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  • In “the biggest village in Europe”: a single mother develops a profitable business from ethno-tourism

    Dec 8, 2017

    In “the biggest village in Europe”: a single mother develops a profitable business from ethno-tourism

    Ana Statova, a single mother of two, has recently become a local celebrity in the Gagauzia region of Moldova. News about the traditional touristic complex “Gagauz Sofrasi” built in the village of Congaz has traveled fast. Ambitiously named “the biggest village in Europe”, Congaz is proud of the complex reproduces the setting and charm of traditional peasant houses: stoves with heated beds, small wooden windows, small wall-rugs and traditional carpets made of natural wool.

  • Buckwheat and almonds are the new raw materials for Moldovan briquettes

    Dec 5, 2017

    Buckwheat and almonds are the new raw materials for Moldovan briquettes

    For the time being, renewable energy is the only opportunity for the Republic of Moldova to diversify its sources of energy supply and to improve its energy security.

  • “Now I say: I will fight for my rights !”

    Nov 29, 2017

    “Now I say: I will fight for my rights !”

    Ecaterina is one of 15 persons, following a six months internship in UN Moldova within a big Diversity Internships Program for people most vulnerable to human Rights violations, and therefore, underrepresented in the national and international labor market.

  • A Pill for Life

    Nov 22, 2017

    A Pill for Life

    The alarm ‘wakes up’ Elena six times a day. It’s been happening for four years since she found out she was seropositive. “I am horrified to forget to take the antiretroviral medicine, so I set the hours when I have to drink my pill on two alarm clocks and on my phone. For a long time, and still, I cannot believe my infection was transmitted from the man I trusted most”, said Elena, a 32-year old woman from Chisinau.

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  • Young people from Rusestii Noi volunteer to raise funds for a cleaner village Jan 14, 2017

    Young people from Rusestii Noi organized a snow-clearing event and shoveled the snow in 20 households of older and lonely persons. The local campaign „LA URAT PE CURAT” (CAROLING IN A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT) provides an opportunity to encourage native persons who migrated to donate for the purchase of a tractor for garbage disposal, snow clearing and road maintenance in their village.

  • Interactive Map: What are top five issues raised by women at national forums with MPs? Jan 3, 2017

    Main results and impact of 15 national parliamentary forums "Dialogue with citizens", which served as a platform for discussion between women from vulnerable groups (women from ethnic minorities, women with disabilities, rural women with low incomes, elderly women, single mothers, etc.) and members of the Parliament, are now illustrated in an interactive map.

  • An innovative model of rural development is implemented in Gagauzia and Taraclia with the support of the European Union Dec 19, 2016

    The EU Leader approach, used for more than 20 years as an efficient rural development tool in many European countries – is being applied in ATU Gagauzia and Taraclia. The piloting of this approach is carried out with the financial support of the European Union, in the framework of “Support for Agriculture and Rural Development in ATU Gagauzia and Taraclia” (SARD) Programme.

  • Women’s political participation gains momentum in Moldova Sep 29, 2016

    “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.

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Secretary General Messages

  • MESSAGE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

    Human rights are the foundation of peaceful societies and sustainable development. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes the equality and dignity of every person. It makes governments responsible for ensuring people can enjoy their inalienable rights and freedoms.

  • MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

    Resilience is central to achieving sustainable development. In its pledge to leave no one behind, the 2030 Agenda embodies a commitment to building the capacities of those who face marginalization and exclusion, in order to reduce their vulnerability to economic, social and environmental shocks.

  • MESSAGE FOR WORLD AIDS DAY

    The world is well on its way to meeting the target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Nearly 21 million people living with HIV now have access to treatment – a number that should grow to more than 30 million by 2020. AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections are declining. There is great hope that the world can deliver on its promise – but much more needs to be done.

  • MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

    Every woman and every girl has the right to a life free of violence. Yet this rupture of human rights occurs in a variety of ways in every community, particularly affecting those who are most marginalized and vulnerable. Around the world, more than 1 in 3 women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lives; 750 million women were married before age 18, and more than 250 million have undergone Female Genital Mutilation.