UN Women and Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation) launched a four-year regional initiative to support governments in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia in advancing the integration of gender equality at all stages of national and local policymaking and budgeting processes.

North Macedonia will be part of this initiative with the ongoing project for promoting gender-responsive budgeting financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency – Sida.
The virtual launch featured important commitments by high-level government representatives to lead transformative financing and budgeting efforts and accelerate progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment.

With the “Transformative Financing for Gender Equality in the Western Balkans” programme, UN Women will continue to spearhead financing for gender equality efforts in the Western Balkans region through strategic partnerships, by providing tailored technical assistance and guidance to government institutions, and building their institutional capacities and knowledge… more