Middle class in Eastern Europe and Central Asia tripled in size since 2001Feb 9, 2016The middle class in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia swelled from about 33 million people in 2001 to 90 million in 2013, a new study from the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) shows.
Renewable Solutions for Green villages in the ‘stans’Feb 8, 2016We asked ourselves “How to bring energy access to rural Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic?” Of course, the energy would have to be green and renewable as it provides immediate solution for electricity access. So we invited energy experts and decision makers from these two countries in November 2015 for a study tour to Croatia to work on possible solutions.
UNDP Croatia wishes you happiness, peace and prosperity in 2016!Dec 22, 2015Small but loud, UNDP Croatia team wishes you peace, prosperity and happiness in 2016 withs lots of sunshine to power the future we want to all!
Parks of Croatia – a practical guide for all visitors and nature loversDec 22, 2015The Parks of Croatia brochure, is a practical guide to the Croatian protected areas - the eight national and eleven nature parks. Each one is unique in its natural beauty and features, but equally valuable, which is confirmed by about 2.7 million visitors who are attracted to them every year.
Educating experts to help victims of sexual violence in the warDec 10, 2015Experts 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 CroatiaDec 1, 2015In 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.
COP21: For a zero-carbon, sustainable futureNov 30, 2015From 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).
UN rights expert calls all States to establish a ‘Femicide Watch’Nov 30, 2015The 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'.
Every third woman will be a victim of violenceNov 25, 2015Since 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, 2015Violence 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.
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