http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter2014-03-04T23:28:41.110ZPress CenterAdobe CQStatement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on International Women's Daynoemail@noemail.orgsandra.ismanovskiThis year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/statement-by-undp-administrator-helen-clark-on-international-women-s-day2014-03-07T08:56:47.684Z2014-03-07T08:56:47.684ZIntroductory Remarks by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Annual Conference on the Evaluation of the State Corruption Program firstname.lastname@example.orgWhat makes fighting corruption such a priority for UNDP – indeed for the UN as a whole – is not that this is something we all are forced do, but rather something that we recognize is good to do, and that needs to be done in order to deliver direct benefits, in a very personal way, for millions of individuals.http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/02/26/introductory-remarks-by-undp-resident-representative-louisa-vinton-at-the-annual-conference-on-the-evaluation-of-the-state-corruption-program-2014-03-07T08:59:07.326Z2014-03-07T08:59:07.326ZFinding work just got a whole lot easier with a new app that brings all the latest job openings directly to your mobile email@example.comThe country’s first one-stop app for job-seekers—Prv.mk—has just been launched together with a brand new website.The app can be downloaded free at Google Play. With Prv.mk, young people can find out about all the latest job openings across the country, including internships, volunteer positions and entry-level job placements.http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/01/29/finding-work-just-got-a-whole-lot-easier-with-a-new-app-that-brings-all-the-latest-job-openings-directly-to-your-mobile-2014-03-07T09:01:00.419Z2014-03-07T09:01:00.419ZKeeping the promise: Government and civil society reflect on the rights of people with firstname.lastname@example.orgThe consultation session was particularly significant because it enabled—for the first time in this country—a valuable exchange of information and analysis between the Government and civil society organizations involved in protecting the rights of persons with disabilities and the implementation of the UN Convention in national legislation and practice. http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/12/18/keeping-the-promise-government-and-civil-society-reflect-on-the-rights-of-people-with-disabilities2013-12-18T14:17:34.827Z2013-12-18T14:17:34.827ZSpeech of UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the Government and Civil Society Consultation Session for the Preparation of the Initial Report under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilitiesnoemail@noemail.orgsandra.ismanovskiThis country was one of the first in the world to sign the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and it has taken many steps towards realizing its promise since ratification two years ago. But barriers to full participation in society remain, whether in the form of physical obstacles to access, legislative and policy shortcomings, or prejudice and discrimination.http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/12/18/speech-of-un-resident-coordinator-and-undp-resident-representative-louisa-vinton-at-the-government-and-civil-society-consultation-session-for-the-preparation-of-the-initial-report-under-the-un-convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities2013-12-18T12:42:50.454Z2013-12-18T12:42:50.454ZDecentralisation and Local Development: What’s email@example.comWith assistance from UNDP, research was conducted in all municipalities to identify the main achievements of decentralization and the main challenges that lie ahead. Carried out from September to November 2013, the research involved extensive surveys of local state administration bodies and local government units, as well as interviews with mayors and round table discussions with relevant stakeholders.http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/12/12/decentralisation-and-local-development-what-s-next-2013-12-12T16:24:50.852Z2013-12-12T16:24:50.852ZNew solutions to energy challenges in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, says UNDP firstname.lastname@example.orgToday, UNDP launched the third volume of Empowering Lives, Building Resilience, a report compiling sustainable energy success stories from UNDP’s work in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. These stories demonstrate how sound policies, capacities and financing lead to lasting change.http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/12/02/new-solutions-to-energy-challenges-in-eastern-europe-and-central-asia-says-undp-report2013-12-12T13:48:20.978Z2013-12-12T13:48:20.978ZSkopje’s Anti-Corruption Day conference highlights shared commitment to email@example.comTo celebrate this year’s Anti-Corruption Day, the State Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, together with the OSCE and UNDP, organized a conference in Skopje under the title ‘Zero Corruption – 100% Development’. The conference brought together over 100 representatives from key central institutions, municipal administration, international organizations, NGOs and the media. http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/12/10/skopje-s-anti-corruption-day-conference-highlights-shared-commitment-to-integrity2013-12-10T14:27:50.779Z2013-12-10T14:27:50.779ZNational forum calls for local action to combat climate firstname.lastname@example.orgA National Forum on coping with climate change was held today to help raise awareness, shape local policy actions and mobilize local potential for addressing the challenges related to climate change. The participants were unanimous in urging local governments to join the battle against climate change as soon as possible.http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/12/06/national-forum-calls-for-local-action-to-combat-climate-change2013-12-11T13:01:18.763Z2013-12-11T13:01:18.763ZSpeech of UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the National Forum 'Assessment of Local Action for Coping with Climate Changeemail@example.comLocal authorities are key actors in the fight against climate change because they are closest to the people and understand best the specific risks that face local communities, particularly in poorer rural areas.http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/12/06/speech-of-undp-resident-representative-louisa-vinton-at-the-national-forum-assessment-of-local-action-for-coping-with-climate-change-2013-12-06T11:55:22.479Z2013-12-06T11:55:22.479ZThe Municipality of Tetovo Commits to Redoubling its Efforts to Combat Corruptionnoemail@noemail.orgsandra.ismanovskiThe Municipality of Tetovo has committed itself to redoubling its efforts in the fight against corruption. The Mayor of Tetovo, Teuta Arifi, today put this commitment into writing by signing an agreement to introduce an integrity system in the municipality. UNDP developed the integrity system in partnership with the State Anti-Corruption Commission.
