“Integrity is Freedom” campaign encourages citizens to show zero tolerance towards corruption
Sep 22, 2017
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.
Children and women from vulnerable groups visit Parliament on the International Democracy Day
Sep 15, 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.
Public authorities and minority organizations will work together for the implementation of CERD recommendations
Jul 14, 2017
On Tuesday, 11 July, the UN Office for Human Rights organized a public discussion on the rights of minorities in the Republic of Moldova adressing the ways of implementation of the recommendations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).
Peacekeeping is cost effective, but must adapt to new reality
May 29, 2017
When I entered the United Nations Secretariat building for the first time as Secretary-General in January, my first act was to lay a wreath honoring more than 3,500 United Nations staff who died in the service of peace. Later that same week, two Blue Helmets were killed in the Central African Republic, where they were working to prevent violent confrontations between communities from descending into mass killings. United Nations peacekeepers place themselves in harm’s way every day, between armed groups that are trying to kill each other or to harm civilians.
Secretary General Messages
MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
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.
MESSAGE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY
The International Day of Democracy is an opportunity to recommit to a world defined by values enshrined in the United Nations Charter: peace, justice, respect, human rights, tolerance and solidarity.
MESSAGE ON NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY
Nelson Mandela continues to inspire the world through his example of courage and compassion, and his commitment to social justice and a culture of freedom and peace. I had the honour of meeting Nelson Mandela several times, including during South Africa’s transition. Each time, I was struck by his wisdom, his compassion, and above all, his humility.
MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING
Last year, at the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS), the international community took steps to mobilize a multifaceted, collective response to the full range of issues related to drug abuse and illicit trafficking. Governments came together to chart a new path forward that is more effective and humane, and leaves no one behind.