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  • Albania sets up the first center to support victims of sexual violence Dec 6, 2018

    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.

  • Albania joins global movement against gender-based violence Nov 27, 2018

    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.

  • Putting People with Disabilities on the Map Nov 14, 2018

    If you want to understand how a person with disabilities feels, ask Artan. He is 25 years old, from Pogradec. He is in a wheelchair. He is jobless. All his life he has faced difficulties in accessing education, employment opportunities, healthcare and social services. He lives on the margins of survival with the social assistance he gets from the government. Artan is one of many left behind in Albania. And the numbers seem to be on the rise….

  • Inauguration of Community Center in Shkoder Oct 31, 2018

    With EU support, new Multifunctional Community Center provides integrated community-based social services in Shkodra.

  • It’s Youth Time: Five young people honored on UN Day Oct 30, 2018

    Five young people were awarded with special recognition during the celebrations of United Nations Day in Albania. The event dedicated to youth called “It’s Youth Time” was organized by the UN in partnership with the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.

  • Improving service delivery for citizens through One Stop Shops Oct 18, 2018

    Elbasan 17 October 2018: Municipality of Elbasan is the first pilot municipality to test the functioning of the One –Stop Shop Information System (OSSIS) developed by STAR2 project. This is a direct response to the demand for quality public services for citizens reducing time, bureaucracy and distance.

  • 3rd round of self-employment programme for young people launched in Tirana Sep 14, 2018

    The third round of self-employment programme for young people was launched today in Tirana. Proposed business ideas will receive support from this measure implemented by UNDP in partner-ship with National Employment Service with funding from Government of Switzerland. Support in-cludes training, mentoring and finance to start-ups.

  • Happiness that comes with inclusion Aug 6, 2018

    Elda Media, a 9-year old Roma girl from Lezha takes pride at the dress she has designed and made herself with recyclable materials.

  • Safety at Sea and Ports: UNDP and Croatian Government embark on a new initiative Aug 1, 2018

    In the presence of the President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the United Nations Development Program in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy and the Ministry of Tourism and Environment, launched a new project: “Management of marine and coastline pollution for increased Safety at Sea and Ports in line with EU Maritime Law and Policy”.

  • Providing jobs to Roma and Egyptian Recyclers Jun 28, 2018

    UNDP, Tirana Municipality and ECO Tirana have signed an agreement to integrate socially and economically Roma and Egyptian recyclers within Tirana territory by developing and implementing a pilot transitory programme for recyclers.

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