2013 Resident Coordinator Annual Report
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 RCAR 2013 - Montenegro

Montenegro is an upper-middle-income country with which the European Union (EU) opened accession negotiations in June 2012. EU and Euro-Atlantic integration remain key foreign policy priorities. The accession negotiation process officially began in June 2012, based on achievements made by the country as reflected in the various EU Progress Reports. After the opening of accession negotiations, the screening process was conducted. By July 2013, all screening meetings had been completed. Two negotiation chapters were opened and provisionally closed, namely: science and research, and education and culture. In June 2013 the government adopted the action plans for chapters 23 and 24, which, together, sketch out a comprehensive reform agenda in the area of the rule of law, including the judiciary and fundamental rights. In December, Montenegro took a major step in its membership talks with the EU, by opening negotiations on five of the 35 policy chapters into which the process is divided, including the crucial chapters on judiciary and fundamental rights and on justice, freedom and security.

The EU provides financial assistance to Montenegro under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). For the period 2007-2013, IPA allocation to Montenegro totaled €235.7 million making the EU the largest single donor to the country. The IPA National Programme 2012-2013 amounts to €21.3 million and addresses the following priority sectors: the rule of law, public administration reform, the environment and climate change, as well as agriculture and rural development. The programme also supports the alignment of national legislation to the EU acquis in areas such as free movement of services, competition, food safety, veterinary and phytosanitary standards. EU financial support has also been provided for the development of civil society as well as for regional and horizontal IPA programmes. The latest EC Progress Report, whilst commending Montenegro on establishing a functioning market economy, on its ability to take on the obligations of EU membership and to sufficiently meeting the political criteria, highlights the importance to develop further track record in the area of rule of law, in particular with respect to high-level corruption and organised crime. The Progress Report further highlighted the low capacities for complying with the requirements in the environment chapter.

On the political front, the Democratic Party of Socialists’ candidate Mr. Filip Vujanovic won the most votes in presidential election held in April 2003. The Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) and its coalition won earlier the parliamentary election in October 2012, extending DPS party’s 23-year old rule. In general, the presidential election’s campaign largely focused on mutual personal accusations rather than on programmatic issues[1]. Allegations of the misuse of state resources and vote buying persisted throughout the campaign, diminishing confidence in the electoral process.[2]

Earlier this year, Montenegro participated in global Post-2015 Consultations. The voices of people living in Montenegro, more than 8000 people or 1.3 percent of the total population, echoed in the global consultations report. Montenegro serves as a good example for innovation and outreach in the process hence the reason for Prime Minister’s participation in a high level meeting on post-2015 development agenda at the General Assembly in September. Montenegrin delegation also took an active part in the regional consultations on post-2015 development agenda, held in November in Turkey. In addition, Montenegro is also one of member countries in the Working Group on formation of future Sustainable Development Goals. The country provides meaningful contribution to the global pledge to end poverty, as reflected in MDG Progress Report presented by the Deputy Prime Minister Igor Luksic at the recent UN General Assembly. Montenegro is on a good track to achieve most MDGs. The most significant challenges in the implementation of the defined goals and targets have been identified in the areas of poverty, gender equality and sustainability of environment.

Montenegro is currently preparing the revised National Strategy for Sustainable Development for the period 2014-2020, building on its strong engagement in relation to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Montenegro hopes to join NATO in two years time. Further advancement of the defence reform is expected through implementation of NATO standards, continued participation in NATO, EU and UN operations, and destruction of surplus weapons and ammunition.

Fulfilling obligation of the Human Rights Council membership was high on the agenda in 2013, in view of Montenegro’s election in the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) for a three-year term from 2013, together with meeting of recommendations from the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review.

The Roma are still the most vulnerable group with a poverty rate of 36 per cent; they are followed closely by displaced and internally displaced persons, welfare recipients, older people, the unemployed, and people with disabilities. Attitudes towards children with disabilities are changing, and there have been numerous positive steps since 2010 in promoting their social inclusion. The Law on Social and Child Protection was passed in June 2013. Policy and legal frameworks for gender equality are in place; however, due to pervasive norms and attitudes, women’s participation in political and economic life remains low and capacity to implement the frameworks is also limited.

Limited administrative capacity to implement needed reforms remains a recurrent concern. A comprehensive reform was launched aimed at rationalization and modernization and a Plan for reorganizing the public sector (2012-2016) was endorsed.

Year 2012 was one of the most difficult years for public finances of Montenegro. Based on the recent projections of the Ministry of Finance[3], the Montenegrin economy had a real growth of 2.5% in the first half of 2013. Available indicators for the third quarter related to the growth in the manufacturing sector, a further increase in the production of electricity, the growth of the tourism sector and growth in retail sales, with an estimated growth for the fourth quarter which provides a stable trend in economic activity, show that the real growth of the Montenegrin economy for 2013 would be 2.6%.

The priority objective of economic policy in 2013 was the stabilization and consolidation of public finances while creating the conditions for an increase of foreign and domestic investments and the continuation of the financial sector stabilization. The need for fiscal consolidation and increased competitiveness of the economy is one of the priorities in the process of European integration.



[1]Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, OSCE/ODIHR Limited Election Observation Mission Final Report Montenegro Presidential Election, 7 April 2013 Warsaw, Poland. 

[2]Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, OSCE/ODIHR Limited Election Observation Mission Final Report Montenegro Presidential Election, 7 April 2013 Warsaw, Poland.

[3]Ministry of Finance, Information on macroeconomic projections for Montenegro 2014-2016, November 2013, Podgorica, Montenegro.

Summary on progress towards UNDAF outcomes


Montenegro is a Delivering as One country that voluntarily adopted this approach of work in 2009, led by the Government of Montenegro and UN family in the country. United Nations System in Montenegro is dominantly engaged in the fields of human rights and development.  It is a good example of the UN operating in upper middle-income country.

Wide scope of UN’s work in the country is streamlined in the Integrated UN Programme, the first UNDAF in independent Montenegro covering the period 2012-2016. The Programme is governed by the Joint Country Steering Committee (JCSC), composed by the heads of UN agencies and eight line ministers, and co-chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and the UN Resident Coordinator. The committee oversees and approves the Integrated UN Programme, UN Annual Work Plans and guides the UN in its “Delivering as One” commitment, ensuring Government’s ownership over the process.

12 UN organisations which have activities in the country, are currently implementing 91 projects/programmes with a total budget of 11.4 million US dollars. The joint UN country programme in Montenegro has the following components: social inclusion; democratic governance; sustainable economic development and environmental protection. While the programmatic areas are broad, activities of the UN System in Montenegro are very concrete and are aimed to improve people’s lives, especially those who are most vulnerable, disadvantaged or at risk of social exclusion.

During the Joint Country Steering Committee in March 2013, major results per outcome from 2012 were jointly presented by conveners from the UN agencies and respective ministries, including main results of projects/programmes financed through the UN Country Fund in 2012. Presented results showed, among other things, the following: significant decrease in number of children in institutions; positive results of the campaign "It’s about ability" and success in the area of social inclusion; empowerment of fostering and support to the network of Daily Care Centres; legal reforms in  the area of democratic governance through the work on 8 laws and accompanying by-laws and continuous success in meeting objectives and coordination of the pillar for sustainable economic development and environmental protection.

It was also stated that the work of the UN lead by UNHCR represented a significant contribution in the area of finding durable solution for refugees, displaced and internally displaced persons and that the work on strengthening relevant legislation will continue in the future (adoption/amendments to the law on foreigners, law on employment, law on social and child protection and laws in the area of education).

UN supported the country in building inclusive society particularly in regard to including people with disabilities, people displaced by conflicts, refugees, Roma and people who did not benefit from the recent economic prosperity of the country. Linked to that, the UN in Montenegro also continued to support building of democratic institutions and the rule of law hence guaranteeing fundamental freedoms, human rights, justice and security for all. Underpinning all these efforts, the UN supported the country in harnessing its amazing natural resources to build sustainable future for future generations by promoting green economy, reducing regional disparities and risk from natural disasters.

Notable examples of the UN contribution to the recent reforms have included support in acquiring personal documents for I/DPs and domiciled Roma (at risk of statelessness); systematic inclusion of people and children living with disability, improving healthcare, education, social protection; de-institutionalisation of children, enhancing the business environment through creation of green  jobs, business clusters; institution building and reducing vulnerability to cross-border irregular migration as well as assisting the country in creating and harmonisingeffective legal aid, mediation and juvenile justice systems.  

Other important outcomes of UNCT’s policy engagement with national partners are in the areas of: meeting the Millennium Development Goals and defining post-2015 global development agenda.

Earlier this year, Montenegro participated in global Post-2015 Consultations and UN supported the civil society in organising wide national consultations which resulted in defining of eight priorities: 1) Development and Employment; 2) Fight against organised crime and corruption; 3) Health; 4) Equality; 5) Environment; 6) Infrastructure; 7) Education and 8) Values.

Montenegro is on a good track to achieve most MDGs. Prioritization of the MDGs by the Government of Montenegro was carried out in collaboration with the UN System as part of the preparatory phase of the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) project, and is based on the MDG Progress Report for the period 2010-2013, adopted by the Government in September. The Report concluded that a significant part of the MDG tasks was completed, and that there was a realistic possibility for most of the objectives to be achieved by 2015. However, as the key challenges, the Report cited the implementation of the defined objectives and tasks within: Goal 1 (poverty), Goal 3 (gender equality), and Goal 7 (environmental sustainability). As one of the most important priorities of the country is to reduce unemployment, the Government of Montenegro, in cooperation with the United Nations system, decided for the MAF process in Montenegro to focus specifically on the Goal 1: reducing relative poverty and other dimensions of poverty, within which a special focus would be placed on youth unemployment (15-24) within Task 4: Reduce unemployment to 9 % by 2015. The end result of the MDG Acceleration Framework project is the development of the Action Plan for Youth Employment for 2014, which was adopted by the Government in November 2013. Cross-sectoral and inter-ministerial cooperation in implementing the Action Plan for Youth Employment and other relevant strategies and measures are the course which should ensure successful integration of young people into the labour market.

As a follow up to post-2015 national consultations, the UN Montenegro was also one of few countries to receive funding from UNDP supported Micro-fund established to support new forms of citizen engagementPost 2015 national consultations: We listened…now what?. This project will ensure meaningful participation of youth (and general population) in designing and implementing solutions for youth unemployment, through an innovative bottom-up approach using an online platform and offline face-to-face consultations with youth people. 

In early 2013, the UN System in Montenegro, together with its national partners, launched a Joint UN Youth Empowerment Programme, aimed at promoting the economic and social empowerment and integration of young people. Programme activities were designed through analysis of both the “supply” and “demand“ sides of youth-related policies, programmes and services. For this purpose, two comprehensive studies were conducted in the fields of youth employment and participation which analysed the policies, legal and institutional framework regulating these two areas, as well as the knowledge, attitudes and practices of young people. UN Day’s observance was dedicated entirely to the future of the youth of Montenegro. Results of the mentioned evidence-based studies were presented during the commemoration of UN Day, which gathered high government officials, civil society representatives, diplomatic core, media and UN family.  The celebration was hosted by the Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, UNCT members and the Mayor of the Old Royal Capital Cetinje.  As a result of prominent work in the area of youth, the Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Foreign Affairs sent a letter to the UN RC informing him that he would take an active part in partnering with the UN with the aim of further improving the conditions and environment for youth empowerment and integration.

The UN continued providing support to the Government in meeting recommendations of the Universal Period Review and actions of the Action Plan for Implementation of UPR Recommendations, which was developed in 2013 with the engagement and support from the UN.

The UN family provided UN Montenegro’s written contribution to the EC Progress Report in June 2013. The document summarized UN’s observations on the progress on different areas and issues, which are covered by UN’s activities. It also contained several useful links to different UN reports. On behalf of UN Country Team, the UN RC attended the relevant consultations in Brussels in June.

UN Montenegro was the only country office invited to attend ECOSOC Operational Activities Segment in July in Geneva. The UN RC was one of panellists and he presented information on different aspects of system-wide coherence based on experience of DaO countries, including Montenegro.

In June this year, Mr. FrankLa Rue, the  UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression appointed by the UN Human Rights Council, paid a five day visit to Montenegro to explore the situation in the country concerning freedom of speech, protection of journalists, independence of media, free access to information and right to peaceful demonstrations. He prepared an independent preliminary report with clear findings and strong recommendations. Ever since, his conclusions and recommendations are being frequently quoted or called upon by Montenegrin media and experts. UN Montenegro supported the organisations of all aspects of the visit and its follow up.

