On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, ambassadors, ministers, experts and activists agreed that gender equality is not women's but human rights’ issue and pledged to do more in this regard to improve their life, life of their family and the community as a whole.
The number of children in Serbia has already decreased by almost 40,000 between 2011 and 2016, while it is estimated that the population in Serbia will drop to 5,5 million by 2041. This will be 23% less than it was observed after the 2011 census. Estimates further show that the labour force will decrease by 21% by 2041.
Although climate change does not discriminate and affects everyone, due to different social roles, women and men are differently experiencing the effects of climate change. Women should fully contribute to the planning, creation and implementation of policies related to climate change, a conference entitled "Women and Men in response to local challenges of climate change" concluded.
Measles has rebounded in the WHO European Region. The disease affected 21 315 people and caused 35 deaths in 2017, following a record low of 5273 cases in 2016. The WHO Regional Office for Europe has released new data for 2017 one day ahead of a health ministerial meeting on immunization in Montenegro on 20 February 2018.
Promoting Serbian agricultural exports, modernizing the country’s water management systems and developing food quality labelling and geographical indication schemes were at the heart of a meeting between the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) followed by singing of a Memorandum of Understanding pointing to the continued commitment of the three partners.