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At the heart of pristine nature (UNDP)                

By   /  16/10/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

Agriculture and rural entrepreneurship can be a promising source of income for Kosovars who are willing to work the land. In a place where the unemployment rate is a staggering 32.9 percent, growing and selling produce can be the difference in making ends meet. At the heart of the Western Balkans Sharr/Šar mountain range, southern […]

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Problem with communal services in Gračanica (RTK2)

By   /  12/10/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian, Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

RTK2 reports that for more than a week, the Public Utility Company “Komunalac”, which operates within the temporary organ of the Municipal Assembly of Pristina (Serbian system), does not collect garbage from Gračanica. RTK2 says that the Kosovo Inspection for environmental protection has banned the operation of the utility company ”Komunalac”, due to the lack […]

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Measles kills child in Kosovo (Klan Kosova)

By   /  11/10/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

A fourteen-month-old child has died in Pristina today after being diagnosed with measles. “A child of the Roma community, 14 months, has died. The child was diagnosed with measles and was not vaccinated,” Hamdi Ramadani from the Kosovo Clinical and University Centre said.

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What does joining hands really mean? Lessons from rural Kosovo (UNDP Eurasia)

By   /  10/10/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

If there’s one thing I’ve learned at UNDP, it’s that good development projects don’t just happen. Here at UNDP in Kosovo*, I have seen well-designed and delivered programmes change the lives of people in rural areas. In the last year alone, over 1,100 people found jobs thanks to our projects throughout Kosovo and earn more […]

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Victims of sexual violence should be treated with dignity (RTK)

By   /  09/10/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, met over the weekend in separate meetings representatives of association for protection of victims of sexual violence during the conflict and members of the government’s commission for verification and recognition of status of victims of sexual violence during the conflict. In the meetings, Haradinaj expressed the readiness of his […]

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Pride Parade set to take place in Pristina on Sunday (Koha)

By   /  05/10/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

After three marches organised over the last three years, organisations promoting rights of the LGBTI community will organise in Pristina the First Pride Parade on 10 October. The event is scheduled to begin at 11.30 a.m. at the Skenderbeu Square and end with a concert at Zahir Pajaziti Square.

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Kosovo: Statement of Commitment for Mayor candidates (The Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection in Kosovo – KOMF)

By   /  05/10/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

The Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection – KOMF send a document addressed to mayoral candidates to seek commitment that children’s rights and their protection will be part of the priorities of the governing agenda in case of choice. To read more about the Statement of Commitment, please click here:          

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NGOs urge government to allocate budget for sexual violence victims in conflict (Koha)

By   /  20/09/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

A group of NGOs, authorized by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare to receive applications for recognition of status to the victims of sexual violence during the conflict, requested the government of Kosovo to allocate the budget for the process of verification and recognition. The NGOs said that despite all actions taken with regards […]

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O’Connell: Government should engage more on the fate of the missing (RTK)

By   /  30/08/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media, Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell, has requested on the International Day of the Disappeared, has requested to enlighten the fate of the missing persons in Kosovo. “On International Day of the Disappeared, I salute the courage, dignity and determination of families to find truth and justice. I feel their pain […]

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Made in Kosovo: when organic hits a ceiling (UNDP Eurasia)

By   /  23/08/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

In 1998, Štrpce/Shtërpcë, in southern Kosovo*, saw the arrival of 900 displaced Kosovo Serbs and refugees from Croatia. Two decades on, the town is peaceful and well-integrated. And the area around it has become a virtual breadbasket. It boasts intensely flavored raspberries, fine goat cheese, a nascent pork industry, and delicacies like honey and fresh […]

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THE NEW ENTREPRENEURS OF KOSOVO* (UNDP-Eurasia website)

By   /  17/08/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

Meet a new generation of talent, shaping the future one idea at a time. The self-employment programme Kosovo, as elsewhere in the Western Balkans, suffers from high rates of unemployment, particularly among young people. In 2014, about 2 out of 3 young Kosovans in the labour force did not have a job, contributing heavily to […]

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OHCHR: The missing in Kosovo receive renewed attention

By   /  15/08/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

It has been nearly 18 years since Natasa Scepanovic has seen her parents. The couple were living in Istok, a town in Kosovo*. After the war that ripped the area apart, Scepanovic’s parents, ethnic Serbians, remained in the town they had lived in, believing that the conflict was over and they were safe. They knew […]

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