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  • 10 Sep 2013
    The winner (could) take it all... - MIT ClimateCoLab crowdsourcing competition

    UNDP Montenegro’s proposal - Energy Efficiency Formalization - won both the popular prize (most votes) and judges’ prize (expert review) in the Building Efficiency contest at the MIT’s ClimateCoLab crowdsourcing competition for the most innovative solutions to climate change!

  • 23 Aug 2013
    Helen Clark discusses gender and leadership with Forbes

    “It’s true that as a woman leader you attract probably a disproportionate amount of influence because there are so few of us,” says Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 05 Aug 2013
    Climate Drum Roll…we need your votes now!

    The idea of UNDP Montenegro - helping families legalize their homes using savings from energy efficiency measures - was voted as one of the finalists in the MIT ClimateCoLab crowdsourcing competition for the world’s most innovative solutions to climate change problems.

  • 26 Jul 2013
    Government, EU and UNDP help developing women’s entrepreneurship in Montenegrin municipalities

    In the framework of the UNDP Gender Programme IPA 2010, which is jointly implemented by the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights and UNDP and financially supported by the EU Delegation to Montenegro, a component of economic empowerment of women is being conducted as a form of support to the Ministry in the implementation of the Action Plan for achieving gender equality.

  • 10 Jul 2013
    UNDP and GEF partnering with the Government of Montenegro in development of small hydropower sector

    The EU is experiencing a continuous increase in energy consumption from 1990-2012 with an annual rate of 1,4% increase in average. This is followed by a continuous increase in energy prizes with approx. 20cent EUR/kWh in average for EU-27 countries. Since there are realistic expectations that his trend will continue in the future, the European Energy Community is encouraging its member countries to look into alternative energy sources and to re-investigate their renewable energy potentials.

  • 04 Jul 2013
    EU and UNDP continue to support community based social services

    Social inclusion of marginalized groups is one of highest priorities of Montenegro’s accession to the EU. To ensure sustainable and equal access to social welfare and child care system for all socially vulnerable people in the country, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare - in partnership with the EU Delegation in Montenegro and UNDP - increased efforts to plan and provide more funds for social services.

  • 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.

  • 14 Jun 2013
    Towards carbon neutral tourism in Montenegro

    As a main driver of Montenegro’s economic growth and investment, the tourism sector is responsible (directly and indirectly) for the large share of Greenhouse gas emissions from the transport, accommodation and other tourism-related activities.

  • 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.

  • 15 May 2013
    #ICT4Env - new technologies for environmental monitoring

    The Environmental Protection Agency of Montenegro, Environmental Movement “OZON”, UNDP Montenegro and NGO DigitalizujMe will organize an international conference on the theme of utilization of new technologies for environmental monitoring.

  • 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“.

  • 08 May 2013
    Official visit of Ms. Cihan Sultanoğlu, UNDP Regional Director for Europe and the CIS to Montenegro

    The first official visit of Ms. Cihan Sultanoğlu, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator of UNDP and UNDP Regional Director for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), to Montenegro reconfirmed the excellent partnership the UN and more specifically UNDP enjoys with the Government of Montenegro.

  • 19 Apr 2013
    Global 2013 Human Development Report launched in Montenegro

    "Economic growth alone does not automatically reflect on progress when it comes to human development, says “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World,” the 2013 Human Development Report, presented by the UNDP Montenegro in country's capital Podgorica.

  • 08 Mar 2013
    New cross border cooperation between Montenegro & Croatia

    The European Union has awarded UNDP in February 2013 a new grant of over EUR 276,000 for strengthening cross-border tourism cooperation between Montenegro and Croatia. The project will stimulate local economy in the cross-border area through bringing together private and public sector in the field of tourism and leveraging new technologies to design user-centric tourism services.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 27 Feb 2013
    Seminar on court management

    Within the Program for training of judges and prosecutors on the fight against corruption, entitled “Personal and institutional integrity”, a two-day seminar ‘Court management’ will be organized for presidents of courts.

  • 20 Feb 2013
    Challenges in the implementation of the Law on financing of political parties in Montenegro

    According to the NGO Centar za monitoring (CEMI), the political life in Montenegro in the current three years will cost €17.5 million of citizens’ money. That is the amount provided from the budget for the elections and parliamentary parties. According to the representatives of the NGO sector the way political parties are being financed is not controlled sufficiently.

  • 14 Feb 2013
    One billion rising in Podgorica

    Hundreds of citizens will be dancing on the main square in Podgorica in protest against family violence. In this way the capital of Montenegro will join the international campaign „One billion rising“ which will - on the same day and at the same time - connect Podgorica, Brussels, Rome, Sarajevo, Berlin, Belgrade, Zagreb and another 200 cities in the world.

  • 13 Feb 2013
    UNDP in Montenegro has an innovative approach to the legalization of informal settlements

    Can we help citizens get an ownership title to their house, save money on energy bills and at the same time generate income for local administrations through real estate taxes? UNDP and Government of Montenegro think so.

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