“The cooperation with the United Nations Team in Montenegro is one of the best examples of the international framework of cooperation we have,” underlined Igor Lukšić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration at the opening of the eight Joint Country Steering Committee (JSCS). The body is a joint Government-UN body which monitors implementation of the Integrated UN Programme, a strategic document that articulates cooperation between Montenegro and the United Nations for the period 2010-2016.
A year after the opening of the Asylum Center, more than 1,600 people found a shelter at that facility, after they fled from persecution in their own countries. "During the last year, the Center hosted 1,628 persons, most of which came from Syrian. The numbers indicate that this institution justified its existence," said Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Predrag Boskovic.
On a ceremony on the occasion of handover of apartments, organized by municipality of Niksic and UNHCR, ten Roma families who lived in Zverinjak settlement in Niksic got durable housing in another location. Nearly 310,000 € were secured for the construction of four pre-fab buildings with 10 apartments. Niksic municipality contributed 130,000€, the German Government donated 94.000€, UNHCR 80.000€, while the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare provided 5.000€.
On the occasion of Human Rights Day 2014, the UN Resident Coordinator a.i, the Minister of Interior, and the Head of EU Delegation signed a digital petition for ending statelessness in the next 10 years and supported UNHCR’s global campaign, #IBelong.
Do people of Montenegro participate in decision-making processes as much as they would like to? Do they have mechanisms for monitoring the fulfilment of commitments the state pledged for? Is there a possibility of greater involvement of citizens in such processes?
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) recently initiated Decent Work Programme in Montenegro aimed at strengthening social dialogue and cohesion in order to scale up employment in the country. In an interview for the daily newspaper Pobjeda, Jasna Poček, ILO National Programme Coordinator, describes outlines of the initiative and announces joining UN Family in Montenegro.
European policymakers, healthcare workers, and parents must step up their efforts to vaccinate children against measles amid an ongoing outbreak across the continent, the WHO said today, warning that a recent resurgence in the disease threatened Europe’s goal of eliminating measles by the end of 2015.
In a Security Council meeting today in which Member States reaffirmed their commitment to the United Nations Charter, the Secretary-General said the UN was an Organization with major achievements to its credit, multiple crises on its agenda, and tremendous opportunities ahead.
The United Nations Secretary-General said today that the World Day for Social Justice comes at a pivotal moment for people and the planet, adding that this year's commemoration focuses on the scourge of human trafficking and the plight of approximately 21 million women, men and children in various forms of modern slavery.
As momentum builds towards negotiations in Paris next year on a universal climate agreement, the United Nations announced today that early analysis shows that countries with targets under the landmark Kyoto Protocol...
A key milestone on the route to a new, universal agreement on climate change was reached today in Geneva, with a week of United Nations-facilitated discussions among over 190 States ending with successful conclusion of the negotiating text for a binding treaty expected to be adopted in Paris at the end of this year.
The United Nations today joined the global call for child online safety, with human rights experts flagging the need to tackle online child sexual abuse and the head of the UN agency for information and communication technology urging greater worldwide collaboration to ensure what has become a priority for many countries.