UNICEF press releases 2011
The latest UNICEF press releases are here, the most recent one is on top:
Draft Law on Social and Child Protection presented to the public
PODGORICA, 15 February, 2012–Children are the most valuable resource that any country has and ensuring that they achieve their full potential is the best investment a country can make for its future.
Government of Montenegro and UNICEF sign new Country Programme Action Plan for 2012-2016
PODGORICA, Montenegro, 16 January 2012 - Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro, UNICEF and UNDP signed the Country Programme Action Plans (CPAPs) for the period between 2012-2016.
Introducing the national database on children in the social protection system
Montenegro is working hard to bring it’s child protection system in line with international standards and to ensure mutually reinforcing health, education, police and social protection services work together to ensure every child is protected
Survey: It’s about ability campaign results in positive change for children with disability in Montenegro
PODGORICA, 14 December 2011 – Montenegro’s Prime Minister Igor Luksic and UNICEF Representative Benjamin Perks today unveiled the impact of the groundbreaking campaign It’s about ability promoting inclusion of children with disabilities into society.
Presentation of the results of the campaign on inclusion of children with disabilities “It’s about ability”
PODGORICA, DECEMBER 14, 2011 – Igor Luksic, Montenegro’s Prime Minister and Benjamin Perks, UNICEF Montenegro Representative will speak at the event organized in the Montenegrin National Theatre to present the results of the It's About Ability campaign
UNICEF Representative visits the leading inclusive municipality in Montenegro
PLJEVLJA, November 29, 2011 - UNICEF Representative Mr. Benjamin Perks visited the Municipality of Pljevlja and congratulated them on being the leading inclusive local community in Montenegro,
Day Care Centre for children with disabilities opened in Municipality of Plav
Plav, 25 November, 2011 – Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Mr. Suad Numanovic, Mayor of Plav Mr. Skender Sarkinovic and UNICEF Representative Mr. Benjamin Perks opened today a Day Care Centre for children with disabilities in Plav
Presentation of survey on children and climate change
Podgorica, Montenegro, 24 November 2011 – Two children from school parliaments, Deputy Minister of Education and Sport Ms Vesna Vucurovic, Deputy Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism, Ms Ivana Vojinovic and UNICEF Representative
Children Discuss Inclusion with Ministers and Parliamentarians on the 22nd Anniversary of UN CRC
PODGORICA, 21 November, 2011 - On the occasion of the anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, more than 60 children from all over Montenegro had an opportunity to ask questions related to key child rights issues to the high government
OneMinutesJr at International TV Festival in Bar
BAR, 24 – 29 October, 2011 - 20 young people from Montenegro successfully finished the One Minutes Juniors film workshop, organised as part of the International TV Festival in Bar and supported by UNICEF. The result, 20 one-minute films...
It’s About Ability at the biggest sport event in recent Montenegrin history
PODGORICA, October 7, 2011 - The Euro qualifiers match between Montenegro and England yet again placed the It’s About Ability campaign in the spotlight of nationwide efforts to promote inclusion of children with disabilities into Montenegrin society.
The employees of the Day Care Centre in Pljevlja learn how to work with children with disabilities in a day care setting
Pljevlja, September 23, 2011 – Transforming the Montenegrin child care system so that children living with disability can stay in a loving and nurturing environment rather than an institution requires re-skilling of key professionals
Training of experts on family counselling
BECICI, Montenegro, 23 September 2011 – Keeping families together and ensuring children have a secure and loving environment is a key aspect of Social Welfare reform in Montenegro.
Festival of Culture and Nature “Otter Fest 2011″ joins the It’s About Ability campaign
VIRPAZAR, SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 - Within the It’s About Ability campaign, children with disabilities, together with their peers, enjoyed in the activities of the fourth annual Festival of Culture and Nature “Otter Fest 2011″ on September 10 and 11.
Summer camp for children with and without disabilities held in Cetinje
CETINJE, August 24, 2011 – Within the It’s About Ability campaign, 36 children with and without disabilities from Zabljak, Kolasin, Niksic, Podgorica and Cetinje have learned about their rights and responsibilities as democratic citizens during a five day
World Breastfeeding Week
Podgorica, August 1 - 7, 2011 - On the occasion of the World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7), the Ministry of Health and UNICEF will distribute copies of the fourth edition of Facts for Life, a co-publication of UNICEF and 7 UN agencies, to all maternity
World Breastfeeding Week
PODGORICA, July 30, 2011 – On the occasion of the World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7), the Ministry of Health and UNICEF will distribute copies of the forth edition of Facts for Life, a co-publication of UNICEF and 7 UN agencies, to all maternity wards
Art workshops for children with and without disabilities organized in Kotor
KOTOR, July 2 – 10, 2011 - Around 20 children with and without disabilities from all over Montenegro were part of the 19th Children’s Theatre Festival in Kotor.
Children with and without disabilities enjoy jazz together in Bijelo Polje
BIJELO POLJE, July 2, 2011 – More than 50 children with and without disabilities danced and sang famous Disney Jazz songs with UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Rambo Amadeus and jazz musicians in Bijelo Polje on Saturday, July 2.
