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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    Prime Minister of Montenegro and UNDP Administrator reconfirmed strong partnership

    Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic's stay in New York for the purpose of participation in the 68th UN General Assembly session started with meetings with senior officials of the United Nations Development Programme.

  • 19 Sep 2013
    Let's cycle together on 22nd of September!

    Hey, do you want to join us on a bike tour and enjoy the first day of autumn? When? On Sunday, 22nd of September, the European Car Free Day.

  • 17 Sep 2013
    Walking through the stony woods of Dinaric Alps

    Over the past decades cross-border cooperation between the Dinaric Arc states has decreased, leaving this region in a rather peripheral and marginal position. However, recently there has been a political and economic shift towards more active cross-border partnership and cooperation, manifested in elaboration of common tourism development strategies and building of cross-border destinations. Similar approach is being considered for the area of the Dinaric Arc Region.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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