Overall, the Integrated UN Programme follows programmes and priorities defined in the policy documents of the Government of Montenegro that pertain to UN mandates and comparative advantages. Outputs of the Integrated UN Programme fully correspond to strategic objectives of Montenegro in joining the EU, achieving the Millennium Development Goals and Millennium Declaration, improving donor coordination and strengthening of international cooperation.

Summary on progress in UN Reform


Montenegro continued in 2013 the implementation of the Phase II of its Integrated UN Programme.

The existing Joint Country Steering Committee (JCSC), which approves the Integrated UN Programme and guides the UN in its “Delivering as One” commitment, is the primary political mechanism through which the Government is engaged in implementation and monitoring of Phase II. The Programme is guided by the over-riding priority of the Montenegrin Government to join the European Union as well as by key national reform and development strategies. The UN work was successful thanks to close cooperation with ministries and other national institutions.

In March, the Joint Country Steering Committee (JCSC) reviewed progress in the implementation of the Integrated UN Programme, work of the three Pillars, financial situation and resource mobilisation. Relevant follow-up actions have been taken by relevant Pillars, Conveners, UNCO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. It was concluded that the 2013 UN Annual Work Plan was in accordance with development priorities of Montenegro and that it created conditions for strengthening capacities in all programmatic areas. The Government and the UN continued to closely work on solving the most important issues.

Members of the JCSC commended the efficiency of the joint work and highlighted the importance of cooperation with the UN System. Achieved results were positively assessed, while resource mobilisation was recognised as the main challenge in the process of creation of necessary conditions for full implementation of the Integrated UN Programme.

At the technical level, the existing UN Pillar Working Groups and the government’s Sector Working Groups engaged in joint planning exercises, which resulted in finalisation of 2013 UN Annual Work Plan, and in regular coordination of activities when implementing projects/programmes. The Pillar Working Groups are using the M&E Framework and Plan in their monitoring and reporting to the JCSC. The next meetings of Pillar Working Groups are scheduled for January 2014 when they will assess the work carried out in 2013 and finalise the 2014 UN Annual Work Plan.

Total available budget in 2013 amounted to 11,7 million US Dollars and estimated delivery is USD 12 million, which makes 102% delivery, representing an increase compared to 2012 when the delivery was 86%. The funding gap in 2013 amounted to 4,9 million US Dollars and the UN agencies succeeded in mobilising 9,2 million US Dollars for multiyear allocation. Furthermore, the UN system was successful in mobilising additional 162,500 USD Dollars for joint activities in the area of post-2015 consultations, MDG reporting and MDG Acceleration Framework.

Together with national partners, the UN agencies in Montenegro in 2013 continued implementation of joint programmes in relation to Democratic Governance, Social Inclusion and Sustainable Economic Development and Environmental Protection (SEDEP) on a) Non-communicable diseases prevention, healthy lifestyles and food safety (joint programme of WHO, UNICEF and UNDP); b)Improving the business environment through green jobs and institution building (joint programme of UNDP and regionally based organisations UNEP, UNESCO, UNIDO and FAO); c) Support to fulfillment of Montenegro’s social inclusion priorities related to permanent solution of status for refugee, displaced and domicile Roma persons (joint programme of all resident agencies, implemented by UNDP); d)DRR, Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation (joint programme of UNDP, UNEP, UNICEF) all funded partially or entirely from the Expanded DAO Funding Window 2010,  2011 and 2012.

Some delayed funds from the 2011 Expanded Funding Window were transferred to Montenegro UN Country Fund in November 2012 hence implementation of some activities under the mentioned joint projects/programmes was postponed and picked up in January 2013. There were also two new joint projects, funded fully or partially with Expanded Funding Window funds and implemented in 2013, namely: a) UN wide UNICEF led Multiple indicator cluster survey on behaviour of women and children: b) UN Coordination Office led Programme on Youth Empowerment, with a focus on underdeveloped North. Implementation of both programmes is progressing as planned.

UN System in Montenegro in 2013 monitored the fulfillment of obligations related to MDGs, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as reforms in the area of health and migrations. UNICEF worked on creation of new policies based on multiple indicators cluster survey (MICS).

Together with the Government and different national and international partners, the UN merges its capacities, expertise and comparative advantages to mutually address a number of concerns, which are, after four years of implementation of DaO in Montenegro, resulting in concrete joint outcomes:

  • Finding durable solutions for displaced persons from neighbouring countries, with focus on Sarajevo Process, aimed to close the refugee chapter from the conflicts in the 90’s;
  • Child protection, social inclusion and creating opportunities for the most vulnerable groups;
  • Social welfare reform;
  • Inclusion of people with disabilities, both children and adults;
  • Enhancement of good governance across the system and strengthening variety of national capacities to foster EU accession;
  • Enhancement of governance in the health sector and strengthening mental health system;
  • Development of green economy and business clusters;
  • Strengthening response to climate changes and disaster risk reduction.

UN Joint Communication Team worked in three priority areas: poverty reduction, sustainable development and human rights protection. The Joint Communications Team (JCT) continued to upgrade the efficiency of its joint work resulting in successful development and implementation of the Joint Communication Strategy 2013 and relevant Action Plan. Twelve joint activates/initiatives were successfully organised during the year, such as events within the Post-2015 national consultations, International Women’s Day, International Roma Day, visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, launching of MDGs Progress Report, commemoration of UN Day and Human Rights Day. 2013 targets of three biggest UN campaigns in the year, including Roma registration, Child Fostering and 16 Days against violence in family were met. Campaigns were organised in a synchronized manner, without overlapping.

In addition, the second internal survey on perception of Delivering as One was conducted in the second half of 2013. Findings were compared with results of previous survey and identified trends presented to all UN staff during the UN Town Hall meeting in December. Certain shift was noticed in perception of DaO among UN staff, in terms of recognising its greater value in areas such as Operations and Communications. The latter is still the area which UN staff recognises as the one in which DaO is the most useful, however, with slight decrease from 30% in 2012 to 27% in 2013. Other areas (Management Programming Resource Mobilisation) are more or less at the same or very similar level as in previous year. Significant increase was noticed in staff’s confidence in DaO when it comes to concrete segments of UN’s work in the country. The opinion that the Delivering as One helps UN Montenegro in improving Efficiency and Effectiveness has increased for 14% in 2013 in comparison to 2012, in Avoiding Overlapping increased for 9%, and Reducing Operational Costs for 19%. UN staff recognised certain challenges in further DaO strengthening in the areas of workload, administration, resource mobilisation and management.

Due to restricted financial resources, UNESCO, UNWOMEN and UNAIDS closed their project offices in the country but they continued their work as part of the UN System in Montenegro through the regional centres. UNHCR and IOM appointed new representatives in Montenegro. UNIDO appointed a project officer based in Montenegro.

Joint resource mobilization initiatives, especially in the light of global economic crisis and budget cuts of the main donors across the globe, were discussed in the meeting of the Joint Country Steering Committee and a financial overview of the Integrated UN Programme for the period 2011-2013 was also presented. The JCSC agreed upon necessity to strategically plan and implement interventions and activities in accordance with national priorities. Co-chair of the JCSC Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration emphasized the necessity of planning implementation of the Integrated Programme with minimal deviations in the planned budgets and of increasing productivity. He added that, in spite of donors’ withdrawal, it is important to use the Integrated UN Programme as a platform for continuation of the work and further resource mobilization.

The UN has also initiated, together with World Bank and European Commission more systematic approach to donor coordination. In coordination of strategic partners and technical support (more precisely World Bank and European Commission in this case), the Delivering as One concept was recognised as an important and useful instrument. All agencies in the country put their efforts in further resource mobilisation and donor coordination.

The UN Country Team, through its inter-agency Operations Management Team (OMT), worked on increasing efficiency and effectiveness through improved business practices and common services as well as through joint planning and preparing for the functioning in the future common premises. Targets of a Plan for functioning of common services in the future UN Eco Shared Premises were met by the OMT, in close cooperation with the UNCT and other UN staff. The construction of the new building was finalised in September by the Directorate for Public Works and the second half of the year was devoted to technical review of the building, procurement and installation of photovoltaic panels and numerous UN led tenders for the UN house, such as tender for partitions, eco-friendly furniture, provision of security service, cafeteria and so on. Relocation to UN Eco Shared premises will be organised at the end of January 2014.  Working under one roof will lead to further coherence of UN’s work and Delivering as One.

The UN Security Plan and Security Risk Assessment were updated ensuring safety and security of UN staff and were approved by the Security Management Team (SMT).  Two warden exercises were organised by the SMT in May and in December. In November, the SMT organised two-day first aid training for UN staff in cooperation with the Red Cross Montenegro. Fire drill was also completed by all UN agencies.

It is important to mention that most of the Participating UN Organisation even though faced with considerable financial constraints cost-shared costs of two out of three UN Coordination Office staff in 2013.

Key aspects of the proposed 2014 workplan


The UN resident and regionally based organisations will continue implementation of the Phase II of UN Integrated Programme, covering the period 2012-2016. Pillar and Sector Working Groups, hence the UN and the line ministries, will liaise closely to finalise the 2014 UN Annual Work Plan by the end of January and will simultaneously began its implementation. In all three result areas of the Programme (Social Inclusion, Democratic Governance and Sustainable Economic Development & Environmental Protection) the core principles of human rights, gender equality and development of national capacity will be upheld and incorporated throughout the implementation of the Annual Work Plan.

UN is committed to continue playing an important role in supporting the country in addressing key priorities during the EU accession process, especially in parts which regard the main areas of work of the UN in Montenegro - human rights, durable solutions for refugees, eradication of the risk of statelessness, health and inclusive and sustainable development.

The UN system will continue to provide continuous, enhanced and coherent support to Montenegro in the overall reform process (EU accession, fulfillment of international obligations including the Millennium Declaration and MDGs, CEDAW, the UPR, the CRC and conventions on refugees and statelessness). It will support the continued integration of human rights principles into Government policies and actions. It will also continue providing support to the Government in meeting recommendations of the Universal Period Review and actions of the Action Plan for Implementation of UPR Recommendations, which was developed with the engagement and support from the UN.

The relevant UN agencies and UN Coordination Office will follow up implementation of the Action Plan for Youth Employment – Millennium Acceleration Framework for achieving MDG 1 in Montenegro, which was developed with the expert and technical support of the UN and adopted by the Government in November. The document contains a number of actions for improving youth employment by 2015 and reducing inequalities between geographic regions. As the Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Foreign Affairs stated in his recent letter to the UN RC, one of the key priorities of the Government is to reduce unemployment through the Millennium Acceleration Framework. This is an evidence of the strong commitment of the Government in realization of the actions proposed by the plan and in achieving the MDG 1.  

The UN will continue working on the implementation of the joint UN Programme on Youth Empowerment, managed by the UN Coordination Office on behalf of the UN. The Phase II of the programme will be finalized, including an innovative national campaign aimed at helping unemployed secondary school graduates to define and realize their life aspirations through mentoring, financial support to their business ideas, organisation of different trainings on employability and connecting them with the institutions/organizations which could assist them. The work on the post-2015 follow up project re design and implementation of solutions for youth unemployment, using an online platform and offline face-to-face consultations with youth people, will be intensified.

The UN will also work on designing and resource mobilizing funds for other follow-up activities to national consultations on the post 2015 development agenda; on completing UNICEF led Multiple indicator cluster survey on behaviour of women and children and on creating closer cooperation and links with the Parliament of Montenegro in implementation of the Integrated UN Programme.

Furthermore, UN resident agencies will move to the joint UN eco house in early 2014. This will help strengthen the coherence, effectiveness and coordination of UN’s work in the county as well as the image of the UN family. The opening of UN house will be inaugurated by high officials of the UN and the Government of Montenegro. The national partners are hoping it will be the Secretary General if his travel schedule permits. Other related dimensions of UN coherence will also continue to be built upon based on experience to date and the fact that resident agencies will live under one roof, including common services and business processes and enhanced Resident Coordinator’s and UNCT’s functions.  Further decrease of transaction costs for both the UN and Government is expected after the move to the joint premises.

The UNCT will continue enhancing the functioning of all Pillar/Sector Working Groups together with the Government of Montenegro and will intensify its activities in the area of monitoring & evaluation through joint work of the working groups.

The cross-cutting Working Group on Gender and Human Rights will work on establishing close working relationship with the three Pillar Working Groups. It will provide support to the UNCT and Pillar Groups in ensuring that all UN staff responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs continue receiving formal trainings in gender mainstreaming and HRBA, so that they can monitor and report outputs of their work through the mentioned lenses.  The Working Group will remain involved in joint UN’s work in the area of “16 days against violence campaign” and Human Rights Day, in close cooperation with national partners as in the last six years.