Children Get Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Braille, Audio and Sign Language for the First Time in the Balkans
CETINJE, 8 JUNE, 2011 – Within the It’s about ability campaign, six children with visual and hearing impairments received the first copies of the child friendly version of the CRPD in Braille, audio and sign language in the Balkans.
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Braille, audio and sign language for the first time in Montenegro and the Balkans
CETINJE, 8 June 2011 - Children with visual and hearing impairments will say why it is significant that, for the first time, a child friendly version of the Convention is made available to Montenegro’s children in Braille, audio and sign language.
It's about ability in 2011
PLJEVLJA, JUNE 3, 2011 – Within the second phase of the It’s about ability campaign, Pljevlja’s municipal parliament will have a special session on creating inclusive local communities from 11.00 to 12.30 on Friday, June 3.
Round table on development of new Law on Social and Child Protection
PODGORICA, Montenegro, 24 May 2011 – Over 60 social welfare professionals participated in the first round table for development of the Law on Social and Child Protection, that was held on Friday, 20 May 2011 in Podgorica
Roundtable on the Draft Law on Social and Child Protection
PODGORICA, Montenegro, 19 May 2011 – The first round table for development of the Law on Social and Child Protection, will be held on Friday, 20 May 2011, in the Green Saloon of the Hotel „Crna Gora“ in Podgorica, at 2:00 PM.
Children and adults of Bar and Ulcinj talk about abilities
BAR, Montenegro, 16 May 2011 - After the March event in Bijelo Polje, the Municipality of Bar hosted an Inter-generational dialogue on inclusion of children with disabilities.
UNICEF and FC Barcelona agree to extend cooperation
16 May 2011 - "We can confirm that the UNICEF logo will remain on the FC Barcelona official jersey for the 2011-2012 season, positioned below the player’s number."
Intergenerational dialogue on inclusion in Bar
BAR, Montenegro, 16 May 2011 – Within the It’s about ability campaign, children with and without disabilities will discuss social inclusion with parents, representatives of local and national authorities and various institutions for children from Bar.
Children with disabilities visited the Italian Embassy in Podgorica
PODGORICA, April 21, 2011 - As part of the second phase of the ‘It’s About Ability’ campaign children with disabilities visited the Italian Embassy in Podgorica
Your voice matters
PODGORICA, 29 March 2011 - UNICEF Montenegro and the Government have drafted a plan for our programme from 2012 to 2016. We want to hear what you, as Montenegro’s children and youth, think about what we are planning to focus on.
Inclusive soft play areas opened in primary schools in Podgorica
PODGORICA, March 22, 24, 2011 – Thanks to donation from Podgoricka bank Societe Generale Group who joined the 'It's About Ability' campaign by supporting the opening of the specially equipped inclusive play areas
A chance for juveniles in confilct with the law
PODGORICA, 21 March 2011 – Mediation is the best way of resolving cases involving children in conflict with a law, research from Montenegro shows.
Opening of first specially equipped inclusive soft play area in primary school 'Stampar Makarije' in Podgorica
PODGORICA, March 22, 2011 – Deputy Minister of Education and Sport Ms. Vesna Vucurovic, PR of the Podgoricka bank Societe Generale Group Ms. Sladjana Radovic and UNICEF Representative in Montenegro Ms. Noala Skinner will hold a press conference...
A chance for juveniles in conflict with the law
PODGORICA, 21 March 2011 - Application of alternative measures like mediation gives children in conflict with the law a chance to reintegrate into the society
Intergenerational dialogue on inclusion in Bijelo Polje
BIJELO POLJE, 7 March 2011 – More than thirty children with and without disabilities met in Bijelo Polje with representatives of national and local authorities from northern municipalities to discuss actions to be taken to support full inclsuion
It's about ability - Intergenerational dialogue on inclusion In Bijelo Polje
BIJELO POLJE, 4 March 2011 - 40 children with and without disabilities will discuss social inclusion with parents, representatives of local and national authorities and various institutions for children from Kolasin, Mojkovac, Pljevlja and Bijelo Polje.
UNICEF: Investing in adolescents can break cycles of poverty and inequity
NEW YORK, 25 February 2011 - Investing in the world’s 1.2 billion adolescents aged 10-19 now can break entrenched cycles of poverty and inequity, said UNICEF today in its 2011 State of the World’s Children report ‘Adolescence: An Age of Opportunity'.
EU support to boost social inclusion in Montenegro
PODGORICA, 23 February 2011 – The Ministry of Labour & Social Welfare, the Ministry of Education & Sport, the Delegation of the EU to Montenegro, UNICEF & UNDP launched “The Social Welfare & Child Care System Reform – Enhancing Social Inclusion" project.
"It's about ability" campaign honoured for the best humanitarian action in Montenegro
PODGORICA, 15 February 2011 - The UNICEF Montenegro campaign 'Govorimo o mogucnostima' wins the 2010 best humanitarian action award.