Today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York the European Union and the United Nations launched a EUR 500 million Spotlight Initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. The EU-UN Spotlight Initiative was launched by the EU High Representative / Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, together with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed.
During the period 13 – 17 September 2017, 25 investigative journalists and civic activists from Moldova participated at the Open Data Media Camp, where they learned how to operate with open data: where to find, use visualize and interpret them. The camp took place under the Slovak Republic's Transfer of Knowledge and Transition Experience Program, supported by SlovakAid and organized together with UNDP Moldova.
During three days, journalists Gunnel Bergström and Maria Dahmen and photojournalist Åsa Sjöström have been on mission in Republic of Moldova, where they shared Sweden's experience in promoting gender equality in journalism, communications and photography.
IT specialists joined in a boot camp to develop an application that will collect users’ feedback on public services quality. At the same time, public institutions will use this innovative tool to evaluate how their operational procedures meet people real needs. Public servants will adjust the delivering of the services to the recommendations and suggestions collected from beneficiaries, therefore the services will be human-centered designed.
The EU-funded Energy and Biomass Project provides free training courses for operators of biomass heating plants of its 200 beneficiary institutions. The 40-hour courses will be conducted between September and November 2017.
The United Nations in the Republic of Moldova launched today the 13rd edition of the competition for the best actions to promote and protect human rights in the Republic of Moldova. Organized since 2004, the competition aims to highlight and award creative, innovative, effective, timely and engaged human rights initiatives and actions.
The National Anti-corruption Centre of the Republic of Moldova (NAC), with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Norway, launches the national information and public awareness campaign “Integrity is Freedom”, based on the provisions of the Integrity Law No. 82 of 25.05.2017 and the new National Integrity and Anticorruption Strategy for 2017-2020 adopted by the Parliament on 30.03.2017.
More than 100 children and women from all regions of Moldova came to visit the Parliament on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy. The event was organized by the Parliament's territorial information offices in Comrat, Edinet, Leova and Orhei, with the support of the UNDP Project "Strengthening Parliamentary Governance in Moldova" financed by the Swedish Government.
270 children from ‘Povestea’ kindergarten in Nisporeni are living a fairy-tale. They have access to an abundant amount of hot water heated by solar collectors. During winter time, they will also enjoy warm rooms heated with biomass energy. This switch to green technologies was possible with funding from the European Union offered as part of the Energy and Biomass Project.
On the International Day of Peace, we reflect on the cruel price of war. Ruined schools. Bombed hospitals. Broken families. Refugees searching for hope. Countries in crisis. The United Nations was born from a terrible World War.