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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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  • Maintaining the Momentum: Building on Year One of the SDGs Sep 21, 2016

    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.

  • Women from Moldova work shoulder-to-shoulder for a better life of the people Aug 25, 2016

    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.

  • [INFOGRAPHIC] Moldova takes historic step to promote gender equality in politics Aug 16, 2016

    New law mandates minimum 40 per cent women in cabinet and party lists, gives men 14 days paid paternity leave, and prohibits sexist ads and language in media.

  • A call to empower youth Aug 12, 2016

    The 2016 Olympics have already shattered records, but even before the first competition began, these Games made history by giving athletes who have no country to call home a place on the starting line.

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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.