News Room

3 January, 2017

New York, 1 January 2017

On my first day as Secretary-General of the United Nations, one question weighs heavily on my heart.

How can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in...

20 December, 2016

The Delegation of the European Union to Albania signed today a financial agreement of EUR 3.5 million which will go to support the consolidation of the Territorial and Administrative Reform in Albania. The EU contribution to the STAR 2 project is...

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...

15 December, 2016

Tirane, 15 December 2016

For immediate release: The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in partnership with United Nations Development Programme launched today the “Free and Equal” Campaign in partnership with LGBTI civil...

14 December, 2016

Actions in support of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should build on a strong human rights foundation. This was one of the key highlights of the People`s Advocate Annual Conference. The Conference, dedicated to the alignment...

13 December, 2016

Albanian version, see below

TIRANA / GENEVA (12 December 2016) – A United Nations expert group today called on the Albanian Government to adopt “a comprehensive State policy which fully recognizes past crimes, including enforced...

12 December, 2016

DECEMBER 15, 2016 – UN Women and USAID shared the findings, challenges and the benefits of the community based scorecards at a national conference on Civic Engagement at the Local Level. The Conference promoted the importance of building local...

25 November, 2016

A spectacular gathering of people from all walks of life, witnessed the launch of a campaign which aims to put an end to violence against women and girls. Called ”I choose to live without violence”, the campaign will run nationally and include...

8 November, 2016

The Blind Students Institute in Tirana can now benefit from a renovated resource centre which was inaugurated today in the presence of female and male students, cabinet ministers, civil society, media etc.
This intervention features a...

26 October, 2016

Senior government officials, Members of Parliament, representatives from international organizations, diplomatic corps, non-governmental organizations, scholars, business, media and citizens joined the United Nations Agencies in Albania to...