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UNCT - USD 3.64 million grant approved by Japan in support of local-level resilience and disaster preparedness in Serbia

February 17, 2015

Japan will support municipalities in Serbia this year with a USD 3.64 million grant aimed at increasing local-level resilience and preparedness to respond to disasters. The 12-months-long project will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

UNCT - Honouring Women Human Rights Defenders

January 22, 2015

As the world marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action that reaffirmed the fundamental human rights of all women, OHCHR pays tribute to all the human rights defenders who helped to define this agenda, and who work tirelessly to defend women’s human rights and promote gender equality.

UNCT - Gender Brief for Serbia: 1st issue

January 1, 2015

The UN Gender Theme Group in Serbia produced the first Gender Brief in the country for the period January – August 2014 which contains information on: the position of women and men in different thematic areas, activities and achievements by UN agencies in the field of gender equality, list of publications and materials, latest national and international developments and forthcoming events.


December 18, 2014

Far too many migrants live and work in precarious and unjust conditions. Many risk their lives at sea, attempting to seek sanctuary. They and their children are extremely vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Many are deprived of their liberty, rather than met with empathy and necessary protection. Persistent discrimination against migrants generates sharp inequalities, threatens the social fabric and, all too often, leads to violent and deadly attacks.

UNCT - DESINVENTAR: Accelerating disaster losses data collection in Serbia

December 17, 2014

Accounting for disaster losses in Serbia gained considerable ground this week at a special training event focusing on how to use DESINVENTAR, a database system for recording losses from disasters, as an effective tool to support decision-making about investments on prevention measures.

UNCT - The International Human Rights Day

December 10, 2014

Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December. The date was chosen to honour the United Nations— General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations. The formal establishment of Human Rights Day occurred at the 317th Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on 4 December 1950, when the General Assembly declared resolution 423(V), inviting all member states and any other interested organizations to celebrate the day as they saw fit.


December 9, 2014

Corruption is a global phenomenon that strikes hardest at the poor, hinders inclusive economic growth and robs essential services of badly needed funds. From cradle to grave, millions are touched by corruption’s shadow.

UNCT - It takes a community to end violence against women

November 25, 2014

We are increasingly aware that prevention and effective protection of survivors of violence requires the involvement of the entire society. Neighbors, friends and family, school system, media professionals are all responsible for publically condemning the violence against women, detecting and denouncing it. On a reverse side, the institutions in charge for protection of victims have the obligation to demonstrate power in stopping the perpetrators of violence, while supporting and empowering the survivor.

UNCT - Marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2014

To raise awareness and trigger action to end the global scourge of violence against women and girls, the UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence which follow (ending on 10 December, Human Rights Day) are a chance to mobilize and raise awareness. This year, the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign invites you to “Orange YOUR Neighborhood,” with the colour designated by the UNiTE campaign to symbolize a brighter future without violence. Organize events to orange your local streets, shops and schools!

UNCT - Marking the Twenty Years of the Human Security

November 7, 2014

Belgrade, 07.11.2014. – The Second International Conference on Human Security (#Y20HS) was held today at the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia. The Conference was organized within the process of marking twenty years since the Human Security Concept was introduced in the 1994 UNDP Human Development Report.

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