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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 25 Nov 2013
    Men and Boys in Albania committed to end violence against women.

    Today is the International Day to end Violence against Women. Hundreds of men and boys, women and girls took to the streets of Tirana as well as Durres and Vlora to call on society to end violence against women. Dressed in orange, their appeal conveyed a strong message: Men and women shall work together to eradicate violence.

  • 24 Oct 2013
    ”We the People of Albania” – UN celebrates its 68 birthday

    Senior government officials, Members of Parliament, representatives of international organization, diplomatic corps, non-governmental organizations, scholars, philanthropists, business, media and citizens joined the United Nations Agencies in Albania to celebrate United Nations Day.

  • 16 Sep 2013
    Strengthening capacities of Roma Civil Society Organizations

    Today, Ilir feels he is powered with knowledge about how his organization should be run. He is the Executive Director of “Roma Education Association”, a civil society organization operating for few years in the regions of Pogradec and Korca. His association counts around 50 members.

  • 21 Aug 2013
    Roma inclusion: Building houses does not solve the housing issue

    Jaroslav Kling, Human Development and Roma Inclusion Policy Analyst from Bratislava Regional Centre provides his reflections on the latest Roma Survey on the “Housing Situation of the Roma Communities” in Central and South Eastern Europe

  • 30 Jul 2013
    Celebrating the Local Economic Development Agency of Vlora (AULEDA) 10th Anniversary

    AULEDA, one of the main partners of UNDP Art Gold 2 programme, celebrated its 10th Anniversary in a ceremony that brought together representatives of the regional and local authorities, traditional contributors of Vlora’s development such as the Italian Cooperation (for Development), and other important development actors from the civil society and academia.

  • 15 Jul 2013
    Children of Himara to benefit from a new playground

    Children of Himara will soon enjoy a new, beautiful, playground which they are excited about. ‘My father just told me that a new playground for children will be built here. My friends and I, are very happy because this is what we need. We have nowhere to play now. The whole area is occupied by cars and bars” — says Vasili a 9 year old from Himara.

  • 11 Jun 2013
    Workshop on electoral disputes resolution brings together judges

    Albanians will go to the polls on 23 June to elect their 2013-2017 legislature. These elections, and the electoral reforms that preceded them, are of significant importance for the country’s democratization and EU integration prospects.

  • 17 May 2013
    "Garden of Diversity" inaugurated in Tirana

    To commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, and to support the Albanian civil society movement for human rights, non-discrimination and diversity, UNDP along with partners from government and intrenational community promoted today the “Garden of Diversity”.

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