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Touristic landmarks of the country can and should be enjoyed, but measures and protocols must be followed to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic

July 30, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

Representatives of the UN family and of the tourism sector in in North Macedonia discussed challenges facing this sector of the economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in an online meeting yesterday. Participants in the...

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North Macedonia receives continued support for “greening”

July 8, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

A second joint FAO-Green Climate Fund project is about to start to support readiness activities 8 July 2020, Skopje – The Green Climate Fund (GCF), the main global fund financing actions to fight climate change,...

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Joint Steering Committee endorses cooperation priorities between North Macedonia and the United nations for 2021 – 2025

July 3, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

An extended Joint Steering Committee met today to discuss and endorse strategic priorities and outcomes of the upcoming 2021-2015 North Macedonia UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UN SDCF). This is an important milestone in the...

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Speeches

Statement by Ms. Rossana Dudziak, UN Resident Coordinator in North Macedonia

June 23, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

Whether measured in lives lost, personal and public health or damage inflicted on global and local economies – the impact of COVID-19 has been devastating and is making us rethink how we live our lives. The last few months have overstretched our public health systems and tested our individual...

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UNODC donates personal protective equipment to the Customs and Border Police of North Macedonia

June 1, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

28 May 2020, Skopje, North Macedonia: UNODC donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Border Police and Customs officers of North Macedonia at the Skopje International Airport as part of the COVID-19 response and support...

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Stop tobacco industry exploitation of children and young people

May 29, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

The World Health Organization is today launching a new kit for school students aged 13-17 to alert them to the tobacco industry tactics used to hook them to addictive products. Every year the tobacco industry...

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Press releases

Time to restore human relations with nature and biodiversity

May 22, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

By QU Dongyu and Inger Andersen FAO Director-General and UNEP Executive Director The COVID-19 pandemic is a deep and lasting shock at global level, and we all know that “business as usual” is not an...

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Plug social protection gaps in developing countries to prevent future crises, ILO says

May 15, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

Strengthened and comprehensive social protection systems will lessen the impact of crises such as COVID-19. GENEVA (ILO News) – The COVID-19 crisis  has exposed devastating gaps in social protection coverage in developing countries, and recovery will only...

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Global Report on Food Crises reveals scope of food crises as COVID-19 poses new risks to vulnerable countries

April 22, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

Annual report on acute food insecurity and malnutrition published today JOINT EU / FAO / OCHA / UNICEF / USAID / WFP NEWS RELEASE 21 April 2020, Brussels/Rome/New York - Today an international alliance of UN,...

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Ceremony for launching of the USAID / WHO support to the country to help mitigate the spread of #COVID19

April 7, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

On April 3, 2020, USAID awarded a $10 Million grant to the World Health Organization (WHO), out of which $600,000 was designated to support the WHO’s assistance to North Macedonia’s COVID-19 response efforts. USAID’s funds...

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Keeping global food chains alive is crucial amid COVID-19 crisis

March 31, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting enormous strains on the public health systems around the world, and millions of people in the world’s most advanced economies are in some form of quarantine. We know the human...

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A battle plan for ensuring global food supplies during the COVID-19 crisis

March 30, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

FAO’s Chief Economist maps the ways the world can mitigate shocks to agriculture and food systems The COVID-19 pandemic has put the world on a crisis footing, with unprecedented actions to restrict movements and plans...

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Prime Minister Spasovski meets United Nations Resident Coordinator Dudziak: The country handles the coronavirus situation well, UN ready to provide support to the Government and to the citizens of North Macedonia

March 26, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

The President of the Government of Republic of North Macedonia Oliver Spasovski met with Rossana Dudziak, United Nations Resident Coordinator in the country. At the meeting, measures for controlling the coronavirus situation were discussed and...

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Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO

March 19, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

An initial assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the global world of work says the effects will be far-reaching, pushing millions of people into unemployment, underemployment and working poverty, and proposes measures for a...

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UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

March 19, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

  UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has been declared a...

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The first majority-based land consolidation plan adopted in Egri, North Macedonia

February 10, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

The Land Consolidation Assembly with qualified majority of landowners in the village of Egri (Bitola Municipality) on 29 January adopted the plan for re-allotment of agricultural land – thus becoming the first majority-based land consolidation...

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North Macedonia sets the stage for country climate action

October 30, 2019 | Sandra Ismanovski

The country launches first call for Green Climate Fund project ideas 30 October, 2019, Skopje - The National Council for Sustainable Development of North Macedonia met in Skopje today to call on enhanced climate action...

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Celebrating United Nations Day: Sustainable Development Goals can be achieved only if we all work jointly to leave no one behind

October 24, 2019 | Sandra Ismanovski

24 October 2019| Skopje - Working together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is not only an integral part of the goals, but the only way to reach them on time and to build a...

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World Food Day observed in Skopje, 16 October, 2019

October 16, 2019 | Sandra Ismanovski

 “Our Actions are our future: HEALTHY DIETS for a #ZeroHunger World   16 October, 2019, Skopje  –  With today’s event in Skopje on the occasion of World Food Day,  the Food and Agricultural Organization of...

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Conference on responses to South-East Europe’s demographic changes to take place in Sarajevo

October 14, 2019 | Sandra Ismanovski

Sarajevo, 14 October 2019 — A conference on how to respond to South-East Europe’s demographic changes by strengthening human capital, gender equality and human rights will take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 21-22...

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Touristic landmarks of the country can and should be enjoyed, but measures and protocols must be followed to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic

July 30, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

Representatives of the UN family and of the tourism sector in in North Macedonia discussed challenges facing this sector of the economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in an online meeting yesterday. Participants in the...

