This report provides a snapshot of the work UN agencies in the country undertook throughout 2012. In partnership with Government, local government institutions, other national stakeholders, civil society, academia and the private sector, results were achieved across a wide range of areas - from increasing human capital and promoting employment, to empowering local government to provide quality social services, and promoting environmentally sustainable development together with a strengthened response to climate change.

UN Annual Results Report 2012


UNDP Flagship Publications
This year, the Report reveals that the South as a whole is driving global economic growth and societal change for the first time in centuries. Dozens of developing countries worldwide have achieved impressive growth and dramatically improved peoples’ lives with pragmatic policies that typically combine strong government leadership, open markets and imaginative social programs.Nations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia are on the frontier of that change.“Connecting the North and the rising South is the transforming East” the Report says.

The Rise of the South:Human Progress in a Diverse World


The final report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law presents a coherent and compelling evidence base on human rights and legal issues relating to HIV.

HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health


Energy and Environment
This is the first ever publication in the region, illustrating all different species of fish living in the Prespa Lakes. It offers practical information on what the local population, the scientific community and the decision-makers could do to ensure the long-term survival of the lakes' most endangered fish.

The Fish of Prespa


Social Inclusion
Tackling the social and economic exclusion of Roma communities is a top priority for UNDP throughout the region. To help identify the needs of Roma communities, UNDP recently partnered with DG REGIO, the World Bank, the Fundamental Rights Agency and the Open Society Institute to conduct a survey on the development status of Roma communities in the region.

The Living Standards of Roma


Good Governance
The purpose of this handbook is to provide an overview for citizens, local governments and community-based organizations on practices that can be used to resolve disputes in multicultural communities. It also orients readers with local resources that can be called upon to help resolve community-based disputes.

Handbook to Support Dispute Resolution in Multicultural Communities