Latest press releases
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Montenegrin singer Sergej Cetkovic becomes a friend of the “Every Child Needs a Family” campaign
PODGORICA, 6 December 2013 – UNICEF Montenegro Representative Benjamin Perks, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Goran Kusevija and Montenegrin singer Sergej Cetkovic will take part in the event to promote fostering.
UNICEF Representative meets with religious leaders to increase support to fostering in Montenegro
PODGORICA, November 25, 2013 – Within the campaign “Every child needs a family”, UNICEF Montenegro Representative Benjamin Perks will meet with the religious leaders this week in order to increase support to fostering in Montenegro.
UNICEF High-level officials take part in Montenegro’s “Every Child Needs a Family” campaign
Herceg Novi, 2 November 2013 – Within the “Every Child Needs a Family” campaign, high-level UNICEF representatives and the Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Goran Kusevija, will take part in the open day of Herceg Novi’s centre for social work
Montenegrin journalists discuss about ethical reporting on children and minorities
BUDVA, 26-27 October 2013 - With UNICEF’s support, the NGO 35mm organized a two day training on ethical reporting on children in Budva for journalism students and journalists from Montenegrin media.
UNICEF Regional Director arrives for high-level meetings in Montenegro
PODGORICA, 24 OCTOBER 2013 – UNICEF Regional Director for the CEECIS region, Ms Marie-Pierre Poirier, arrived in the capital today for her first visit to Montenegro to advocate for the rights of the country's most vulnerable children.
British TV actor Nicholas Lyndhurst promotes fostering in Montenegro
PODGORICA, 14-15 October 2013 - Famous British actor Nicholas Lyndhurst joined UNICEF in Montenegro to support the Every Child Needs a Family campaign.
Montenegro launches “Every child needs a family” campaign
PODGORICA, 19 September 2013 – UNICEF Montenegro and partners today launched the awareness raising campaign "Every child needs a family“ with the aim to promote the child right to live in a loving family environment.
High-level conference on deinstitutionalisation “Ending placement of children in institutions”
BUDVA, 16 July 2013 – The High-level conference “Ending placement of children in institutions” gathered around 100 representatives of relevant institutions to discuss the importance of prevention of children being placed in institutions.
UNICEF Montenegro releases study on educational obstacles for Roma and Egyptian children
PODGORICA, 21 June 2013 - UNICEF Montenegro today released the publication “Study on the Obstacles to Education in Montenegro: Roma and Egyptian Children.”
Peter Norfolk, Paralympics gold medalist, joins UNICEF Montenegro campaign “It’s About Ability”
Podgorica/Nikšić, MONTENEGRO, 20-21 June 2013 - The Famous British Paralympics gold medal winning athlete Peter Norfolk paid a two-day visit to Montenegro in June 2013.
Teenagers produce short videos on the right to a family during OneMinutesJr workshop in Cetinje
Cetinje, MONTENEGRO, 15-19 June 2013 - 20 teenagers from the Boka Kotorska region participated in a OneMinutesJr video workshop in Cetinje this week. The youngsters produced personal 60-second movies on the topic of "a child's right to a family".
Children with Disabilities - Urgent policy action or lose another generation in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, says UNICEF
GENEVA, 30 May 2013: Although significant reforms have been undertaken throughout our region in support of children with disabilities and many positive changes are occurring, millions of children with disabilities are left out, forgotten and invisible.
UNICEF launched a manual and a brochure for “School Without Violence” programme
PODGORICA, MAY 24, 2013 – UNICEF and the Ministry of Education launched two publications developed within the programme “School without Violence – the creation of a safe school environment.”
Launching of the new “It’s About Ability” campaign TV commercial for 2013
PODGORICA, APRIL 25, 2013 - Montenegrin national handball team player, Olympic silver medalist and European champion, Anđela Bulatović, together with UNICEF and Special Olympics representatives, presented the new It’s About Ability campaign TV commercial.
