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  • New regional initiative to end gender discrimination and violence kicks off in Montenegro May 30, 2017

    A new three-year programme “Implementing norms, changing minds” aiming to end gender equality discrimination and violence against women kicked off today in Montenegro and brought together representatives of the EU Delegation, UNDP and UN agencies, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and civil society. Funded by the EU in the amount of 5 million euros – out of which Montenegro component is valued almost 380,000 euros, this regional programme will be implemented by UN Women & UNDP in Western Balkan countries and Turkey.

  • What does local democracy mean to you? Apr 24, 2017

    Loading, loading, ReLOad programme… An ideal local government can inspire and lead communities to make them better places to live. The best way to achieve this is to bring decision-making as close as possible to those who benefit from it and find new ways to strengthen people's involvement in finding local solutions.

  • Strengthening regional cooperation in the prosecution of war crimes and search for missing persons Apr 19, 2017

    The meeting was organized as part of the UNDP regional project “Enhancing Regional Cooperation in Processing of War Crimes and the Search for Missing Persons (2017 - 2019)”, which aims to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of cooperation between the prosecution services of the former Yugoslav countries in the processing of war crimes and to further enhance the capacities to search for the missing persons from the armed conflicts.

  • Results of the campaign: “No barriers, so business doesn’t wait!” Apr 4, 2017

    It’s time to look back and take stock of the results achieved during the second phase of the campaign “No barriers, so business doesn’t wait”.

  • World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development prioritiesWorld’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities Mar 21, 2017

    According to the report, Montenegro’s HDI value is 0.807— which for the second year in a row puts the country in the category of very high human development. This ranking positions Montenegro as the 48th out of 188 countries and territories, and presents a rise in one place in comparison to last year.

  • 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.