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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 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.