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  • 11 Dec 2014
    The importance of mountains for our sustainable future

    Mountains have an extremely important role in influencing global and regional climates and weather conditions. They cover around one-quarter of the earth's land surface and are home to 720 million people around the world. Indirectly, billions more living downstream also benefit from mountains.

  • 07 Dec 2014
    The citizens have decided: We want a green and healthy city

    Better public transportation and cycling infrastructure, more jobs, and recycling are the things that are the most important for the citizens of Zagreb. Those are the key results of a survey that involved nearly 350 participants, and was conducted as part of the development of low-carbon vision for the City of Zagreb by 2050.

  • 04 Dec 2014
    UNDP Support for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Europe and Central Asia

    Although many achievements have improved social inclusion of persons with disabilities and enhanced their human rights, this group still faces a number of challenges in the region of Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (ECIS).

  • 21 Nov 2014
    Education and testing – the biggest enemies of HIV

    To mark the World AIDS Day, December 1, a number of organizations and institutions from Croatia, including the UN Theme group on HIV/AIDS launched a national campaign „Knowledge wins“, to underline the importance of timely HIV testing.

  • 14 Nov 2014
    Croatian energy security is in the hands of its citizens

    While the EU and Croatia import over 30 percent of their energy from Russia, Germany exports just as much energy produced from renewable sources owned by citizens. While China prohibits the use of coal, must Croatia's energy future depend on fossil fuels, or can the energy come from solar and wind power that we have in abundance, and is it in our hands?

  • 14 Nov 2014
    A post-carbon city - a happier city

    On the banks of Sava in Zagreb there have recently been interactive bicycle sculptures on which citizens can pedal installed, and in that way self-produce electricity to light up part of the bank.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    Roma in Croatia in a multiple disadvantaged position

    With the presentation of the publication „Everyday life of Roma in Croatia: challenges and possibilities for transformation“, to the public, UN agencies in Croatia: UNDP, UNHCR and UNICEF marked the day of the United Nations, which has been celebrated on October 24 since 1948.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    Leave no one behind: Working together to end poverty

    This year’s theme, “Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty”, recognizes that social justice and equity are critical to eradicating extreme poverty, and focuses our attention on factors like gender, ethnicity, age, and geography which may be influencing the distribution of progress.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    Community development: Changing living conditions from below

    On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, marked on October 17, Roma settlement Kuršanec in Medjimurje County hosted educational workshop “Plans and goals for future” aimed at encouraging discussion within community about different forms of poverty and the ways in which individuals and society can overcome them. Workshop was led by Centre for social welfare Čakovec and young Roma and non-Roma living nearby were encouraged to talk about their future dreams and how to achieve them.

  • 09 Oct 2014
    UNDP global leader in transparency

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the most transparent development organization, according to a leading global ranking released today.

  • 03 Oct 2014
    The realization of the human development potential of Roma

    The analytical paper 'Roma Poverty from Human Development Perspective’; authored by Andrey Ivanov and Justin Kagin was presented on 29-30 September in Sarajevo, as a part of 27th International Steering Committee of the Decade of Roma Inclusion.

  • 25 Sep 2014
    Economic crisis threatens the implementation of human rights

    The Croatian Parliament hosted a round table discussion on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of human rights, which the United Nations introduced in 2006 as a mechanism to monitor the conditions of human rights in member states every four years. Participants discussed the human rights situation in Croatia, including recommendations from the UPR report, they also gained insight into the reporting process in front of the Human Rights Council.

  • 24 Sep 2014
    Make a World of Difference - Climate Summit Opening Film

    Presented during the United Nations Climate Summit, this short inspirational film titled 'What's possible' shows that climate change is solvable.

  • 20 Sep 2014
    First anniversary of the Zadar County Farmers Market

    On the 20th of September the first anniversary of the Zadar County Farmers Market that was jointly launched by Zadar County and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was marked with a series of activities. This celebration highlighted the quality and originality of agricultural products that classify the Farmers' Market as the main meeting point for farmers of Zadar County and their customers.

  • 13 Sep 2014
    Sustainable tourism to create new jobs

    Tourism has great potential for creating new jobs, however, this potential should be used in a way that can bring us economic benefits in a sustainable way, which was pointed out at the first European Inter-Parliamentary conference titled "Challenges of Sustainable Tourism: Promotion of cultural heritage and environmental protection", organized from the 10 -13 September in Zagreb and Losinj.

  • 18 Aug 2014
    500 days of action to build a better world

    There are many fires raging around the world today -- political turmoil, bloodshed, public health emergencies and human rights abuses. But there also burns a flame of hope – encouraging progress in the global drive to improve the lives of the world’s poorest through the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 07 Aug 2014
    Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on Gaza

    UNDP welcomes the current ceasefire and expresses its hopes for an agreement which ends hostilities and civilian suffering while also laying a foundation for sustainable peace. UNDP is supporting the Palestinians to assess immediate needs and chart a path for recovery and human development.

  • 29 Jul 2014
    New project assesses mine risks in Croatia after the catastrophic floods

    In the early phase of the project “Immediate response to the 2014 floods in Croatia”, UNDP conducted an assessment mission with Croatian partners to determine the need for immediate re-surveying, mine marking and gathering of mine risk information as well as the medium and longer term steps required for recovery.

  • 25 Jul 2014
    Croatia ranks 47th in the Global Human Development Index

    According to the Human Development Index, Croatia ranks 47th out of 187 countries, which puts it in the „very high human development category“, says Human Development Report 2014 presented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tokyo this week.

  • 21 Jul 2014
    Bringing Electricity to Remote Areas in Croatia with Renewable Energy Sources

    According to the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, there are currently over 2,500 households in the Republic of Croatia without access to electricity, and it is estimated that around 50% of those are located in rural areas. Renewable energy can play a crucial role in bringing electricity to these households, as was demonstrated in UNDP's pilot project called “Bringing Electricity to Remote Areas in Croatia with Renewable Energy Sources.”