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Connecting dots around Sustainable Development Goals

COMMUNICATING SDGs & 2030 AGENDA: LESSONS LEARNED FROM MONTENEGRO. No doubt the 2030 Agenda brings an unprecedented multilateral push into a unique stream for a better world, articulated through 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But crystallising SDGs is just the beginning. A real journey is ahead of us. The Goals are yet to be embraced and implemented. In...

#WithRefugees: World Refugee Day 2016

Around twenty talented young people surprised shoppers in Podgorica’s Delta City when they performed a flash mob dance on the occasion of 20 June, World Refugee Day. The performance was staged by young Roma from the Konik refugee camp and Matrix dance club, under the auspices of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

Fair markets in fair societies

OpEd by Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)   |   The outcry over the so-called Panama Papers has again focused attention on the tides and currents of our global financial system. Whether those named in the papers are breaking the law is not necessarily the point. What concerns is that there appears to be enough underwater caves...

Ban: Montenegro can take pride in its place among the family of nations

Message of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the occasion of 10th anniversary of Montenegro’s independence and membership in the United Nations.       It gives me great pleasure to congratulate the people of Montenegro on the 10th anniversary of the country’s independence.  Montenegro has made notable progress, particularly in state building and numerous...

Our Changing Planet

OpEd by Fiona McCluney UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative on the occasion of Earth Day 2016 and Signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change     |     Why is everyone talking about climate change? Probably because it is one of the most pressing challenges facing our world today. The Earth is warming faster than ever due to greenhouse gases and...

Who should lead the United Nations?

Op Ed by Mogens Lykketoft, President of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly   This year, the United Nations will choose its next Secretary-General.  We need the best possible candidate for the job.   It is often spoken of as the most impossible job in the world.   And given the files that the next United Nations Secretary-General will take over on 1...

Sealing the joint vision of strategic cooperation

The new strategic document on Government-UN cooperation for the period 2017-2021 was signed at the ninth session Joint Country Steering Committee, the joint body which monitors implementation of the Integrated UN Programme which articulates cooperation between Montenegro and the United Nations system in the country.

Merging forces to design Youth Strategy for Montenegro

The vision, expected outcomes, goals and implementation mechanisms for the new National Youth Strategy were defined during the strategic retreat organized by the Directorate for Youth and Sports and UN System in Montenegro. The two-day retreat gathered representatives of institutions, organizations, young people and UN organizations to jointly set the foundations of the...

Gender Equality - A Basic Precondition for Better Future

Today, on the 8th of March, the International Women’s Day, the UN system in Montenegro calls for concerted and united efforts of all of us, to eliminate gender based discrimination. Today, in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we, the UN family, have no doubt that a crucial aspect of sustainable development lies in the empowerment of women and gender...
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