2050, more than one in every five persons in the world will be aged 60 or over. In these terms, the situation in Montenegro is not different than in any other country. According to the latest census 18.3 percent of the Montenegrin population is older than 65 years.

  • 01 Oct 2013
    First Regional Conference "Ageing and seniority – the quality of life"

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, UNDP Montenegro and PI Nursing Home „Grabovac“, Risan, will organize a two-day Regional Conference „Ageing and seniority - the quality of life“, with the support of IPA 2010 Project “Social Welfare and Child Care System Reform - Enhancing Social Inclusion“ funded by the European Union, and with the support of PI „Morsko dobro“.

  • 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.

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