The UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Serbia (UN Women) and the UN Human Rights Team in Serbia, together with civil society organizations, presented the concluding observations and recommendations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.
UN Women is calling on women’s organizations that have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working on gender equality and women economic empowerment to join info sessions where they will have the opportunity to ask questions and get clarifications on details of the three recently announced Calls for Proposals.
Ahead of the International Women’s Day, UNCT Serbia is commemorating its 2019 theme “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”. Globally, around 740 million women currently make their living in the informal economy with limited access to social protection, public services and infrastructure that could increase their productivity and income security. In Serbia, women do 2.2 times more unpaid care and domestic work than men, while every second woman faced psychological, and every third physical violence.
Reducing the risk of incursions and improving preparation for the rapid detection and control of African swine fever in the Balkan countries is the main topic of the four-day FAO workshop finishing today in Belgrade.
The key factors of land degradation in the Republic of Serbia are localized sources of pollution found in 709 locations, reduction of organic matter, erosion that affects 80% of agricultural land, while landslides covering 25-30% of the country’s territory also pose a huge threat
Supported by the UNCT Serbia, OSCE Mission to Serbia, EU Delegation to Serbia, Council of Europe Office in Belgrade, while tackling the most urgent issues and groups in the area of human rights protection, the very rights holders managed the Human Rights Week and present their work, achievements and good practice examples from the perspective of human rights protection.
Countries from South East and Southern Europe will pursue new measures that reduce pollution and benefit people’s health, the environment and economy.
A joint vision agreed on at a ministerial conference ending today will see states incentivize and redirect investment towards non-polluting activities, promote waste prevention and recycling and step-up the monitoring of transboundary pollution, among other measures.
As a part of the Human Rights Week and joint commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a special event “It is our living environment: share, show that you care and get engaged” was organised by the OSCE Mission to Serbia with the aim to promote stronger public participation in the decision-making process in the area of environmental protection.
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