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.
“Grab and Run” the film which portrays the subject of forced marriages in Kyrgyzstan will be screened in Chisinau
May 29, 2017
Touching upon the sensitive subject of forced marriages and bride kidnapping, the documentary “Grab and Run” of Roser Corello, a Spanish film director, illustrates a new reality where forced marriages and bride kidnapping are still part of the local customs in the 21st century.
A New Mentorship Program for Active Women was launched in Chisinau
Apr 14, 2017
The ‘INSPIR-O!’ National Mentorship Program for Active Women implemented in 7 localities with zero representation of women in local councils has been launched successfully! The first official interaction between the mentors and the mentees took place in Chisinau on 8 April.
“Yes, I code” – GirlsGoIT shared their stories at the biggest ICT event in Moldova
Apr 13, 2017
At the largest tech conference in Moldova, ICT Summit, girls from GirlsGoIT spoke about how they managed to break stereotypes about women in IT and succeeded as programmers, engineers, and IT students.
Secretary General Messages
MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE DAY
Today, the world marks the first International Universal Health Coverage Day. We do so because good health is a fundamental human right and crucial to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY
Millions of people around the world have gone to the ballots this year with corruption as one of their top priorities. On International Anti-Corruption Day, let us take a stand for integrity.
MESSAGE ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
For 70 years, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been a global beacon – shining a light for dignity, equality and well-being … and bringing hope to dark places.
MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
On this International Day, I thank volunteers for their efforts to leave no one behind.