One year since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), more than 140 world leaders as well as high-level officials from the private sector, civil society and academia will gather at the United Nations this week to recognize the unprecedented global commitment made to end poverty and build a more sustainable world.
A training center will be established in Moldova at the initiative and with the support of the Energy and Biomass Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to deliver ongoing and qualified training to the Moldovan operators of biomass heating systems.
The UN Country Team and its partners are conducting a Strategic Prioritization Event on 20 September 2016. This is a key step in the development of the 2018-2022 UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the Republic of Moldova.
After 10 months of work, 32 media outlets from Moldova signed on Monday, September 19, a commitment to promote gender equality in journalistic materials. Thus, the newsrooms committed to reflect in a more balanced way both women and men in their materials, including to grant to the articles or TV programs with women as protagonists at least 25 percent of editorial space or airtime.
Sweden is a long-term partner to Moldova in promoting gender equality and women human rights through political dialogue and through development cooperation programs. On September 19, 2016, the Government of Sweden, represented by the Embassy of Sweden in Moldova, and UN Women Moldova, the United Nations’ Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, have signed a new agreement for the period 2016-2020.
13 community mediators who ensure the communication between the Roma people and authorities took part in a comprehensive human rights training during 12-16 September. They learned how to identify the discrimination cases and help the Roma people to claim their rights, including how to address petitions and application to the mayoralty, court or Equality Council.
Are there in Moldova any villages where people are not leaving? Is there any rural community so popular with youth that it is swarming with playgrounds? It seems that there is at least one: its name is Sauca, in the Ocnita district, located 184 km north of Chisinau. In this village, 35 women mayors at their first or second mandate from the districts of Orhei, Floresti, Donduseni, Anenii Noi, Criuleni or Cimişlia came to visit and learn from a positive success story.
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.
A gender audit which was conducted for the first time in 25 localities in Moldova, 509 women and men learned about gender equality in politics, but also in local government and 59 thematic monthly meetings, attended by 735 women and men. These are the main results of the activities of the Women's Political Club 50/50 from Moldova, which were established in five districts - Briceni, Cahul, Cimislia, Straseni, Telenesti.
Every year on the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls on warring parties to lay down their arms and observe a 24-hour global ceasefire. The symbolism of a day without fighting is a crucial reminder that conflict can and must come to an end.
A year ago, the world's Governments agreed on an ambitious sustainable development agenda for the next 15 years. They recognized that what people want is not so complicated -- but that it does require a transformation of how our economies and societies work.