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  • 11 Jul 2014
    Helping Roma and Egyptian communities boost their economic activity

    Sami is a member of Roma Community in Llakatund Village, Vlore. He is a father of 12 children and has to provide for his big family of 14 members.

  • 09 Jul 2014
    Stakeholders discuss women’s participation in political parties in Albania.

    The National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organised a panel discussion that brought together political party representatives, government officials, civil society and international partners to discuss strengthening women’s participation in political parties in Albania

  • 09 Jul 2014
    Panel Discussion on Empowering Women for Stronger Political Parties in Albania

    For many years now, development and human rights practitioners at the UN and around the world have underlined the importance of women’s rights, women’s participation and women’s voice in public decision-making as a human right, but also as a precondition to human development

  • 02 Jul 2014
    A national online system to track domestic violence cases launched in Albania

    Citizens of Burrel, flocked together in their hometown Park to launch a national online system to track domestic violence cases in Burrel and all over the country.

  • 02 Jul 2014
    Launching of the online data system of domestic violence cases

    Dear Mayors, And dear citizens of Burrel. It is such a pleasure to be among you today, in this lovely setting and in your community, that under Mayor Farrici’s leadership and committment is trying to open a new page in its history, one characterised by equality between men and women, societal and family peace, and economic development

  • 15 Jun 2014
    Communities in Berat to benefit from a new Intercultural Center

    Citizens of Berat including children flocked together to inaugurate a new Intercultural Community Center which includes a health care center and kindergarten.

  • 12 Jun 2014
    Responsible business practices awarded in Albania

    A Multistakeholder Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility was convened in Tirana. The Forum serves as a consultative platform for promoting CSR in Albania. During today's session three companies were awarded CSR Awards in three categories: 1) CSR Innovation Award - MEGATEK, 2) CSR Best practice for SMEs - Energy Ashta and 3) CSR Best Practices for Large Companies-ProCredit Bank.

  • 22 May 2014
    Students call for conservation of biodiversity in Karaburun

    Vlore, 22 May 2014. School students of Orikum High School in Vlora called on communities to conserve biodiversity. Celebrating the International Day of Biodiversity, they organized a number of sports activities such as volleyball, kayak, running and painting. This event helped send a message to their peers but also to the public in the surrounding area: Everybody should work towards preserving marine and coastal resources for the benefit of sustainable tourism and people living in the area.

  • 17 May 2014
    LGBTI Rights are human rights

    Deeply-embedded homophobic and transphobic attitudes, often combined with a lack of adequate legal protection, expose many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in all regions of the world to violations of their human rights. They are discriminated against in the labour market, in schools and in hospitals, mistreated and disowned by their own families. They are singled out for physical attack – beaten, assaulted, and killed.

  • 22 Apr 2014
    UNDP launches Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

    Are you a company that takes care of its employees? Do you work towards minimizing environmental impact? Do you contribute towards the socioeconomic development of the community in which you operate? If you positively responded to any of these questions, submit your story! It could be one of the winning initiatives in Albania’s first Corporate Social Responsibility Awards.

  • 07 Apr 2014
    Stakeholders around the country discuss administrative territorial reform

    More than a thousand stakeholders around the country have actively participated in consultations about the territorial reform- a key initiative of the Albanian Government.

  • 02 Apr 2014
    Marubi Museum towards digitalization

    When the ‘Marubi’ photographic studio was established in Shkoder in 1856 very few people were aware that this event, at the infancy of world history of photography, would mark the beginning of visual documentation of a series of very important historic events in Albania.

  • 08 Mar 2014
    Gender equality – is not a woman’s issue- it’s everybody’s!

    Women and men streamed into Durres city center to commemorate International Women’s Day and call for gender equality in society.

  • 07 Mar 2014
    2014 International Women’s Day Statement: Helen Clark UNDP Administrator

    This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality.

  • 24 Feb 2014
    Occupational Health and Safety at work: an added value for companies

    In the frame of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) component of the “Local Level Responses to the Youth Employment Challenge”, training on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) standards and procedures was conducted by CSR leading Albanian companies

  • 15 Feb 2014
    A new kindergarten and school library in Novosela to increase access to vital early childhood education

    A kindergarten was inaugurated in Novosele, Vlore today in the presence of local government authorities, representatives of European Union Delegation in Albania, UNDP and community members.

  • 05 Feb 2014
    Theatre Performance against domestic violence

    The Association of Young Stage Artists staged the theatrical show "When Words Are Missing", which aims to convey the message that not only women and girls but also boys and men must stand up against violence against women. Over 160 high school students attended the performance at the Puppet Theater hall in Tirana.

  • 30 Jan 2014
    One hundred innovative ideas for self-employment presented in Berat today

    One hundred innovative ideas for entrepreneurship were presented today in Berat to an audience of Roma and Egyptian youth and other job seekers in the region. The one hundred entrepreneurship ventures offer creative and nontraditional ways of self-employment.

  • 22 Jan 2014
    Joint Statement by International Partners for Territorial Reform.

    The governments of Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States are pleased to be supporting directly the Albanian government’s administrative territorial reform effort.

  • 21 Dec 2013
    The new social center in Rrapishta offers opportunities to Roma Communities

    As of today, the Community members of Rrapishta have their community center. Around two hundred fifty families can make use of the services offered by the center. The center has a kindergarten and it will also provide other social services such as, counseling and information about health, human rights, legal advice.