Ministry of Defence of Montenegro Committed to Improving Working Conditions for Women and Men

At the request of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of Montenegro, UNDP SEESAC is coaching the Ministry to conduct a gender-sensitive survey on employees’ job satisfaction. The survey findings will enable the MoD to better understand how to improve ...

South-East Europe Defence Ministerial Initiative reviews common security challenges

UNDP SEESAC participated in the 42nd South-East Europe Defence Ministerial Coordination Committee Meeting (SEDM - CC) held via teleconference on 15 May 2020, under the Chairmanship of the Ministry of Defence of Albania. Nineteen representatives ...

SEESAC supports development of the first Law on civil use of explosives in the Western Balkans harmonized with the EU regulatory framework

14 May 2020 Skopje, a new draft law on Explosives for civil use and pyrotechnical articles was discussed today in a workshop where SEESAC provided advisory support to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of North Macedonia to ensure harmonisation ...

Institutions in Albania and Serbia enhancing physical security and stockpile management with support of the United States of America featured in the annual report To Walk the Earth in Safety

The recently published 2019 Annual Report To Walk the Earth in Safety (TWEIS) - by the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs’ Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement’s (PM/WRA) - acknowledges  the efforts of Institutions in Albania and Serbia ...

Last year Ministries of Defence in the Western Balkans further advanced in implementation of the UNSCR 1325 and increasing gender equality in the military

At the beginning of 2020, the Ministries of Defence of Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia informed in their annual reports on the implementation of national strategies and action plans for 2019, on significant progress in implementing ...

EU-Western Balkans Zagreb Summit reinforces determination to continue taking action on common security challenges.

Zagreb Declaration: The fight against the illicit trafficking of weapons provides an excellent example of how we can increase our security when we work together towards a common objective.

Mr Charles MICHEL, President of the European Council.

The EU-Western Balkans Zagreb summit took place today via video conference. The EU leaders agreed on the Zagreb declaration, with which the Western Balkans partners have aligned themselves.   “The Western Balkans partners, in cooperation ...

When #stayinghome does not mean #beingsafe…

While domestic violence is on the rise during COVID-19 crisis, specific circumstances under the lockdown require increased alertness and immediate response to the risks related to the presence of firearms in domestic violence context. ...

Gender Equality Trainers from the Armed Forces in the Western Balkans Support their Peers in Moldova

Chisinau, 9 – 12 March 2020 UNDP SEESAC supported the Senior Leader Seminar (SLS) and Gender Focal Point (GFP) training for the Ministry of Defence and the National Army of Moldova, organized by the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations ...

Extension of deadline: 2nd Call for project proposals in the context of the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap Multi-Partner Trust Fund

Update 18 March 2020: The Steering Committee of the Western Balkans SALW Control MPTF approved today the extension of the deadline for submitting projects proposals within the call by one month, from 31 March to 30 April 2020. The decision ...

UNDP and UNODC join forces in support of the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap

Four new projects in the area of small arms and light weapons (SALW) control will be initiated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Offices in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Kosovo* and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ...