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Danilo Djikanovic


The paper analyzed the challenges of poverty in Montenegro. It provided an overview of the structure and scope of UN action in Montenegro and general sustainable development policies and their national implementation. The objective was to research the contributions of the UN system to the sustainable development of Montenegro while focusing on the role of the UNDP in eradicating poverty. The methodology consisted of the literature overview and the case scenario analysis of integrated social protection and employment policies. In addition, secondary data analysis has been employed to complement the research findings. The paper has identified the national socio-economic situation and the contributions of the UNDP in eradicating poverty through the design and implementation of integrative policies. The research proved the importance of the UNDP in fighting poverty in Montenegro and the effective role of the UN in achieving sustainable development.         


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Djikanovic, D. . (2022). THE UNITED NATIONS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: UNDP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY IN MONTENEGRO . Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, 8(2), 293-306.
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Danilo Djikanovic, ECPD UPEACE - Podgorica, Montenegro

Danilo Djikanovic is a PhD candidate in the study program of economic diplomacy at the European Center for Peace and Development, United Nations University for Peace. He completed his master's studies in the Eurostat study program of official statistics and undergraduate studies in the field of international economics, finance and business at the University of Donja Gorica. He gained his research experience working with international organizations, NGOs, and academic institutions. Since 2015, he has been engaged in United Nations projects on integrated social protection and employment policies for poverty reduction, digital skills development, industrial development and the application of international statistical methodologies. His academic achievement and professional experience in the development of business clusters brought him the award of the "Prof. Dr. Dragan Lajovic" foundation for entrepreneurship and business. He is a national delegate of the International Tourism Youth Organisation in the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions, a member of the coordination board of the Youth Network in the Federation of Trade Unions of Montenegro, and a member of the Tourism Union of Montenegro. He speaks Montenegrin, English, German and French.