On the occasion of the World Environment Day commemoration, thematic competition Beat plastic pollution! If you can’t reuse it, refuse it! was organized by UN Environment and partners. Competition was organized with the aim to raise awareness among elementary school pupils on plastic pollution and its negative impacts on environment and human health, as well as possibilities for reuse and recycling of plastics, and the proper disposal of plastic waste material.
Mr. Nicolas Bizel, Head of Operations 1 in the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Slobodan Milenković, Mayor of Vranje, representatives of the State and UN agencies visited the Reception Center for Migrants in Vranje, exhibition „Memories left behind“, preview of the theater play organized and played by local and migrant children with their parents, primary school “Radoje Domanovic“ and Health Care Center in Vranje. The visit was organized within the EU Support to Migration Management in Serbia.
National conference, jointly organized by the Ministry for Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs and the UN Country Team in Serbia, underlined the significance and the effects of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and offered the overview of the priorities in implementation of the Convention in the Republic of Serbia since its ratification in 2009.
Key results indicate that almost 90% of men in Serbia wish they could spend more time with their children, while 68,1 percent of men believe that child related decisions are a joint responsibility of both parents
UN Women is calling on women’s organizations and networks, professional associations and agriculture cooperatives 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.
Calls are announced within the Support to Priority Actions for Gender Equality in Serbia Project. The European Union has earmarked EUR 300,000 for grants supporting minimum of 10 projects to be implemented throughout Serbia. These projects are to contribute to the implementation of the National Action Plan for Gender Equality 2016-2018.
Up to 50 UN staff members from nine UN agencies in Serbia and their families took part in 31st Belgrade Marathon. By wearing the t-shirts with SDGs key slogan #LeaveNoOneBehind and the artwork displaying 17 goals, the Team UN spread a strong message of the need for inclusivity in country’s pursuit of SDGs and realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
UN Environment Vienna Programme Office, supported by regional NGO Forestry and Environment Action (FEA) and professional association Environmental Ambassadors for Sustainable Development, has published a creative competition call for students attending 1st to 4th grade of elementary school in the Republic of Serbia. The aim of WED celebration and this competition is to raise children's awareness on negative impacts of plastic waste to human health and environment.
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