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  • 26 Jan 2015
    2015 a ‘Once in a Generation Opportunity’ for Sustainable Development

    “At UNDP, we see 2015 as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda,” said Helen Clark at the opening session of UNDP’s Executive Board meeting in New York. “The Millennium Development Goals are set to expire at the end of this year and UN Member States will meet in September to agree on the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities for the next 15 years.”

  • 23 Jan 2015
    Helen Clark: Year of Tough Choices for World Leaders

    Davos, Switzerland, 22 Jan 2015 -- “World leaders have a big opportunity this year to shift the world onto a path of inclusive, sustainable, and resilient development," said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Transition economies of Europe and Central Asia show high poverty rates and declining life expectancy

    Developing and transition economies of Europe and Central Asia show disturbingly high poverty levels, even in some upper middle-income countries, according to research released this week by the UN Development Programme’s new Regional Hub in Istanbul.

  • 06 Jan 2015
    Kapuscinski Lectures to launch European Year for Development 2015

    Homi Kharas, of the Brookings Institute and special advisor to the UN Secretary-General on post 2015 development agenda, will speak on the need for a radical shift in thinking about development.

  • 29 Dec 2014
    Pancevo Assembly Amends Rules of Procedure to Institutionalise Public Hearings

    The Town Assembly of Pancevo voted today in favour of adopting amendments to their Rules of Procedure, which now introduce public hearings as a regular feature of Pancevo's local democracy.

  • 17 Dec 2014
    DESINVENTAR: Accelerating disaster losses data collection in Serbia

    Accounting for disaster losses in Serbia gained considerable ground this week at a special training event focusing on how to use DESINVENTAR, a database system for recording losses from disasters, as an effective tool to support decision-making about investments on prevention measures.

  • 17 Dec 2014
    Legislative Changes Necessary to Introduce Data Standards and Standardize Practices for Opening Data, Finds Workshop

    Serbia needs to accelerate growth and improve governance for attracting investments. To do this, Serbia should enable businesses to plan their endeavors better and media and civil society to control the Government more efficiently. Opening data contributes to both

  • 12 Dec 2014
    Quality and Efficiency – UNDP delivers 14 houses to Obrenovac families

    Following the keys handover for 17 houses in Krupanj last week, dedicated to families that have lost their homes to the unprecedented floods in May, Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, the President of the Republic of Serbia and Serbian Prime Minister Vucic opened the doors to another 14 new homes today, for flood affected families in Obrenovac.

  • 10 Dec 2014

    On Human Rights Day we speak out.

  • 09 Dec 2014
    Let's Break the Corruption Chain: The International Anti-Corruption Day Marked by Roundtable and Annual "Verica Barac" Award

    The Serbian Anti-Corruption Agency hosted a roundtable meeting today at the Palace of Serbia, with a view to marking the International Anti-Corruption Day, as well as to award the annual “Verica Barac” award to individuals and organizations which have distinguished themselves by their contribution to combating corruption in Serbia.

  • 07 Dec 2014

    Following the successful construction of 17 new houses in Krupanj, intended for the families which have had their homes destroyed by the catastrophic floods in May, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic led the ceremonial handing out of the keys to newly built homes for 17 Krupanj families today.

  • 05 Dec 2014

    An ambulance rushes a wounded child to a hospital. A hungry family receives a warm meal. A battered woman finds free shelter. In scenes of human suffering around the world, hope comes thanks to volunteers who give their time, skills and resources to others in need.

  • 02 Dec 2014
    Public Finance Management at Local Level Key to Empowering Development

    Sound management of public finances at local level is key to driving development in the future, and an indispensable aspect of empowering local government to deliver local services, concludes the opening panel of today’s regional conference organized under UNDP’s programme of “Advancing accountability mechanisms in public finances”

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Vlasina lake project to guide new partnerships with the corporate sector in ecotourism promotion

    The Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, the United Nations Development Programme, Municipality of Surdulica and the Coca Cola Company hosted an event today to present the results of the “Vlasina Lake Ecotourism Promotion and Environment Protection” project at the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade. The purpose of the project is to advance local economic development in the boundaries of the protected area of Vlasina (

  • 01 Dec 2014

    UNDP in Serbia joins the global effort in observing World AIDS Day. UN Sec.-General Ban Ki-Moon notes in his address for this day the progress that is being made in ending the AIDS epidemic, citing the commitment by world leaders to end AIDS by 2030.

  • 27 Nov 2014
    Parliamentary Mobile Committees Ask for Greater Support for Small and Medium Farmers

    Small and medium farmers in Serbia must receive greater Government’s support through newly proposed legislation, as well as better access to EU’s IPARD funds for agriculture and rural development, it was the conclusion of two most recent National Assembly’s mobile committee sessions, one of the European Integration Committee held in Arandjelovac/Topola and the other of Agriculture Committee in Bajina Basta, amid concerns and economic pressures shaping the future of this traditionally important sector.

  • 24 Nov 2014
    UNDP Making Strides on Projects in Flood-Affected Areas

    The UNDP continues to provide recovery and relief in many of the flood-affected municipalities in Serbia, that suffered extensive damage in May.

  • 21 Nov 2014
    The Romanian government, through UNDP, supports recovery from floods in municipalities of Kladovo, Majdanpek and Negotin

    The new project funded by the Romanian government, which will be implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will support the rehabilitation of municipal sewage and water supply systems, cleaning of individual wells and other facilities important for the safe and secure water supply in municipalities of Kladovo, Majdanpek and Negotin. These municipalities are still recovering from the damages caused to communal systems and individual wells during this year's devastating floods.

  • 12 Nov 2014

    The UNDP in Serbia in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Q-Club NGO will be expanding VCT (for “Voluntary Counseling and Testing”) for HIV during the European HIV Testing week. The campaign will be held the week of Nov. 24-28. This year, the focus will be on university students, as testing will be offered on college campuses in 8 cities and towns throughout the country together with a promotional campaign through social media.

  • 01 Nov 2014
    UNDP Showcases Progress for New Homes of Flood Victims

    The UNDP in Serbia welcomed Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and HE Ambassador Juma Rashid Al Dhaheri of the United Arab Emirates to Krupanj, to inspect the progress of new homes that are being built under the supervision of the UNDP. The UNDP is nearing the completion of its project for 17 homes to be constructed for families who lost their homes in the historic floods of May. The project is financed by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation of the United Arab Emirates.