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  • 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
    THE SECRETARY GENERAL'S MESSAGE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

    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
    17 NEW HOUSES IN KRUPANJ CONSTRUCTED ON TIME - KEYS HANDED OUT BY PRIME MINISTER VUČIĆ

    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.

  • 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
    UNDP SERBIA JOINS GLOBAL OBSERVATION OF WORLD AIDS DAY

    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.

  • 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 (www.vlasina.rs)

  • 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
    EUROPEAN HIV TESTING WEEK

    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.

  • 01 Nov 2014
    Workshop on hygiene and healthcare to improve living conditions for Roma in Novi Pazar settlement

    A community workshop on hygiene and health care with 33 Roma children was organized on 1st November in Blazevo settlement in Novi Pazar. School-aged children participated in various tasks during the day, addressing hygiene and health issues in their environment. This is just one in a series of workshops aimed at improved living conditions of Roma in this settlement.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    The United Nations celebrates its 69th anniversary

    The United Nations Country Team in Serbia celebrated today the 69th anniversary of entry into force of the United Nations Charter in 1945 at Mikser House. The celebration was hosted by Mr. Ivica Dačić, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Republic of Serbia, Irena Vojačkova – Sollorano, the UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia and Mr. Peter N. Due, the Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UN Office in Belgrade.

  • 22 Oct 2014
    The City of Pancevo Holds its First Public Hearing Session

    The town assembly of Pancevo has held its first public hearing, as part of an effort to improve the oversight and the performance of the local government. The initiative, under the supervision of UNDP, makes Pancevo only the second local government in Serbia to hold such hearings.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    UNDP SERBIA COMMITS TO INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR ELIMINATING POVERTY

    UNDP Serbia is reasserting its commitment to act against extreme poverty, as the UN observes International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. In his message to mark the occasion, UN Sec. General Ban Ki-Moon said the UN would “think, decide and act together against extreme poverty—and plan for a world where no-one is left behind.”

  • 15 Oct 2014
    UNDP CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF RURAL WOMEN: A STEP FOR DEVELOPMENT

    UNDP Serbia celebrates the International Day of Rural Women as the UN marks this occasion to acknowledge the role that rural women can make in global development. UN Sec.-General Ban Ki-Moon in his message recalls how his mother lived her entire life in the countryside, without much education. ’ I grew up appreciating her wisdom, resilience and intelligence. In the course of my subsequent public service, I came to see that these qualities are shared by millions of rural women around the world.”

  • 10 Oct 2014
    UNDP IN SERBIA CELEBRATES TRANSPARENCY AWARD FOR UNDP

    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has been recognized as the most transparent development organization worldwide, according to a newly released global ranking. The 2014 Aid Transparency Index recognized UNDP for its "commendable performance" in publishing information beyond international standards this year, placing it first out of 68 major agencies evaluated around the world.