Recommendations


We would appreciate if the following could be provided to our UNCT:

-Information on availability and mobilisation of resources related to Delivering as One countries, such as Expanded Funding Window funds, resources related to post-2015 development agenda, MDGs  and similar; 

-Assistance and guidance in building capacities of the Operations Management Team on functioning of common services in the joint premises, with a special focus on common ICT system.




   2013 Results and Use of Funds

2012 Results and Use of Funds
Part One: Progress towards UNDAF outcomes (Results 2012)
Key Result Area Outcome Name Indicate Total Budget Per Outcome Provide an indicative budget delivery amount per outcome in 2012.    Comments
UNDAFOutcome 1Montenegro’s legal framework is harmonized with EU/UN standards, and policies relevant to social inclusion are implemented and monitored$82,000.00$186,869.00 
UNDAFOutcome 2Social norms are embedded in order to facilitate gender sensitive inclusive attitudes and practices towards vulnerable and excluded populations$1,282,400.00$1,645,441.00 
UNDAFOutcome 3Montenegro reduces disparities and gaps in access to quality health, education and social services, in line with EU standards$4,416,114.00$4,758,008.00 
UNDAFOutcome 4National legislative framework is harmonized with UN, EU and CoE standards and relevant secondary legislation regulating implementation is developed$327,159.00$256,488.00 
UNDAFOutcome 5State and independent institutions with increased capacity to ensure the realization and monitoring of human rights, support empowerment of women, enable equal opportunities for all inhabitants, including access to efficient service delivery, through a tr$1,566,226.00$1,747,253.00 
UNDAFOutcome 6Empower civil society and supportive institutional mechanisms to increase awareness on human rights and the benefits/obligations of participation in decision-making, advocacy, demanding quality services and accountability. $315,702.00$316,508.00 
UNDAFOutcome 7Climate change adaptation and mitigation measures are designed and implemented to accelerate the use of renewable, clean energy, carbon trading and energy efficiency, thereby achieving low carbon emissions, climate resilient growth and better management o$1,292,639.00$1,345,908.00 
UNDAFOutcome 8Established system for conservation and sustainable management of natural resources, effective prevention, control and reduction of environmental risks, and enhanced environmental awareness and participation by children, young people and adults$1,468,344.00$1,043,605.00 
UNDAFOutcome 9Established system for strengthening entrepreneurial capacity building and facilitating private sector partnerships for ‘green jobs, rural livelihoods and development of Medium and Small Micro Enterprises (MSME) in order to improve economic choices and ac$975,079.00$718,329.00 
PART 1 TOTAL $11,725,663.00 $12,018,409.00
Part Two: Coordination Results
Key Results Area Expected Outputs1 Performance Indicators2 Actual Outputs at Year End Funds required/spent at Year End Additional Support Needed from HQ or Regional Director's Team Target Date
SRC UNCCF Transition Un Agencies3 Other
Required Spent Required Spent Required Spent Required Spent Required Spent Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Result Area 1: Coordination for Results (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) UNCT Contribution to the National Development Plan/Poverty Reduction Strategy/MD and MDGs plan
UN support to formulation/implementation of relevant national strategies or plans e.g. JAS/NDP/PRSP The UNCT to continue supporting the Government of Montenegro in the process of implementation of the Strategy on Social Inclusion (innovated PRSP) and National Programme for Integration of Montenegro in the EU.

2013 UN Annual Work Plan aligned with national priorities and approved by the Joint Country Steering Committee in the first quarter of 2013. Targets of 2013 Annual Work Plans of three Pillar Working Groups (Social Inclusion, Democratic Governance and Sustainable Economic Development & Environmental Protection) of the Integrated UN Programme are met.

2013 UN Annual Work Plan was aligned with national priorities and approved by the Joint Country Steering Committee in March 2013. 80% of targets of 2013 Annual Work Plans of three Pillar Working Groups (Social Inclusion, Democratic Governance and Sustainable Economic Development & Environmental Protection) of the Integrated UN Programme were met.

       
UN plan to support the implementation of the Millennium Declaration, including scaling up MDG initiatives * The Government able to identify and respond to key outstanding gaps in fulfilling the Millennium Declaration and meeting the MDGs.

Number of national and local reforms and/or increased budget allocations related to MDGs, UN conventions and meeting of UPR recommendations where UN has either engaged in policy dialogue, advocacy or provides capacity development support. The Law on Social and Child Protection passed in the first half of the year.

Some 70 national and local reforms and/or increased budget allocations related to MDGs, UN conventions and meeting of UPR recommendations where UN has either engaged in policy dialogue, advocacy or provides capacity development support. The Law on Social and Child Protection was passed in June. Montenegro participated in global Post-2015 Consultations and UN supported the civil society in organising wide national consultations which resulted in defining of eight priorities: 1) Development and Employment; 2) Fight against organised crime and corruption; 3) Health; 4) Equality; 5) Environment; 6) Infrastructure; 7) Education and 8) Values. Montenegro is on a good track to achieve most MDGs. Prioritization of the MDGs by the Government of Montenegro was carried out in collaboration with the UN System as part of the preparatory phase of the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) project, and is based on the MDG Progress Report for the period 2010-2013, adopted by the Government in September. The UN provided technical and financial support in preparation of the MDG Progress Report and in development of Action Plan for Youth Employment for 2014, which was adopted by the Government in November 2013.

$142,971.00 $131,815.00

       
UN support to capacity development strategies

       
UN assistance to national authorities for the preparation of the national report on the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action of LDCs 4 * N/A Montenegro is an Upper Middle Income Country

       
Formulation/implementation of a transition plan or strategy 5

       
Other

       
B) Aid Coordination / Management / Paris Declaration
Planned efforts to making use of national systems in the areas such as programme/project reporting, PRS/sectoral monitoring and evaluation systems, annual PRS/sectoral performance reviews, national procurement systems, etc

       
UN support to aid coordination/management The Government able to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of aid through donor coordination mechanism.

Efforts to integrate UN coordination structure in overall donor coordination and development cooperation of the country continued, in close collaboration with the PM Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. Monthly reporting on donor coordination by all UNCT members quarterly.

Efforts to integrate UN coordination structure in overall donor coordination and development cooperation of the country continued, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. UNCT members provided updates on donor coordination in three UNCT meetings, including the meeting with UNDG Regional Team's Chair in May.

       
Other

       
C) UNDAF/Common Programming
Efforts to align UN programme cycle with national development cycle * Strengthen Government's ownership of the Integrated UN Programme Phase II 2012-2016.

Joint Country Steering Committee reviewed progress in the implementation of the Integrated UN Programme at least once in the year resulting in clear recommendations, which are reflected in the work of Pillars.

Joint Country Steering Committee met in March and reviewed progress in the implementation of the Integrated UN Programme, work of the three Pillars, financial situation and resource mobilisation. Relevant follow up actions have been taken by relevant Pillars, Conveners, UN Coordination Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration.

$2,000.00 $2,759.00

       
Preparation of Country Analysis/UNDAF/UNDAF Action Plan

       
Progress towards UNDAF outcomes (inputs provided by theme group chairs)

       
Implementation of UNDAF M&E framework * The UN effectively monitors all Pillar indicators of the Integrated UN Programme Phase II. The Pillar Working Groups to adopt and use the revised M&E Framework for annual reporting.

The Pillar Working Groups met at least two times in the year to review implementation of the M&E Framework of the Phase II (2012-2016) and progress towards targets of the year 2013.

SEDEP Pillar met in June to review progress in implementation of 2013 AWP and M&E Framework. Other two pillars will meet in early 2014.

$1,158.82 $1,000.00

       
UNDAF Annual Review/ UNDAF Evaluation/SOF The Participating UN Organisations and the Government to prepare Annual Review of the Integrated UN Programme and 2012 UN Country Fund through Pillar and Sector Working Groups and MPTF Office respectively.

The Annual Review of the Integrated UN Programme and 2012 UN Country Fund completed in the first half of the year. The Annual Reviews acknowledged by the JCSC in the first half of the year and attended by senior partners from all line ministries.

The Annual Review of the Integrated UN Programme and 2012 UN Country Fund was completed in March and acknowledged by the JCSC in the relevant meeting attended by few ministers and senior partners from all line ministries. Minutes of the meeting were prepared by the UNCO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and distributed to all line ministries, UN Participating Organisations and Pillar Working Groups.

       
Joint planning initiatives with UN peacekeeping, peacebuilding, political and humanitarian actors (e.g. UNDAF plus, Integrated Strategic Framework) .

       
Other

       
D) Joint Programmes6
Preparation/ implementation of new Joint Programmes * Together with national partners, the Participating UN Organisations in Montenegro to continue implementation of joint programmes and activities responding to immediate national priorities in the areas of social inclusion and sustainable economic development & environmental protection.

a) At least additional 5 municipalities using information management services/GIS for disaster management and planning, through implementation of DRR, Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation. b) Transformation Action Plan for Komanski most approved officially by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, through joint project Non-communicable diseases prevention, enhancing service provision to adults at Komanski most; c) Capacity for NCD control and prevention with a particular focus on early cancer control and prevention strengthened, through the project Non-communicable diseases prevention, healthy lifestyles and food safety; d) Additional consultations carried out with the Ministry of Interior and the Final Draft of the Konik study (Socio-Economic part) , published on relevant websites. 3,300, individual documents, or 20 percent of the total of I/DP caseload, obtained for I/DPs and domiciled Roma (from Serbia, B&H, Croatia), through joint project Durable solution for refugees, displaced and domiciled Roma in Montenegro; e) Concept note for the project proposal on empowerment of youth developed and project preparatory activities of smaller scale conducted through joint project Joint UN Youth Initiative (with the focus on the North).

a) UNDP jointly with GIZ, supported the development of Flood Management Plans for five additional municipalities in Montenegro. As a result of this activity, representatives from 5 additional municipalities are trained to use the information management services/GIS for disaster management and planning. b) Based on needs assessment, a capacity development report was produced , study visit to key Komanski Most staff organized and tailored trainings for the institute key staff conducted aiming at enhancing services provision to the beneficiaries Plan for Transformation of Komanski Most Institution along with communication component was developed and submitted to the Government/Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. c) ... d) Following the consultations with the Government, Konik Study has been finalized in April 2013. Final version of the Study is now available at the UN Montenegro website. The activities in regard to support to displaced population (I/DPs) were ongoing since 2011. The project was finalized during the first half of 2013. In total, 3464 documents has been issued to I/DPs with support of the project. e) In early 2013, the UN System in Montenegro, together with its national partners, launched a Joint UN Youth Empowerment Programme, aimed at promoting the economic and social empowerment and integration of young people. Planned research and analysis activities were carried out as planned: • KAP Survey - Knowledge, attitudes and practices of young people and general population on youth employment and participation. • Institutional, legal and policy gap analysis. The undertaken survey and analysis provided evidence base for planning the campaign and Phase II of the programme. The survey and analysis results were presented as UN Day Celebration, which was marked under the topic Looking into the future: Youth in Montenegro. Summary of evidence and proposal for the campaign and Phase II drafted by Youth Programme Coordinator and UNCO and passed to the UNCT for consideration and approval. Preparation of smaller scale activities are on-going as planned as well as finalisation of an innovative national campaign re youth employment and participation.

$67,000.00

       
M&E of Joint Programmes

       
Other

       
E) HACT
Status of HACT implementation/compliance7 in the country * A macro-assessment of country’s public financial system conducted in the third quarter of the year. The cost of the assessment covered by UNDP and UNICEF, due to very limited RC budget. Beginner training for possible new IPs conducted.

Consultant for the macro-assessment selected in the first quarter of the year and the assessment completed by June 2013. UNICEF and UNDP secured funds for the assessment. Beginner training for possible new IPs conducted.

HACT macro-assessment jointly conducted by UNICEF and UNDP in March 2013 and the macro-assessment report adopted by UNCT in April 2013. No new joint partners relevant for HACT so far thus no need for organising beginner trainings.

$22,000.00 $6,122.00 UNDP USD 11,000 and UNICEF USD 11,000

       
Strengthening national systems/capacities through HACT

       
Other

       
F) Gender Equality
UN support to incorporation of gender equality in national planning processes (such as National Development Strategies; PRSPs; SWAPs; Joint Assistance Strategies, etc.)

       
Capacity development for Gender theme groups to support UNCT to respond to national priorities for gender equality.

       
Other The UN to continue close working relationship with relevant national and international partners in advocating for strengthened sanctions in the area of domestic violence and for the fight against violence in family. The Working Group on Gender and Human Rights to provide support to the UNCT and Pillar Groups in 1) Ensuring all staff in the UN who are responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs have formal training in gender mainstreaming 2) Ensuring that gender assessment of the WG is carried out and 3) Providing strategic direction to the RC, UNCT and others on high level gender related advocacy and policy dialogue.