READ MORE
> Press releases

North Macedonia receives continued support for “greening”

July 8, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

A second joint FAO-Green Climate Fund project is about to start to support readiness activities 8 July 2020, Skopje – The Green Climate Fund (GCF), the main global fund financing actions to fight climate change,...

READ MORE
> Press releases

Joint Steering Committee endorses cooperation priorities between North Macedonia and the United nations for 2021 – 2025

July 3, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

An extended Joint Steering Committee met today to discuss and endorse strategic priorities and outcomes of the upcoming 2021-2015 North Macedonia UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UN SDCF). This is an important milestone in the...

READ MORE
> Press releases

UNODC donates personal protective equipment to the Customs and Border Police of North Macedonia

June 1, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

28 May 2020, Skopje, North Macedonia: UNODC donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Border Police and Customs officers of North Macedonia at the Skopje International Airport as part of the COVID-19 response and support...

READ MORE
> Press releases

Time to restore human relations with nature and biodiversity

May 22, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

By QU Dongyu and Inger Andersen FAO Director-General and UNEP Executive Director The COVID-19 pandemic is a deep and lasting shock at global level, and we all know that “business as usual” is not an...

READ MORE
> Press releases

Plug social protection gaps in developing countries to prevent future crises, ILO says

May 15, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

Strengthened and comprehensive social protection systems will lessen the impact of crises such as COVID-19. GENEVA (ILO News) – The COVID-19 crisis  has exposed devastating gaps in social protection coverage in developing countries, and recovery will only...

READ MORE
> Press releases

Global Report on Food Crises reveals scope of food crises as COVID-19 poses new risks to vulnerable countries

April 22, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

Annual report on acute food insecurity and malnutrition published today JOINT EU / FAO / OCHA / UNICEF / USAID / WFP NEWS RELEASE 21 April 2020, Brussels/Rome/New York - Today an international alliance of UN,...

READ MORE
> Press releases

Ceremony for launching of the USAID / WHO support to the country to help mitigate the spread of #COVID19

April 7, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

On April 3, 2020, USAID awarded a $10 Million grant to the World Health Organization (WHO), out of which $600,000 was designated to support the WHO’s assistance to North Macedonia’s COVID-19 response efforts. USAID’s funds...

READ MORE
> Press releases

Keeping global food chains alive is crucial amid COVID-19 crisis

March 31, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting enormous strains on the public health systems around the world, and millions of people in the world’s most advanced economies are in some form of quarantine. We know the human...

READ MORE
> Press releases

A battle plan for ensuring global food supplies during the COVID-19 crisis

March 30, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

FAO’s Chief Economist maps the ways the world can mitigate shocks to agriculture and food systems The COVID-19 pandemic has put the world on a crisis footing, with unprecedented actions to restrict movements and plans...

READ MORE
> Press releases

Prime Minister Spasovski meets United Nations Resident Coordinator Dudziak: The country handles the coronavirus situation well, UN ready to provide support to the Government and to the citizens of North Macedonia

March 26, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

The President of the Government of Republic of North Macedonia Oliver Spasovski met with Rossana Dudziak, United Nations Resident Coordinator in the country. At the meeting, measures for controlling the coronavirus situation were discussed and...

READ MORE
> Press releases

Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO

March 19, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

An initial assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the global world of work says the effects will be far-reaching, pushing millions of people into unemployment, underemployment and working poverty, and proposes measures for a...

READ MORE
> Press releases

UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

March 19, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

  UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has been declared a...

READ MORE
> Press releases

The first majority-based land consolidation plan adopted in Egri, North Macedonia

February 10, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

The Land Consolidation Assembly with qualified majority of landowners in the village of Egri (Bitola Municipality) on 29 January adopted the plan for re-allotment of agricultural land – thus becoming the first majority-based land consolidation...

READ MORE
> Press releases

North Macedonia sets the stage for country climate action

October 30, 2019 | Sandra Ismanovski

The country launches first call for Green Climate Fund project ideas 30 October, 2019, Skopje - The National Council for Sustainable Development of North Macedonia met in Skopje today to call on enhanced climate action...

READ MORE
> Press releases

Celebrating United Nations Day: Sustainable Development Goals can be achieved only if we all work jointly to leave no one behind

October 24, 2019 | Sandra Ismanovski

24 October 2019| Skopje - Working together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is not only an integral part of the goals, but the only way to reach them on time and to build a...

READ MORE
> Press releases

World Food Day observed in Skopje, 16 October, 2019

October 16, 2019 | Sandra Ismanovski

 “Our Actions are our future: HEALTHY DIETS for a #ZeroHunger World   16 October, 2019, Skopje  –  With today’s event in Skopje on the occasion of World Food Day,  the Food and Agricultural Organization of...

READ MORE
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Conference on responses to South-East Europe’s demographic changes to take place in Sarajevo

October 14, 2019 | Sandra Ismanovski

Sarajevo, 14 October 2019 — A conference on how to respond to South-East Europe’s demographic changes by strengthening human capital, gender equality and human rights will take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 21-22...

READ MORE
> Speeches

Statement by Ms. Rossana Dudziak, UN Resident Coordinator in North Macedonia

June 23, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

Whether measured in lives lost, personal and public health or damage inflicted on global and local economies – the impact of COVID-19 has been devastating and is making us rethink how we live our lives. The last few months have overstretched our public health systems and tested our individual...

READ MORE
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Stop tobacco industry exploitation of children and young people

May 29, 2020 | Aleksandar Dimishkovski

The World Health Organization is today launching a new kit for school students aged 13-17 to alert them to the tobacco industry tactics used to hook them to addictive products. Every year the tobacco industry...

READ MORE