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  • 28 Mar 2014
    Albanian delegation learns how Croatia met EU standards in rule of law

    A high-level Albanian delegation led by Deputy Minister of Justice Idlir Peci visited Zagreb on 27-28 March 2014 to learn about Croatia’s experience in meeting the requirements for European Union membership in the area of the rule of law. The main focus of this two-day visit was on Chapter 23 of the EU acquis communautaire, covering the Judiciary and Fundamental Rights. The delegation included two other participants, the Director of the Department for EU Integration in the Ministry of Justice, Tetis Lubonja, and the Director of the School of Magistrates, Marjana Semini.

  • 22 Jan 2014
    Croatian disaster authorities recognize UNDP´s support

    The need to prepare for the threats posed by climate change was the focus of attention at an event held at the headquarters of the National Protection and Rescue Directorate (DUZS) on 22 January 2014 to mark the closure of a disaster risk reduction project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 13 Dec 2013
    Living Life without Violence campaign wins EU prize

    Croatia's Living Life without Violence campaign on 13 December 2013 won the European Crime Prevention Award for best primary prevention project in the European Union in 2013. The award was presented in Vilnius, Lithuania, and the Croatian project was chosen as the best among 18 entries

  • 31 Oct 2013
    Croatian police officials advise Serbian counterparts on EU accession

    A high-level delegation from Serbia’s Ministry of Interior visited Zagreb on 30-31 October 2013 to learn about Croatia’s experience in meeting the requirements for European Union (EU) membership in the area of the rule of law. The focus of discussion was on Chapter 24 of the EU acquis communautaire, which covers the issues of Justice, Freedom and Security. The workshop, organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Croatian Ministry of Interior and the Centre of Excellence of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, was designed to share the lessons learned in Croatia’s eight-year EU accession process. It is part of a broader UNDP programme aimed at sharing Croatia’s EU accession experience with other countries in the region.

  • 16 Jul 2013
    Speech by UNDP Resident Representative: Toll-free hotline for crime victims

    Speech by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the launch of toll-free hotline for crime victims in Croatia

  • 17 Jun 2013
    UNDP Croatia joined the action against floods

    UNDP in cooperation with the City Office of Emergency Management of Zagreb (OEM) helped by sending chemical toilets and life belts. The 100 life belts donation was ensured through UNDP's project “Response to natural disasters in the Republic of Croatia 2012“, which anticipates the development of preparation capacity and response to dangers of blizzards and floods.

  • 12 Jun 2013
    Easier to access justice with the help of volunteers

    Eight volunteers from 7 Croatian cities: Osijek, Rijeka, Sisak, Split, Vukovar, Zadar and Zagreb, have received special acknowledgements for their contribution providing help to witnesses and victims of crime summoned to testify in court.

  • 29 Apr 2013
    Croatia to launch toll-free hotline for crime victims in July

    A new toll-free hotline for crime victims will begin functioning in Croatia in July 2013 as part of a USD 177,000 project implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Justice. The project aims to engage young people in protecting the rights of victims and witnesses of crimes.

  • 11 Mar 2013
    New regional police training program uses UNDP expertise

    A regional project to share the experience gained by Croatian police in European integration and fighting organized crime was launched at the Police Academy in Zagreb on 11 March. "Partnership for education" is a joint initiative of the Croatian Ministry of the Interior and the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and UNDP.

  • 19 Dec 2012
    Additional 2.537 pieces of small arms and light weapons destroyed

    Additional 2.537 pieces of small arms and light weapons packed in a total of 69 boxes were destroyed in the steel mill of Varaždin Metal industry on Friday, 19 December 2012.

  • 28 Nov 2012
    Victims' protection in criminal proceedings is one of the judicial reform priorities

    Victim and witness protection in criminal proceedings is the topic of the regional conference which is taking place on November 28-29 in Zagreb, organized by Ministry of justice and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia. On this occasion the representatives of Ministries of justice from seven countries* of the Eastern Europe have signed a Joint Statement supporting the implementation of the new European Union directive for minimum standards of victims' rights, which was put into effect on November 14th, 2012. One of the prerequisites is to widen the access to pro bono services for victim and witness support in criminal proceedings.