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  • 10 Apr 2015
    Evaluation of key national Roma integration documents in Croatia

    Roma and representatives of key ministries discussed the findings of an independent midterm evaluation of the National Roma Inclusion Strategy 2013 to 2020(NRIS) and the related Action Plan 2013 to 2015.

  • 02 Apr 2015
    World Autism Awareness Day 2015 – “Employment: The Autism Advantage”

    On World Autism Awareness Day, let us join forces to create the best possible conditions for those with autism, so that they can make their own contribution to a future that is fair and sustainable for all.

  • 20 Mar 2015
    [New publication] Nature of Croatia - Capital for the Future

    The survey conducted in 2013 in Croatia pointed out that the support of the public for nature conservation is at a high level (over 60% of respondents pointed out that Croatia’s conserved nature is of the largest value to them); however, it also made it clear that there is a need for further education on the matter, which is also the purpose of this publication.

  • 18 Mar 2015
    [New publication] Study of Freshwater Ecosystem Services in Croatia

    The Study of Freshwater Ecosystem Services in Croatia should provide information about the importance of freshwater ecosystems to society in Croatia, based not only on their biodiversity, but also on other benefits (ecosystem services) that they provide to society – drinking water, wood, fish, game animals, flood protection, nutrient and carbon cycle stabilization, sediment retention, tourism, and art inspiration.

  • 11 Mar 2015
    'Experience the PARK' - we are looking for the most beautiful photos of Croatian national and nature parks

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia invites all in love with nature and photography to submit their images to the photo contest ‘Experience the PARK'. With the given theme, the aim of the contest is to draw attention to the unique world of Croatian national and nature parks, the richness of their diversity as well as the unprecedented natural beauty and cultural heritage.

  • 08 Mar 2015
    “Empower Women, Empower Humanity”

    Today is International Women’s Day, which this year is devoted to the theme, “Empower Women, Empower Humanity - Picture It!” Join me in supporting this call to fulfill the promises made in Beijing 20 years ago, and to realize a world in which every woman and girl has the opportunity to fulfill her potential and enjoy equal rights and status.

  • 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.

  • 26 Feb 2015
    The acceptance and promotion of diversity crucial for reconciliation

    The regional project 'Mapping initiatives for reconciliation in the Western Balkans' that originated in the past two decades has gathered a number of representatives from the public and civil sector in Zagreb who have been dealing with this issue as a part of their work.

  • 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
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.