News Room

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...

13 March, 2017

Six municipalities in Albania have joined cities across Europe by signing the European Charter for Equality of women and men in local life. Gjirokastra, Korça, Tirana, Elbasan, Durres and Shkodra have signed the Charter within a year, formally...

24 February, 2017

The Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed today a new project that adresses the need  of vulnerable groups  for more and equal access  to justice. The project will  be implemented over a period of 16...

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...

13 February, 2017

The Republic of Albania is an important player in the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of FAO, the regional fisheries management organization based in Rome and which counts 23 countries from the Mediterranean and Black...

1 February, 2017

January 30th, 2017 - Durres, Albania - A major haul of contraband, 430 kg of Cannabis Herb, worth 645.000 Euro was seized from a truck in Durres Port.
The Port Control Unit (PCU) succeeded in seizing the consignment of the narcotics as they...

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...