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10. August 2011.

The “Peace-building and Inclusive Local Development” (PBILD) program is a joint UN program for South Serbia, which is  implemented by the following six agencies: the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), as the leading UN agency working on the said program,  the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF),  the UN Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The UN agencies cooperate with all the municipalities of the Jablanica and Pcinj districts, as well as with the official bodies of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, such as the Coordination Body of the Government of the Republic of Serbia for the Municipalities of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja, the Ombudsman’s Office and the Commissioner for Refugees of the Republic of Serbia.

The PBILD program is going to help Jablanica and Pcinj districts deal with the existing and anticipated employment issues, including the issues related to advance training and adjustment of school curricula.   

The PBILD team, which operates from the UN Office in Bujanovac, includes 14 members, who were hired by each of the six UN partnership organizations.  The team operates as “one UN”, whereas each of the said agencies is responsible for the activities for which they are specialized. The PBILD program is worth eight million US dollars, while it is funded by five major international donors, which are as follows: the Spanish Fund for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC), the Kingdom of Norway, and the UNDP. The program is implemented in South Serbia in the period from 2009 until 2012.