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  • Moldova: UN expert announces visit to probe the situation of human rights defenders

    Jun 22, 2018

    Moldova: UN expert announces visit to probe the situation of human rights defenders

    UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst has announced his first official visit to the Republic of Moldova, from 25 to 29 June, to assess the situation of human rights defenders and to review State efforts, progress and challenges in ensuring their protection and in enabling their important role.

  • EU LEADER rural development initiative brings promising results in ATU Gagauzia and Taraclia district

    Jun 22, 2018

    EU LEADER rural development initiative brings promising results in ATU Gagauzia and Taraclia district

    78 projects will boost local rural development in ATU Gagauzia, Taraclia and in neighboring districts. The projects are supported by the European Union in the framework of LEADER initiative. The Local Action Groups (LAGs), responsible for the projects’ development and implementation, met today at a conference combined with an open-air fair to present the results of their activities, to exchange experience and to promote local products.

  • Fairytales and legends from both banks of Nistru River, in one book

    Jun 22, 2018

    Fairytales and legends from both banks of Nistru River, in one book

    Have you heard of Stima Nistrului, or a love story of Laur and Teia, or the legend about the origins of Tirnauca village? Twenty fairytales and legends collected in the communities of Holercani, a village on the right bank, and Tirnauca, a village on the left bank, were published in a book entitled Fairytales and Legends from across the Nistru.

  • Forced displacement above 68M in 2017, new global deal on refugees critical

    Jun 19, 2018

    Forced displacement above 68M in 2017, new global deal on refugees critical

    In its annual Global Trends report, released today, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency said 68.5 million people were displaced as of the end of 2017. Among them were 16.2 million people who became displaced during 2017 itself, either for the first time or repeatedly – indicating a huge number of people on the move and equivalent to 44,500 people being displaced each day, or a person becoming displaced every two seconds.

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Secretary General Messages

  • MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY

    On International Migrants Day, we recognize the contributions and celebrate the vitality of the world’s 258 million migrants.

  • 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.