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  • 17 Jun 2013
    New bridge restores road access for remote village near Glina

    Marking the completion of the project “Rebuilding bridges and communities in Glina,“ the newly built bridge in the village of Dangube was officially opened on 17 June 2013. The aim of the project was to reconnect isolated villages populated mainly by ethnic Serb returnee families with services available in the town centre, both by improving their road access and by educating community members about opportunities to influence local decision-making.

  • 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.

  • 21 May 2013
    Low-carbon development - opportunity for economic growth and new, green jobs

    UNDP and Ministry of the Environment and Nature Protection presented Framework for Low-emission Development Strategy.

  • 15 May 2013
    UNDP and the Zadar County launch a farmers' market

    UNDP and the Zadar County signed an agreement on the establishing of farmers' market in the Zadar County. The goal is to promote food products made by local farmers.

  • 08 May 2013
    Vukovar workshops showcase opportunities in tourism and cultural restoration

    The first of two public workshops designed to make local residents aware of funding opportunities for cultural restoration and tourism development projects was organized in Vukovar on 8 May 2013 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 30 Apr 2013
    UNDP and Hrvatski Telekom Installed Solar Sunflowers in Ten Primary Schools in Croatia

    The Solar Sunflowers project has been initiated by the Hrvatski Telekom and its HRK 400,000 donation, in cooperation with UNDP. As part of the project, ten primary schools in Croatia have been equipped with a solar panel.

  • 30 Apr 2013
    Glina residents learn about community fund-raising

    The first of three public workshops designed to promote community activism at the lowest level of self-government took place in Glina on 30 April 2013 as part of a €65,000 project organized by UNDP and the Town of Glina, with support from the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

  • 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.

  • 10 Apr 2013
    $7 million COAST project concludes by sharing guidelines for "green jobs"

    Nature and people together– the final presentation of the results and experiences of the COAST project was held today in Zagreb. Project with the total value of $ 7,000,000 was implemented since 2007 in Dalmatia by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection, with financial support of the Global Environment Fund (GEF).

  • 08 Apr 2013
    Symbol of Vukovar regains its former beauty after 22 years

    The best-known architectural monument in central Vukovar, Radnički dom, which was demolished in 1991 during the three-month siege of the city, regained its former splendor under a €1.64 million project. The project, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) over two years, completely restored the exterior facades of the building and conducted community-wide consultations on the future uses of the interior.

  • 21 Mar 2013
    Zadar school marks the arrival of spring with "solar sunflower"

    The Šimun Kožičić Benja Primary School in Zadar today became the first of ten schools in Croatia to launch a solar tracker – a solar-powered device that follows the the sun during the day like a sunflower – under a HRK 400,000 project funded by Hrvatski Telekom and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 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.

  • 09 Mar 2013
    Rural women in business: the quest for markets

    Women entrepreneurs from rural areas in Croatia, whose businesses produce goods of high quality, shared their frustrations and successes in reaching markets at the round table organized to mark International Women's Day by the United Nations in Croatia and embassies of Canada and Australia at the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

  • 07 Mar 2013
    Women in politics in Croatia

    Women, across different spectrum of political and party affiliations should build a consensus about issues that they can all support. These issues include insisting on consistent implementation of Gender Equality Act's instruction of 40% of women on electoral lists.

  • 01 Mar 2013
    UNDP supports legalisation of farm buildings in Petrinja area

    A first group of 17 family farms in the Petrinja area have received the technical documentation they need to legalize agricultural buildings on their property, under a program co-financed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Petrinja municipality.

  • 12 Feb 2013
    One Billion Rising event held in Zagreb!

    On V-Day's 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, the ONE BILLION RISING initiative invited women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to the violence. In Zagreb, the dance protest was organised by the Zagreb Centre for Women's Studies, Centre for Victims of War, K-zona, Women's Room, Croatian Association of Persons with Disabilities and UN family in Croatia.

  • 06 Feb 2013
    Croatian parliament receives UN handbook on disabilities

    Croatian parliamentarians today received a helpful resource to assist in ensuring that legislation guarantees equal rights for people with disabilities. The Croatian Ombudswoman for People with Disabilities, Anka Slonjšak, presented UNDP funded Croatian version of publication Disabilities: A Handbook for Parliamentarians to the Parliamentary Committee for Health and Social Welfare.

  • 29 Jan 2013
    Šibenik-Knin County promotes rural development on coast and in hinterland

    Under agreements signed today in Šibenik, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will support the establishment of two new Local Action Groups in Šibenik-Knin County, one for hinterland areas and one for the coast and islands.

  • 21 Jan 2013
    Helen Clark pledges UNDP support to victims of wartime sexual violence

    At the signing of the new USD 175,000 worth project to address the needs of victims of wartime rape and other sexual violence, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark reconfirmed the priority that UNDP puts on fighting violence against women. The project agreement was signed by UNDP Resident Representative in Croatia Louisa Vinton, Minister of War Veterans Predrag Fred Matić and the President of the Women in the Homeland War Association Marija Slišković, together with Swiss Ambassador Denis Knobel, as Switzerland is providing initial funding.

  • 20 Jan 2013
    UNDP head praises partnership with Zadar County

    At the signing ceremony for two new project agreements between Zadar County and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN's highest-ranking development official vowed to support the County's efforts to realize its potential not just as a tourist destination but also as a centre for innovation. UNDP Administrator Helen Clark also visited Otočac on the town's annual day and received a medal for UNDP's long-term contribution promoting development in the Gacka River Valley.