The Ministry of Tourism and Environment, UNDP and One Telecommunication launched in Tirana today the global campaign ‘Don’t Choose Extinction”. The centerpiece of the campaign is a short film that brings a ferocious, talking dinosaur called Frankie, to the United Nations’ headquarters to urge more climate action from global leaders.
#UNDP: This video offers a retrospective of the UNDP partnership with Albania since 1991.It highlights UNDP’s past and present contributions to Albania’s development priorities, ranging from the reduction of poverty, the strengthening of the rule of law, the empowerment of women and fight against domestic violence, the strengthening of human security, the creation of jobs, and the protection of the environment.
How is UNDP Albania helping as people and planet enter a new geological epoch - the Anthropocene
Ms. Monica Merino presented her credentials as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Albania to H.E. Olta Xhacka, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania.
In the presence of the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, cabinet ministers, representatives of diplomatic corps, international development partners, United Nations (UN) agencies, academia and civil society, UNDP marked its 30 years of presence in the country under the title: “30 Years with Albania”. Further to marking UNDP’s 30th anniversary in the country, the event was also a celebration of the longstanding partnership between UNDP, Albania and its partners, and a commemoration of the progress made by the Government and people of Albania throughout these years.
1 Qershori kindergarten is one of 63 education institutions to benefit from the #EU4Schools Programme funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP. The renovated kindergarten now welcomes children every day.
UNDP Albania is implementing the United Nations Free & Equal campaign with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human rights. In Albania, the campaign is titled #IAmYourChild.

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