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Stories

  • From where I stand: Maia Țaran

    From where I stand: Maia Țaran

    Just seeing how he opened the door and threw his boots up in the air, I knew how the rest of the night was going to be like. I hated everyone; I trusted no one. I tried to kill myself three times. My daughter Ana, who was in the third grade asked me, ‘do you think that we are going to be better off if you die?’

  • Away from home, but volunteers

    Away from home, but volunteers

    According to official estimates, more than a quarter of the workforce of Moldova currently lives and works abroad. Although migrants are a major source of income for the domestic economy, it is considered that massive exodus of people hinders the overall development of the country, and rural communities in particular.

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Secretary General Messages

  • MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY

    MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY

    Volunteers work tirelessly to create a better future for all. They contribute to national well-being and show global solidarity at times of crisis. We see this in action all over the world, most notably over the past year as volunteers have provided shelter and wide-ranging support to millions of refugees forced from their homes by armed conflict and persecution.

  • MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

    MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

    Ten years ago this month, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. One of the most widely ratified international human rights instruments, with 169 Parties, the Convention has spurred significant progress in commitment and action for equality, inclusion and empowerment around the world, with disability being increasingly incorporated into the global human rights and development agendas.

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Articles

  • Women’s political participation gains momentum in Moldova

    Women’s political participation gains momentum in Moldova

    “At university when I presented myself as a Roma, my colleagues’ facial expressions changed. One teacher even asked, why I had come to the university instead of getting married, as Roma girls do,” says Diana Leahu, a 20-year-old Roma woman from Orhei, a city 48 km north of Moldova’s capital Chișinău.

  • Maintaining the Momentum: Building on Year One of the SDGs

    Maintaining the Momentum: Building on Year One of the SDGs

    One year ago, leaders of 193 countries came together to commit to ending poverty, combatting climate change, and fighting injustice. They agreed a plan for the future of the world and its people. The plan—the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, offers a better future for billions of people around the world and for our planet as a whole.