Keeping the family together
“It’s not right to say there’s no work in this country when people have so much potential they don’t realize,” says Qerim Dauti, “We should be trying to create jobs here—finding ways to use the skills we already have, not leaving our homes to find work abroad.”

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Taking on domestic violence – a media approach
Eradicating domestic violence is possible only with the help of the media because the words the journalist send have the power to reach everybody’s homes.
MDG Momentum: 1000 Days of Action
On 5 April, the UN and partners worldwide will observe the 1,000-day mark to the 2015 target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs are the most successful global anti-poverty push in history. Governments, international organizations and civil society groups around the world have helped to cut in half the world’s extreme poverty rate.
UN Makes a Promise for Action to End Violence against Women
All women and girls have a right to live in a world free of violence. However, many women around the globe have suffered violence in their lifetime and many more have comforted a sister or friend following an attack.
Being your own boss
Senat Demiri is from the Roma community and lives in Shuto Orizari, one of the most economically deprived areas of Skopje. Reaching out to unemployed people from the more vulnerable social groups in the population has been a key aim of the Self-Employment Programme.
Restoring hope in the future for Prespa Lake
The new project—‘Restoration of the Prespa Lake’—is helping hundreds of farmers to learn and apply more environmentally sustainable practices, including a model orchard for demonstrating the many benefits of reducing the use of fertilizers and pesticides.
“Rise of South” transforming global power balance, says 2013 Human Development Report
The rise of the South is radically reshaping the world of the 21st century, with developing nations driving economic growth, lifting hundreds of millions of people from poverty, and propelling billions more into a new global middle class, says the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report.
Engaging Rural Youth in Development
This month I’ve been spending a lot of time with young people in Chashka, a small rural municipality with some 7,600 citizens, 23 percent of whom are from ages 15 to 29.I was going there almost every day, with municipal officials, all eager to do something to improve the lives of the citizens in this municipality.
Reducing transport emissions: Time to be pragmatic!
It’s mission impossible to drive in Skopje with your car windows down. Opening the vents is not an option either, as the car instantly fills with smoke from surrounding vehicles.Obviously, I don’t want my kids to breathe the air coming out of the tailpipes of other cars. And this sentiment is shared by every parent in the capital!
Opening up local government one person at a time
When the UNDP team was brainstorming with our partners at the Ministry of Local Self-Government about how to bring citizens into decision-making at the local level, naturally, the internet came to mind, with its potential to allow citizens to gather, track, and analyze data and participate with their own ideas and solutions.

UNDP helps people build better lives. As the country looks towards the European Union, we support the government to build an inclusive society--where everyone has access to services and can participate in making decisions that affect their lives. With an eye on a sustainable future, we also help the nation to meet longstanding and emerging environmental challenges. Our support involves developing human and institutional capacities, providing knowledge, demonstrating solutions, building partnerships, and raising funds for development.