On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations System in Montenegro is calling for renewed efforts to end violence against women. This year, the UN System in Montenegro marks the campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women” by joining the global initiative “Orange the World” and lighting the UN building in Podgorica with orange light for the next 16 days, as orange is used as a symbol of a brighter future, free from violence against women and girls.
WHO Country Office Montenegro organised a conference on the occasion of the European Antibiotic Awareness Week. The main aim of this conference named “Bacterial resistance to antibiotics – are we GETTING POWERLESS?” was to present and discuss the importance of using antibiotics rationally, and to present to the whole health sector how it can be efficiently achieved.
Looking back at both humanity’s achievements but also the remaining challenges in advancing peace, human rights and human dignity, were at the heart of the 70th anniversary of United Nations in Montenegro. “Montenegro remains fully committed to responsible membership within the United Nations,“ said President Filip Vujanović who was the host of the ceremony organised in the Old Royal Capital Cetinje. He also underlined Montenegro's pledge to further contribute to the UN mission, stressing out excellent cooperation with the UN agencies operating in the country.
A strong consensus on areas of human rights and development where the UN can make a difference in Montenegro, is the major outcome of a recent discussion between representatives of national institutions and the United Nations family. The two-day discussions gathered more than 100 people who, in the spirit of Delivering as One, defined the goals of the future programme of cooperation 2017-2021.
OpEd by Ana Dautovic, Marija Novkovic, originally published on UNDG’s Silo Fighters
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A grey, cloudy morning in the Konik I refugee camp on the outskirts of Podgorica did not seem to herald an exciting development. The camp residents had just got up and appeared to be going about their usual business. But the bustle at the entrance to the camp was a sign that this day was a bit different from everyday routine.
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Ending gender-based violence is a top priority for achieving the United Nations founding mission of peace, development and human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, noting his specific concerns about rising violent extremism and its impact on women and girls, and calling for global collective action to end the scourge.
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Marking Universal Children’s Day, the United Nations today highlighted that the world remains a “deeply unfair” place for the poorest and most disadvantaged children despite major advances since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 26 years ago today.
Reducing development assistance to finance the cost of refugee flows is counter-productive, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today, declaring that “helping people in need should not be a zero-sum game.”
Two decades after peace accords ended the wars in the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina is moving in the wrong direction after years of being the “shining star” of peace building and is threatened by Republika Srpska’s decision to hold a referendum, the United Nations Security Council was warned today.
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