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  • 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.

  • 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.

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