The United Nations Programme to Enhance Inter-Ethnic Dialogue and Collaboration was implemented by UNDP, UNICEF and UNESCO and was funded by the Government of the Kingdom of Spain through the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDGF). The Programme was successfully completed in July 2012.
Maintaining and promoting good inter-ethnic relations is a national priority. The Programme contributed towards this priority by providing support to institutions that are key to fulfilling good inter-ethnic relations. This included national and local governing institutions, basic and higher education partners, the media and civil society.
The programme also strengthened the capacities of three local municipalities -- Kicevo, Kumanovo and Struga-- to facilitate inclusive problem-solving processes and consensus-building around community priorities.