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2005 News

12 October 2005 - Work starts on National Household Survey

UNICEF and national partners started nation-wide Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) for monitoring situation of children and women. Click here for press release


3 October 2005 - “School without Violence

UNICEF Area Representative Ann-Lis Svensson, Minister of Education and Sports, H.E. Mr. Slobodan Vuksanovic, and Minister of Health, H.E. Mr.  Tomica Milosavljevic today launched the “School without Violence - Towards Safe and Enabling Environment for Children” project.


3 May 2005 - UNICEF delivers aid to flood-affected areas

The river Tamis flooded several villages in Vojvodina, damaging most houses in the area. So far, 3500 people have been evacuated,  and six out of eight schools are not working with two schools used as collective centers for 300 children. 2200 children are unable to attend regular school until the situation improves. UNICEF representative visited the villages on 28 April, and UNICEF delivered education kits for children, hygiene kits for babies and supplied breast-feeding mothers with communication material. There is still risk of new waves of flood and UNICEF is closely monitoring the situation.


20 April 2005 - 2004 Report on Trafficking in Human Beings in South Eastern Europe

Report on Trafficking in Human Beings in South-Eastern Europe was released.  This is the third report of this scope, and the 2004 report looks at trends and responses to trafficking in human beings in the eight countries of SEE: Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, and Kosovo. The report highlights the changing nature of trafficking, with girls and women increasingly trafficked within countries and men increasingly trafficked for labor. Please click here to read the press release.


7 April 2005 - World Health Day

"Make each mother and child count"  Under the framework of the Millennium Development Goals, UNICEF works with governments and other partners to realize child rights to survival, protection and care and to ensure that mothers are healthy and well-nourished before, during and after pregnancy. Please click here to read more.


Three Serbian municipalities, Kragujevac, Pirot and Sjenica are launching their Plans of Action for Children. 

What is Local Plans of Action (LPA)? LPA is a municipal document that define short, medium and long term policies and priority actions for children for the period 2005-2010. The goal of the LPA is to assist in improving the lives of children and families through combating disparities and exclusion and breaking the inter-generational poverty within the context of the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS). The LPA can be a powerful tool for development and can have a direct impact on the lives of children and families.



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