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  • Educating experts to help victims of sexual violence in the war Dec 10, 2015

    Experts who deal with the victims of sexual violence committed during the Homeland War started a three-day training organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia and the Ministry of War Veterans. The training started yesterday at the Clinical Hospital Centre in Zagreb with the aim to familiarize experts with the legal framework for the exercise of rights and consequences of violence and to give them concrete advice for better provision of psychosocial, medical and legal help to the victims.

  • About 1000 people living with HIV in Croatia Dec 1, 2015

    In Croatia, there are about 1,000 people living with HIV infection, of which about 250 people are affected by AIDS. Since 1985 when the first HIV cases were registered in Croatia, so far a total of 1300 persons are diagnosed with HIV infection, of which 220 patients have died, while 16 people this year, according to data from the Croatian Institute for Public Health published on the World AIDS Day which is celebrated annually on December 1.

  • UN rights expert calls all States to establish a ‘Femicide Watch’ Nov 30, 2015

    The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonović, urged last week all States to focus on prevention of gender-related killing of women by establishing a 'Femicide Watch'.

  • COP21: For a zero-carbon, sustainable future Nov 30, 2015

    From 30 November to 11 December, governments will convene in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to agree on a new global climate change agreement. A universal agreement that covers all countries, developed and developing, the COP21 climate deal will serve as the starting point for a long-term effort to stop global temperatures from rising more than¬ 2°C (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

  • Every third woman will be a victim of violence Nov 25, 2015

    Since 1999, by the decision of the United Nations, 25 November is celebrated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It is also a reminder how women and girls around the world are facing violence in its many forms on the daily basis. This day is celebrated as a day of remembrance of the murder of the Mirabal sisters during the dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960.

  • It's time to end violence against women and girls! Nov 25, 2015

    Violence against women occurs on every continent and in every country, making it one of the most pervasive human rights violations around the world. The statistics are disheartening: 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner.

  • Crowdfunding Academy goes global! Oct 29, 2015

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia together with the UNDP Innovation Facility, the Istanbul Regional Hub and 12 countries around the world will explore the possibilities of innovative financial models: crowdfunding, bitcoins, cryptocurrencies, mobile paying… just to name a few. The project is supported by the generous donation of the Government of Denmark.

  • Učka Nature Park – brings together Istria and the mainland of Croatia Oct 29, 2015

    The mountains of Učka and Ćićarija are different in terms of relief, but they form an integral mountain chain, separated by the mountain pass of Poklon. Rising along the coast of the northern Adriatic, Učka brings together the peninsula of Istria and the mainland of Croatia. A separation line between diverse landscapes, a mountain with the origin of its name still shrouded in mystery, it is a loved and appreciated destination.

  • Free computer classes for Roma in Kutina Oct 27, 2015

    The Technical Culture Association Kutina, including informatics club BIT began with the implementation of computer training for Roma of all ages in Kutina. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia has provided support for procurement of equipment, and equipment was donated by companies EPSCO Croatia and INA.

  • Plan for a better world is only possible through partnership cooperation that begins now and includes everyone Oct 22, 2015

    United Nations Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter, which was adopted back in 1945 by 51 countries. The Charter was adopted after the Second World War in order to preserve world peace and security, improve international cooperation and develop friendly relations among nations. Since then a lot has been done, much has changed, but the the world is facing many new challenges.