http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/12/05/the-municipality-of-tetovo-commits-to-redoubling-its-efforts-to-combat-corruption2013-12-07T20:23:40.347Z2013-12-07T20:23:40.347ZSpeech of UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton: Observance of International Anti-Corruption Day in Tetovo Municipality firstname.lastname@example.orgNine municipalities have already embraced an integrity system, and Tetovo is the first of a second wave of fifteen municipalities to adopt this set of tools, which are designed to enhance transparency, enforce ethical behaviour and engage the media, community organizations and ordinary citizens in the fight against corruption.http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/12/05/speech-of-undp-resident-representative-louisa-vinton-observance-of-international-anti-corruption-day-in-tetovo-municipality-2013-12-05T14:35:21.753Z2013-12-05T14:35:21.753ZNetworking in Negotinonoemail@noemail.orgsandra.ismanovskiTuesday 3 December will see the official launch of the Vardar Planning Region’s new Network for Inclusive Development. The launch will be combined with the first celebration in this country of the global initiative for promoting charity—#GivingTuesday. http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/12/02/networking-in-negotino2013-12-02T13:23:54.681Z2013-12-02T13:23:54.681ZReaching out to partners and donors on #GivingTuesday email@example.comUNDP in Skopje will be taking part this December in an exciting global initiative to boost all forms of charitable contributions to society. Called #GivingTuesday, this annual celebration of philanthropy at the start of the giving season proved a great success in focusing worldwide attention on the power of volunteerism to improve people’s lives.http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/26/reaching-out-to-partners-and-donors-on-givingtuesday-2013-11-27T13:47:21.727Z2013-11-27T13:47:21.727ZViolence against women is not acceptable and can be firstname.lastname@example.orgEvery year, at least two million women and girls are trafficked into prostitution, forced slavery, and servitude. Up to 60 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse during their lifetime.http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/violence-against-women-is-not-acceptable-and-can-be-prevented2013-11-25T10:08:15.575Z2013-11-25T10:08:15.575ZUNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton: Speech at the launch of the Climate Change and Cultural Heritage report email@example.comThe Climate Change and Culture Heritage Report – which is one of the first in the world to analyse the potential impact of climate change on cultural heritage – provides very clear evidence of the extreme fragility of archaeological treasures. http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/11/22/speech-of-undp-resident-representative-louisa-vinton-at-the-launch-of-the-climate-change-and-cultural-heritage-report2013-11-22T13:10:05.087Z2013-11-22T13:10:05.087ZClimate change poses real threat to precious cultural heritage firstname.lastname@example.orgToday saw the launch of one of the first-ever reports undertaken in the world to assess the potential impact of climate change on cultural heritage. The report clearly states that climate change will cause irreversible damage to the cultural heritage if no preventative action is taken.http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/22/climate-change-poses-real-threat-to-precious-cultural-heritage-monuments2013-11-22T16:12:25.311Z2013-11-22T16:12:25.311ZWorld premiere of After the Rain sends Skopje the message: Adapt now to survive climate change! email@example.comLast night saw the world premiere of the first Macedonian documentary about climate change. Directed by Biljana Gavranlieva, the film was screened in Skopje as part of the European Film Festival Cinedays. The documentary shows four women farmers coping in different ways with the negative effects of climate change. http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/21/world-premiere-of-after-the-rain-sends-skopje-the-message-adapt-now-to-survive-climate-change-2013-11-21T13:00:33.576Z2013-11-21T13:00:33.576ZUNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton: Speech at the world premiere of After the Rainnoemail@noemail.orgsandra.ismanovskiUNDP has been working with the Ministry of Environment to identify the policies, tools and practices that can help the country’s farmers cope with the dramatic changes they now face.http://www.undp.org/content/the_former_yugoslav_republic_of_macedonia/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/11/20/speech-by-undp-resident-representative2013-11-22T13:08:15.033Z2013-11-22T13:08:15.033ZThe Municipality of Pehcevo provides better care for its firstname.lastname@example.orgToday saw the launch of a newly refurbished nursery in Pehcevo that is set to improve the care provided for the youngest citizens of the Municipality—toddlers up to two years of age.