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UNCT - The Joint UN Programme in Southwest Serbia closes with emphasis on rooting development in a shared sense of Human Security

April 1, 2015

Human Security through partnerships is the common denominator for the multitude of development achievements facilitated by the Joint UN Programme entitled “Improving Human Security in Southwest Serbia”, which was officially completed today in Novi Pazar.

UNCT - Serbia to Participate in the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

March 13, 2015

The UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will bring together heads of states form 198 countries, government ministers and other key stakeholders, who will discuss and adopt the new Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction and political declaration.

UNCT - Happy International Women's Day!

March 8, 2015

"To be truly transformative, the post-2015 development agenda must prioritize gender equality and women’s empowerment. The world will never realize 100 per cent of its goals if 50 per cent of its people cannot realize their full potential. "
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UNCT - Serbia Launches the National Disaster Risk Management Program

March 4, 2015

The National Disaster Risk Management Program was passed by the Conclusion of the Government of Serbia. The Program was launched today by the Government's Office for Reconstruction and Flood Relief.

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.

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