The Spotlight Initiative: Eliminating Violence and Harmful Practices Against Women and Girls
Jun 11, 2018
Violence against women has been ignored or kept in the shadows for far too long. The name of the Initiative – Spotlight –symbolizes the importance of driving this issue into the light so it can be seen, tackled and eliminated. The UN and participating countries are willing to spread that light. Now it is time for everyone to join us.
Interview with Lilia Pascal, Head of Division of policies for ensuring equality between women and men, Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection
May 28, 2018
The importance of gender mainstreaming in the policies stems from the fact that gender equality is a fundamental human right, recognized both nationally and internationally.
Children from both banks of the Nistru River proved their performance at Football Festival “TOGETHER we are a team!”
May 16, 2018
Over one hundred children from eight communities from both banks of the Nistru River took part in the Football Festival “TOGETHER we are a team” during 12-13 May 2018.
Supporting reliable statistics in the “post-truth” era: Moldova is the first country to apply the UNECE Generic Law on Official Statistics
Apr 26, 2018
Now, several countries are modernizing their legal frameworks according to the Generic Law. One of the first countries to do so is Moldova, which adopted the new statistical law in 2017
Secretary General Messages
MESSAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION
Millions of lives have been shattered this year by drought, storms, earthquakes, landslides and heatwaves. On this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the challenge is to move from managing disasters themselves, to managing disaster risk.
MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
On the International Day of Peace, we reflect on the cruel price of war. Ruined schools. Bombed hospitals. Broken families. Refugees searching for hope. Countries in crisis. The United Nations was born from a terrible World War.
MESSAGE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY
The International Day of Democracy is an opportunity to recommit to a world defined by values enshrined in the United Nations Charter: peace, justice, respect, human rights, tolerance and solidarity.
MESSAGE ON NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY
Nelson Mandela continues to inspire the world through his example of courage and compassion, and his commitment to social justice and a culture of freedom and peace. I had the honour of meeting Nelson Mandela several times, including during South Africa’s transition. Each time, I was struck by his wisdom, his compassion, and above all, his humility.