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December 18, 2014

Far too many migrants live and work in precarious and unjust conditions. Many risk their lives at sea, attempting to seek sanctuary. They and their children are extremely vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Many are deprived of their liberty, rather than met with empathy and necessary protection. Persistent discrimination against migrants generates sharp inequalities, threatens the social fabric and, all too often, leads to violent and deadly attacks.

UNCT - DESINVENTAR: Accelerating disaster losses data collection in Serbia

December 17, 2014

Accounting for disaster losses in Serbia gained considerable ground this week at a special training event focusing on how to use DESINVENTAR, a database system for recording losses from disasters, as an effective tool to support decision-making about investments on prevention measures.

UNCT - The International Human Rights Day

December 10, 2014

Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December. The date was chosen to honour the United Nations— General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations. The formal establishment of Human Rights Day occurred at the 317th Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on 4 December 1950, when the General Assembly declared resolution 423(V), inviting all member states and any other interested organizations to celebrate the day as they saw fit.


December 9, 2014

Corruption is a global phenomenon that strikes hardest at the poor, hinders inclusive economic growth and robs essential services of badly needed funds. From cradle to grave, millions are touched by corruption’s shadow.

UNCT - It takes a community to end violence against women

November 25, 2014

We are increasingly aware that prevention and effective protection of survivors of violence requires the involvement of the entire society. Neighbors, friends and family, school system, media professionals are all responsible for publically condemning the violence against women, detecting and denouncing it. On a reverse side, the institutions in charge for protection of victims have the obligation to demonstrate power in stopping the perpetrators of violence, while supporting and empowering the survivor.

UNCT - Marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2014

To raise awareness and trigger action to end the global scourge of violence against women and girls, the UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence which follow (ending on 10 December, Human Rights Day) are a chance to mobilize and raise awareness. This year, the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign invites you to “Orange YOUR Neighborhood,” with the colour designated by the UNiTE campaign to symbolize a brighter future without violence. Organize events to orange your local streets, shops and schools!

UNCT - Marking the Twenty Years of the Human Security

November 7, 2014

Belgrade, 07.11.2014. – The Second International Conference on Human Security (#Y20HS) was held today at the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia. The Conference was organized within the process of marking twenty years since the Human Security Concept was introduced in the 1994 UNDP Human Development Report.

UNCT - The United Nations celebrates its 69th anniversary

October 24, 2014

Belgrade, 24th October, 2014 – The United Nations Country Team in Serbia celebrated today the 69th anniversary of entry into force of the United Nations Charter in 1945 at Mikser House,in Belgrade. The UN also marked the beginning of the 70 years celebration of the UN, of which Yugoslavia was a founding member.

UNCT - United Nations Day Celebration

October 23, 2014

You are hereby invited for media coverage of the United Nations Day celebration, taking place on Friday, October 24th from 14:30 to 16:30 hours at Mikser House in Belgrade. On this day in 1945, the Charter of the United Nations was ratified.

UNCT - UN sets stage with Serbian Government on a five-year development plan

October 13, 2014

Belgrade, 13 Oct 2014 – The final session of the consultations with the Government representatives, which will determine the strategic priorities of the five-year United Nations Development Assistance Framework to the Republic of Serbia (UNDAF 2016-2020) was held today in the Palace of Serbia.

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