The seventeenth session of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities took place during March 21-22 in Geneva. The Committee’s agenda included the revision of Moldova’s situation with regard to the rights of persons with disabilities.
Dozens of organizations get together to boost biomass energy sector, with the support of the European Union. Thus, a biomass energy cluster was established today, following Romania’s model, to promote the development of the biomass energy sector through advocacy, research, international cooperation.
Republic of Moldova ranks 107 out of 188 countries and territories in Human Development Index (HDI). The value of 0.699 puts the country in the top of medium human development category. From Europe and Central Asia, countries which are close to Moldova in 2016 HDI rank and to some extent in population size are Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, which have HDIs ranked 111 and 105 respectively.
More than 70 students attended, on Tuesday, February 21, for the first time, a public lecture on women’s participation in peace and security and on what Resolution 1325 entails. Asya Varbanova, the Program Coordinator of the UN Women Moldova (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women), gave the lecture.
Other two women’s Political Clubs were launched this February in the districts of Soroca and Orhei. These clubs are not affiliated politically and aim at promoting gender equality in the Republic of Moldova by encouraging the participation of women in the decision-making, political, and public life. They were established with the support of UN Programme “Women in Politics”.
Liubovi Chisevscaia has a wide smile, bright blue eyes and a particularly elegant way of holding her hands. She currently leads a team of several hundred nurses in the Mother and Child Healthcare Centre in Tiraspol, one of the biggest health institutions on the left bank of the Nistru River.
For too long, discriminatory stereotypes have prevented women and girls from having equal access to education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). As a trained engineer and former teacher, I know that these stereotypes are flat wrong.