Migration on the radar of Moldovan town halls
Feb 18, 2019
If for over two decades local authorities were helplessly observing people leaving home villages and towns to find a better life either outside the country or in other communities of Moldova, now they know they can transform migration into an opportunity for local development. This change of approach was possible for 38 partner communities of the UNDP “Migration and Local Development” Project, funded by the Government of Switzerland.
Peste 63.000 de persoane din Găgăuzia au fost informate despre alegeri, în limba lor
Feb 15, 2019
The electoral education campaign in Gagauzia was conducted by two non-governmental organizations, Comrat Legal Clinic and Media Birlii - Union Media, in partnership with the Central Electoral Commission and the Election Commission in Gagauzia. The NGOs were selected according by competition and benefited from a grant offered by a United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) project funded the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the British Embassy in Chisinau through the Good Governance Fund and the Embassy of Netherlands through the Matra Program.
“Stand up and vote!” or how the Roma community learned more about electoral rights
Jan 20, 2019
What are free and fair elections? What are the voting procedures? Who can run for office? More than 11,000 women, men, young people, elderly, all of them representatives of the Roma community in the Republic of Moldova, received answers to these questions.
Ana, 26 years: “I think that I would have been dead since long ago, if I stayed with him”
Jan 10, 2019
Ana is 26 years old and she succeeded to escape from a marriage in which her life was in danger almost every day. “My ex-husband was telling me every day that he will kill me and bury me in the garden. I was living in permanent fear”. The man would often switch from threatening to actions and would hit her until full distress. He would become even more violent when the woman tried to call for help. “If I did not divorce, I would have been dead since long ago”.
Secretary General Messages
MESSAGE ON WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY
On World Autism Awareness Day, we speak out against discrimination, celebrate the diversity of our global community and strengthen our commitment to the full inclusion and participation of people with autism. Supporting them to achieve their full potential is a vital part of our efforts to uphold the core promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: to leave no one behind.
MESSAGE ON WORLD WATER DAY
Water is a human right. Nobody should be denied access. This World Water Day is about upholding this right for all, leaving no one behind.
MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Gender equality and women’s rights are fundamental to global progress on peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. We can only re-establish trust in institutions, rebuild global solidarity and reap the benefits of diverse perspectives by challenging historic injustices and promoting the rights and dignity of all.
2019 New Year’s Message
Dear fellow citizens of the world, I wish you a happy, peaceful and prosperous new year.