History of undp.hr

History of undp.hr
iVisa | Updated on Jun 19, 2019

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The website began in October 2003.

It was the website for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Croatia.

The UNDP’s main mission was to be a global development network that advocates for building better lives for citizens of various countries around the world by advocating for change and distributing information to help countries participate together for development for peoples.

Croatia United Nations Development Programme

The UNDP first set up office in Croatia in 1996 as a Liason Office and then developed into a full program by 2001. They wanted to help with local area development and also help Croatian citizens who had issues with refugee status and displaced personage. They also wanted to help with environmental protection and energy efficiency.

Also, they wanted to help Croatia with democratic governance and institution building, HIV/AIDS, developing and annually creating a Croatian Human Development Report, doing analysis and data presentations on sectors within Croatia and helping the government transition into a more democratic nation.

The list of main areas of interest were:

  • Democratic Governance
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Crisis Prevention and Recovery
  • Energy and Environment
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • HIV/AIDS

The Representative at the time was Mr. Cornelis Klein.

Croatia UN History and Demographics

The About Croatia page featured a history on the Republic of Croatia and how it is in a difficult geographical zone that faces many international challenges. Also, GDP was discussed, rankings on the Human Development Index, and the independence of Croatia after the disintegration of the fromer Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Croatia is also a Stability Pact country with the strategic goals to maintain membership in the European Union and NATO.

Croatia UN News

The latest news concerning Croatia and its development under the auspices of the UN had its own page on the website.

Some featured headlines in 2003 included:

  • Kosovo Campaign Warns of Small Arms Risks, Promotes Turn-Ins
  • Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Situation in the Middle East, Including the Question of Palestine
  • Consequences of the Terrorist Attack on UN Compound in Baghdad
  • Workshop Mobilizes African Arts and Media Expertise to Reverse the Spread of HIV/AIDS
  • Secretary-General Kofi Annan Launches Commission on Private Sector and Development

Croatia UN Programmes

One of the main developmental areas for Croatia included the regional economic recovery and revitalization activities hosted by the UN. It focused on the reactivation of local economies, support to vulnerable groups, rehabilitation of the basic infrastructure like roads and schools, and the strengthening of decision-making mechanisms at regional and municipal levels.

Another program conducted by the UN-Croatia relationship included gender equality by pushing it into mainstream culture. They worked with the Government Office for Human Rights and the Gender Task Force of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe. The main goal was to mainstream gender into policies and practices of the local, regional, and national government bodies of Croatia.

The site ended sometime after June 2013.

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