The mutual dependency of security and development seems obvious –the satisfaction of basic needs is a prerequisite for human security (freedom from fear), while the provision of basic human security at the same time is a precondition for truly sustainable human development (freedom from want). Human development cannot happen when people are threatened by violence or crime. The United Nations is involved in responding to human threats and factors that exacerbate human poverty and vulnerability.
The UNDP Albanian Mine Action Programme contributes to an Albania free from mines by the end of 2010. Support went towards adopting International Mine Action Standards for Albania, development of national capacities for coordinating and monitoring mine action activities, mine clearance, mine risk education and victim assistance through partnerships and resource mobilization. Albania is now officially free from mine threats. To date more than 12,000 anti-personnel mines, 152 anti-tank mines and 4,965 pieces of unexploded ordnance have been found and destroyed. Around 16 million square metres of agricultural land and pasture has been cleared and handed over to local communities for productive use. UNDP also worked to set up 185 community-based organizations to implement small-scale development projects. New investments in roads, water supply systems, health centres and schools were made.
» 2013-05-17 16:11:00
"Garden of Diversity" inaugurated today in Tirana
» 2013-05-17 15:00:00
International partners call for an end to discrimination of LGBT Communities
» 2013-05-10 12:34:00
On Global Week of Road Safety, United Nations and Vodafone Albania call on citizens to make walking safe
» 2013-05-09 13:00:00
UNDP and TIKA support services for domestic violence survivors
» 2013-04-11 19:00:00
Roma Values presented through the renowned drama “Les Miserables”