World leaders adopt Sustainable Development GoalsSep 25, 2015At 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 CroatiaSep 23, 2015The 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 crowdfundingSep 21, 2015Zagreb 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 lifeSep 21, 2015Kopački 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 solutionSep 14, 2015There 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.
UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summitAug 31, 2015UNDP has launched a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide.
The life-cycle costs of products and services is a key criterion of UNDP's procurement until 2017Aug 31, 2015Poverty eradication, reducing social exclusion and turning toward the green practices are objectives of UNDP. The fulfilment of this vision requires the efficient and effective provision of goods and services, making procurement a strategically important for UNDP.
Paklenica – a magnificent walk through the ravines of vanished watersAug 31, 2015Giant ravines of Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica leave no place for indifference due to the insignificance of man below a mountain. The force of nature did not hesitate to show its superiority in this place, but also its mercy towards those who respect her. This is where the highest peaks of the Velebit Mountain are located. Paklenica itself is a challenging rock-climbing treat. Its name is derived from black pine sap, the so-called “paklina”. The mountain is the autochthonous home to black pine forests and clear mountain creeks flowing beneath them, cut into the deep canyons of Paklenica by the force of water.
Understanding inequality in Southeast Europe: Taking stock and moving forwardAug 28, 2015The Institute of Economics, Zagreb and UNDP are organising a conference “Understanding inequality in Southeast Europe: Taking stock and moving forward”, on Monday 14 September 2015.
Roma people from Kutina got valuable computer equipmentAug 27, 2015Roma Association „Romski put-Kalje alu Bajaš“ from Kutina received from the company EPCOS Croatia valuable computer equipment that will help them in their future work, and also in the education of young Roma. The donation consists of two desktop computers and a laser printer.
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