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'.
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.
Crowdfunding Academy goes global!Oct 29, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia together with the UNDP Innovation Facility, the Istanbul Regional Hub and 12 countries around the world will explore the possibilities of innovative financial models: crowdfunding, bitcoins, cryptocurrencies, mobile paying… just to name a few. The project is supported by the generous donation of the Government of Denmark.
Učka Nature Park – brings together Istria and the mainland of CroatiaOct 29, 2015The mountains of Učka and Ćićarija are different in terms of relief, but they form an integral mountain chain, separated by the mountain pass of Poklon. Rising along the coast of the northern Adriatic, Učka brings together the peninsula of Istria and the mainland of Croatia. A separation line between diverse landscapes, a mountain with the origin of its name still shrouded in mystery, it is a loved and appreciated destination.
Free computer classes for Roma in KutinaOct 27, 2015The Technical Culture Association Kutina, including informatics club BIT began with the implementation of computer training for Roma of all ages in Kutina. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia has provided support for procurement of equipment, and equipment was donated by companies EPSCO Croatia and INA.
Plan for a better world is only possible through partnership cooperation that begins now and includes everyoneOct 22, 2015United Nations Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter, which was adopted back in 1945 by 51 countries. The Charter was adopted after the Second World War in order to preserve world peace and security, improve international cooperation and develop friendly relations among nations. Since then a lot has been done, much has changed, but the the world is facing many new challenges.
Enhanced SEE contribution to global peace and securityOct 13, 2015The Regional Security Sector Reform Platform (RSSRP) was presented to EU officials and the expert public on 21 September, 2015 in Brussels. The event, hosted by the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), marked the public launch of the platform and was an opportunity to raise awareness among key EU partners to its benefits.
Medvednica – green mountain that backs a city of millionsOct 12, 2015The mountain of Medvednica successfully survives despite the pressures of urban environment with one million inhabitants in its immediate surroundings. Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia right underneath the mountain, enjoys the luxury of having a protected area on its doorstep – Medvednica Nature Park. Throughout history, there have been many reasons why people would come to the mountain. In the past, farmers of the nearby Zagorje region would carry the fruits of their labor to the fruit and vegetable market of Zagreb. Today, on the other hand, Medvednica is a place for leisure and rest, and a green source of strength for all those who visit the mountain, particularly city folk.
The future does not belong to those who seek to build walls or exploit fearsOct 6, 2015Migration and refugee flows are a global challenge. We have a responsibility to define a clear path forward guided by international refugee law, human rights and humanitarian law. The 2030 agenda for sustainable development sets goals and targets to better reap the benefits of migration.
- Together with the The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, we've brought down the cost of HIV treatments to under US$100 per patient per year. By improving quality and dependability of medical supply chains and reducing high costs, we're widening patients' access to Antiretroviral therapy medication to tackle HIV and AIDS: #WAD2015 | #WorldAIDSDay 2 hours ago
- "The world has made enormous progress in the fight against AIDS - new HIV infections have fallen by 35% since 2000 and AIDS-related deaths have dropped by 42% since their peak in 2004. Today, 15.8 million people are accessing life-saving antiretroviral therapy, 2.2 million of whom are supported through the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria partnership," Helen Clark. On #WorldAIDSDay, more from UNDP's Chief on the link between reducing #HIV cases and the rise in human development: #WAD2015 6 hours ago
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