16 successful projects in using and promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency were awarded at Moldova Eco-Energetica Award Ceremony, on Friday. Being at its 6th Edition, the Moldova-Eco Energetica Gala was attended by over 400 guests, representatives of the Moldovan government authorities, ministers, ambassadors, representatives of international organizations, private sector, academia and civil society.
Disability may be transformed into a skill to create beautiful things and this has been proved by about 150 persons with disabilities who on November 30, 2016 have exhibited their handmade crafts during the event for promoting the skills of the persons with disabilities “I deserve to be appreciated”.
On 30 November 2016, the Common Dialogue Platform of the Women Members of the Moldovan Parliament and the National Coalition “Life without domestic violence” conducted the public discussions “10 years together against violence!”
For the first time, the cumulative number of HIV cases in the WHO European Region increased to over 2 million. More than 153 000 new HIV cases contributed to this figure in 2015 – a 7% increase compared to the previous year and the highest annual number since reporting began in the 1980s.
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?’
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.