Five young people were honored on UN Day for their outstanding work in advocating for gender equality, for giving young people a voice, for establishing successful businesses, and for promoting equal opportunities for Roma and Egyptians.
Albania is set to boost development of its Maritime sector with the aim of supporting Albania on its path to sustainable growth. UNDP project "Development of the maritime sector" was launched in Tirana today. The Project funded by the Government of Norway and implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, aims to enhance the alignment of Albanian Maritime Standards in line with the EU requirements by developing a maritime transport policy framework.
Edmir Uku, 25 years old, is from Vaqarr, a village of Tirana. He speaks with great passion about agriculture, organic food and life in Albanian rural areas. Edmir holds a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture. After graduation, employment options in his field of study were almost nonexistent.
Victims of sexual violence in Albania will now benefit from a One stop center which provides emergency services tailored for the needs of the victims. The center called “Lilium” is in a hospital setting and will serve the survivors through a multidisciplinary team consisting of legal practitioners, gynecologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, social workers, police officers, prosecutors, attorneys and nurses.
With EU support, new Multifunctional Community Center provides integrated community-based social services in Shkodra.
Tirane, 7 December 2017– The Community Center in Roskovec, lit up orange in solidarity with the National and Global Campaign: 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence. The Albanian tailored campaign called: “Orange the World # Hear me Too” is supported by the United Nations in Albania and implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, local authorities and civil society.

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