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Media Advisories and Press Releases

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Montenegro in the category of very high human development Dec 14, 2015

    For the first time since Human Development Index was calculated for Montenegro, the country entered the category of very high human development and ranked 49th out of 188 countries and territories, based on the HDI value of 0.802. The report, titled ‘Work for Human Development’, examines the intrinsic relationship between work and human development and calls for equitable and decent work for all.

  • Violence against women is not acceptable and can be prevented Nov 25, 2015

    On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations System in Montenegro is calling for renewed efforts to end violence against women.

  • International Conference on Low Carbon Tourism Sep 28, 2015

    International Conference on Low Carbon Tourism will be held on 9-10 October 2015 in Hotel Maestral in Budva, Montenegro. The Conference is organized by the Centre for Sustainable Development/UNDP in cooperation with the Ministry on Sustainable Development and Tourism, Government of Montenegro.

  • Montenegro marks International Small Arms Destruction Day Jul 9, 2015

    Montenegro marks July 9th, International Small Arms Destruction Day by melting down 857 pieces and 188 parts of light weapons.