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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Regional Roma Survey for fact-based decision making
    Mar 14, 2017

    The conference held at the UN House in Belgrade marked the beginning of a third round of the Regional Roma Survey that is expected to contribute to fact-based decision making and to more informed and focused policy debate on Roma inclusion in the region.

  • Renovated Social Welfare Center Offers Better Services to Vulnerable Citizens and Migrants
    Mar 8, 2017

    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). Local authorities identified the Center’s renovation as a top priority for the municipality, given the increased demand for the Center’s services following last year’s influx of refugees and migrants.

  • International Women’s Day in Serbia - Women still face double burden – at work and at home
    Mar 8, 2017

    On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the event entitled “Women at work: double burden” shed new light on the inequalities women are faced with in their everyday life, especially in the field of labor and domestic work.

  • Gender Equality Critical for Sustainable Development
    Mar 3, 2017

    Women and environmental protection - what are their roles, have their skills and knowledge been used adequately to tackle the environmental challenges, how important are women associations within the decision making process and what is the environmental impact on women’s health – those were some of the key few topics discussed at the first national conference on “Environmental Protection and Women in Serbia“.

  • PSSM Capacities of Experts from Serbia’s MoI Enhanced
    Feb 22, 2017

    SEESAC is organizing a week-long course on Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) for 25 experts from the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of the Republic of Serbia from 20 – 24 February 2016 in Sabac, Serbia

  • Conference to Promote a Cooperation Model for Employment of Roma Returnees
    Feb 21, 2017

    After piloting the “Cooperation Model” in three local self-government units in Serbia that supported employment of Roma returnees, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE) and Standing Conference of Roma Associations of Citizens – League of Roma (SKRUG) are continuing to work on development and expansion of this successful model.

  • Partnership between the municipalities and cities in the West Morava river basin and Kolubara river basin and national government for prevention of natural disasters
    Feb 10, 2017

    Better coordination and planning can reduce costs caused by natural disasters by estimated four to seven times. The importance of prevention has been recognized by the authorities of the cities and municipalities of the West Morava river basin and Kolubara river basin and the national government, who met on Friday in Kraljevo to sign a protocol on cooperation for disaster risk reduction.