Number of steps undertaken to further implement inter-ministerial protocol on domestic violence. Percentage increase in negative attitudes towards domestic violence. 100 percent of staff responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs able to apply gender mainstreaming in their work; Percentage of staff trained able to report on outputs from gender perspective; Percentage of staff accountable for outputs of the Integrated UN Programme and trained in gender mainstreaming.

7 steps undertaken to further implement inter-ministerial protocol on domestic violence (e.g. monitoring on case studies basis and discussion on implementation of Code of Conduct and multi-sectoral approach to victims of violence; Minister of Human and Minority Rights reported about level of multisectoral response to violence in family). Percentage increase in negative attitudes towards domestic violence will be known by end year. Members of the Human Rights and Gender Thematic Group, UNCT and UNCO , which make 40% of staff responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs , were provided with Gender Mainstreaming Training by UNDP BRC Gender Advisor in February. Members of the Human Rights and Gender Thematic Group, UNCT and UNCO reviewed a joint UN Project Livelihood through gender lances, hence some 40% of staff responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs are able to report on outputs from gender perspective.

$20,000.00 $20,000.00 UNDP USD 20,000

       
G) HIV/AIDS
Establishment of Joint UN Team on AIDS and implementation of joint programme of support on AIDS *

       
UN support to the national response to AIDS through strengthening the Three Ones * Montenegro is low prevalence country. The Joint Team on HIV/AIDS to coordinate its activities and ensure that implementation of agency specific activities on HIV/AIDS is continued in a coherent and effective manner.

Targets of individual agencies' 2012 work plans on HIV/AIDS met and activities implemented according to the agreed timelines.

Activities of individual agencies on HIV/AIDS completed according to agreed timelines.

       
HIV/AIDS in the Workplace * The UN Cares Facilitator to develop learning tools and to organise a workshop to enhance the knowledge of UN staff and their families on HIV/AIDS.

The learning tools on HIV/AIDS developed. At least 50 UN staff and family members provided with the most recent findings in regard to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, in the second half of 2013.

UN Cares Focal Point developed the learning tool for HIV/AIDS training and the training for all UN staff and members of families was organised in December. 40 staff attended the training and were provided with the most recent findings in regard to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

$700.00 $502.00

       
Other

       
H) Human Rights
Application of Human Right Based Approach

       
Strengthening the capacity of UNCTs to support national human rights protection systems

       
Other The Working Group on Gender and Human Rights to provide support to the UNCT and Pillar Groups in 1) Ensuring all staff in the UN who are responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs have formal training in HRBA 2) Monitoring all Integrated UN Programme's outputs at least once during the year through a HRBA lens 3) Providing strategic direction to the RC, UNCT and others on high level human rights advocacy and policy dialogue 4) Sharing information on the human rights environment in the country and 5) Programme staff responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs and human rights campaigns are able to deliver on these.

100 percent of staff responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs able to apply HRBA in their work. Percentage of staff trained able to report on outputs from HRBA perspective. The Working Group has reports back from the staff responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs on how they applied HRBA in their work. Four briefs on the human rights situation in the country submitted to the UNCT. Percentage of staff accountable for outputs of the Integrated UN Programme are trained in HRBA.

Training on Human Rights Based Approach delivered by UNICEF Representative to Montenegro (26 June 2013) for the members of the UN Gender and Human Rights Theme Group. Another brief training on HRBA was also given to all UN staff in December 2012. Thus, some 80 % od staff responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs are able to apply HRBA in their work. HRBA mainstreaming of a joint UN project on Livelihood was conducted in June further strengthening the capacity of UNCT, UNCO and members of the Human Rights and Gender Thematic Group to apply HRBA in practice. The UN continued providing support to the Government in meeting recommendations of the Universal Period Review and in developing an Action Plan for Implementation of UPR Recommendations, which was developed with the engagement and support from the UN. UN staff took active part in the work of numerous working groups which were developing the Action Plan. The plan was finalised in November.

       
I) Common Services and Premises
Status of initiatives to increase collaboration and cost-effectiveness of UN business operations in support of programme delivery (common services and premises) The UN Country Team, through its inter-agency Operations Management Team (OMT), to work on increasing efficiency and effectiveness of UN operations through improved business practices and common services. The UNCT and OMT to prepare for moving to and working in the future common premises.

The OMT developed and met all the targets from the work plan on common services. Place to Place Survey (Cost of Living Survey) conducted in September 2013 resulting in new Post-Adjustment Index. Targets of a plan for functioning of common services in the future UN Eco Shared Premises met by the OMT in close cooperation with the UNCT and UN staff. Possible common ICT Services identified and IT plan prepared before moving into the new joint building; eco-friendly furniture as well as security fence around the building procured and relevant funds secured. Relocation to UN Eco Shared premises successfully organised and completed by the end of 2013.

The OMT developed the work plan on common services in February. Place to Place Survey (Cost of Living Survey) was conducted in September 2013. Procurement and installation of partitions and eco-friendly furniture completed by mid-November. Relevant funds for both tenders have been secured and payment for both partitions and furniture fully processed. Additional furnishing of cafeteria and breastfeeding room completed. Market research for detailed audit of energy efficiency completed and the supplier selected. Power supply connected to electric grid. Building Manager selected, contract to start 1 January 2014. Permission for construction of the security fence received from Municipality of Podgorica in October 2013 only. Tender advertised at end November 2013 and construction expected to be finalized by the end of February 2014. Tender for security services in the building advertised, evaluation of received offers done and company selected. Internet Leased Line provider for the new building selected, contract signed, fabric cable installed, devices put in operations. Testing will be performed before relocation in January 2014. Technical possibilities for telephony inspected, contract with Landline provider signed. Switchboard delivered and installed in December.

$5,500.00 $368,339.50 UNDP USD 2,500 UNICEF USD 1,500 UNHCR USD 1,500

       
Other (specify) The UNCT continued implementation of a programme for structural observation during the construction process of the UN Eco Shared Premises in Podgorica. The UN Coordination Office and UN Eco Building Project Coordinator liaised and closely cooperated with national and international partners to ensure effective carrying out of all needed tasks during the construction phase and sharing of relevant information with the UNCT and the Working Group on Common Premises and Services.

Contractor construction and labour closely monitored by the Project Coordinator and the UN Coordination Office. The UNCO, supported by contracted international company and the main architect, reviewed the quality of the executed works assuring that the building is built in line with all regulations, terms and requirements of verified technical documentation. Regular follow up and update on the progress of this project provided to the UNCT by the UN Coordination Office.

Construction of the building intensified in 2013 and all construction works monitored by the Directorate for Public Works were completed in August. Construction was closely monitored by the Project Coordinator and the UN Coordination Office. The second half of the year was devoted to technical review of the building, procurement and installation of photovoltaic panels and numerous UN led tenders for the UN house. The UN Coordination Office provided regular follow up and update on the progress of this project to the UNCT in 80% of UNCT meetings and on ad hoc basis via email and telephone. The UNCO is organising a visit of international team of architects and engineers, which will take place upon the completion of technical control of executed works by a relevant national body in January 2014.

$7,000.00 $3,840.00 $4,800.00 $3,153.00 UNDP USD 2,115.01 UNICEF USD 976.16 UNHCR USD 1,220.20 WHO USD 163.24 IOM USD 325.39

       
J) Other
Other (specify)

       
Result Area 2: Coordination of Emergency Preparedness and Relief (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Preparedness
Coordination of emergency preparedness efforts of UNCT members and relevant humanitarian actors

       
B) Relief
Establishment of Humanitarian Country Team

       
Development of a response plan Capacities of the Government to integrate emergency preparedness and DRR into planning and governance strengthened further.

Multi-hazard preparedness plans of at least 10 municipalities developed and carried out in close cooperation of the UN and relevant partners.

In addition to the 12 flood preparedness plans developed in 2012,flood preparedness plans will be developed for 5 other municipalities with the joint support of German Agency for Technical Cooperation(GIZ)and UNDP. The plans will be finalized in the first quarter of 2014. The reason that only 5 flood preparedness plans were developed is lack of financial resources. In fact, for the development of the above mentioned 5 plans UNDP is providing technical support for GIS,while GIZ is providing management and financial support.

$10,000.00 $10,000.00 UNDP USD 10,000

       
Coordination of humanitarian operations

       
Advocy

       
Resource mobilization

       
Other (specify) The UNCT continued its joint work in disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness, in close cooperation with relevant national partners.

Targets of the joint UN programme DRR, Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation (UNDP, UNEP, UNICEF) met.

National and local disaster preparedness enhanced through flood preparedness planning and assessment in 12 vulnerable municipalities, using GIS; Capacity development through needs assessments, consultations and trainings, at local level, using a multi-stakeholder and partnership approach. Community based pilot on disaster preparedness conducted in the hazard prone municipality of Berane with a focus on hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessment and capacity development on first aid, search and rescues, and early warning . Interdisciplinary Syllabus on Emergency Situations (from grades 4 - 9) adopted by the National Council for Education; Ten 2-day teacher training seminars on DRR conducted for teachers and all school staff in five selected and four neighbouring schools; Guide for Preparedness and Response to Emergency Situations developed and distributed to all schools; Risk assessments and Action plan developed and presented for 5 pilot schools; Teachers' Manual for the application of the Education in Emergency Syllabus prepared and distributed to all primary schools; Exhibitions of students' art and literary works on emergency situations organised in all five schools; Summer camp ""Child-led Disaster Risk Reduction"" implemented in July 2013; Follow up activities after the Child-led Summer Camp organized by students during September and October 2013; The leaflet about the project activities prepared and distributed to all schools; In October 2013, the Regional Workshop on DRR and Implementation of the Hyogo Protocol/Priority 2 organized by UNICEF Regional Office, DPPI and the Ministry of the Interior/Directorate for Emergency Situations; Montenegro DRR in education project activities related to students’ participation in DRR were selected as an example of good practice in the region and presented in UNICEF Regional Office publication; National conference for primary school directors organized by the Bureau for Education in order to inform all schools about the project, and distribute teacher training materials, as well as other publications; In November, at the invitation of UNICEF BiH, Montenegro DRR project partners from the Directorate for Emergency Situations and Bureau for Education presented to the representatives of BiH ministries of education and security in Sarajevo Montenegrin experience in introducing DRR curriculum, developing risk assessments and encouraging students’ participation in DRR.

$50,000.00 $50,000.00 UN Country Fund, EFW funds

       
Result Area 3: UN Advocacy and Resource Mobilization (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Joint UNCT Advocacy and Communications
Development/implementation of the UNCT communications/advocacy strategy & plan A systematic and coherent plan for UN system wide communications and advocacy on human rights and development agenda implemented.

a) Previously developed joint UN communications strategy upgraded in line with UNCT priorities. The strategy and relevant Annual Work Plan of the JCT designed in synchronized manner and approved by the UNCT in the first quarter of the year. Targets of the 2013 Annual Work Plan of the JCT met timely. At least 10 joint activities/events/observances, including UN Day, Poverty Day, Human Rights Day, International Women’s Day, International Roma Day, organised throughout the year resulting in a more coherent image of the UN's work;

b) More than 10 news items/articles published/broadcasted on each joint events; More than 10 joint media clipping reports prepared upon completion of joint events/campaigns;

c) Targets of at least three UN campaigns, including campaign for refugees to apply for new status, 16 Days and child fostering, met. Campaigns organised in synchronized manner, without overlapping;

d) UN Montenegro website upgraded through redesigning certain sections, developing of new ones and regular update. More than 300 new information/stories/pages on UN activities in Montenegro and global published on UN Montenegro website; UN Montenegro website traffic increased for 15% (according to website statistics); At least 20 new photo galleries created for different UN purposes in 2013;

e) A documentary about UN in Montenegro finalized and broadcasted on national television;

f) Second internal survey on perception of Delivering as One conducted. Findings compared with results of previous survey, identified trends presented to all UN staff.

