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  • 01 Apr 2015
    The Joint UN Programme in Southwest Serbia closes with emphasis on rooting development in a shared sense of Human Security

    Human Security through partnerships is the common denominator for the multitude of development achievements facilitated by the Joint UN Programme entitled “Improving Human Security in Southwest Serbia”, which was officially completed today in Novi Pazar.

  • 26 Mar 2015
    Unlocking the Potential of Biomass to Fuel Sustainable Development in Serbia

    Todays conference on "Sustainable Growth from Biomass", organized jointly by the Embassy of Finland in Belgrade, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Serbian Chamber of Commerce and the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM), brought together policy makers, leaders of industry, local governmnet and civil society, to discuss optimal strategies for unlocking the potential of biomass to fuel Serbia's development.

  • 13 Mar 2015
    Message from Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, ahead of 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

    In 2005, only weeks after the Indian Ocean Tsunami which killed an estimated 230,000 people, 168 countries agreed to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in Kobe, Japan. In agreeing on this Framework, UN Member States were acknowledging that efforts to prevent, mitigate, and prepare for disasters needed to be significantly scaled up to save lives, protect livelihoods, and sustain development.

  • 13 Mar 2015
    Serbia to Participate in the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

    The Government of Serbia has launched earlier this month the National Programme for Disaster Risk Management and Reduction, with the objective of building on recent experience in flood recovery to build long-term resilience and minimize risks from future disasters. Next week, Serbia will also take an active role in the 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015, in the city of Sendai, Japan, part of the Tohoku region heavily affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 11 March 2011.

  • 08 Mar 2015
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Statement on International Women’s Day

    This week, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which remains the world’s best blueprint for achieving gender equality and empowering women. The review of this visionary roadmap, adopted at the Fourth World Conference for Women in 1995, is an opportunity to celebrate the world’s progress toward ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls, and also to renew and reinvigorate commitments to achieve gender equality.

  • 08 Mar 2015
    The Secretary General's Message for International Women's Day

    Twenty years ago, when the world convened a landmark conference on women’s human rights, the devastating conflict in the former Yugoslavia prompted deserved attention to rape and other war crimes there against civilians. Two decades later, with girls as young as seven not only targeted but used as weapons by violent extremists, it would be easy to lose heart about the value of international gatherings.

  • 04 Mar 2015
    Serbia Launches the National Disaster Management Program

    Adressing an audience of sectoral experts, diplomatic core and members of the media, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said that, when it comes to natural disasters, the government is firmly committed to preventive measures.

  • 02 Mar 2015
    Equal and Empowered Women MPs of Southeast Europe: Stronger Together

    The Women Parliamentary Network of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, as an informal network of women MPs from all political parties represented in the Serbian Parliament, is hosting a two-day conference to gather women parliamentarians from Southeast Europe and explore possibilities of future cooperation.

  • 20 Feb 2015
    The Secretary General's Message for World Day for Social Justice

    World Day for Social Justice comes at a pivotal moment for people and our planet. Around the world, there is a rising call to secure a life of dignity for all with equal rights and respect for the diverse voices of the world’s peoples. At the core of this movement lies the need for social justice.

  • 20 Feb 2015
    Municipal Assembly of Svrljig Opens Its Doors to Citizens

    Office for Citizens’ Enquiries of the Municipal Assembly of Svrljig has opened today, which will allow for more direct connection between citizens and their representatives, and improved participation of the citizens in the work of the Assembly bodies.

  • 18 Feb 2015
    USD 3.64 million grant approved by Japan in support of local-level resilience and disaster preparedness in Serbia

    Japan will support municipalities in Serbia this year with a USD 3.64 million grant aimed at increasing local-level resilience and preparedness to respond to disasters. The 12-months-long project will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 18 Feb 2015
    Parliament and Democracy, A new Course Begins at Belgrade's Faculty of Political Sciences

    The new course at Belgrade's Faculty of Political Sciences on Parliament and Democracy represents an innovative educational format which allows for a higher level of efficiency in knowledge management and creation through lectures by eminent experts and practitioners and involvement of course participants from various backgrounds.

  • 11 Feb 2015
    Effective Procurement for Resilient Democracy and Competitive Economy

    More effective public procurement at all levels, including at local - municipal level, is key to the development of both a resilient democracy and a competitive economy in Serbia, concludes today’s conference held in Belgrade.

  • 03 Feb 2015
    UNDP Signs Contracts for the Construction of Additional 14 Torrential Barriers

    UNDP Serbia signed two contracts today, covering the construction of 14 new torrential barriers, out of the total of 18 contracted so far. The barriers are to be constructed on riverbeds of II category, in the municipalities which were most affected by last year's flooding, namely in Krupanj, Mali Zvornik, Vrnjačka Banja, Loznica, Osečina, Ljubovija, Kosjerić i Bajina Bašta.

  • 06 Jan 2015
    Kapuscinski Lectures to launch European Year for Development 2015

    Homi Kharas, of the Brookings Institute and special advisor to the UN Secretary-General on post 2015 development agenda, will speak on the need for a radical shift in thinking about development.

  • 29 Dec 2014
    Pancevo Assembly Amends Rules of Procedure to Institutionalise Public Hearings

    The Town Assembly of Pancevo voted today in favour of adopting amendments to their Rules of Procedure, which now introduce public hearings as a regular feature of Pancevo's local democracy.

  • 17 Dec 2014
    DESINVENTAR: Accelerating disaster losses data collection in Serbia

    Accounting for disaster losses in Serbia gained considerable ground this week at a special training event focusing on how to use DESINVENTAR, a database system for recording losses from disasters, as an effective tool to support decision-making about investments on prevention measures.

  • 17 Dec 2014
    Legislative Changes Necessary to Introduce Data Standards and Standardize Practices for Opening Data, Finds Workshop

    Serbia needs to accelerate growth and improve governance for attracting investments. To do this, Serbia should enable businesses to plan their endeavors better and media and civil society to control the Government more efficiently. Opening data contributes to both

  • 12 Dec 2014
    Quality and Efficiency – UNDP delivers 14 houses to Obrenovac families

    Following the keys handover for 17 houses in Krupanj last week, dedicated to families that have lost their homes to the unprecedented floods in May, Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, the President of the Republic of Serbia and Serbian Prime Minister Vucic opened the doors to another 14 new homes today, for flood affected families in Obrenovac.

  • 09 Dec 2014
    Let's Break the Corruption Chain: The International Anti-Corruption Day Marked by Roundtable and Annual "Verica Barac" Award

    The Serbian Anti-Corruption Agency hosted a roundtable meeting today at the Palace of Serbia, with a view to marking the International Anti-Corruption Day, as well as to award the annual “Verica Barac” award to individuals and organizations which have distinguished themselves by their contribution to combating corruption in Serbia.

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