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.
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.
Secretary General Messages
MESSAGE FOR WORLD REFUGEES DAY
Today, more than 68 million people around the world are refugees or internally displaced as a result of conflict or persecution.
MESSAGE ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
A healthy planet is essential for a prosperous and peaceful future.
MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPERS
On this 70th anniversary, we express our gratitude to the more than one million men and women who have served under the UN flag, saving countless lives.
MESSAGE FOR WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY
On World Press Freedom Day 2018, I call on governments to strengthen press freedom, and to protect journalists.