a) The strategy and relevant Annual Work Plan of the JCT designed in synchronized manner, approved by the UNCT. The strategy and feasible AWP regularly monitored and quarterly reviewed by the JCT. 86% of targets of the Annual Work Plan implemented. 12 joint activates/initiatives successfully organised: 6 events within the Post-2015 campaign, International Women’s Day, International Roma Day, visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, preparation of MDGs Progress Report, UN Day, Human Rights Day. Poverty Day celebration was canceled upon UNCT approval of JCT’s proposal not to celebrate it due to high number of public events of individual agencies in October. In addition, UN Communications Analyst had 13 direct interventions of providing substantive communications support to individual UN agencies, both resident and regionally based ones: 1) UNHCR - recruitment of the UNV (Jan); 2) UNDP - NHDR launch (Jan); 3) WHO - World Health Day (Mar); 4) FAO - transfer of agricultural equipment (Apr); 5) UNESCO - round table on media accountability (May); 6) UNICEF - launching of two SWV publications (May); 7) FAO - international study visit to MNE (May); 8)UNICEF - visit of Olympic champion Peter Norfolk to support the It's About Ability campaign (June); 9) UNICEF - Conference on de-Institutionalisation (July); 10) UNDP - Social Good Summit (Sep); 11) UNICEF - British actor Nicholas Lyndhurst's visit to support the campaign "Every Child Needs a Family" (Oct); 12) UNDP - Production of a short movie for presentation of the Retrofitting Project at the MIT University, USA (Oct); 13) IOM - Press conference on (Dec).

b)National media broadcasted/published between 7 and 76 articles, stories on 12 public joint events. In total – 172 article, average - 14 per event. 29 UN Weekly Updates shared with the UN staff in Montenegro to keep them well informed about the work of the UN System in the country and globally. 9 Monthly UN Newsletters prepared and shared with external partners to keep them well informed about the key highlights of UN’s work in the country. 29 Media clipping reports prepared and shared throughout the UN System.

c) *** Campaign for encouraging I/DPs to apply for the status of foreigner in Montenegro: 1) More than 700 DPs and IDPs attended on info sessions organised in all 22 municipalities in Montenegro during 2013; 2) During 35 days (1 November – 4 December) a public call was published/broadcasted on a daily basis via 20 media, most of them with national coverage (5 TV stations, 9 radio stations, 4 daily magazines and 2 internet portals.); 3) 1,276 applications for the status of foreigner were submitted to Ministry of Interior by DPs and IDPs during 2013. *** Fostering: 1) All 22 municipalities of Montenegro organised at least one Open Day event to promote fostering, with presence of Unicef Representative at events in 21 municipality; 2) More than 50 families contacted Centres for Social Welfares to express interest to become foster parents; 3) Three celebrities joined fostering campaign, two national – singers Sergej Cetkovic and Antonije Pusic aka Rambo Amadeus, as well as British comedy legend Nicholas Lyndhurst. *** 16 Days: Planned activities organised, including 1) Opening press conference together with the Government and OSCE Mission to Montenegro; 2) Meeting of the Political Club for Fight Against Domestic Violence; 3) Control Hearing of the Minister of Social Welfare and Labour at the Parliament; 4)Human Rights Day.

d) 325 new information published on UN Montenegro website during 2013; 6 new sections developed including: 1) Empowering Youth in Montenegro; 2) Regional Housing Programme; 3) UN Newsletters; 4) Post-2015; 5) UNHCR Vacancies and Announcements; 6) MDGs Acceleration Framework. Montenegro website traffic increased for 18% in 2013 compared to 2013 and 66% compared to 2011 (according to website statistics). 22 photo galleries created for different UN purposes in 2013;

e) Preparation of documentary postponed due to pregnancy leave of the journalist whose initiative it was.

f) DaO perception among UN staff captured through the second internal survey organised in coordination with JCT and UNCT. Results compared with DaO Survey 2012 to monitor trend. Findings presented to UN Staff at the UN Town Hall meeting

$4,000.00 $7,301.00 $730.00 A majority of costs for joint communications will be cost-shared among UN agencies on ad hoc basis, as in previous years.

       
Other (specify)

       
B) Joint UNCT Resource Mobilization Strategy
Development/implementation of RM strategy An effective and relevant Resource Mobilization and Partnership Strategy is implemented.

The UN Coordination Office fully funded. Additional 20 percent of Integrated UN Programme's targets met.

The UN Coordination Office fully funded thanks to local contributions from UN agencies and resource mobilisations for joint activities/projects, such as Post 2015, MDG Progress Report, MDG Acceleration Framework. Few agencies still need to process payments for cost-sharing expenses of the UNCO for 2013.

       
Other (specify)

       
Result Area 4: Security Management (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Security
Duty station specific security risk assessment (SRA) for all locations in the country where UN staff are present The Security Management Team (SMT) updated the SRA for all locations in the country where UN staff are present.

SRA revised and updated by Country Security Focal Point (CSFP) in consultation with the DO and the SMT. The SRA approved by the SMT by December.

MOSS, MORSS and SRA were reviewed, updated and approved by the SMT in March. The documents and minutes of the relevant meeting were sent to UN Department of Safety and Security in March as part of report on Security Plan update.

       
Implementation of mitigating measures as identified in SRA

       
Up to date security plan Security Plan is regularly updated ensuring safety and security of UN staff.

The Security Plan revised and updated by the Country Security Focal Point in consultation with the DO and the SMT. The updated Security Plan approved by the SMT. All security lists updated on quarterly basis. Two warden tree exercises and at least one emergency situation drill (fire) organised.

The Security Plan revised and updated by the Country Security Focal Point in consultation with the DSS Office in Belgrade. All security lists updated on quarterly basis and shared with DSS in NY. Two warden exercises were organised by the SMT, in May and in December. Fire drill was also completed by all resident UN agencies.

$12,140.00 $12,140.00 UNDP USD 6.243,43 UNICEF USD 1.849,90 UNHCR USD 1.849,90 WHO USD 231,24 IOM USD 231,24 FAO USD 809,33 EBRD USD 578,10 WB USD 346,86

       
Security Management Team The SMT held regular meetings and assessed the security situation in the country.

At least two SMT meetings held. The security situation closely monitored by the SMT, which liaised with representatives of relevant national institutions. Quarterly reports on security situation in Montenegro developed by the CSFP and submitted to UN Department of Safety and Security.

SMT meetings held in March and September. The security situation closely monitored by the SMT, which liaised with representatives of relevant national institutions. Quarterly reports on security situation in Montenegro developed by the CSFP and submitted to UN Department of Safety and Security.

       
Implementation of security training for staff Agency security focal points continued providing security trainings for new staff.

Security trainings for new staff organised.

Security training for new staff organised on regular basis. In addition, the SMT organised two-day first aid training for UN staff through the Red Cross Montenegro, in November.

       
Other

       
Result Area 5: Non-Resident UN Agencies (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Special measures to integrate non-resident UN agencies in UNCT processes
Supporting the Involvement of non-resident UN agencies in the national strategic planning processes/ UN programming The UNCT and Pillar co-conveners continued close work and liaison with regionally-based agencies (RBOs), which are also Participating Organisations to the Integrated UN Programme, in addressing national priorities and ensuring active involvement and cooperation of the RBOs with the Government in implementation of the Integrated UN Programme.

RC's consultations with regionally-based agencies on a) implementation of the Phase II of Integrated UN Programme; b) on implementation of the existing joint programmes on green jobs and disaster risk reduction, which involve most of regionally-based organisations, and c) on joint programming and communications carried out successfully. Participation of regionally-based organisations in joint activities and programming increased further. Financial contributions of regionally-based organisations in implementation of the Integrated UN Programme and joint initiatives at the level of 2012. Assistance also provided to regionally-based organisations which are not part of the Integrated UN Programme or signatories of the UN Country Fund. Representatives of regionally-based organisations participated in meetings of Pillar Working Groups and UNCT.

RC's consultations with regionally-based organisations were numerous and took place through individual meetings, email correspondence and meeting of SEDEP pillar working group. Individual meetings were organised with FAO , UNEP and IAEA . RBOs are regularly and timely informed of and invited to UNCT meetings. RBOs regularly receive finalised minutes from UNCT meetings. RBOs are also regularly invited to participate at the meetings of Pillar Working groups as all RBOs are members of this working group. So far, SEDEP Pillar organised a meeting in June 2013 where all RBOs participating in the activities of this pillar, were present either in person or via telephone and discussed overall implementation of the Phase II of the Integrated UN Programme, 2013 Annual Work Plan and joint programmes. Assistance to RBOs was provided timely and efficiently in areas of administration//logistics/finance and communication (UNESCO, FAO). Assistance was also provided to RBOs that are not signatories of the Integrated UN Programme (UNODC's mission to the region including Montenegro in May and to OHCHR mission, i.e. visit of UN Special Reporteur on protection of rights to freedom of expression and opinion in June 2013). Financial contributions of regionally-based organisations in implementation of the Integrated UN Programme and joint initiatives were at the level of 2011 but lower than in 2012.

       
Other (specify)

       
Result Area 6: Coordination Capacity of the UNCT (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Strengthening UNCT Coordination Capacity
RCO Staffing The UN Coordination Office provided effective and timely support to the UNCT in implementation of the RC Work plan for 2013 and Integrated UN Programme as well as in coordination of different activities re UN Eco Shared Premises and joint programme on youth.

Frequency of JCSC, UNCT, JCT, SMT meetings held and number of action points addressed. The 2014 funds for the UN Coordination Office secured.

UNCT had 7 meetings in 2013 and numerous email and telephone consultations, including meetings on specific subjects. JCT held 11 meetings. SMT held two meetings in the year, as planned. JCSC met once. UNCT addressed 80% of action points from its meetings and JCT and the SMT addressed 85%. The JCSC addressed 90% of its action points. Preparation of relevant projections for cost-sharing of UNCO staffing were developed by the UN Coordination Office in August.12 % of UNCO staff salaries were covered through other sources of funds that are not the funds from DOCO and UN entities, such as joint initiatives like post-2015 consultations, MDG Acceleration Framework, development of MDG Progress Report, Joint Youth Programme, Expanded Funding Window funds.

$69,029.18 $68,466.00 $58,134.00 $42,423.00 $6,700.00 $13,975.00 UNDP USD 27,904.36 UNICEF USD 8267.94 UNHCR USD 8267.94 WHO USD 1,033.90 IOM USD 1,033.90 UNESCO USD 1660.95 UNIDO USD 1660.95 UN Women USD 1660.95 UNEP USD 1660.95 FAO USD 1660.95 IAEA USD 1660.95 UNECE USD 1660.95 UN Country Fund USD 6,700

       
Materials/Equipment The UN Coordination Office provided with necessary equipment/service for a smooth functioning of the office.

An external back-up storage unit procured in the first quarter of 2013. Period service of computers in the UN Coordination Office carried out.

An external back-up hard drive and new lap top for UN Communications Analyst procured in the first half of 2013. There were minor expenses for stationery, Skype account and fuel.

$500.00 $2,156.00

       
Training of UN staff Capacities of the UN Coordination Office enhanced to ensure better functioning of the office and effective support to the UNCT in implementation of the Integrated UN Programme, different joint work plans, initiatives and responses to national priorities.

Training plan for the UN Coordination Office approved by the UNCT and implemented.

UN Coordination Analyst participated at the Regional Meeting of UN Coordination Officers of Europe and Central Asia hosted by UNICEF Regional Office in Geneva in April 2013. UNCO has financed 3 DSAs for government representative at the Regional Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Istanbul from 6-9 November 2013.

$3,000.00 $3,194.00

       
Other (specify)

       

TOTAL $87,388.00 $88,218.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $132,574.00 $463,907.50 $199,671.00 $262,790.00



   Joint Programmes

Joint Programmes
Title Theme Linkages to MDGs and UNDAF outcomes Duration (from/to) Fund management Modality Manag. agent Admin. agent National or local partners and donors Total budget Financial contribution
Supporting economic integration of young people in Montenegro with a focus on undeveloped North Youth & adolescents MDG1; Integrated UN Programme Outcome 1.3

2013 - 2015 Parallel
Pass-through
UNDP UNDP Ministry of Education, Directorate for Youth and Sports, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration

$132,500.00
UNDPMicro grant$12,500.00
UNDPMDG Acceleration Framework$35,000.00
UN Country Fund MontenegroMPTF Office$85,000.00
UN Shared Eco Premises in Montenegro Environment MDG 7 - Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes; reverse loss of environmental resources; Integrated UN Programme Outcomes 3.1 and 3.2

2006 - 2014 Pooled
UNDP UNDP Government of Montenegro, Capital City of Podgorica, Coordination Office for Technical Cooperation of the Austrian Embassy in Montenegro, IOM, Local team of engineers and architects hired by the UNCT.

