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  • 22 May 2014
    Students call for conservation of biodiversity in Karaburun

    Vlore, 22 May 2014. School students of Orikum High School in Vlora called on communities to conserve biodiversity. Celebrating the International Day of Biodiversity, they organized a number of sports activities such as volleyball, kayak, running and painting. This event helped send a message to their peers but also to the public in the surrounding area: Everybody should work towards preserving marine and coastal resources for the benefit of sustainable tourism and people living in the area.

  • 17 May 2014
    LGBTI Rights are human rights

    Deeply-embedded homophobic and transphobic attitudes, often combined with a lack of adequate legal protection, expose many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in all regions of the world to violations of their human rights. They are discriminated against in the labour market, in schools and in hospitals, mistreated and disowned by their own families. They are singled out for physical attack – beaten, assaulted, and killed.

  • 22 Apr 2014
    UNDP launches Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

    Are you a company that takes care of its employees? Do you work towards minimizing environmental impact? Do you contribute towards the socioeconomic development of the community in which you operate? If you positively responded to any of these questions, submit your story! It could be one of the winning initiatives in Albania’s first Corporate Social Responsibility Awards.

  • 07 Apr 2014
    Stakeholders around the country discuss administrative territorial reform

    More than a thousand stakeholders around the country have actively participated in consultations about the territorial reform- a key initiative of the Albanian Government.

  • 02 Apr 2014
    Marubi Museum towards digitalization

    When the ‘Marubi’ photographic studio was established in Shkoder in 1856 very few people were aware that this event, at the infancy of world history of photography, would mark the beginning of visual documentation of a series of very important historic events in Albania.

  • 08 Mar 2014
    Gender equality – is not a woman’s issue- it’s everybody’s!

    Women and men streamed into Durres city center to commemorate International Women’s Day and call for gender equality in society.

  • 07 Mar 2014
    2014 International Women’s Day Statement: Helen Clark UNDP Administrator

    This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality.

  • 24 Feb 2014
    Occupational Health and Safety at work: an added value for companies

    In the frame of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) component of the “Local Level Responses to the Youth Employment Challenge”, training on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) standards and procedures was conducted by CSR leading Albanian companies

  • 15 Feb 2014
    A new kindergarten and school library in Novosela to increase access to vital early childhood education

    A kindergarten was inaugurated in Novosele, Vlore today in the presence of local government authorities, representatives of European Union Delegation in Albania, UNDP and community members.

  • 05 Feb 2014
    Theatre Performance against domestic violence

    The Association of Young Stage Artists staged the theatrical show "When Words Are Missing", which aims to convey the message that not only women and girls but also boys and men must stand up against violence against women. Over 160 high school students attended the performance at the Puppet Theater hall in Tirana.

  • 30 Jan 2014
    One hundred innovative ideas for self-employment presented in Berat today

    One hundred innovative ideas for entrepreneurship were presented today in Berat to an audience of Roma and Egyptian youth and other job seekers in the region. The one hundred entrepreneurship ventures offer creative and nontraditional ways of self-employment.

  • 22 Jan 2014
    Joint Statement by International Partners for Territorial Reform.

    The governments of Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States are pleased to be supporting directly the Albanian government’s administrative territorial reform effort.

  • 21 Dec 2013
    The new social center in Rrapishta offers opportunities to Roma Communities

    As of today, the Community members of Rrapishta have their community center. Around two hundred fifty families can make use of the services offered by the center. The center has a kindergarten and it will also provide other social services such as, counseling and information about health, human rights, legal advice.

  • 17 Dec 2013
    Young entrepreneurs awarded for their business plans

    Twelve finalists of “pitched today their business plans to a Dragon’s Den-style panel leading businessmen and expert judges. The 5 awards issued came with a prize package of EUR 3,000 – 3,500 each, to help youth launch or further grow their business.

  • 12 Dec 2013
    Civil society- effective partner in fighting corruption.

    A town hall meeting brought together university students, women and girls and other representatives of civil society in Albania to talk about their role in tackling corruption.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    An anthem against domestic violence in Albania calls on boys and men to stop it.

    The annual 16 days of activism against gender based violence campaign—from 25 November to 10 December 2013—calls for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and invites the Albanian society and international community to take action against it.

  • 09 Dec 2013
    Draft National Anti-Corruption strategy: Multidimensional actions needed against the scourge of corruption.

    Cabinet ministers, representatives of international organizations, civil society, academia, media and many others got together on December 9th- Anti Corruption Day, to present the draft first National anti-Corruption Strategy for 2014-2017.

  • 09 Dec 2013
    International Anti-Corruption Day

    Speech by Zineb Toumi Benjelloun during a Conference organized by the Government of Albania to present the anti corruption strategy.

  • 06 Dec 2013
    National statistics reveal increased level of domestic violence in Albania - Men and boys unite to end it

    Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Sweden organized today the national conference “Boys and men – part of the solution. Show you are against violence!” in the framework of the 16 Days of Activism to end Violence against Women.

  • 03 Dec 2013
    Vocational Education and Training- effective approaches to social inclusion

    Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and United Nations Development Programme presented today the results of a two year project on Social Inclusion and Vocational Education and Training funded by Austrian Development Agency and implemented by UNDP and ILO.