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  • 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.

  • 17 Dec 2013
    Young entrepreneurs awarded for their business plans

    Twelve finalists of “pitched today their business plans to a Dragon’s Den-style panel leading businessmen and expert judges. The 5 awards issued came with a prize package of EUR 3,000 – 3,500 each, to help youth launch or further grow their business.

  • 12 Dec 2013
    Civil society- effective partner in fighting corruption.

    A town hall meeting brought together university students, women and girls and other representatives of civil society in Albania to talk about their role in tackling corruption.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    An anthem against domestic violence in Albania calls on boys and men to stop it.

    The annual 16 days of activism against gender based violence campaign—from 25 November to 10 December 2013—calls for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and invites the Albanian society and international community to take action against it.

  • 09 Dec 2013
    Draft National Anti-Corruption strategy: Multidimensional actions needed against the scourge of corruption.

    Cabinet ministers, representatives of international organizations, civil society, academia, media and many others got together on December 9th- Anti Corruption Day, to present the draft first National anti-Corruption Strategy for 2014-2017.

  • 09 Dec 2013
    International Anti-Corruption Day

    Speech by Zineb Toumi Benjelloun during a Conference organized by the Government of Albania to present the anti corruption strategy.

  • 06 Dec 2013
    National statistics reveal increased level of domestic violence in Albania - Men and boys unite to end it

    Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Sweden organized today the national conference “Boys and men – part of the solution. Show you are against violence!” in the framework of the 16 Days of Activism to end Violence against Women.

  • 03 Dec 2013
    Vocational Education and Training- effective approaches to social inclusion

    Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and United Nations Development Programme presented today the results of a two year project on Social Inclusion and Vocational Education and Training funded by Austrian Development Agency and implemented by UNDP and ILO.

  • 02 Dec 2013
    Addressing Social Inclusion through Vocational Education and Training Project

    It is a real pleasure to be addressing this meeting on a subject that is very important for Albania and the United Nations. This is the final event of the two year project Addressing Social Inclusion through the Vocational Education and Training – implemented jointly by UNDP and ILO with the support of the Austrian Development Cooperation.

  • 25 Nov 2013
    Men and Boys in Albania committed to end violence against women.

    Today is the International Day to end Violence against Women. Hundreds of men and boys, women and girls took to the streets of Tirana as well as Durres and Vlora to call on society to end violence against women. Dressed in orange, their appeal conveyed a strong message: Men and women shall work together to eradicate violence.

  • 11 Nov 2013
    A new programme to boost social inclusion in Albania

    The Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, in cooperation with United Nations Agencies in Albania and with the support of Swiss Cooperation Office, launched today a new programme: “UN Support to Social Inclusion”.

  • 11 Nov 2013
    Launching of Social Inclusion Initiative

    I will not hide my pride that my organization, the United Nations, supported by its member states, enjoys a privileged partnership with your Ministry. Your ministry is the focus of almost a third of our work in this country, ranging from our work on active labor market measures to gender equality to rights of migrants, groups at risk, returnees and children in need.

  • 30 Oct 2013
    Normative and Institutional Frameworks for Gender Equality-critical for EU Integration

    This event very smartly highlights the link between gender equality and the principles of European integration. Thank you, Mme. Minister for taking this important initiative.

  • 24 Oct 2013
    ”We the People of Albania” – UN celebrates its 68 birthday

    Senior government officials, Members of Parliament, representatives of international organization, diplomatic corps, non-governmental organizations, scholars, philanthropists, business, media and citizens joined the United Nations Agencies in Albania to celebrate United Nations Day.

  • 17 Oct 2013
    2000 community members of Nishtulla to benefit from the new community center

    Community members of Nishtulla participated today at the inauguration of the multifunctional community center. The center, which will serve around 200 Roma and 1500 other community members, will improve the quality of life by benefitting from several social services such as health, education.

  • 16 Sep 2013
    Strengthening capacities of Roma Civil Society Organizations

    Today, Ilir feels he is powered with knowledge about how his organization should be run. He is the Executive Director of “Roma Education Association”, a civil society organization operating for few years in the regions of Pogradec and Korca. His association counts around 50 members.

  • 22 Aug 2013
    Economic and Social Inclusion – Information Brief on Projects targeting Roma and Egyptian Communities

    The United Nations Development Programme supports social and economic inclusion of Roma and Egyptian communities in Albania through two flagship projects: Empowering Vulnerable Local Communities Joint Programme and Supporting Social Inclusion of Roma and Egyptian Communities

  • 21 Aug 2013
    Roma inclusion: Building houses does not solve the housing issue

    Jaroslav Kling, Human Development and Roma Inclusion Policy Analyst from Bratislava Regional Centre provides his reflections on the latest Roma Survey on the “Housing Situation of the Roma Communities” in Central and South Eastern Europe

  • 30 Jul 2013
    Celebrating the Local Economic Development Agency of Vlora (AULEDA) 10th Anniversary

    AULEDA, one of the main partners of UNDP Art Gold 2 programme, celebrated its 10th Anniversary in a ceremony that brought together representatives of the regional and local authorities, traditional contributors of Vlora’s development such as the Italian Cooperation (for Development), and other important development actors from the civil society and academia.

  • 15 Jul 2013
    Children of Himara to benefit from a new playground

    Children of Himara will soon enjoy a new, beautiful, playground which they are excited about. ‘My father just told me that a new playground for children will be built here. My friends and I, are very happy because this is what we need. We have nowhere to play now. The whole area is occupied by cars and bars” — says Vasili a 9 year old from Himara.