$370,000.00
UNICEFCore funds$96,000.00
UNDPCore and XB funds$157,000.00
IOM XB funds$29,000.00
UNHCRCore funds$88,000.00
Disaster Risk Reduction, Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation Sustainable development MDG 7 -Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes; reverse loss of environmental resources; Integrated UN Programme Outcome 3.2

2011 - 2013 Pass-through
Pooled
UNDP UNDP Ministry of Interior (Sector for Emergencies)

$170,395.00
UNDPEFW funds and XB funds$40,976.00
UNICEFXB funds and EFW funds $129,419.00
Non-communicable diseases prevention, healthy lifestyles and food safety Health MDG 4, 5, 6; Integrated UN Programme Outcomes 1.3 and 1.2

2011 - 2013 Parallel
Pass-through
UNDP UNDP Ministry of Health, Institute for Public Health, Health Insurance Fund

$42,200.00
WHOEFW funds$42,200.00



   Coordination Procedures and Practices

Coordination practices and procedures
CP Results Recommendations to DGO
As a follow up of the Rio+20 Conference (http://www.uncsd2012.org/) held in Brazil in June 2012, a series of national Post-2015 Consultations were organised in more than 80 countries all over the world in order to collect people’s voices on future development priorities. Montenegro was on of the countries chosen by the UN High Level Panel on Post-2015 Agenda (http://www.post2015hlp.org/) to join the global campaign named “The World We Want” (http://www.worldwewant2015.org/) aimed at mobilizing ordinary people from all parts of the world to take part in defining new development priorities after the expiration of Millennium Development Goals in 2015. The campaign was particularly focused on giving the opportunity for voiceless groups and individuals to say what are their main challenges and what kind of future they want. For the first time in history ordinary people had the opportunity to directly participate in designing development policies and creating the global future. In an unprecedented outreach, the Post-2015 Consultations gathered more than 1.3 million voices of people from all around the world on future they want. Results of the global consultations were compiled into the final global report “A Million Voices: The World We Want” (http://www.worldwewant2015.org/millionvoices) which the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon presented to the world leaders at the 68 General Assembly, with strong recommendation to consider people’s voices in designing new development priorities. National Post-2015 Consultations in Montenegro were conducted during first three months in 2013 under the leadership of Ministry of sustainable development and tourism in coordination with the UN System in the country. Upon generating the initial energy and gathering number of partners, predominantly civil society organisations, around the common goal – to hear what kind of future people of Montenegro really want, the UN System in Montenegro coordinated and supported partners’ efforts in reaching out to as many people as possible. In order to hear variety of voices and opinions, different techniques and methodologies have been used, such as on-the-ground survey, on-line consultations, focus groups, face-to-face interviews, thematic panel discussions, round tables, etc. Aiming at hearing as many voices as possible, focusing primarily on marginalised groups, the UN System structured the consultations process in two phases.

In the first phase, eight development challenges were identified by the people of Montenegro – 1) Development and Employment; 2) Fight against organised crime and corruption; 3) Health; 4) Equality; 5) Environment; 6) Infrastructure; 7) Education and 8) Values. Those priorities were crystallized through the combination of field survey on a national representative sample and on-line consultations. Two components allowed people to express their views on key development priorities through quite sophisticated methodology developed by one of the leading think-tanks in the country.

The second phase saw further elaboration of the challenges recognised in the first phase. Through the strategically tailored formats of discussion, different groups of people discussed each of the challenge which has been crystallized in the first phase. Various profiles participated in different formats of discussion, such as focus groups, face-to-face interviews, thematic panel discussions, round tables and on-line questionnaires.

National Post-2015 Consultations in Montenegro ended up by preparation of a comprehensive report Montenegro I Want (http://www.un.org.me/uploads/Documents/2013/20130426_Report on Post-2015 National Consultations in Montenegro.pdf), which articulated voices of all participants in the process. The UN Resident Coordinator handed over the Report to the Minister of Tourism and Sustainable Development (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.423215754440736.1073741829.236755313086782&type=3), and the Government submitted the report to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to incorporate key findings into the Global Post-2015 Report. “The UN is encouraging a highly participatory and inclusive approach to formulation of the Post-2015 development agenda and shaping of Sustainable Development Goals. It is vital that the voices of the countries, including Montenegro, are heard in this process”, said Rastislav Vrbensky, UN Resident Coordinator in Montenegro on the occasion of handing over the document to the Government.

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   2014 Workplan

UNDAF Outcomes
1. Montenegro’s legal framework is harmonized with EU/UN standards, and policies relevant to social inclusion are implemented and monitored
2. Social norms are embedded in order to facilitate gender sensitive inclusive attitudes and practices towards vulnerable and excluded populations
3. Montenegro reduces disparities and gaps in access to quality health, education and social services, in line with EU standards
4. National legislative framework is harmonized with UN, EU and CoE standards and relevant secondary legislation regulating implementation is developed
5. State and independent institutions with increased capacity to ensure the realization and monitoring of human rights, support empowerment of women, enable equal opportunities for all inhabitants, including access to efficient service delivery, through a tr
6. Empower civil society and supportive institutional mechanisms to increase awareness on human rights and the benefits/obligations of participation in decision-making, advocacy, demanding quality services and accountability.
7. Climate change adaptation and mitigation measures are designed and implemented to accelerate the use of renewable, clean energy, carbon trading and energy efficiency, thereby achieving low carbon emissions, climate resilient growth and better management o
8. Established system for conservation and sustainable management of natural resources, effective prevention, control and reduction of environmental risks, and enhanced environmental awareness and participation by children, young people and adults
9. Established system for strengthening entrepreneurial capacity building and facilitating private sector partnerships for ‘green jobs, rural livelihoods and development of Medium and Small Micro Enterprises (MSME) in order to improve economic choices and ac
2014 Workplan
KEY RESULTS AREA Expected Outputs Perf. Indicators Actual Outputs at Year End Funds required/spent at Year End Additional support needed from HQ or Regional Director's Team Target Date
SRC UNCCF UN Agencies Other
Req Spt Req Spt Req Spt Req Spt Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Coordination for Results (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) UNCT Contribution to the National Development Plan/Poverty Reduction Strategy/MD and MDGs plan UN support to formulation/implementation of relevant national strategies or plans e.g. JAS/NDP/PRSP The UNCT to continue supporting the Government of Montenegro in the process of implementation of the Strategy on Social Inclusion (innovated PRSP) and National Programme for Integration of Montenegro in the EU.

2013 UN Annual Work Plan aligned with national priorities and approved by the Joint Country Steering Committee in the first quarter of 2013. Targets of 2013 Annual Work Plans of three Pillar Working Groups (Social Inclusion, Democratic Governance and Sustainable Economic Development & Environmental Protection) of the Integrated UN Programme are met.

2013 UN Annual Work Plan was aligned with national priorities and approved by the Joint Country Steering Committee in March 2013. 80% of targets of 2013 Annual Work Plans of three Pillar Working Groups (Social Inclusion, Democratic Governance and Sustainable Economic Development & Environmental Protection) of the Integrated UN Programme were met.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

UN plan to support the implementation of the Millennium Declaration, including scaling up MDG initiatives * The Government able to identify and respond to key outstanding gaps in fulfilling the Millennium Declaration and meeting the MDGs.

Number of national and local reforms and/or increased budget allocations related to MDGs, UN conventions and meeting of UPR recommendations where UN has either engaged in policy dialogue, advocacy or provides capacity development support. The Law on Social and Child Protection passed in the first half of the year.

Some 70 national and local reforms and/or increased budget allocations related to MDGs, UN conventions and meeting of UPR recommendations where UN has either engaged in policy dialogue, advocacy or provides capacity development support. The Law on Social and Child Protection was passed in June. Montenegro participated in global Post-2015 Consultations and UN supported the civil society in organising wide national consultations which resulted in defining of eight priorities: 1) Development and Employment; 2) Fight against organised crime and corruption; 3) Health; 4) Equality; 5) Environment; 6) Infrastructure; 7) Education and 8) Values. Montenegro is on a good track to achieve most MDGs. Prioritization of the MDGs by the Government of Montenegro was carried out in collaboration with the UN System as part of the preparatory phase of the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) project, and is based on the MDG Progress Report for the period 2010-2013, adopted by the Government in September. The UN provided technical and financial support in preparation of the MDG Progress Report and in development of Action Plan for Youth Employment for 2014, which was adopted by the Government in November 2013.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $142,971.00

UN support to capacity development strategies

UN assistance to national authorities for the preparation of the national report on the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action of LDCs 4 * N/A Montenegro is an Upper Middle Income Country

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Formulation/implementation of a transition plan or strategy 5

Other

B) Aid Coordination / Management / Paris Declaration Planned efforts to making use of national systems in the areas such as programme/project reporting, PRS/sectoral monitoring and evaluation systems, annual PRS/sectoral performance reviews, national procurement systems, etc

UN support to aid coordination/management The Government able to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of aid through donor coordination mechanism.

Efforts to integrate UN coordination structure in overall donor coordination and development cooperation of the country continued, in close collaboration with the PM Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. Monthly reporting on donor coordination by all UNCT members quarterly.

Efforts to integrate UN coordination structure in overall donor coordination and development cooperation of the country continued, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. UNCT members provided updates on donor coordination in three UNCT meetings, including the meeting with UNDG Regional Team's Chair in May.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

C) UNDAF/Common Programming Efforts to align UN programme cycle with national development cycle * Strengthen Government's ownership of the Integrated UN Programme Phase II 2012-2016.

Joint Country Steering Committee reviewed progress in the implementation of the Integrated UN Programme at least once in the year resulting in clear recommendations, which are reflected in the work of Pillars.

Joint Country Steering Committee met in March and reviewed progress in the implementation of the Integrated UN Programme, work of the three Pillars, financial situation and resource mobilisation. Relevant follow up actions have been taken by relevant Pillars, Conveners, UN Coordination Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration.

$2,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Preparation of Country Analysis/UNDAF/UNDAF Action Plan

Implementation of UNDAF M&E framework * The UN effectively monitors all Pillar indicators of the Integrated UN Programme Phase II. The Pillar Working Groups to adopt and use the revised M&E Framework for annual reporting.

The Pillar Working Groups met at least two times in the year to review implementation of the M&E Framework of the Phase II (2012-2016) and progress towards targets of the year 2013.

SEDEP Pillar met in June to review progress in implementation of 2013 AWP and M&E Framework. Other two pillars will meet in early 2014.

$1,158.82 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

UNDAF Annual Review/ UNDAF Evaluation/SOF The Participating UN Organisations and the Government to prepare Annual Review of the Integrated UN Programme and 2012 UN Country Fund through Pillar and Sector Working Groups and MPTF Office respectively.

The Annual Review of the Integrated UN Programme and 2012 UN Country Fund completed in the first half of the year. The Annual Reviews acknowledged by the JCSC in the first half of the year and attended by senior partners from all line ministries.

The Annual Review of the Integrated UN Programme and 2012 UN Country Fund was completed in March and acknowledged by the JCSC in the relevant meeting attended by few ministers and senior partners from all line ministries. Minutes of the meeting were prepared by the UNCO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and distributed to all line ministries, UN Participating Organisations and Pillar Working Groups.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

Progress towards UNDAF outcomes (inputs provided by theme group chairs)

Joint planning initiatives with UN peacekeeping, peacebuilding, political and humanitarian actors (e.g. UNDAF plus, Integrated Strategic Framework) .

D) Joint Programmes6 Preparation/ implementation of new Joint Programmes * Together with national partners, the Participating UN Organisations in Montenegro to continue implementation of joint programmes and activities responding to immediate national priorities in the areas of social inclusion and sustainable economic development & environmental protection.

a) At least additional 5 municipalities using information management services/GIS for disaster management and planning, through implementation of DRR, Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation. b) Transformation Action Plan for Komanski most approved officially by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, through joint project Non-communicable diseases prevention, enhancing service provision to adults at Komanski most; c) Capacity for NCD control and prevention with a particular focus on early cancer control and prevention strengthened, through the project Non-communicable diseases prevention, healthy lifestyles and food safety; d) Additional consultations carried out with the Ministry of Interior and the Final Draft of the Konik study (Socio-Economic part) , published on relevant websites. 3,300, individual documents, or 20 percent of the total of I/DP caseload, obtained for I/DPs and domiciled Roma (from Serbia, B&H, Croatia), through joint project Durable solution for refugees, displaced and domiciled Roma in Montenegro; e) Concept note for the project proposal on empowerment of youth developed and project preparatory activities of smaller scale conducted through joint project Joint UN Youth Initiative (with the focus on the North).

a) UNDP jointly with GIZ, supported the development of Flood Management Plans for five additional municipalities in Montenegro. As a result of this activity, representatives from 5 additional municipalities are trained to use the information management services/GIS for disaster management and planning. b) Based on needs assessment, a capacity development report was produced , study visit to key Komanski Most staff organized and tailored trainings for the institute key staff conducted aiming at enhancing services provision to the beneficiaries Plan for Transformation of Komanski Most Institution along with communication component was developed and submitted to the Government/Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. c) ... d) Following the consultations with the Government, Konik Study has been finalized in April 2013. Final version of the Study is now available at the UN Montenegro website. The activities in regard to support to displaced population (I/DPs) were ongoing since 2011. The project was finalized during the first half of 2013. In total, 3464 documents has been issued to I/DPs with support of the project. e) In early 2013, the UN System in Montenegro, together with its national partners, launched a Joint UN Youth Empowerment Programme, aimed at promoting the economic and social empowerment and integration of young people. Planned research and analysis activities were carried out as planned: • KAP Survey - Knowledge, attitudes and practices of young people and general population on youth employment and participation. • Institutional, legal and policy gap analysis. The undertaken survey and analysis provided evidence base for planning the campaign and Phase II of the programme. The survey and analysis results were presented as UN Day Celebration, which was marked under the topic Looking into the future: Youth in Montenegro. Summary of evidence and proposal for the campaign and Phase II drafted by Youth Programme Coordinator and UNCO and passed to the UNCT for consideration and approval. Preparation of smaller scale activities are on-going as planned as well as finalisation of an innovative national campaign re youth employment and participation.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

M&E of Joint Programmes

Other

E) HACT Status of HACT implementation/compliance7 in the country * A macro-assessment of country’s public financial system conducted in the third quarter of the year. The cost of the assessment covered by UNDP and UNICEF, due to very limited RC budget. Beginner training for possible new IPs conducted.

