“The old olive tree in Bar is 2.240 years old,” this was confirmed at a press conference in a Montenegrin coastal town organised to present results of olive trees age measurements, conducted at the Istanbul University within the project “Enhancing Competitiveness of Local SMEs in Montenegro through Cluster Development”, financed by EU and co-financed and implemented by UNIDO in partnership with UNDP and Ministry of Economy of Montenegro.
The three year programme between the ILO and Montenegro was signed by Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Zorica Kovačević, ILO Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Heinz Koller, and heads of employers and workers organizations on 8 April 2015 in Podgorica, Montenegro. The programme, developed through a participatory process involving the Government, and nationally representative workers’ and employers’ organizations, centers on three key priorities.
Food safety was at the heart of the World Health Day 2015. Aspects of food production and distribution in modern era were discussed at the joint conference organised on that occasion jointly by the WHO Office in Montenegro and national Institute for Public Health.
The strategic goal of the Montenegrin educational system is the inclusion of all children aged 3 to 6 in some form of preschool programs by 2020. This was concluded at the international conference "Quality of education - Early and preschool education for all children in Montenegro", held in Podgorica. The conference, organized by UNICEF and the Ministry of Education, presents a continuation of the initiatives launched at the central event held in December 2014, focusing on the specific modalities of extension of coverage of preschool education in Montenegro.
The wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as armed conflicts, human rights violations and deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions in other countries, pushed the number of asylum applications in industrialized countries to a 22-year high last year, according to a UNHCR report released today.
by Benjamin Perks, UN RC a.i. & UNICEF Representative
Even the most hard-nosed economist will now concede investment in good early childhood has the biggest return on public investment. But what about a reverse argument that failure to invest in prevention of bad early childhood experience is the most costly oversight a government can make?
Although the world’s water supplies are expected to remain sufficient for a global population of nine billion in 2050, continuing overconsumption and the impact of climate change will diminish their availability in many of the planet’s neediest regions, according to a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report.
Just one third of countries have achieved all the measurable education goals set in 2000 and only half of all countries have achieved universal primary enrolment, the United Nations agency mandated with promoting learning spotlighted today....
The United Nations education agency today celebrated the opening of a new school at Dawodiyah Camp in Dohouk, Iraq, as part of its efforts to provide quality secondary education to children and adolescents in internally displaced persons communities.
At a special event at United Nations Headquarters to mark World Autism Awareness Day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called today for greater access and work opportunities for persons with autism, saying that while much progress had been made, much more work was needed.
The United Nations will go dark later this evening as the Organization shuts off the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of 'Earth Hour,' an annual global event raising awareness about the need to take action on climate change and promoting sustainable energy consumption.
The scope for developing countries to participate in and benefit from e-commerce is expanding, according to a new United Nations report released today, with improved connectivity, new e-commerce applications, platforms and payment solutions...