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Join us in daring to believe and share your tips now. This booklet showcases five inspiring stories of women who have overcome socioeconomic disadvantages and have secured a future for themselves by gaining work experience and the opportunity to pursue fulfilling careers while being paid for their labour. We tested and prototyped more than ten exciting new ideas— some of which have turned out to be major game-changers. Please get in touch with UNDP if you would like to join us in our quest for social innovations.

This is the first ever publication in the region, illustrating all different species of fish living in the Prespa Lakes. It offers practical information on what the local population and the decision-makers could do to ensure the survival of the lakes' most endangered fish.

Learn more. Can we use strategic innovation to tackle development challenges? Read more. Saving Lake Prespa. Restoring a freshwater ecosystem while strengthening the local economy Read more. Like many towns and cities throughout the country, unemployment is high in Tetovo and good job opportunities are rare, even for graduates with work experience like Lumi.

Building back better the Lipa Dam. New project to help local governments deliver better services. This project worth EUR 2. Skopje's first ever Innovation Lab launched. The Lab engages citizens in policy and service design and delivery.

What can you do to help achieve your favorite Sustainable Development Goal? Strong Women, Strong Communities This booklet showcases five inspiring stories of women who have overcome socioeconomic disadvantages and have secured a future for themselves by gaining work experience and the opportunity to pursue fulfilling careers while being paid for their labour.

Innovation Stories We tested and prototyped more than ten exciting new ideas— some of which have turned out to be major game-changers. The Fish of Prespa This is the first ever publication in the region, illustrating all different species of fish living in the Prespa Lakes.

Take action. Join us.UNDP is promoting sustainable economic growth, inclusive employment, gender equality and improved access to social services. Programmatic activities contribute to the availability and quality of employment opportunities and services for socially excluded and vulnerable people. These activities comprise active labour market measures that equip workers for employment in a knowledge-based economy, and which cultivate demand for labour, particularly women, youth, people with disabilities, and minorities.

Support for private sector-led job creation in the services, agriculture and manufacturing sectors aims at reducing urban-rural income disparities through area-based initiatives targeting isolated and disadvantaged regions. The economic crisis continued to have significant impact on the labor market. Even more worrying is the fact that employment declined even in sectors which had positive growth rates, implying gains in labour productivity and increasing informalities.

South and Southwest Serbia are the most economically and socially deprived regions in Serbia, with the consequence of generating intensive migration.

An increase in number of false asylum applications in several European countries was reported throughoutwith Serbian citizens remaining among the highest-ranked nationalities of asylum applicants in the EU. According to the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, 2, Serbian citizens, the majority of them reportedly members of the Roma community, applied for asylum in Germany for the first time in In October, following requests from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, the EU Council of Ministers discussed measures to address concerns about the number of asylum applications from Serbia and other Balkan states.

The Council stopped short of removing the visa liberalization arrangements in place since but, in effect, required Serbia and other states to introduce additional measures to prevent potential asylum seekers from leaving the country.

The Government continued to implement active measures to increase social inclusion of Roma and other vulnerable groups. This resulted in increased school enrolment of Roma children, and an increased number of teaching Roma assistants and Roma health coordinators However, availability of community-based services remains limited and Roma are exposed to multiple forms of exclusion. The majority of Roma still live in informal settlements under challenging conditions, with lacking personal documents and thus access to public services, and are thus by far the most discriminated group in the labor market.

Roma women face additional hardship by frequently being subject to in-family violence. At the same time, the national budget for active labor market measures has been significantly cut from 66 million EUR in to approx. The public condemn of violence against women, an area where UNDP has been active for several years, has significantly increased in The Government is showing more commitment overall, but the cooperation of relevant institutions with the mandate to provide adequate prevention, protection and support to the victims of gender based violence needs to be further strengthened.

UNDP remains strongly positioned to continue supporting the Government in gender related matters, given its proven expertise and tangible results achieved over the past few years. In social inclusion area, UNDP predominantly implemented inclusive development programmes.

Through Youth Employment Fund, UNDP supported over disadvantaged youth to get employment, vocational training or receive self-employment grants. UNDP assisted the Government to adapt more gender sensitive policies which contributed to an increase in reported cases of violence against women. In order to increase the rate of reported violence, UNDP supported the establishment of 4 new hotlines and 2 new hotlines for ethnic minority and Roma women.

UNDP supported the Police Academy, the Judiciary Academy and the Human Resources Agency of the Government of Serbia to introduce new curricula on violence against women and gender equality in their regular educational programmes.

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In a total of state officials, police officers, and judges and prosecutors were trained on how to deal with victims of VAW without exposing them to secondary victimization.

UNDP contributed to raising awareness about gender equality and VAW by supporting publishing of articles on these topics in To balance this, UNDP trained more than 90 journalists and editors on taking a more objective view on the topic. Tangible results in this area were recognized in EU Progress Report.

Ensuring a safe, stable and prosperous life for all. Overview UNDP supports better access to social services. English Srpski.The project will deliver safe and secure freshwater topeople across 49 Maldivian islands in the face of climate change risks.

UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in countries, we help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet. UNDP has been a trusted development partner of the Maldives for more than 40 years, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, reduction of inequalities and exclusion along with providing assitance in areas such democratic transition, environment protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Join us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest conversations and research on development in Asia and the Pacific. Learn more. Press Release. The first phase of a rapid livelihood assessment to understand impact of the COVID crisis in the Maldives has revealed the upshots of the complete closure of the Maldives tourism industry on employment, livelihoods and the potential knock-on effects on families and communities.

Read more. Read More. Take action. Join us. Join Us. Contact Us. Contact Us Join us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest conversations and research on development in Asia and the Pacific. About Maldives Learn more.This report looks at inequalities in human development with a new lens.

The depth of inequality must be assessed beyond income, beyond averages and summary measures of inequality and beyond today.

UNDP is the leading global development agency for transformational change. We help empower lives and build resilient nations so that they can withstand crisis and improve the quality of life for everyone. With offices in more than countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

A space for African leaders, international mediators and negotiators, researchers, policy makers, development practitioners and writers on African issues, to dialogue and debate on critical issues of development in Africa. Learn more. UN Emergency Appeal.

Urging all governments to make the prevention and redress of violence against women a key part of their national response plans for COVID Read more. What you need to know to keep yourself and others safe. Preparing better, fighting back, recovering stronger.

What we do UNDP is the leading global development agency for transformational change. Take action. Join us. Check out our job opportunities in the region. Browse Jobs. Connect Talk to us and help us advocate for change. Maendeleo Policy Forum. Maendeleo Policy Forum A space for African leaders, international mediators and negotiators, researchers, policy makers, development practitioners and writers on African issues, to dialogue and debate on critical issues of development in Africa.

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View forum. About South Africa Learn more.The country programme strategy is based on a theory of change which argues that improving economic frameworks, diversifying the economy and strengthening capacities of institutions, enterprises and individuals will minimize economic exclusion and marginalization and make available opportunities for decent and productive employment for target groups.

Addressing both poverty and environmental degradation through investment and better governance will empower women, disabled and youth and enhance their participation in economic, environmental and governance issues.

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When we began our work five decades ago, one in three people worldwide lived in poverty. Just one in eight. Think globally, shop virtually.

Wear your support on your sleeve with a new t-shirt, grocery bag or other UNDP-themed gear. Learn more. HDR launch: Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today. Accelerator Lab Tanzania: Tackling 21st Century Development challenges through collective intelligence.

UNDP Tanzania Country Office officially launched the Accelerator Lab to test and scale new solutions to global challenges like climate change and soaring inequalities Read more. A "magical box" providing clean energy and safe water to rural communities. The main purpose of the Off-grid Boxes is to improve access to clean, safe and affordable water and energy services to the above mentioned marginalised communities.

Empowering youth and women entrepreneurs: Key to economic sustainability. Women and youth are the most economic dependent people in Tanzania. Empowering this group is very important to advance their growth so that they gain economic independence. Breaking the Obscurity of Grassroot Solutions.

An article about what sparks grassroots innovation in Tanzania Read more. Time For Nature. We need to tell the world that it't time ForNature. And we want to make sure the voices of young people are heard Read more. UNDP Tanzania Country Programme Document The country programme strategy is based on a theory of change which argues that improving economic frameworks, diversifying the economy and strengthening capacities of institutions, enterprises and individuals will minimize economic exclusion and marginalization and make available opportunities for decent and productive employment for target groups.

Take action. Become a donor When we began our work five decades ago, one in three people worldwide lived in poverty. Donate now. Connect Talk to us and help us advocate for change.

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Shop now. About Tanzania Learn more.On the ground in about countries and territories, the United Nations Development Programme UNDP works to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet.

We help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships and institutions so they can sustain their progress. Since then UNDP has been working closely with the Government and other partners to expand the choices for people and ensure that everyone has equal access to opportunities to realize their full potentials.

How to balance all these issues in the context of IR4. These are among the key questions facing Vietnamese policy-makers. Join us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest conversations and research on development in Viet Nam. Learn more. Read more. Robotic application - the next frontier in treating infectious diseases? Take action. Act now to contribute to the UNDP response. Connect Join us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest conversations and research on development in Viet Nam.

Join us. Join Us. About Viet Nam Learn more. About us Blog Press Center.Join Us. Join the conversation on social media and learn more about the issues you care about. See the impact we're having for real people and communities.

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On the ground in countries and territories, UNDP works with national partners to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and achieve the sustainable development goals. Read more here. Learn more. The UNDP stands ready to help. Read more. Where We Work. Over seed kits for establishing home gardens, have been delivered to community groups across the country. A new faculty - aimed at bolstering the national and regional capacity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics STEM - is being developed at the University of Aruba.

Take Action. Connect With Us. Connect with us Join the conversation on social media and learn more about the issues you care about. Our Stories. Our Stories On the ground in countries and territories, UNDP works with national partners to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and achieve the sustainable development goals.

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