Consultant for the macro-assessment selected in the first quarter of the year and the assessment completed by June 2013. UNICEF and UNDP secured funds for the assessment. Beginner training for possible new IPs conducted.

HACT macro-assessment jointly conducted by UNICEF and UNDP in March 2013 and the macro-assessment report adopted by UNCT in April 2013. No new joint partners relevant for HACT so far thus no need for organising beginner trainings.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 UNDP USD 11,000 and UNICEF USD 11,000

Strengthening national systems/capacities through HACT

Other

F) Gender Equality UN support to incorporation of gender equality in national planning processes (such as National Development Strategies; PRSPs; SWAPs; Joint Assistance Strategies, etc.)

Capacity development for Gender theme groups to support UNCT to respond to national priorities for gender equality.

Other The UN to continue close working relationship with relevant national and international partners in advocating for strengthened sanctions in the area of domestic violence and for the fight against violence in family. The Working Group on Gender and Human Rights to provide support to the UNCT and Pillar Groups in 1) Ensuring all staff in the UN who are responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs have formal training in gender mainstreaming 2) Ensuring that gender assessment of the WG is carried out and 3) Providing strategic direction to the RC, UNCT and others on high level gender related advocacy and policy dialogue.

Number of steps undertaken to further implement inter-ministerial protocol on domestic violence. Percentage increase in negative attitudes towards domestic violence. 100 percent of staff responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs able to apply gender mainstreaming in their work; Percentage of staff trained able to report on outputs from gender perspective; Percentage of staff accountable for outputs of the Integrated UN Programme and trained in gender mainstreaming.

7 steps undertaken to further implement inter-ministerial protocol on domestic violence (e.g. monitoring on case studies basis and discussion on implementation of Code of Conduct and multi-sectoral approach to victims of violence; Minister of Human and Minority Rights reported about level of multisectoral response to violence in family). Percentage increase in negative attitudes towards domestic violence will be known by end year. Members of the Human Rights and Gender Thematic Group, UNCT and UNCO , which make 40% of staff responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs , were provided with Gender Mainstreaming Training by UNDP BRC Gender Advisor in February. Members of the Human Rights and Gender Thematic Group, UNCT and UNCO reviewed a joint UN Project Livelihood through gender lances, hence some 40% of staff responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs are able to report on outputs from gender perspective.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 UNDP USD 20,000

G) HIV/AIDS Establishment of Joint UN Team on AIDS and implementation of joint programme of support on AIDS *

UN support to the national response to AIDS through strengthening the Three Ones * Montenegro is low prevalence country. The Joint Team on HIV/AIDS to coordinate its activities and ensure that implementation of agency specific activities on HIV/AIDS is continued in a coherent and effective manner.

Targets of individual agencies' 2012 work plans on HIV/AIDS met and activities implemented according to the agreed timelines.

Activities of individual agencies on HIV/AIDS completed according to agreed timelines.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

HIV/AIDS in the Workplace * The UN Cares Facilitator to develop learning tools and to organise a workshop to enhance the knowledge of UN staff and their families on HIV/AIDS.

The learning tools on HIV/AIDS developed. At least 50 UN staff and family members provided with the most recent findings in regard to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, in the second half of 2013.

UN Cares Focal Point developed the learning tool for HIV/AIDS training and the training for all UN staff and members of families was organised in December. 40 staff attended the training and were provided with the most recent findings in regard to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

$700.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

H) Human Rights Application of Human Right Based Approach

Strengthening the capacity of UNCTs to support national human rights protection systems

Other The Working Group on Gender and Human Rights to provide support to the UNCT and Pillar Groups in 1) Ensuring all staff in the UN who are responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs have formal training in HRBA 2) Monitoring all Integrated UN Programme's outputs at least once during the year through a HRBA lens 3) Providing strategic direction to the RC, UNCT and others on high level human rights advocacy and policy dialogue 4) Sharing information on the human rights environment in the country and 5) Programme staff responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs and human rights campaigns are able to deliver on these.

100 percent of staff responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs able to apply HRBA in their work. Percentage of staff trained able to report on outputs from HRBA perspective. The Working Group has reports back from the staff responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs on how they applied HRBA in their work. Four briefs on the human rights situation in the country submitted to the UNCT. Percentage of staff accountable for outputs of the Integrated UN Programme are trained in HRBA.

Training on Human Rights Based Approach delivered by UNICEF Representative to Montenegro (26 June 2013) for the members of the UN Gender and Human Rights Theme Group. Another brief training on HRBA was also given to all UN staff in December 2012. Thus, some 80 % od staff responsible for Integrated UN Programme's outputs are able to apply HRBA in their work. HRBA mainstreaming of a joint UN project on Livelihood was conducted in June further strengthening the capacity of UNCT, UNCO and members of the Human Rights and Gender Thematic Group to apply HRBA in practice. The UN continued providing support to the Government in meeting recommendations of the Universal Period Review and in developing an Action Plan for Implementation of UPR Recommendations, which was developed with the engagement and support from the UN. UN staff took active part in the work of numerous working groups which were developing the Action Plan. The plan was finalised in November.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

I) Common Services and Premises Status of initiatives to increase collaboration and cost-effectiveness of UN business operations in support of programme delivery (common services and premises) The UN Country Team, through its inter-agency Operations Management Team (OMT), to work on increasing efficiency and effectiveness of UN operations through improved business practices and common services. The UNCT and OMT to prepare for moving to and working in the future common premises.

The OMT developed and met all the targets from the work plan on common services. Place to Place Survey (Cost of Living Survey) conducted in September 2013 resulting in new Post-Adjustment Index. Targets of a plan for functioning of common services in the future UN Eco Shared Premises met by the OMT in close cooperation with the UNCT and UN staff. Possible common ICT Services identified and IT plan prepared before moving into the new joint building; eco-friendly furniture as well as security fence around the building procured and relevant funds secured. Relocation to UN Eco Shared premises successfully organised and completed by the end of 2013.

The OMT developed the work plan on common services in February. Place to Place Survey (Cost of Living Survey) was conducted in September 2013. Procurement and installation of partitions and eco-friendly furniture completed by mid-November. Relevant funds for both tenders have been secured and payment for both partitions and furniture fully processed. Additional furnishing of cafeteria and breastfeeding room completed. Market research for detailed audit of energy efficiency completed and the supplier selected. Power supply connected to electric grid. Building Manager selected, contract to start 1 January 2014. Permission for construction of the security fence received from Municipality of Podgorica in October 2013 only. Tender advertised at end November 2013 and construction expected to be finalized by the end of February 2014. Tender for security services in the building advertised, evaluation of received offers done and company selected. Internet Leased Line provider for the new building selected, contract signed, fabric cable installed, devices put in operations. Testing will be performed before relocation in January 2014. Technical possibilities for telephony inspected, contract with Landline provider signed. Switchboard delivered and installed in December.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 UNDP USD 2,500 UNICEF USD 1,500 UNHCR USD 1,500

Other (specify) The UNCT continued implementation of a programme for structural observation during the construction process of the UN Eco Shared Premises in Podgorica. The UN Coordination Office and UN Eco Building Project Coordinator liaised and closely cooperated with national and international partners to ensure effective carrying out of all needed tasks during the construction phase and sharing of relevant information with the UNCT and the Working Group on Common Premises and Services.

Contractor construction and labour closely monitored by the Project Coordinator and the UN Coordination Office. The UNCO, supported by contracted international company and the main architect, reviewed the quality of the executed works assuring that the building is built in line with all regulations, terms and requirements of verified technical documentation. Regular follow up and update on the progress of this project provided to the UNCT by the UN Coordination Office.

Construction of the building intensified in 2013 and all construction works monitored by the Directorate for Public Works were completed in August. Construction was closely monitored by the Project Coordinator and the UN Coordination Office. The second half of the year was devoted to technical review of the building, procurement and installation of photovoltaic panels and numerous UN led tenders for the UN house. The UN Coordination Office provided regular follow up and update on the progress of this project to the UNCT in 80% of UNCT meetings and on ad hoc basis via email and telephone. The UNCO is organising a visit of international team of architects and engineers, which will take place upon the completion of technical control of executed works by a relevant national body in January 2014.

$7,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 UNDP USD 2,115.01 UNICEF USD 976.16 UNHCR USD 1,220.20 WHO USD 163.24 IOM USD 325.39

J) Other Other (specify)

Coordination of Emergency Preparedness and Relief (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Preparedness Coordination of emergency preparedness efforts of UNCT members and relevant humanitarian actors

B) Relief Coordination of humanitarian operations

Establishment of Humanitarian Country Team

Development of a response plan Capacities of the Government to integrate emergency preparedness and DRR into planning and governance strengthened further.

Multi-hazard preparedness plans of at least 10 municipalities developed and carried out in close cooperation of the UN and relevant partners.

In addition to the 12 flood preparedness plans developed in 2012,flood preparedness plans will be developed for 5 other municipalities with the joint support of German Agency for Technical Cooperation(GIZ)and UNDP. The plans will be finalized in the first quarter of 2014. The reason that only 5 flood preparedness plans were developed is lack of financial resources. In fact, for the development of the above mentioned 5 plans UNDP is providing technical support for GIS,while GIZ is providing management and financial support.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 UNDP USD 10,000

Other (specify) The UNCT continued its joint work in disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness, in close cooperation with relevant national partners.

Targets of the joint UN programme DRR, Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation (UNDP, UNEP, UNICEF) met.

National and local disaster preparedness enhanced through flood preparedness planning and assessment in 12 vulnerable municipalities, using GIS; Capacity development through needs assessments, consultations and trainings, at local level, using a multi-stakeholder and partnership approach. Community based pilot on disaster preparedness conducted in the hazard prone municipality of Berane with a focus on hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessment and capacity development on first aid, search and rescues, and early warning . Interdisciplinary Syllabus on Emergency Situations (from grades 4 - 9) adopted by the National Council for Education; Ten 2-day teacher training seminars on DRR conducted for teachers and all school staff in five selected and four neighbouring schools; Guide for Preparedness and Response to Emergency Situations developed and distributed to all schools; Risk assessments and Action plan developed and presented for 5 pilot schools; Teachers' Manual for the application of the Education in Emergency Syllabus prepared and distributed to all primary schools; Exhibitions of students' art and literary works on emergency situations organised in all five schools; Summer camp ""Child-led Disaster Risk Reduction"" implemented in July 2013; Follow up activities after the Child-led Summer Camp organized by students during September and October 2013; The leaflet about the project activities prepared and distributed to all schools; In October 2013, the Regional Workshop on DRR and Implementation of the Hyogo Protocol/Priority 2 organized by UNICEF Regional Office, DPPI and the Ministry of the Interior/Directorate for Emergency Situations; Montenegro DRR in education project activities related to students’ participation in DRR were selected as an example of good practice in the region and presented in UNICEF Regional Office publication; National conference for primary school directors organized by the Bureau for Education in order to inform all schools about the project, and distribute teacher training materials, as well as other publications; In November, at the invitation of UNICEF BiH, Montenegro DRR project partners from the Directorate for Emergency Situations and Bureau for Education presented to the representatives of BiH ministries of education and security in Sarajevo Montenegrin experience in introducing DRR curriculum, developing risk assessments and encouraging students’ participation in DRR.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $50,000.00 UN Country Fund, EFW funds

Advocy

Resource mobilization

UN Advocacy and Resource Mobilization (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Joint UNCT Advocacy and Communications Development/implementation of the UNCT communications/advocacy strategy & plan A systematic and coherent plan for UN system wide communications and advocacy on human rights and development agenda implemented.

