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.
“World leaders have a big opportunity this year to shift the world onto a path of inclusive, sustainable, and resilient development,"said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
“The opportunity to address interlinked global challenges decisively and comprehensively in 2015 must not be missed," she said. "Major processes which can drive development forward are unlikely to fall into the same year again in the foreseeable future."
Stressing that the United Nations is built around the three pillars of peace and security, development and human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, today underlined the need to pay attention to their interdependence, during an address to the Security Council.
The next several months will present a historic opportunity to agree on an “inspiring” agenda that will directly improve the lives of people around the world, United Nations General Assembly President Sam Kutesa said today as he outlined his objectives for 2015.
From the ongoing situation in Syria and Ukraine to the global effort to address the Ebola crisis and more, Year in Review 2014 will recap the events which captured the international headlines and those in forgotten corners of the world. And it gives a glimpse of the day-to-day work of the organization...
Falling short of the required number of positive votes and faced with a veto from one of its permanent members, the United Nations Security Council today failed to adopt a draft resolution that would have affirmed the “urgent need” to reach within 12 months a peaceful solution to the situation in the Middle East...
The head of the United Nations Ebola emergency response mission is set to open a treatment facility in Liberia near the Sierra Leonean border during a visit to review where the UN can do more to help, as the World Health Organization (WHO) today reported that more 20,000 people have now become infected by the virus.