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Taking oath of office, António Guterres pledges to work for peace, development and a reformed United Nations

Sworn in today as the ninth and next United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres pledged to reposition development at the centre of the Organization’s work and ensure that the UN can change to effectively meet the myriad challenges facing the international community. “The United Nations needs to be nimble, efficient and effective. It must focus more on delivery...

16 Days of Activism Against Vioence Against Women: Love and Violence

"I'm sick of violence," says 19-year-old Pavle Prelević, explaining his motivation to take part in the play "Love and violence", which was produced within this year's campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women. Through an innovative and participatory way, the play is tailored for high school students to help them recognize and better understand...

A strong collaborative effort to ensure vaccine safety

Can a vaccine cause a particular adverse reaction? Is there a causal relationship between a particular medical occurrence following immunization and the usage of a vaccine? How can we increase public confidence in the vaccine? These questions are just some of the issues raised at the sub-regional training workshop on surveillance and causality assessment of adverse...

UNICEF launches app NETfriends to teach children in Montenegro about online safety

PODGORICA, 16 November 2016 - UNICEF launches the application NETfriends to teach children aged 9-11 how to use the Internet safely. The app contains an educational role-play game, which takes children through real life scenarios and makes them learn how to recognize, prevent, stop and report violence. UNICEF Representative in Montenegro Benjamin Perks believes that...

Fiona McCluney: The point of view

In an interview for daily Vijesti, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Montenegro Fiona McCluney talks about UN's and UNDP's mission in the country, current and future priorities as well as some of the key challenges which Montenegro faces. Ms. McCluney shares her personal impression of Montenegro in comparison to her own homeland, pointing...

Reflections on Montenegro’s forward-looking plan of cooperation with the UN

OpEd by Ana Dautovic, Coordination Analyst at UN Montenegro and futurist John Sweeney, originally published on UNDG’s Silo Fighters  Administration, planning, and foresight are three siblings of varying age with different familial responsibilities. Administration is the elder and has been moving things ahead, which often requires negotiation and some degree of...

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.
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