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  • Investment in early childhood education – the safest investment in future

    May 22, 2017

    Investment in early childhood education – the safest investment in future

    Preschool education must be of high quality and accessible to children of all socio-economic backgrounds and in all geographic areas regardless of the level of their development, concluded today international conference on “ Key dimensions of the quality development in early childhood education - the Preschool Curriculum Framework”.

  • EU-FAO flood relief to Serbia wraps up, with emphasis on resilience

    May 10, 2017

    EU-FAO flood relief to Serbia wraps up, with emphasis on resilience

    Agricultural producers in seven municipalities of eastern Serbia recently received the final round of European Union assistance to small-scale farms hit by the floods of 2014. Through a partnership with FAO, 600 metric tonnes livestock feed was distributed to 1 875 households in Boljevac, Knjaževac, Kladovo, Majdanpek, Negotin, Svrljig and Zaječar. This distribution marked the end to an almost three-year long EU-FAO flood relief programme.

  • World Press Freedom Day 2017 - Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies

    May 3, 2017

    World Press Freedom Day 2017 - Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies

    Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.

  • Roma Women in Serbia: Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives

    Apr 11, 2017

    Roma Women in Serbia: Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives

    What it is like to be a Roma woman in Serbia, what have Roma women achieved in various fields, what challenges do they face and what are their perspectives for the future? These questions gathered relevant national and international stakeholders and representatives froom civil society organizations at a conference held on the occasion of the International Roma Day held on April 8 and the recently marked International Women’s Day.

  • World Health Day: open dialogue about depression is needed to raise awareness, build understanding and reduce stigma

    Apr 7, 2017

    World Health Day: open dialogue about depression is needed to raise awareness, build understanding and reduce stigma

    World Health Day 2017 focuses on depression – a leading cause of disability globally and a leading underlying cause for the 128 000 suicide deaths that occur each year in the WHO European Region. Despite being very common and affecting anyone at any stage of life, depression is still vastly under-recognized and undertreated; there is, consequently, a need to open up dialogue and tackle the stigma associated with this highly disabling condition.

  • World Autism Awareness Day

    Apr 2, 2017

    World Autism Awareness Day

    “On this World Autism Awareness Day, let us all play a part in changing attitudes toward persons with autism and in recognizing their rights as citizens, who, like everyone else, are entitled to claim those rights and make decisions for their lives in accordance with their own will and preferences” - Secretary-General António Guterres