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Thanks to better laws and protection across the Western Balkans, the situation of LGBTI people has improved. However, the challenges and shortcomings in the implementation of laws, as well as the enduring social stigma, mean that there remains a long journey ahead for these communities to benefit from development
Serbia’s Human Development Index value for 2015 is 0.776 — which puts the country in the high human development category —positioning it at the 66th place out of 188 countries and territories. The rank is shared with Costa Rica.
Having enjoyed relatively high levels of well-being, the developing countries in the Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region could see inequalities and exclusion rise sharply if measures are not taken to protect vulnerable groups from unemployment, discrimination and shocks.
The workshop organized in UNDP Belgrade marked the beginning of the third round of the Regional Roma Survey that is expected to contribute to narrowing the gap in multi-dimensional poverty between marginalized Roma and non-Roma populations and to improve their access to socio-economic rights.
In a bid to draw attention to women’s “double burden”, the Coordination Body for Gender Equality of the Republic of Serbia, the UN Country Team in Serbia, the EU Info Center and the EU Delegation to Serbia jointly organized a panel discussion in the EU Info Center.
On March 8, 2017, in honor of International Women’s Day, the renovated Center for Social Welfare in Subotica was officially inaugurated. The reconstruction worth $70,000 was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).