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  • 05 Mar 2015
    From Tajikistan with love: The “handywomen” diaries

    Knowing the fact around one million men work abroad, and that Tajikistan have incredible 300+ sunny days a year, we came up with an idea to start a pilot projet to educate women who remain behind how to make DIY solar heating systems.

  • 24 Feb 2015
    How can the EU and neighbouring countries benefit from cooperation on renewable energy?

    High-level policy discussion event “How can EU and third countries benefit from cooperation on renewable energy?” is being organised on March 3rd in the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe project “Bringing Europe and Third Countries Closer together through Renewable Energies”.

  • 29 Jan 2015
    Solar energy for a brighter future of Croatian rural areas

    Thanks to the UNDP's project for the electrification of households in rural areas of Croatia, an access to electricity will be provided for the priority households through the independent systems that use renewable energy sources without connecting to the network.

  • 29 Jan 2015
    Green electricity in the City of Koprivnica

    Electric energy for all public buildings is purchased through the public procurement. In Koprivnica they did everything they can to preserve the environment and at the same time be more energy efficient – as from this year, electricity for the city hall, several other public buildings and public lighting comes from renewable energy sources.

  • 02 Jan 2015
    Is renewable energy cooperation option for the EU and the Western Balkans?

    A range of energy and environmental experts from UNDP Europe and CIS gathered together with the representatives of the European Commission in Brussels on 10 -11 December to jointly explore the possibilities of cooperation in the sustainable energy field in the Western Balkans countries

  • 15 Dec 2014
    87 project ideas were presented for the less developed Croatian regions, which are eligible for financing from EU funds

    The Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia presented the main results of the project “Preparing grounds for the use of EU funds: creating a project database for the less developed areas of the Republic of Croatia.”, today in Zagreb. The project started in August 2013 and lasted 18 months.

  • 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).

  • 01 Dec 2014
    UNited against AIDS

    There are 1000 people with HIV in Croatia, of which 250 have AIDS, according to the latest data from the Croatian Public Health Institute introduced to mark World AIDS Day, December 1. With around 80 new cases of HIV infection per year, Croatia is still a country with a low prevalence of HIV/AIDS. The aim is to emphasize the importance of early diagnosis of the HIV infection to ensure successful treatment and to prevent further spread of the infection.

  • 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.

  • 04 Nov 2014
    A new project for more effective social protection

    The project „The Synergetic Social System“ aimed at contributing to building a better and more efficient social protection system in Croatia based on the data collected on all programs of social benefits at the level of local and regional self-governments was presented on October 30 in Zagreb. The project is implemented by the Ministry of Social Policy and Youth in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia.

  • 03 Nov 2014
    Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP and the Vukovar –Srijem County

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia and the Vukovar-Srijem County signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the cooperation in preparation and implementation of the disaster risk reduction projects and activities in Vukovar on October 31. The Memorandum is designed to establish principles for future cooperation in order to prevent disasters and new losses in the county, and further improve disaster prevention activities.

  • 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.