Middle class in Eastern Europe and Central Asia tripled in size since 2001Feb 9, 2016“In many ways, the story in this region is different from what is happening in other parts of the world. The share of people living between US$10 and US$50 dollars per day has actually increased in most of these countries,” said Cihan Sultanoğlu, the Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Over that same period, the numbers of people in the region living in poverty fell from at least 46 million in 2001 to about 5 million in 2013.
Japan Approved USD 4.5 Million Additional Grant Aid in Response to the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in SerbiaFeb 2, 2016On 20 January 2016 Japan approved an additional grant aid worth USD 4,575,000 for the following projects of UNHCR, UNDP, IOM and UNICEF in response to the refugee and migrant crisis in the Republic of Serbia.
Municipal infrastructure improvements for disaster risk reductionDec 22, 2015In Trstenik, the construction of the river bank protection on Ljubostinjska river is progressing to plan
Better prepared for the next disaster: municipal officials receive training on emergency drillsDec 22, 2015This is a landmark activity which will bolster the communication and preparedness of local communities for response to future emergencies.
Efficiency, performance and value for money in public procurementDec 21, 2015UNDP and Public Procurement Office have been partners for over 7 years working on strengthening accountability in public procurement.
Chemical safety of products in Serbian marketDec 15, 2015Training for journalists on safe chemicals management in the Republic of Serbia was held on Tuesday, 15th of December in Belgrade.
Serbia ranks 66 out of 188 countries and territories by Human Development Index (HDI)Dec 15, 2015The 2015 Human Development Report (HDR) Work for Human Development examines the intrinsic relationship between work and human development. Work, which is a broader concept than jobs or employment, can be a means of contributing to the public good, reducing inequality, securing livelihoods and empowering individuals. Work allows people to participate in the society and provides them a sense of dignity and worth. In addition, work that involves caring for others or voluntarism builds social cohesion and strengthens bonds within families and communities.
Building skills and investing in new sectors needed to create job opportunities in developing Europe and Central Asia: 2015 Human Development ReportDec 14, 2015The region’s steady progress in human development is being challenged by changing demographics, large migration flows, and environmental degradation. New approaches are required to create work opportunities for present and future generations alike.
Helen Clark: Statement on Outcome of Paris Climate Change ConferenceDec 12, 2015I welcome the historic outcome of the Paris Climate Change Conference announced today which sends a strong signal that countries, rich and poor, are committed to work together to tackle climate change.
UN Country Team Assistance to Refugee and Migrant needs in Serbia so far amounts to USD 7.45 millionDec 9, 2015Between June and early December, the UN Country Team in Serbia has already provided support in value of USD 7.45 million (or 901 billion RSD) worth of assistance to help the country deal with the refugee and migrant crisis, reported Michel Saint-Lot, the acting United Nations Resident Coordinator in Serbia at a briefing for international partners in Belgrade on Wednesday. More support is on the way.