What We Do

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Our Goals

In promoting sustainable human development, UNDP Montenegro supports the country’s European Union accession priorities, building on its global development network, access to innovative solutions, knowledge, experience and resources. We do so by (i) advancing democratic society and accountable institutions with greater citizens’ participation, (ii) building an inclusive society with equal opportunity to all citizens to reach their full potential and (iii) promoting green future through market transformation toward a low emission, resource efficient and resilient economy.more

UN Eco Building

UNDP and sister UN agencies in Montenegro are now operating in the same premises of the UN Eco building. It is the first of its kind in the region and it brings together UNDP, UNICEF, UNHCR and IOM to work under one roof within the Delivering as One framework. A one-floor so-called “smart” building, combines energy-efficient, environmentally friendly technology and modern design, and smoothly fits in the landscape between the two bridges on the river Morača.more

Our Stories

The Pavićević family lives more peacefully knowing they can heat their home and have a path to legal ownership.
Making Houses Energy Efficient and Legal

Energy efficiency and illegal housing settlements are not often linked. But since Montenegro has significant challenges from both, an innovative solution has been to do just that.more 

Mr. Milovan Peković (92) lives alone in a remote village in the Šavnik Municipality

The number of old, lonely and ill people unable to meet their own basic needs continues to grow in rural areas of Montenegro, some of which not connected by any sort of organized transport.more 

A woman enters one of Montenegro's legal aid clinics
In Montenegro, legal aid services make justice accessible for all

A.S.,* a middle-aged housewife and mother of two in Montenegro, was divorced and on her own. For three years, she received no support from her ex-husband and lacked the means to raise her children. But through a new legal aid program Montenegro rolled out... more 

Opening of the Refurbished Music Academy in Cetinje
Beautiful Cetinje: Energy efficiency for the history and for the future

The challenge of the century for Montenegro is to make resources go further – to do more with less. Montenegro needs to aggressively address and cut inefficiencies, invest in clean energy production...more 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Equality between women and men is not just a goal in itself: it is a precondition for the fulfilment of human rights and human development in general, and of the overall EU objectives in regard to growth, employment and social cohesion,more 

  • Given the importance of human development in policy making, as well as the socio economic situation of Montenegro, the project is primarily focusing on the development of the 2014 National Human Development Report (NHDR) on resource efficiency.more 

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