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  • 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.”

  • 14 Jul 2014
    No country is an island: New energy opportunities in the West Balkans

    Potentials for trading renewable energy with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia has been explored within EU project BETTER (Bringing Europe and Third countries closer together through renewable Energies) funded by Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. The project began in 2012 and will last until next year.

  • 04 Jul 2014
    Building a sustainable future with cooperatives

    This year’s International Day of Cooperatives falls at a critical time. The United Nations is working to lay the groundwork for success on three major fronts in 2015: reaching the Millennium Development Goals; achieving a meaningful new climate agreement; and adopting a long-range agenda for inclusive sustainable development.

  • 04 Jun 2014
    Croatia’s parks to benefit from new USD 5.4 million UNDP project

    Improved management of Croatia’s 19 most important parks will be the result of a new USD 5.4 million project that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched in Zagreb on 4 June 2014. The project, known by the acronym PARCS, will be implemented over four years in partnership with the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection, thanks to a USD 4.9 grant from the Global Environment Facility and USD 500,000 in direct funding from UNDP Croatia.

  • 29 May 2014
    Delivering justice and support for victims of wartime sexual violence

    The necessity of providing justice and support to wartime victims of sexual violence was underscored at a regional conference that brought together more than 120 government officials and civil society activists from countries throughout Southeast Europe

  • 29 May 2014
    Speech by UNDP Resident Representative: Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

    Speech by UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton at the press conference “Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict: Delivering Justice for the Past, Preventing Abuse in the Future“

  • 14 Apr 2014
    New Croatian law to provide compensation and assistance to victims of wartime sexual violence

    Twenty years is too long to wait – more than two decades after the Homeland War, it is high time for Croatia to ensure that victims of wartime rape and other sexual violence are granted recognition, status, compensation and support.

  • 28 Mar 2014
    Albanian delegation learns how Croatia met EU standards in rule of law

    A high-level Albanian delegation led by Deputy Minister of Justice Idlir Peci visited Zagreb on 27-28 March 2014 to learn about Croatia’s experience in meeting the requirements for European Union membership in the area of the rule of law. The main focus of this two-day visit was on Chapter 23 of the EU acquis communautaire, covering the Judiciary and Fundamental Rights. The delegation included two other participants, the Director of the Department for EU Integration in the Ministry of Justice, Tetis Lubonja, and the Director of the School of Magistrates, Marjana Semini.