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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 11 Jun 2013
    Workshop on electoral disputes resolution brings together judges

    Albanians will go to the polls on 23 June to elect their 2013-2017 legislature. These elections, and the electoral reforms that preceded them, are of significant importance for the country’s democratization and EU integration prospects.

  • 17 May 2013
    "Garden of Diversity" inaugurated in Tirana

    To commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, and to support the Albanian civil society movement for human rights, non-discrimination and diversity, UNDP along with partners from government and intrenational community promoted today the “Garden of Diversity”.

  • 11 Apr 2013
    Roma Values presented through the renowned drama “Les Miserables”

    UNDP Albania in the framework of the Roma Values Week along with local and international partners put on stage the renowned drama “Les Miserables”. The impressive performance of talented Roma and Egyptian youth and University of Arts students earned a standing ovation and was greatly applauded by the attendees.

  • 11 Apr 2013
    The Albanian Corporate Social Responsability Network launched

    How can we inspire Albanian companies to go beyond their minimum legal obligations in favor of their workers, environment and society at large? How can we generate commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?

  • 09 Apr 2013
    Goodwill Ambassadors call for greater inclusion of Roma communities, respect for their values and cultural diversity

    UNDP Albania announced last night nine prominent personalities form the world of art, literature, academia and media as UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors for Cultural Diversity in Albania.

  • 22 Mar 2013
    Partnerships – at the heart of development

    A new partnership has been established between northern Italian region of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia (FVG) and UNDP/ART GOLD 2 Albania Programme to implement priority development projects in the northern region of Shkoder.

  • 15 Mar 2013
    Human Development Report 2013 Launched: Albania in the high human development category

    Leading countries of the developing world are together reshaping global power dynamics a new era of human development progress, says “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World,” the 2013 Human Development Report, launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) here today.

  • 12 Mar 2013
    Solar Water Heating systems installed at the Orphan House in Tirana

    To promote the technology of solar water heating in Albania, the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities/State Social Service with support of UNDP Climate Change Programme inaugurated today the installment of solar water heating system at the Orphan House in Tirana.

  • 07 Feb 2013
    Students of Elbasan speak about the Future They Want

    Around a hundred students from “Aleksander Xhuvani University “got together to discuss issues related to decent employment of youth. The meeting today is part of the national consultations undertaken by the UN around the country to seek citizen’s views on the kind of future they want for themselves, their children, their communities, and their country.

  • 01 Feb 2013
    Youth from Kukes, Lezha and Shkodra to benefit from Active Labor Market Measures

    Youth in Albania face many employment challenges. To address such challenges the Government of Albania has been implementing since 1999, Active Labor Market Measures (ALMM), as a means to facilitate youth employment.

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