• Engage to Change – Montenegro on Twitter Nov 10, 2013

    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.

  • UNDP supports Montenegro in starting preparations for the future use of EU Structural Funds Nov 6, 2013

    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.

  • Montenegro participated in the Bright Spots competition at the Open Government Partnership summit in London Nov 1, 2013

    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.

  • Demilitarization for a safer and environmentally sustainable Montenegro Nov 1, 2013

    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.

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

    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.

  • Women entrepreneurship – an untapped potential Oct 16, 2013

    “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.

  • Social Good Summit meet-up in Montenegro – Exploring frontiers of citizens’ participation Oct 3, 2013

    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.

  • Ageing and seniority – the quality of life Oct 2, 2013

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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