UNDP Annual Report 2019
As one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies, present in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is on the frontlines of anticipating, understanding and acting on today’s opportunities and risks.
Nov 12, 2020
The socio-economic response plan (SERP) is set within the overall UN COVID-19 “recovery pathway” framework and follows the initial analysis and programmatic activities carried out by the UN system since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020. The response plan is based on key gaps identified in the socio-economic impact assessment (SEIA) conducted earlier this year. The SEIA features findings and analysis of the impact of COVID-19 based on data collected through a series of thematic assessments and surveys conducted by UN agencies, and civil society organizations, and from official government statistics and assessments. The response plan provides a series of recommendations for the country to address the short and long term challenges created by the pandemic, in 6 areas of focus: Health, Social Protection, Jobs, Employment and Small Medium Size Enterprises, Macro economy and international cooperation, Resilience, Environment and Climate Change. This response plan constitutes “Phase 3” of the UN team in Serbia’s response to COVID-19.
Oct 14, 2020
Depopulation is a recurring theme, but its contemporary causes tell a new story. Population decline today is the partial result of a natural development process. A smaller population does not have to be the defining factor of a country in economic or geopolitical considerations. A population’s composition is more consequential than simply its size. This report addresses depopulation from a multi-dimensional demographic perspective, not only looking at population size and age structure, but also differentiating by level of education and labor force participation.
Oct 13, 2020
Violence against women is the most globally widespread, and ostensibly the most persistent problem in human history, the consequences of which women and girls around the world suffer on a daily basis. Social normalization of such violence impacts not only its identification and early responses to it, but also influences the willingness of individuals in such a society to report such violence, as well as their ability to recognize the risk factors that may result in the worst outcomes, including femicide. According to data of the Women against Violence Network, in Serbia, from 2010 to 2019, at least 307 women were murdered by their husbands or intimate partners. In this context, the media in Serbia plays a powerful role. In functioning as the go-to source of information for monitoring the prevalence of gender-based violence and its characteristics, the media actively participates in shaping the public attitude toward this phenomenon. In this context, the Analysis of media coverage of firearm misuse in violence against women committed by men is meant to serve as a baseline for the future work of Journalists against Violence against Women on this issue. The aim is to develop specific, applicable activities and engage the media in raising awareness and reducing firearm misuse in violence against women, domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence.