Governance, Human Rights and Gender Equality

Strategic objective by 2022

  • The people of Moldova, in particular the most vulnerable, demand and benefit from democratic, transparent and accountable governance, gender-sensitive, human rights- and evidence-based public policies, equitable services, and efficient, effective and responsive public institutions.


During the implementation of the new UN Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2018-2022, The UN in Moldova will be building on the results achieved in the past years.

To respond to the governance and rule of law challenges and accelerate the implementation of Moldova’s national strategies, the UN will focus on:

Evidence-based policies: Promotion of evidence-based policies, equipped with accurate disaggregated data, which enable development actors to address inequalities and to make sure that everyone has access to equal opportunities, and can apply their abilities to contribute to their country’s development.

Institutional accountability: Assistance to build accountable institutions which are responsive to the needs of people and representative of the population in its diversity.

Institutional reforms: Establishment of transparent, robust and evidence-based systems of binding regulations on policy development and policy monitoring, including a human rights based approach to service delivery among public service providers.

Community engagement and empowerment of rights-holders: Implementation of systems and safeguards for addressing challenges faced by vulnerable, minority and excluded groups in claiming their rights and looking for redress.

Social norms: Transforming prevalent social norms which sustain repression against prevention, public intolerance and discriminatory attitudes and practices resulting from: stereotypes, traditions and legacy of the totalitarian past of the country; insufficient awareness concerning the potential of vulnerable, minority and excluded groups to contribute to economic growth and well-being; flaws in the education curricula.

Innovation and good practices: Promotion of innovative approaches, good practices, successful models, as well as expansion of cooperation and partnerships and fostering dialogue, in order to involve a larger segment of stakeholders in the development process, including vulnerable, minority and excluded groups, civil society, and international development partners.