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  • 12 Feb 2014
    UNDP helps Roma in Međimurje County apply for EU funding

    Improving the living conditions of Roma communities is a priority for the European Union (EU), yet Roma organizations in Croatia have traditionally fared poorly in competing for EU funds. Now the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is hoping to change this by providing direct training and coaching to Roma non-governmental organizations on formulating and applying for projects.

  • 10 Feb 2014
    World Radio Day emphasizes the importance of women's voices

    World Radio Day recognizes the unique role and impact of a medium that reaches the largest audience worldwide.

  • 06 Feb 2014
    Cooperatives build momentum behind renewable energy in Croatia

    Energy cooperatives are an ideal tool not only to promote the use of renewable energy, but also to bring communities together around a more sustainable approach to jobs and growth.

  • 04 Feb 2014
    New Atlas of Roma settlements provides data for better policies

    Croatia’s Međimurje County received a valuable tool for formulating better policies to ensure equal opportunities for its sizable Roma population, in the form of a new atlas containing detailed social and economic data on all 12 Roma settlements in the county. Prepared by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with funding from the Open Society Foundations, the Međimurje County Atlas of Roma Settlements was formally presented in the Scheier Building in Čakovec on 4 February 2014.

  • 29 Jan 2014
    Humanity remains deeply unequal despite impressive progress, says UNDP report

    The richest one percent of the world population owns about 40 percent of the world’s assets, while the bottom half owns no more than one percent. The report Humanity Divided: Confronting Inequality in Developing Countries shows that if left unchecked, inequality can undermine the very foundations of development and social and domestic peace.

  • 28 Jan 2014
    Marta, Gattuso and Vieri among the nine new players joining the 11th annual Match Against Poverty

    Marta Vieira da Silva, Genaro Gattuso Christian Vieri, and Phillip Cocu are among the players that have recently confirmed they will join Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane at the 11th Annual Match Against Poverty. Proceeds from the Match will support recovery efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record.

  • 22 Jan 2014
    Croatian disaster authorities recognize UNDP´s support

    The need to prepare for the threats posed by climate change was the focus of attention at an event held at the headquarters of the National Protection and Rescue Directorate (DUZS) on 22 January 2014 to mark the closure of a disaster risk reduction project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 14 Jan 2014
    EU funds promise better future for Croatia’s less-developed areas

    The Karlovac workshop is one of a series that UNDP is implementing in partnership with the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds as part of the project: “Preparing the ground for EU funds: Creating a pipeline of project ideas for Croatia’s less developed areas.“ The three workshops held so far, in Karlovac, Sisak and Gospić, have gathered more than one hundred participants from a range of sectors who are interested in promoting the use of EU funds in their areas.

  • 13 Jan 2014
    Benefit concert supports solar power at Kaštela school

    As a part of a campaign to build a solar power plant for the Ostrog elementary school in Kaštel Lukšić, the Kaštela Energy Cooperative and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are organizing a “Solar Concert” to take place on 17 January 2014 at the sports centre in Kaštel Stari starting at 20.00.

  • 16 Dec 2013
    The future of rural parts depends on the quality usage of EU funds

    In the County Chamber of Commerce in Sisak a half-day informative workshop was held on „Structural and investment EU funds as mechanisms for the integral development of Croatian municipalities, cities and counties.“ Workshop participants from the civil, public and private sectors have been informed of financial measures and options from EU funds in the period between 2014 and 2020. Workshops are designed as one of the initial steps of including and connecting all three sectors in the process of developing project ideas which are important for Sisak-Moslavina County.

  • 13 Dec 2013
    Protected Dinaride area – potential for the development of the mountain tourism

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia presented its findings of the field visit to the Dinaride mountain chain within the project „Walking the Via Dinarica“ which passed through Croatia from 28 September - 10 October. During the walk, the mountaneering team visited Plitvice Lakes, and the mountains of Biokovo, Mosor, Promina, Dinara, Velebit, Kapela, Risnjak and Snježnik. The goal of the project is to promote the development of tourism potential and contribute to the rural development of the Dinarides, one of the most beautiful parts of the mountainous nature Croatia can offer to adventurous and other visitors.

  • 13 Dec 2013
    Living Life without Violence campaign wins EU prize

    Croatia's Living Life without Violence campaign on 13 December 2013 won the European Crime Prevention Award for best primary prevention project in the European Union in 2013. The award was presented in Vilnius, Lithuania, and the Croatian project was chosen as the best among 18 entries

  • 09 Dec 2013
    People with disabilities seek equal opportunities, not charity

    The fifth anniversary of the Ombudsman Institution for People with Disabilities was celebrated with a roundtable discussion held in Zagreb on the "Protection, monitoring and promotion of the rights and interests of people with disabilities." This event, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia also marked the International Day of People with Disabilities, celebrated on 3 December, and the International Human Rights Day, 10 December.

  • 09 Dec 2013
    Development experts share success stories in sustainable energy

    Representatives from regional UNDP Country Offices along with their national partners shared experiences and success stories regarding sustainable energy solutions and low emission development strategies in the SEE region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo) and Turkey.

  • 02 Dec 2013
    Croatian primary school seeks energy independence through crowdfunding

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Kaštela Energy Cooperative are starting a crowd-funding campaign through which they will collect donations to make Primary School Ostrog from Kaštel Lukšić - known for its botanical garden, one of the most beautiful school gardens in Croatia - an energy independent school. The School is also co-founder of the Kaštela Energy Cooperative.

  • 02 Dec 2013
    Youth and minorities join forces in fighting discrimination in Croatia

    The role that young people can play in fighting discrimination against minorities was the focus of a discussion organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Open Society Foundations (OSF) and the Croatian Debate Society at the Europe House in Zagreb on 2 December 2013. The event brought together a delegation of Roma young people from Međimurje County with young activists representing other groups that face discrimination, including lesbians and gays.

  • 29 Nov 2013
    'Knowledge wins' is Croatia’s slogan for World AIDS Day

    To mark World AIDS Day on 1 December 2013, the United Nations, the Ministry of Health and the National Public Health Institute in Croatia launched a national campaign to encourage people to seek testing for HIV/AIDS. Confidential HIV testing is available free of charge in Croatia in ten county public health centres. Organized under the slogan “Knowledge wins,” the media campaign was also part of the first European HIV testing week on 22-29 November 2013.

  • 25 Nov 2013
    Croatian women activists urge prompt ratification of Istanbul Convention

    Meeting in the Parliament on 25 November, Croatian activists for gender equality marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by issuing an appeal for the immediate ratification of the Istanbul Convention. Croatia is one of the 32 signatories to the Convention, which was adopted by the Council of Europe in 2011 to combat rape and other violence against women, but the country has yet to ratify, citing the challenge of aligning national law with Convention requirements. Eight countries have so far ratified, most recently Serbia, and just two more are needed for it to enter into force.

  • 22 Nov 2013
    Europe to unite for the first European HIV testing week to increase awareness of the benefits of HIV testing

    Today HIV in Europe announces the launch of the European HIV testing week. It is the first time that Europe has united for a testing week and more than 400 organisations and institutions across Europe have signed up to host activities that will increase awareness of the benefits of HIV testing. The theme is ‘Talk HIV. Test HIV.’, and the goal is to reduce late HIV diagnosis.

  • 21 Nov 2013
    Violence against women is not acceptable and can be prevented

    Every year, at least two million women and girls are trafficked into prostitution, forced slavery, and servitude. Up to 60 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse during their lifetime. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is calling for renewed efforts to end violence against women.