News Room

25 July, 2017

Brussels, 10 July – The European Union (EU) and UN Women have launched a three-year regional initiative to end discrimination and violence against women in six Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, the former...

18 July, 2017

In Albania, elections herald historic increase in number of women MPs

In the recently concluded national elections, Albania has reached a new milestone with 28 per cent of women parliamentarians. Women...

4 July, 2017

On 4 July, the Prime Minister’s Office hosted the  “Albania in its way to EU accession and SDGs” forum with the participation of more than 100 participants from the Government, the UN, development partners including the EU Delegation and EU...

22 June, 2017

9 June 2017 – The National Institute of Statistics in Albania (INSTAT) published the largest range of gender statistics to date in Albania. Named Men and...

29 May, 2017

Op Ed

Brian J. Williams, UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative & the UN Country Team in Albania

Last week, a critical political agreement was reached, enabling a more inclusive election.  This clears the way for...

20 May, 2017

The Joint work plan of the Environment and Climate Change Outcome of the United Nations –Government of Albania Programme of Cooperation is up and running!

After a productive dialogue between counterparts from participating ministries,...

15 March, 2017

1. Your Excellency, you have been in Albania for over a year now being the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in this Balkan country. In the first place, how do you find your position as UN Resident...

16 February, 2017

In the Albanian football community the HeForShe Solidarity Movement is not unknown anymore. Starting from journalists, sport anchors or football players to random fans of the local teams in Albania, everyone learned more about #HeForShe, and the...

19 December, 2016

19 December 2016 - For the first time in Albania, 11 private sector companies have signed on to the Women`s Empowerment Principles to bring gender equality into the workplace. The Principles are part of a UN Women partnership with the UN Global...

7 July, 2016

Albania has made significant efforts and has taken legislative measures to combat gender-based violence and discrimination but the country still lacks implementation of the legislation on gender equality and non-discrimination. The Committee on...