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  • Enhanced SEE contribution to global peace and security Oct 13, 2015

    The Regional Security Sector Reform Platform (RSSRP) was presented to EU officials and the expert public on 21 September, 2015 in Brussels. The event, hosted by the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), marked the public launch of the platform and was an opportunity to raise awareness among key EU partners to its benefits.

  • Medvednica – green mountain that backs a city of millions Oct 12, 2015

    The mountain of Medvednica successfully survives despite the pressures of urban environment with one million inhabitants in its immediate surroundings. Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia right underneath the mountain, enjoys the luxury of having a protected area on its doorstep – Medvednica Nature Park. Throughout history, there have been many reasons why people would come to the mountain. In the past, farmers of the nearby Zagorje region would carry the fruits of their labor to the fruit and vegetable market of Zagreb. Today, on the other hand, Medvednica is a place for leisure and rest, and a green source of strength for all those who visit the mountain, particularly city folk.

  • The future does not belong to those who seek to build walls or exploit fears Oct 6, 2015

    Migration and refugee flows are a global challenge. We have a responsibility to define a clear path forward guided by international refugee law, human rights and humanitarian law. The 2030 agenda for sustainable development sets goals and targets to better reap the benefits of migration.

  • Solar panels for five families in Karlovac County Oct 2, 2015

    This is a joint project of the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection, the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia. The project aims to provide electricity to households in rural areas that are far from the power grid. The pilot project started in the Karlovac County, and the plan is to continue it next year.

  • Organic food from a Farmer’s Market is becoming more popular Sep 30, 2015

    A Farmer's market, a joint project of the Zadar County and the United Nations Development (UNDP) in Croatia celebrated on Saturday, 26 September its second birthday. The celebration is part of the Week of Small Family Farms of the Zadar County.

  • World leaders adopt Sustainable Development Goals Sep 25, 2015

    At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, more than 150 world leaders adopted the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will support governments around the world in tackling the new agenda and taking it forward over the next 15 years.

  • Funding response to HIV/AIDS – story from Croatia Sep 23, 2015

    The report Towards Domes highlights the efforts of Croatia to continue funding the national response to HIV/AIDS that has been significantly augmented by the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF) grant from 2003 to 2006.

  • The future of financing projects lies within crowdfunding Sep 21, 2015

    Zagreb Crowdfunding Convention, a two-day event dedicated to the group financing, held on 17 and 18 September attracted to the Trešnjevka Cultural Centre more than 200 participants who had the opportunity to learn how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. The event was organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and social enterprise BRODOTO.

  • Kopački rit – flood of life Sep 21, 2015

    Kopački rit is the most valuable zoological reserve in Croatia. It is the largest nursery and spawning area for freshwater fish in the Danube region, and one of the largest alluvial wetlands of Europe. Over 2,300 species have found their home in the Nature Park, and approximately 140 bird species are nesting in it. This is an area where the mighty Danube decided to share its strength with the lakes, ponds, elevations and flooded areas. Nature Park Kopački Rit is located in Eastern Croatia, in the Baranja region belonging to the Osijek-Baranja County.

  • Understanding inequality in Southeast Europe is crucial for its solution Sep 14, 2015

    There is a considerable amount of credible evidence that inequalities in income and wealth are higher today than ever before. According to recent estimates, the world’s 85 richest people have the same wealth as the 3.5 billion people.