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  • UNDP Support for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Europe and Central Asia Dec 4, 2014

    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).

  • UNited against AIDS Dec 1, 2014

    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.

  • Education and testing – the biggest enemies of HIV Nov 21, 2014

    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.

  • Croatian energy security is in the hands of its citizens Nov 14, 2014

    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?

  • A post-carbon city - a happier city Nov 14, 2014

    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.

  • A new project for more effective social protection Nov 4, 2014

    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.

  • Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP and the Vukovar –Srijem County Nov 3, 2014

    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.

  • Roma in Croatia in a multiple disadvantaged position Oct 24, 2014

    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.

  • Community development: Changing living conditions from below Oct 17, 2014

    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.

  • Leave no one behind: Working together to end poverty Oct 17, 2014

    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.