PRIORITIES FOR 2017-2020
Refugees and migrants
Although North Macedonia has been assessed as fulfilling the EU’s political criteria for membership, the European Commission's progress reports indicate that reform is still needed. These include reform in media freedom, judicial independence and the de-politicisation of state institutions, as well as promotion of inter-ethnic cohesion.
It is estimated that by 2020, national and local institutions should be better able to design and deliver high-quality services for all users, in a transparent, cost effective, non-discriminatory and gender sensitive manner.
In order to boost transparency and accountability, the UN works with the Government and civil society to promote openness and service orientation. We support institutions in enabling citizens to learn about policies that affect them, their rights and the complaint mechanisms available to them. Through improving access to information, we hope to empower vulnerable groups and increase public participation in policy making.
16.4 million USD.