Social network for inclusive education launched in Montenegro
PODGORICA, APRIL 11, 2013 - Within the “It’s about ability” campaign, social network of teachers and parents supporting inclusive education of children with visual impairments has been established.
UNICEF and Faculty of Political Science launch Child Rights Syllabus
PODGORICA, 3 April 2013 – UNICEF and the Faculty of Political Science in Podgorica today launched the child rights syllabus aimed at developing responsible news reporting skills that respect child rights.
The first child protection database successfully launched in Montenegro
PODGORICA, MARCH 22, 2013 – The first national child protection database was launched in Montenegro, with the aim to provide reliable data on the situation and needs of children, as well as of protection measures and services provided to them by the
Local commissions for orientation of children with special educational needs in Montenegro learn how to work with children with autism
PODGORICA, MARCH 14-16, 2013 – More than 60 professionals from the local commissions for orientation of children with special educational needs in Montenegro completed training on assessing and identifying children with autism in order to refer them to
Children in Montenegrin schools learning about reducing the risk from disasters
PODGORICA, MARCH 13, 2013 – Bureau of Education and the Ministry of Interior - Division for Emergency Situations and Civil Security, in cooperation with UNICEF, are implementing a project titled “Emergency Preparedness, Response and Disaster Risk Reductio
Professionals in Montenegro successfully completed training of trainers of foster families
PODGORICA, MARCH 11, 2013 - 26 professionals from the Social Work Centres, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, and Children’s Home “Mladost” completed the training of trainers of foster families in Montenegro, in order to contribute that every child...
UNICEF Representative and Montenegrin Prime Minister commit to ensuring full inclusion of children with disability
PODGORICA, MARCH 8, 2013 – Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic and UNICEF Montenegro Representative Benjamin Perks met today to discuss the situation on children in Montenegro, as well as the continuation of the cooperation between the Government
Launching of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) in Montenegro
PODGORICA, MARCH 5, 2013 – Director of Statistical office of Montenegro Gordana Radojevic, UNICEF Montenegro Representative Benjamin Perks and Head of Demography and Population Census Department in the Statistical office of Montenegro Snezana Remikovic
Inclusive education transfroms lives of children with disabilities
GENEVA, 1 March 2013 — UNICEF’s Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Yoka Brandt, urged Governments to accelerate their reform of the education systems to increase support for children with disabilities.
UNICEF informs Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration on achieved results on disability issue in Montenegro
PODGORICA, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 – Igor Luksic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and Benjamin Perks, UNICEF Representative in Montenegro discussed today on achieved results in implementation of UNICEF’s program
Inclusive education for children with disabilities can transform lives, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 6 February 2012 – At a briefing that is focusing on the issue of children with disabilities, on the margins of the First Regular Session of the UNICEF Executive Board in New York, delegates from Montenegro share the national experience.
“Inclusive education for children with disabilities: examples from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia”
GENEVA, 5 February 2013 - "Worldwide, an estimated 93 million children under the age of 15 have a disability. Many of them will never get the chance to go to school at all."
Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian youth trained to write project proposals
VIRPAZAR, MONTENEGRO 24 – 26 January, 2013 - Roma, Egyptian and Ashkali youth from Nikšić and Berane attended a three-day seminar in Virpazar held for the purpose of building their capacity and leadership within the Roma community and society at large.
It’s about ability campaign in Montenegro makes every fourth citizen change behaviour
PODGORICA, 22 January 2013 – Every second citizen in Montenegro learned something new about children with disabilities from the It’s about ability campaign while every fourth citizen's behaviour towards children with disabilities changed in a positive way
Montenegro’s youth with and without disability become TV reporters on inclusion
PODGORICA,16 January 2013 – Based on a UNICEF resource pack on producing effective communication for children, UNICEF Montenegro supported the Montenegro Media Institute to train a group of young people to become TV reporters on social inclusion.