UNDP in FYR of
UNDP Macedonia is part of the UN's global
development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to
knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.
The unique trust and power that derives from the UN
character, history and mandate, together with the distinctive ability to access
resources, expertise and experience through the global network and broad cycle
of partners, UNDP is helping the country to build its own solutions to
national and global development challenges.
The current UNDP programme activities in Macedonia are based on the second
Country Cooperation Framework (CCF) for 2001-2003 and focuses on two major
areas: local governance and the environment.
In accordance with its corporate goals, UNDP is also active in the areas of
poverty reduction and HIV/AIDS.
Through the Millennium Development Goals, the world is addressing the many
dimensions of human development, including the halving by 2015 of the proportion
of people living in extreme poverty. Developing countries are working to
create their own national poverty eradication strategies based on local
needs and priorities. UNDP advocates for these nationally-owned solutions and
helps ensure their effectiveness.
Through supporting small scale innovative pilot projects UNDP in Macedonia
brings together governments, civil society and donors to coordinate their
efforts and encourage access of vulnerable groups to income-generation
opportunities. UNDP has devised a comprehensive programme framework of
small-scale employment generation projects implemented by the municipalities.
To prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and reduce its impact, developing
countries need to mobilize all levels of government and civil society. As a
trusted development partner, UNDP advocates for placing HIV/AIDS at the centre
of national planning and budgets; helps build national capacity to manage
initiatives that include people and institutions not usually involved with
public heath; and promotes decentralized responses that support community-level
UNDP HIV/AIDS interventions in Macedonia are targeted to strengthen
institutional capacities for planning and implementation of multisectoral
strategies to limit the spread of HIV/AIDS and mitigate its social and economic
UNDP Response to the Political and Security Crisis in Macedonia
Many countries are increasingly vulnerable to violent conflicts or natural
disasters that can erase decades of development and further entrench poverty and
inequality. Through its global network, UNDP seeks out and shares innovative
approaches to crisis prevention, early warning and conflict resolution. UNDP
is on the ground in almost every developing country to help bridge the gap
between emergency relief and long-term development.
In addition to its regular programme activities, UNDP in collaboration with
the Macedonian Government formulated various emergency programmes in order
to effectively respond to the impact of the conflict on the local population. In
order to increase the capacity of social structures in affected communities to
sustain the process of recovery and reconciliation, with the final target to
ensure links with longer term development programmes, UNDP is supporting several
projects that provide basic community services.
initiatives to empower the poor
Through the Millennium Development Goals the world is addressing the many
dimensions of human development, including halving by 2015 the proportion of
people living in extreme poverty. Developing countries are working to create
their own national poverty eradication strategies based on local needs and
UNDP advocates for these nationally-owned solutions and helps to make them
effective through ensuring a greater voice for poor people, expanding access
to productive assets and economic opportunities, and linking poverty programmes
with countries' international economic and financial policies. At the same time,
UNDP contributes to efforts at reforming trade, debt relief and investment
arrangements to better support national poverty reduction and make globalisation
work for poor people. In doing so, we sponsor innovative pilot projects; connect
countries to global best practices and resources; promote the role of women in
development; and bring governments, civil society and outside funders together
to coordinate their efforts.
UNDP promotes the concept of human poverty as a complement to income poverty,
emphasizing that equity, social inclusion, women's empowerment, and respect for
human rights matter for poverty reduction.
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authority on international health work.