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  • 600 Belgraders Went to Work "Just not by Car"
    May 18, 2017

    In today's challenge entitled Samo ne autom (engl. Just not by Car) a total of 600 employees from 50 companies / organizations took part and left their cars in the parking lot while opting to walk or cycle to work – and at the same time help protect the environment.

  • International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
    May 17, 2017

    IDAHOT (International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia) was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally.

  • Belt and Road Initiative
    May 14, 2017

    China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an economic framework developed to increase connectivity between China and over 100 countries and international organizations, based on the ancient Silk Road land and maritime routes. The BRI aims to link different regions through infrastructure construction, transport and economic corridors and by bridging China with the rest of the world both physically, financially, digitally and socially

  • Serbian Diaspora Overachievers Get Together in Paris for Service to Development
    May 13, 2017

    The first “Diaspora Overachievers in the Service of Development” meeting took place on 13 May 2017 in Paris, France. The overall project includes researches, interviews and such forums in Paris, London, New York and Ottawa - fostering the network and materials important for the preparation of “Diaspora Home Office - Investment Centre”.

  • Ceremonial signing of the contracts for co-financing energy efficiency projects in local self-government units
    Apr 19, 2017

    Minister of Mining and Energy, Aleksandar Antić and representatives of 13 local self-governments signed contracts on grant awards for co-financing energy efficiency projects in public buildings in these municipalities, on the premises of the United Nations Development Programme on Thursday, 20 April 2017. In total, 25 million RSD have been earmarked from the Budgetary Fund for Energy Efficiency and USD 500,000 from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

  • MA/PhD Students and Young Professionals for the Summer Trainings in Disaster Risk Reduction
    Apr 11, 2017

    UNDP Serbia and UNV announce the call for interested MA/PhD students and young professionals/recent graduates to apply for the DRR Summer Trainings in 2017 and become part of the roster for UN Youth Volunteers working placements in national and local DRR institutions in 2018.

  • Roma Women in Serbia: Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives
    Apr 11, 2017

    What it is like to be a Roma woman in Serbia, what have they achieved in various fields, what challenges do they face and what are their perspectives? These questions gathered representatives from relevant national and international stakeholders and civil society organizations at a conference held on the occasion of the International Roma Day held on April 8 and the recent International Women’s Day.

  • Being LGBTI in the Western Balkans Easier, Yet Far from Easy
    Mar 23, 2017

    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

  • Mar 23, 2017

    Substantial progress on average has been made since the 1990 across educational attainment, health status, and income levels, but beneath the averages, it is clear that a significant number of lives have been scarcely touched by that progress – this is one of the main messages of the new Human Development Report 2016 entitled “Human Development for Everyone” that has been published this week.

  • Safety nets vital to counter rise of exclusion in Europe and Central Asia
    Mar 21, 2017

    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.