UNDP and ADA Open Territorial Employment Pacts in Southern Kosovo

INTERDEV project together with the Austrian Development Agency have launched the second generation of the Territorial Employment Pacts (TEPs) in the two partner municipalities, and one brand new in Viti/Vitina, scaling up the successful approach to a new municipality.

In the meadows of southern Kosovo

How herb collectors search for balance between profit and health of local lands

The Past and the Future meet in Prizren

The Confidence Building through Cultural Heritage Protection in Kosovo (CBCPK) project is an EU funded initiative aimed at promoting inter- ethnic, inter- religious, and inter- community dialogue amongst Kosovo’s diverse population

Transforming Guns into Peaceful Products

 “Activities like these show our dedication and will – within our limits – to become a part of such initiatives that not only promote security, but also offer security.” With these introductory remarks, Mr. Behar Selimi, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Kosovo, opened the annual Destruction of Small Arms and...

Success Stories of Businesswomen in Kosovo

The importance of female entrepreneurship to society increases day-by-day. This is true throughout the world, including Kosovo. On 13-14 July, an estimated 30 women entrepreneurs from Kosovo-Albanian and Kosovo-Serbian communities gathered at the Zahir Pajaziti Square in Prishtinë/Priština to showcase and market...

In Kosovo, frost threatens an old tradition

Beekeeping is a profitable business in Kosovo. Climate change now puts this profession at risk.

Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans (ReLOaD) launches in Kosovo

The European Union (EU) Office in Kosovo/EU Special Representative and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized the kick-off event for the new Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans (ReLOaD) on Tuesday, 20 June 2017. The event launched the project and discussed the...

United through a Shared Love of Sports

“it is not about winning or losing, rather engaging youth in inter- municipal and international cooperation through a shared love of sports.”

Kosovo Revitalizes with Nature in Celebration of the World Environment Day

In an effort to promote and encourage a cleaner environment by minimizing waste management, this year, UNDP launched the “Keep it Tidy” project, a human centered approach to waste management in Gjakovë/Djakovica municipality

A Firehouse in a Remote Municipality: A Story of Cooperation, Preparation and Rehabilitation

Guests applauded as the newly renovated firefighting facility in Leposaviq/ć was revealed. As part of UNDP’s Kosovo Disaster Risk Reduction Initiative (KDRRI), funded by UNDP’s Bureau for Programme and Policy Support Funding Window, the municipality of Leposaviq/ć was able to repair a leaking roof, install new...

New 10 million EUR initiative to help boost citizen engagement across the Western Balkans

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, April 25, 2017 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU) launched an ambitious programme to substantially increase the involvement of civil society organizations in local development efforts. Spanning Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, the...

FIXING LANDMARKS, MENDING RELATIONSHIPS

In Cyprus and Kosovo, cultural heritage is bringing communities together

Achim Steiner appointed new UNDP Administrator

The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator

How would corruption taste?

The Anti-Corruption Project (SAEK) conducted a two-day workshop to transform corruption data into edible diagrams – with the purpose of raising awareness on the importance that data plays in the fight against corruption

Interview for the KFOR Chronicle by UNDP’s Deputy Resident Representative on the role of UNDP in Kosovo

UNDP Kosovo Deputy Resident Representative, Alessandra Roccasalvo, gave an interview for the latest KFOR Chronicle, a monthly magazine that is published by Kosovo Force (KFOR) HQ

Stand Out to Stop the War in Syria

UN Agencies in Kosovo joined the global call to “Stand Out” for Syria with a moment of silence to give voice to those silenced by the conflict and to send a message to Member States and world leaders to put an end to the carnage now

Regional Conference on Community Engagement and Peace Building in Cultural Heritage

The conference gathered distinguished guests and experts from the region to discuss their past projects as well as present achievements of the Kosovo project on protection of cultural heritage

Meet Marigona, manager of vehicle repair shop

According to the Kosovo HDR 20156, women’s labour market participation is the lowest in the region: 82% of working age women in Kosovo are neither employed nor looking for work. The report finds that women are particularly constrained by many barriers, including their traditional role as the primary caregiver in the family.

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Statement on International Women’s Day

The time is now to resolve to clear away the barriers to gender equality in the world of work and all other spheres. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development urges that no one be left behind. That means leaving no woman behind – anywhere

Making Kosovo better for women and men, one song at a time!

Making Kosovo better for women and men, one song at a time! Edhe përmes këngës e bëjmë Kosovën më të mirë për gra dhe burra! I pevajući činimo Kosovo boljim za žene i muškarce!

UNDP, KFOR, and SEESAC discuss SALW Control

UNDP in Kosovo office hosted a conference on small arms and light weapons (SALW) control with KFOR and SEESAC

InTerDev 2 launches in southern Kosovo

Austrian Development Agency and UNDP continue to help Kosovars get new jobs and improve lives

Town of Lipjan/Lipljan, a model for cultural diversity

The restoration and rehabilitation of works in four cultural heritage sites, funded by the EU office in Kosovo and implemented by UNDP’s “Confidence Building through Cultural Protection” project were inaugurated in the Municipality of Lipjan/Lipljan

Fostering Employment Oportunities

The programme gave more than 130 recent university graduates the opportunity to carry out a two month internships in various private sector companies throughout Kosovo