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  • In “the biggest village in Europe”: a single mother develops a profitable business from ethno-tourism

    Dec 8, 2017

    In “the biggest village in Europe”: a single mother develops a profitable business from ethno-tourism

    Ana Statova, a single mother of two, has recently become a local celebrity in the Gagauzia region of Moldova. News about the traditional touristic complex “Gagauz Sofrasi” built in the village of Congaz has traveled fast. Ambitiously named “the biggest village in Europe”, Congaz is proud of the complex reproduces the setting and charm of traditional peasant houses: stoves with heated beds, small wooden windows, small wall-rugs and traditional carpets made of natural wool.

  • Buckwheat and almonds are the new raw materials for Moldovan briquettes

    Dec 5, 2017

    Buckwheat and almonds are the new raw materials for Moldovan briquettes

    For the time being, renewable energy is the only opportunity for the Republic of Moldova to diversify its sources of energy supply and to improve its energy security.

  • “Now I say: I will fight for my rights !”

    Nov 29, 2017

    “Now I say: I will fight for my rights !”

    Ecaterina is one of 15 persons, following a six months internship in UN Moldova within a big Diversity Internships Program for people most vulnerable to human Rights violations, and therefore, underrepresented in the national and international labor market.

  • A Pill for Life

    Nov 22, 2017

    A Pill for Life

    The alarm ‘wakes up’ Elena six times a day. It’s been happening for four years since she found out she was seropositive. “I am horrified to forget to take the antiretroviral medicine, so I set the hours when I have to drink my pill on two alarm clocks and on my phone. For a long time, and still, I cannot believe my infection was transmitted from the man I trusted most”, said Elena, a 32-year old woman from Chisinau.

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Secretary General Messages

  • MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the world’s inspiring new manifesto for transforming our world and building a better future for all. But as we undertake this crucial journey of implementation, a broad barrier stands in our path: corruption.

  • MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY

    Volunteers work tirelessly to create a better future for all. They contribute to national well-being and show global solidarity at times of crisis. We see this in action all over the world, most notably over the past year as volunteers have provided shelter and wide-ranging support to millions of refugees forced from their homes by armed conflict and persecution.

  • MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

    Ten years ago this month, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. One of the most widely ratified international human rights instruments, with 169 Parties, the Convention has spurred significant progress in commitment and action for equality, inclusion and empowerment around the world, with disability being increasingly incorporated into the global human rights and development agendas.

  • MESSAGE ON WORLD AIDS DAY

    Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride but we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.