• At risk: Roma and the displaced in Southeast Europe
    Feb 22, 2014

    2006 - This report presents survey data on the situation of Roma, refugees and internally displaced person in Southeast Europe. It offers a comprehensive picture of the problems vulnerable groups face in the region and puts forward policy advice on how to break this cycle of poverty and exclusion.

  • The situation of Roma in 11 EU Member States
    Feb 21, 2014

    May 2012 - Based on two recent surveys, this report shows that the situation of Roma in the areas of employment, education, housing and health is on average worse than the situation of non-Roma living close by, and that Roma continue to experience discrimination and are not sufficiently aware of their rights guaranteed by EU law.

  • Development Stories, UNDP Skopje, Issue 5, autumn 2013
    Oct 24, 2013

    Learn about the latest development stories in fYR Macedonia.

  • Mitigating the impact of the Syrian crisis in Turkey
    May 10, 2016

    Looking at Turkey and its standing as a land migration route to Europe, which has resulted in the country receiving a large influx of Syrian refugees.

  • Resource constraints and economic performance in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
    Feb 28, 2014

    This report explores the link between resource constraints and economic performance for countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia through the use of the “Ecological Footprint” methodology. Evidence suggests that humanity is entering a new era where development globally will be more constrained by resource availability than ever before.

  • Promoting the rights of persons with disabilities in Central Asia
    Mar 7, 2014

    With the entry into force of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2008, protecting and promoting human rights of people with disabilities has emerged as a priority theme for National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) across the region. This guidance note is the result of a long-term consultative process with NHRIs and other national partners. The guidance note brings together a number of initiatives that increase the visibility of people with disabilities and their inclusion in the society while reflecting some of the key challenges that policy changes may face in Central Asia. It also highlights and captures the important contribution that National Human Rights Institutions can make under the ten strategic areas, from non-discrimination to access to education and employment. Drawing on examples in social policy, health, education and employment, the document underlines the importance of mainstreaming initiatives related to inclusion and accessibility and stresses the potential such policies hold for societies at large.

  • Q&A: Basic Ratification Guidelines for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    Feb 5, 2014

    Persons with disabilities are among the most invisible people in societies. Their exclusion has also been perpetuated because none of the anti-discrimination provisions in UN core human rights treaties acknowledge disability and impairment respectively as a ground of discrimination.

  • Development stories from Europe and Central Asia - Volume III
    Dec 11, 2013

    The third volume of Empowering Lives, Building Resilience, compiles sustainable energy success stories from UNDP’s work, demonstrating the transformational change in the lives of people and societies. The stories explain how UNDP uses grant resources to catalyze larger flows of public and private financing, this scaling up investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

  • Strengthening Judicial Integrity through Enhanced Access to Justice
    Dec 2, 2013

    Analysis of the national studies that were carried out in five selected countries/territories (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Kosovo*, Kyrgyzstan and Serbia) to assess the capacities of judicial institutions to address the needs of persons with disabilities, minorities and women.

  • Promoting the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Europe and Central Asia
    Dec 2, 2013

    This guide reflects the current research and international experiences in ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its implementation. The convention was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 13 December 2006. As one of international human rights laws, the convention pursues the goal of safeguarding the integrity and dignity of the persons with disabilities by establishing legal obligations on states to protect the rights of all persons with disabilities under their jurisdiction.