In preparation for the Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support (MAPS) Mission that will be conducted in late 2017-early 2018 in Western Balkans countries upon requests from the respective Governments, the UNCT in Serbia, supported by the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub, conducted a pre-MAPS consultations through one-day forum to discuss in more details the linkages between SDGs and EU accession.
The presentation of Global Compact on Refugees and Migrants is organized with regard to the adoption of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September 2016 which further led to the adoption of Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
Following the success of last year’s contest, which amassed a total of 624 entries from 47 countries as far and wide as Afghanistan and Brazil, UNIC is running the photo contest once again to promote awareness of SDGs among students worldwide; we are encouraging participants to choose one or more of the 17 SDGs that interests them most, and express what it means to them through a photograph.
Every year, WHO recognizes individuals or organizations in each of its six regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. This year, after careful consideration, the prestigious World No Tobacco Day Award goes to Dr Srmena Krstev, President of the Serbian National Committee for Tobacco Control, for her remarkable accomplishments, which is also a reflection of Serbia’s commitment toward improved tobacco control from the past decade.
Secretary-General António Guterres and other senior United Nations officials have pay tribute to Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), who passed away suddenly this morning at the age of 68.
On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic and the UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia Karla Robin Hershey, signed today the Development Partnership Framework between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the United Nations Country Team for the period 2016 to 2020.
UN Women and the European Commission have officially launched a three-year initiative on ending violence against women and girls in Serbia in a bid to strengthen women and girl victims of violence and to achieve full implementation of legislative frameworks in line with international standards.
Serbian meat producers can now apply for the “Serbian quality – Srpski Kvalitet” label - the country’s first national quality label - to set their products apart in the market. At a press conference held on 22 May in Belgrade, the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection unveiled the public quality label, announcing that eight products had already been granted the right to use it.
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