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  • 15 Jul 2014
    UN Development Chief Calls for more international support after devastating floods

    One the eve of an international donor conference for flood recovery efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark today visited an affected area in Serbia and stressed the need to include disaster resilience in forthcoming recovery and reconstruction efforts there.

  • 09 Jul 2014
    Seasonal Market Opened at Vlasina Lake

    First seasonal market at Vlasina Lake was opened by Mr. Rasim Ljajic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications.

  • 29 Jun 2014
    Adapting to Sustain - Climate Change Awareness Raising Workshops in Novi Sad and Nis

    More than 100 participants, representatives of local self governments, CSOs, business, academic community and media, attended these workshops.

  • 24 Jun 2014
    New paradigms for public participation emerging – the first public hearing in a local assembly featuring tweet wall and live streaming

    Innovative applications of public participatory mechanisms are launched at the Town Assembly of Zrenjanin, where the first public hearing on local level in Serbia took place. The topic was Draft Strategy of Sustainable Development of the Town of Zrenjanin 2014-2020.

  • 23 Jun 2014
    Workshop dedicated to climate change, under the Second National Communication of the Republic of Serbia to UNFCCC held in Tara Mountain

    Goal of the first, out of three awareness raising workshops, was to increase the level of knowledge amongst stakeholders at national and local level in relation to climate change policies and programmes in Serbia with an eye towards their future involvement in development and implementation of climate change policies and programmes within their respective communities – potentially providing input into national-level policies and programmes as well as developing local actions to support national targets.

  • 17 Jun 2014
    Public Hearings in Zrenjanin : InnovativeTools for Public Participation

    UNDP in Serbia handed over the IT equipment worth over 3,000 EUR to the City of Zrenjanin. The equipment will be used for enhancing innovative means of communication such as Twitter and other social media, as well as for citizens’ participation in the work of the local Assembly.

  • 10 Jun 2014
    The UN has provided the first part of the assistance to Serbia in the amount of US $1.8 million

    The United Nations has received additional US $ 1.8 million in response to the floods that have hit Serbia in mid-May. The funding comes from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in order to provide support to the people from areas affected by the floods.

  • 04 Jun 2014
    UN Report on flooding handed over to the Government of Serbia

    The United Nations team of experts says that a massive reconstruction, recovery and clean-up effort is needed in response to the unprecedented floods that hit Serbia in mid-May. In a report delivered to the Government of Serbia today, the experts warn of health risks from stagnant water, potential risk to the environment and damage to agriculture.

  • 29 May 2014
    UN Team of International Experts Finalises the Assessment of the Situation in Flood-Hit Areas

    After ten days of field work, the UN Team of Experts that came to the country upon a request of the Serbian Government is finalizing the assessment of the impacts of the most serious natural disasters that struck Serbia in the last 120 years

  • 26 May 2014
    Early Recovery

    Building resilience to conflicts and disasters is at the very heart of UNDP's work. UNDP helps countries prevent armed conflict, alleviate the risk and effects of disasters from natural hazards and build back better and stronger when crises happen

  • 20 May 2014
    Statement from the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Balkan floods

    The Secretary-General is concerned by the devastating impact of the floods in the Balkans, which are the worst for a hundred years. More than 70,000 people have been evacuated and more than fifty have lost their lives in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia.

  • 19 May 2014
    Second contingency of the UN emergency relief arrived

    The second contingency of the United Nations emergency relief with 30 collapsible water tanks, 12 wheel mount generators and 5 inflatable boats arrived to the Belgrade airport Nikola Tesla.

  • 18 May 2014
    Floods in Serbia-First UN Aid Shipment Arrives

    The first batch of emergency relief items arrived in Belgrade today, to assist survivors of the floods that recently devastated the country.

  • 07 May 2014
    UNDP a Leader in Transparency

    May 7 marks the publication of the second International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) annual report, which looks at progress made from January to December 2013. The IATI Annual Report demonstrates that IATI is truly a multi-stakeholder movement and is gaining momentum.

  • 23 Apr 2014
    Swiss Journalists in the National Assembly of Serbia

    “Strengthening the Oversight Function and Transparency of the Parliament” project was presented in the House of National Assembly to the group of Swiss journalists, who were accompanying the President of Switzerland in his official visit to Serbia.

  • 14 Apr 2014
    Fostering cooperation with municipalities in Southwest Serbia

    Ms. Irena Vojackova-Sollorano, the UN Resident Coordinator visited Kosjerić, Požega, Priboj, Čajetina, Nova Varoš and Prijepolje. During her visit to Southwest Serbia, Ms. Sollorano met the Mayors and local community representatives. She presented the “Improving Human Security in Southwest Serbia” programme activities and planned events for 2014. Mr. Edin Kalac, the newly appointed Programme Coordinator was introduced to partners.

  • 07 Apr 2014
    Opening ceremony of the “Advancing accountability mechanisms in public finances” programme

    UNDP in Serbia, in cooperation with Government of the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish International Development Agency), State Audit Institutions of the Republic of Serbia and Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities has presented, at the press conference in UNDP premises, the “Advancing accountability mechanisms in public finances” programme.

  • 31 Mar 2014
    Time to Google Vlasina

    UNDP encouraged local communities around Vlasina Lake to recognize ecotourism as the way forward in local economic development and to use potential of the destination to make added value for their families and community.

  • 17 Mar 2014
    Number of criminal charges against perpetrators in domestic violence doubled

    According to Institute for Social Policy, Centers for Social Work (CSW) registered 9877 cases of domestic violence in 2013. This represents almost 6% increase in comparison to 2012. The share of women victims of violence is significantly higher than of men -70% and 30% respectively.

  • 18 Feb 2014
    Roma Narratives

    Since 2006, UNDP has been supporting establishment of positions of Roma coordinators in Serbian municipalities. This resulted in creation of a network of 47 municipal Roma coordinators at local level, hired as full time staff in local self-governments, working on temporary contracts or as volunteers.