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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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  • MESSAGE FOR WORLD HEALTH DAY

    Today, we join WHO in recommitting to ensure that everyone, everywhere, gets the health services they need.

  • MESSAGE ON WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

    On World Autism Awareness Day, we stand up for the rights of people with autism and speak out against discrimination.

  • THE SECRETARY-GENERAL'S REMARKS ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

    The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination commemorates the Sharpeville massacre -- the horrific killing of 69 people peacefully demonstrating against apartheid in South Africa.

  • MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

    We are at a pivotal moment for women’s rights. The historical and structural inequalities that have allowed oppression and discrimination to flourish are being exposed like never before. From Latin America to Europe to Asia, on social media, on film sets, on the factory floor and in the streets, women are calling for lasting change and zero tolerance for sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination of all kinds.