The United Nations in Montenegro, headed by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, placed ending statelessness in the world at the heart of the Human Rights Day 2014 in Montenegro, commemorated at the UN Eco Building. The UN Resident Coordinator a.i, Benjamin Perks, the Minister of Interior, Rasko Konjevic and the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, Mitja Drobnič, signed the Open Letter, 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? These questions are at the heart of the latest initiative of the UN Montenegro and national partners, aiming to identify ways for greater involvement of citizens in decision-making processes and in monitoring fulfilment of the commitments made by decision-makers.
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.
Within efforts to support the campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Domestic Violence, the UN Resident Coordinator a.i. and UNICEF Representative in Montenegro, Benjamin Perks gave a video statement on behalf of United Nations system in the country.
By accepting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Montenegro and 192 UN member states committed to have child rights among the top priorities. The celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Convention in the historic capital of Cetinje started with young people’s speeches on the situation of children in Montenegro.
The Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, Mr. Mitja Drobnič, and the Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, Mr. Predrag Boskovic, ceremonially laid the foundation stone for apartment buildings for 50 Roma internally displaced families in Konik settlement, Podgorica.
More than half-way through an international campaign to end violence against women, a top United Nations expert on the issue is calling for a binding international legal standard that holds Member States accountable in fighting this widespread human rights violation.
More than one billion people – or approximately 15 per cent of the world's population – live with some form of disability and have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities, the United Nations highlighted today on its International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 requires a comprehensive approach that includes social justice, the democratization of science, gender equity, and a people-centred approach to health, said UN Secretary-General on World AIDS Day as he spotlighted the gap in prevention and treatment that persist among regions and people.
The world's poorest countries are trapped in an economic vicious circle, which pins them in poverty and must be reversed if new development goals are to be met, according to a newly released report from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Tonight, for the first time ever, both the iconic United Nations Headquarters complex and the Empire State Building in New York are bathed in orange light to kick off the “Orange YOUR Neighbourhood” campaign ahead of the International Day to End Violence Against Women.
Despite progress in advancing child rights over the past 25 years, including a marked reduction in the number of children dying before the age of five and increased access to education and clean water, urgent action is needed to prevent millions of children from missing out on the benefits of innovation, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a new report.
By José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General and Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General The scourge of malnutrition affects the most vulnerable in society, and it hurts most in the earliest stages of life. Today, more than 800 million people are chronically hungry, about 11 percent of the global population.