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  • 07 Dec 2014

    Following the successful construction of 17 new houses in Krupanj, intended for the families which have had their homes destroyed by the catastrophic floods in May, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic led the ceremonial handing out of the keys to newly built homes for 17 Krupanj families today.

  • 05 Dec 2014

    An ambulance rushes a wounded child to a hospital. A hungry family receives a warm meal. A battered woman finds free shelter. In scenes of human suffering around the world, hope comes thanks to volunteers who give their time, skills and resources to others in need.

  • 02 Dec 2014
    Public Finance Management at Local Level Key to Empowering Development

    Sound management of public finances at local level is key to driving development in the future, and an indispensable aspect of empowering local government to deliver local services, concludes the opening panel of today’s regional conference organized under UNDP’s programme of “Advancing accountability mechanisms in public finances”

  • 01 Dec 2014

    UNDP in Serbia joins the global effort in observing World AIDS Day. UN Sec.-General Ban Ki-Moon notes in his address for this day the progress that is being made in ending the AIDS epidemic, citing the commitment by world leaders to end AIDS by 2030.

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Vlasina lake project to guide new partnerships with the corporate sector in ecotourism promotion

    The Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, the United Nations Development Programme, Municipality of Surdulica and the Coca Cola Company hosted an event today to present the results of the “Vlasina Lake Ecotourism Promotion and Environment Protection” project at the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade. The purpose of the project is to advance local economic development in the boundaries of the protected area of Vlasina (

  • 27 Nov 2014
    Parliamentary Mobile Committees Ask for Greater Support for Small and Medium Farmers

    Small and medium farmers in Serbia must receive greater Government’s support through newly proposed legislation, as well as better access to EU’s IPARD funds for agriculture and rural development, it was the conclusion of two most recent National Assembly’s mobile committee sessions, one of the European Integration Committee held in Arandjelovac/Topola and the other of Agriculture Committee in Bajina Basta, amid concerns and economic pressures shaping the future of this traditionally important sector.

  • 24 Nov 2014
    UNDP Making Strides on Projects in Flood-Affected Areas

    The UNDP continues to provide recovery and relief in many of the flood-affected municipalities in Serbia, that suffered extensive damage in May.

  • 21 Nov 2014
    The Romanian government, through UNDP, supports recovery from floods in municipalities of Kladovo, Majdanpek and Negotin

    The new project funded by the Romanian government, which will be implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will support the rehabilitation of municipal sewage and water supply systems, cleaning of individual wells and other facilities important for the safe and secure water supply in municipalities of Kladovo, Majdanpek and Negotin. These municipalities are still recovering from the damages caused to communal systems and individual wells during this year's devastating floods.

  • 12 Nov 2014

    The UNDP in Serbia in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Q-Club NGO will be expanding VCT (for “Voluntary Counseling and Testing”) for HIV during the European HIV Testing week. The campaign will be held the week of Nov. 24-28. This year, the focus will be on university students, as testing will be offered on college campuses in 8 cities and towns throughout the country together with a promotional campaign through social media.

  • 01 Nov 2014
    UNDP Showcases Progress for New Homes of Flood Victims

    The UNDP in Serbia welcomed Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and HE Ambassador Juma Rashid Al Dhaheri of the United Arab Emirates to Krupanj, to inspect the progress of new homes that are being built under the supervision of the UNDP. The UNDP is nearing the completion of its project for 17 homes to be constructed for families who lost their homes in the historic floods of May. The project is financed by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation of the United Arab Emirates.

  • 01 Nov 2014
    Workshop on hygiene and healthcare to improve living conditions for Roma in Novi Pazar settlement

    A community workshop on hygiene and health care with 33 Roma children was organized on 1st November in Blazevo settlement in Novi Pazar. School-aged children participated in various tasks during the day, addressing hygiene and health issues in their environment. This is just one in a series of workshops aimed at improved living conditions of Roma in this settlement.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    The United Nations celebrates its 69th anniversary

    The United Nations Country Team in Serbia celebrated today the 69th anniversary of entry into force of the United Nations Charter in 1945 at Mikser House. The celebration was hosted by Mr. Ivica Dačić, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Republic of Serbia, Irena Vojačkova – Sollorano, the UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia and Mr. Peter N. Due, the Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UN Office in Belgrade.

  • 22 Oct 2014
    The City of Pancevo Holds its First Public Hearing Session

    The town assembly of Pancevo has held its first public hearing, as part of an effort to improve the oversight and the performance of the local government. The initiative, under the supervision of UNDP, makes Pancevo only the second local government in Serbia to hold such hearings.

  • 17 Oct 2014

    UNDP Serbia is reasserting its commitment to act against extreme poverty, as the UN observes International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. In his message to mark the occasion, UN Sec. General Ban Ki-Moon said the UN would “think, decide and act together against extreme poverty—and plan for a world where no-one is left behind.”

  • 15 Oct 2014

    UNDP Serbia celebrates the International Day of Rural Women as the UN marks this occasion to acknowledge the role that rural women can make in global development. UN Sec.-General Ban Ki-Moon in his message recalls how his mother lived her entire life in the countryside, without much education. ’ I grew up appreciating her wisdom, resilience and intelligence. In the course of my subsequent public service, I came to see that these qualities are shared by millions of rural women around the world.”

  • 10 Oct 2014

    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has been recognized as the most transparent development organization worldwide, according to a newly released global ranking. The 2014 Aid Transparency Index recognized UNDP for its "commendable performance" in publishing information beyond international standards this year, placing it first out of 68 major agencies evaluated around the world.

  • 09 Oct 2014
    UNDP Makes Protected Areas Fun for Hiking - A Step for Sustainable Development

    UNDP Serbia is helping Serbia to provide more sustainability to its protected areas by promoting greater use of its natural treasures for tourists locally and from abroad. The opening of hiking trails in these areas is part of that effort. Through the GEF funded project “Ensuring financial sustainability of the protected area system of Serbia”, UNDP has launched pilot activities, to increase the development of nature-based tourism and self-sufficiency of non-timber forest resources in four national parks and six other protected areas. In addition, the UNDP project is meant to improve the accessibility of protected areas to enable people with disabilities to enjoy nature while learning about the environment.

  • 06 Oct 2014
    Construction of Houses in Krupanj, Obrenovac and Valjevo has started

    UNDP is currently constructing housing units in Obrenovac, Krupanj and Valjevo, in cooperation with the Government Office for Reconstruction and Flood Relief. A total of 35 housing units, 14 in Obrenovac, 17 in Krupanj and 4 in Valjevo will be constructed on municipality land plots. Standard houses are 60, 80 and 100 square meters.

  • 29 Sep 2014
    UN Global Compact Event

    Serbia’s Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the UN in Serbia held a conference to acknowledge the role of Serbian companies in response to the historic floods in May that caused unprecedented damage to Serbian towns and cities. After more than 4 months of recovery efforts the Serbian government is working with Serbian companies to rebuild affected municipalities in which more than 40,000 people were left homeless or had damaged homes, in addition to extensive damage that was done to property and the environment.

  • 25 Sep 2014
    International debate on sustainable transport

    UNDP in Serbia and the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia presented results of the „Sustainable Transport in the City of Belgrade“ project at the international conference “Improvement of Sustainable Urban Mobility for Better Health and Environment”, in Kaunas, Lithuania.