a) Previously developed joint UN communications strategy upgraded in line with UNCT priorities. The strategy and relevant Annual Work Plan of the JCT designed in synchronized manner and approved by the UNCT in the first quarter of the year. Targets of the 2013 Annual Work Plan of the JCT met timely. At least 10 joint activities/events/observances, including UN Day, Poverty Day, Human Rights Day, International Women’s Day, International Roma Day, organised throughout the year resulting in a more coherent image of the UN's work;

b) More than 10 news items/articles published/broadcasted on each joint events; More than 10 joint media clipping reports prepared upon completion of joint events/campaigns;

c) Targets of at least three UN campaigns, including campaign for refugees to apply for new status, 16 Days and child fostering, met. Campaigns organised in synchronized manner, without overlapping;

d) UN Montenegro website upgraded through redesigning certain sections, developing of new ones and regular update. More than 300 new information/stories/pages on UN activities in Montenegro and global published on UN Montenegro website; UN Montenegro website traffic increased for 15% (according to website statistics); At least 20 new photo galleries created for different UN purposes in 2013;

e) A documentary about UN in Montenegro finalized and broadcasted on national television;

f) Second internal survey on perception of Delivering as One conducted. Findings compared with results of previous survey, identified trends presented to all UN staff.

a) The strategy and relevant Annual Work Plan of the JCT designed in synchronized manner, approved by the UNCT. The strategy and feasible AWP regularly monitored and quarterly reviewed by the JCT. 86% of targets of the Annual Work Plan implemented. 12 joint activates/initiatives successfully organised: 6 events within the Post-2015 campaign, International Women’s Day, International Roma Day, visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, preparation of MDGs Progress Report, UN Day, Human Rights Day. Poverty Day celebration was canceled upon UNCT approval of JCT’s proposal not to celebrate it due to high number of public events of individual agencies in October. In addition, UN Communications Analyst had 13 direct interventions of providing substantive communications support to individual UN agencies, both resident and regionally based ones: 1) UNHCR - recruitment of the UNV (Jan); 2) UNDP - NHDR launch (Jan); 3) WHO - World Health Day (Mar); 4) FAO - transfer of agricultural equipment (Apr); 5) UNESCO - round table on media accountability (May); 6) UNICEF - launching of two SWV publications (May); 7) FAO - international study visit to MNE (May); 8)UNICEF - visit of Olympic champion Peter Norfolk to support the It's About Ability campaign (June); 9) UNICEF - Conference on de-Institutionalisation (July); 10) UNDP - Social Good Summit (Sep); 11) UNICEF - British actor Nicholas Lyndhurst's visit to support the campaign "Every Child Needs a Family" (Oct); 12) UNDP - Production of a short movie for presentation of the Retrofitting Project at the MIT University, USA (Oct); 13) IOM - Press conference on (Dec).

b)National media broadcasted/published between 7 and 76 articles, stories on 12 public joint events. In total – 172 article, average - 14 per event. 29 UN Weekly Updates shared with the UN staff in Montenegro to keep them well informed about the work of the UN System in the country and globally. 9 Monthly UN Newsletters prepared and shared with external partners to keep them well informed about the key highlights of UN’s work in the country. 29 Media clipping reports prepared and shared throughout the UN System.

c) *** Campaign for encouraging I/DPs to apply for the status of foreigner in Montenegro: 1) More than 700 DPs and IDPs attended on info sessions organised in all 22 municipalities in Montenegro during 2013; 2) During 35 days (1 November – 4 December) a public call was published/broadcasted on a daily basis via 20 media, most of them with national coverage (5 TV stations, 9 radio stations, 4 daily magazines and 2 internet portals.); 3) 1,276 applications for the status of foreigner were submitted to Ministry of Interior by DPs and IDPs during 2013. *** Fostering: 1) All 22 municipalities of Montenegro organised at least one Open Day event to promote fostering, with presence of Unicef Representative at events in 21 municipality; 2) More than 50 families contacted Centres for Social Welfares to express interest to become foster parents; 3) Three celebrities joined fostering campaign, two national – singers Sergej Cetkovic and Antonije Pusic aka Rambo Amadeus, as well as British comedy legend Nicholas Lyndhurst. *** 16 Days: Planned activities organised, including 1) Opening press conference together with the Government and OSCE Mission to Montenegro; 2) Meeting of the Political Club for Fight Against Domestic Violence; 3) Control Hearing of the Minister of Social Welfare and Labour at the Parliament; 4)Human Rights Day.

d) 325 new information published on UN Montenegro website during 2013; 6 new sections developed including: 1) Empowering Youth in Montenegro; 2) Regional Housing Programme; 3) UN Newsletters; 4) Post-2015; 5) UNHCR Vacancies and Announcements; 6) MDGs Acceleration Framework. Montenegro website traffic increased for 18% in 2013 compared to 2013 and 66% compared to 2011 (according to website statistics). 22 photo galleries created for different UN purposes in 2013;

e) Preparation of documentary postponed due to pregnancy leave of the journalist whose initiative it was.

f) DaO perception among UN staff captured through the second internal survey organised in coordination with JCT and UNCT. Results compared with DaO Survey 2012 to monitor trend. Findings presented to UN Staff at the UN Town Hall meeting

$4,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 A majority of costs for joint communications will be cost-shared among UN agencies on ad hoc basis, as in previous years.

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B) Joint UNCT Resource Mobilization Strategy Development/implementation of RM strategy An effective and relevant Resource Mobilization and Partnership Strategy is implemented.

The UN Coordination Office fully funded. Additional 20 percent of Integrated UN Programme's targets met.

The UN Coordination Office fully funded thanks to local contributions from UN agencies and resource mobilisations for joint activities/projects, such as Post 2015, MDG Progress Report, MDG Acceleration Framework. Few agencies still need to process payments for cost-sharing expenses of the UNCO for 2013.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

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Security Management (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Security Duty station specific security risk assessment (SRA) for all locations in the country where UN staff are present The Security Management Team (SMT) updated the SRA for all locations in the country where UN staff are present.

SRA revised and updated by Country Security Focal Point (CSFP) in consultation with the DO and the SMT. The SRA approved by the SMT by December.

MOSS, MORSS and SRA were reviewed, updated and approved by the SMT in March. The documents and minutes of the relevant meeting were sent to UN Department of Safety and Security in March as part of report on Security Plan update.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Implementation of mitigating measures as identified in SRA

Other

Up to date security plan Security Plan is regularly updated ensuring safety and security of UN staff.

The Security Plan revised and updated by the Country Security Focal Point in consultation with the DO and the SMT. The updated Security Plan approved by the SMT. All security lists updated on quarterly basis. Two warden tree exercises and at least one emergency situation drill (fire) organised.

The Security Plan revised and updated by the Country Security Focal Point in consultation with the DSS Office in Belgrade. All security lists updated on quarterly basis and shared with DSS in NY. Two warden exercises were organised by the SMT, in May and in December. Fire drill was also completed by all resident UN agencies.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 UNDP USD 6.243,43 UNICEF USD 1.849,90 UNHCR USD 1.849,90 WHO USD 231,24 IOM USD 231,24 FAO USD 809,33 EBRD USD 578,10 WB USD 346,86

Security Management Team The SMT held regular meetings and assessed the security situation in the country.

At least two SMT meetings held. The security situation closely monitored by the SMT, which liaised with representatives of relevant national institutions. Quarterly reports on security situation in Montenegro developed by the CSFP and submitted to UN Department of Safety and Security.

SMT meetings held in March and September. The security situation closely monitored by the SMT, which liaised with representatives of relevant national institutions. Quarterly reports on security situation in Montenegro developed by the CSFP and submitted to UN Department of Safety and Security.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Implementation of security training for staff Agency security focal points continued providing security trainings for new staff.

Security trainings for new staff organised.

Security training for new staff organised on regular basis. In addition, the SMT organised two-day first aid training for UN staff through the Red Cross Montenegro, in November.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Non-Resident UN Agencies (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Special measures to integrate non-resident UN agencies in UNCT processes Supporting the Involvement of non-resident UN agencies in the national strategic planning processes/ UN programming The UNCT and Pillar co-conveners continued close work and liaison with regionally-based agencies (RBOs), which are also Participating Organisations to the Integrated UN Programme, in addressing national priorities and ensuring active involvement and cooperation of the RBOs with the Government in implementation of the Integrated UN Programme.

RC's consultations with regionally-based agencies on a) implementation of the Phase II of Integrated UN Programme; b) on implementation of the existing joint programmes on green jobs and disaster risk reduction, which involve most of regionally-based organisations, and c) on joint programming and communications carried out successfully. Participation of regionally-based organisations in joint activities and programming increased further. Financial contributions of regionally-based organisations in implementation of the Integrated UN Programme and joint initiatives at the level of 2012. Assistance also provided to regionally-based organisations which are not part of the Integrated UN Programme or signatories of the UN Country Fund. Representatives of regionally-based organisations participated in meetings of Pillar Working Groups and UNCT.

RC's consultations with regionally-based organisations were numerous and took place through individual meetings, email correspondence and meeting of SEDEP pillar working group. Individual meetings were organised with FAO , UNEP and IAEA . RBOs are regularly and timely informed of and invited to UNCT meetings. RBOs regularly receive finalised minutes from UNCT meetings. RBOs are also regularly invited to participate at the meetings of Pillar Working groups as all RBOs are members of this working group. So far, SEDEP Pillar organised a meeting in June 2013 where all RBOs participating in the activities of this pillar, were present either in person or via telephone and discussed overall implementation of the Phase II of the Integrated UN Programme, 2013 Annual Work Plan and joint programmes. Assistance to RBOs was provided timely and efficiently in areas of administration//logistics/finance and communication (UNESCO, FAO). Assistance was also provided to RBOs that are not signatories of the Integrated UN Programme (UNODC's mission to the region including Montenegro in May and to OHCHR mission, i.e. visit of UN Special Reporteur on protection of rights to freedom of expression and opinion in June 2013). Financial contributions of regionally-based organisations in implementation of the Integrated UN Programme and joint initiatives were at the level of 2011 but lower than in 2012.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

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Coordination Capacity of the UNCT (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Strengthening UNCT Coordination Capacity RCO Staffing The UN Coordination Office provided effective and timely support to the UNCT in implementation of the RC Work plan for 2013 and Integrated UN Programme as well as in coordination of different activities re UN Eco Shared Premises and joint programme on youth.

Frequency of JCSC, UNCT, JCT, SMT meetings held and number of action points addressed. The 2014 funds for the UN Coordination Office secured.

UNCT had 7 meetings in 2013 and numerous email and telephone consultations, including meetings on specific subjects. JCT held 11 meetings. SMT held two meetings in the year, as planned. JCSC met once. UNCT addressed 80% of action points from its meetings and JCT and the SMT addressed 85%. The JCSC addressed 90% of its action points. Preparation of relevant projections for cost-sharing of UNCO staffing were developed by the UN Coordination Office in August.12 % of UNCO staff salaries were covered through other sources of funds that are not the funds from DOCO and UN entities, such as joint initiatives like post-2015 consultations, MDG Acceleration Framework, development of MDG Progress Report, Joint Youth Programme, Expanded Funding Window funds.

$69,029.18 $0.00 $0.00 $6,700.00 UNDP USD 27,904.36 UNICEF USD 8267.94 UNHCR USD 8267.94 WHO USD 1,033.90 IOM USD 1,033.90 UNESCO USD 1660.95 UNIDO USD 1660.95 UN Women USD 1660.95 UNEP USD 1660.95 FAO USD 1660.95 IAEA USD 1660.95 UNECE USD 1660.95 UN Country Fund USD 6,700

Materials/Equipment The UN Coordination Office provided with necessary equipment/service for a smooth functioning of the office.

An external back-up storage unit procured in the first quarter of 2013. Period service of computers in the UN Coordination Office carried out.

An external back-up hard drive and new lap top for UN Communications Analyst procured in the first half of 2013. There were minor expenses for stationery, Skype account and fuel.

$500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Training of UN staff Capacities of the UN Coordination Office enhanced to ensure better functioning of the office and effective support to the UNCT in implementation of the Integrated UN Programme, different joint work plans, initiatives and responses to national priorities.

Training plan for the UN Coordination Office approved by the UNCT and implemented.

UN Coordination Analyst participated at the Regional Meeting of UN Coordination Officers of Europe and Central Asia hosted by UNICEF Regional Office in Geneva in April 2013. UNCO has financed 3 DSAs for government representative at the Regional Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Istanbul from 6-9 November 2013.

$3,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

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TOTAL $87,388.00 $0.00 $0.00 $199,671.00