• The realization of the human development potential of Roma Oct 3, 2014

    The analytical paper 'Roma Poverty from Human Development Perspective’; authored by Andrey Ivanov and Justin Kagin was presented on 29-30 September in Sarajevo, as a part of 27th International Steering Committee of the Decade of Roma Inclusion.

  • Economic crisis threatens the implementation of human rights Sep 25, 2014

    The Croatian Parliament hosted a round table discussion on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of human rights, which the United Nations introduced in 2006 as a mechanism to monitor the conditions of human rights in member states every four years. Participants discussed the human rights situation in Croatia, including recommendations from the UPR report, they also gained insight into the reporting process in front of the Human Rights Council.

  • Climate Summit Opening Film – Make A World of Difference Sep 24, 2014

    Presented during the United Nations Climate Summit, this short inspirational film titled 'What's possible' shows that climate change is solvable.

  • First anniversary of the Zadar County Farmers Market Sep 20, 2014

    On the 20th of September the first anniversary of the Zadar County Farmers Market that was jointly launched by Zadar County and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was marked with a series of activities. This celebration highlighted the quality and originality of agricultural products that classify the Farmers' Market as the main meeting point for farmers of Zadar County and their customers.

  • Sustainable tourism to create new jobs Sep 13, 2014

    Tourism has great potential for creating new jobs, however, this potential should be used in a way that can bring us economic benefits in a sustainable way, which was pointed out at the first European Inter-Parliamentary conference titled "Challenges of Sustainable Tourism: Promotion of cultural heritage and environmental protection", organized from the 10 -13 September in Zagreb and Losinj.

  • 500 days of action to build a better world Aug 18, 2014

    There are many fires raging around the world today -- political turmoil, bloodshed, public health emergencies and human rights abuses. But there also burns a flame of hope – encouraging progress in the global drive to improve the lives of the world’s poorest through the Millennium Development Goals.

  • Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on Gaza Aug 7, 2014

    UNDP welcomes the current ceasefire and expresses its hopes for an agreement which ends hostilities and civilian suffering while also laying a foundation for sustainable peace. UNDP is supporting the Palestinians to assess immediate needs and chart a path for recovery and human development.

  • New project assesses mine risks in Croatia after the catastrophic floods Jul 29, 2014

    In the early phase of the project “Immediate response to the 2014 floods in Croatia”, UNDP conducted an assessment mission with Croatian partners to determine the need for immediate re-surveying, mine marking and gathering of mine risk information as well as the medium and longer term steps required for recovery.

  • Croatia ranks 47th in the Global Human Development Index Jul 25, 2014

    According to the Human Development Index, Croatia ranks 47th out of 187 countries, which puts it in the „very high human development category“, says Human Development Report 2014 presented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tokyo this week.

  • Bringing Electricity to Remote Areas in Croatia with Renewable Energy Sources Jul 21, 2014

    According to the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, there are currently over 2,500 households in the Republic of Croatia without access to electricity, and it is estimated that around 50% of those are located in rural areas. Renewable energy can play a crucial role in bringing electricity to these households, as was demonstrated in UNDP's pilot project called “Bringing Electricity to Remote Areas in Croatia with Renewable Energy Sources.”