Press releases

  • We have abilities, we want possibilities! The program to support more women with disabilities to enter in politics was launched Jul 20, 2017

    The Program for enhancing the political and civic participation of women with disabilities in Moldova "We have abilities, we want possibilities!" was launched, for the first time, in Chisinau. 40 women with disabilities from different regions of the Republic of Moldova, including from ATU of Gagauzia and left bank of Nistru river took part in the first session of the program.

  • WHO report finds dramatic increase in life-saving tobacco control policies in last decade Jul 20, 2017

    The latest WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic published today finds that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas. About 4.7 billion people – 63% of the world’s population – are covered by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure, which has quadrupled since 2007 when only 1 billion people and 15% of the world’s population were covered. Strategies to implement such policies have saved millions of people from early death.

  • With EU support culture revived in Molovata village Jul 19, 2017

    Starting with today, unique cultural events will become normal in Molovata, a picturesque village on the bank of Nistru. The European Union funded the refurbishment of the cultural facility in the community, in the framework of Support to Confidence Building Measures Programme, implemented by the UNDP. So, the beginning of a new era for the cultural life of the village started on Tuesday, 18 of July, with a creative flash-mob on the Molovata ferry and a concert of classical music.

  • Pace of progress must accelerate to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, finds latest UN progress report Jul 19, 2017

    If the world is to eradicate poverty, address climate change and build peaceful, inclusive societies for all by 2030, key stakeholders, including governments, must drive implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a faster rate, says the latest progress report on the SDGs launched by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today.

  • UNDP inspires journalists and civic activists to make best use of open data Jul 17, 2017

    MiLab, Moldova Social Innovation Lab within UNDP Moldova, will host Open Data Media Camp 2017 during 13-17 September 2017 for 25 local participants, guided by 5 Slovak mentors. Investigative journalists, activists, NGO representatives and bloggers interested in open data, research and watchdog activities are expected to participate.

  • World Population Day celebrated in Moldova Jul 11, 2017

    The National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova (NBS) together with the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family, jointly with UNFPA celebrated the World Population Day in the framework of a joint event aimed at highlighting the issues related to the population and family planning.

  • Region’s foresters acquiring strategic communication skills Jul 4, 2017

    FAO: ‘Communicating effectively about forests and the role they play is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’ Strengthening strategic communications on the importance of forests and forestry in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia is the focus of a three-day international workshop opening here today.

  • UNDP has delivered more than half of medicines necessary for nine national and special health programmes in the Republic of Moldova Jul 4, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) provided the Ministry of Health with 56% of the total volume of medicines contracted under an assistance project focused on the procurement of life-saving medicine for patients in the Republic of Moldova. These efforts brought over USD 923,000 in savings to the state budget or 23% of the allocated budget.

  • Moldova has committed to achieving 106 targets for a better life by 2030 Jul 4, 2017

    The Republic of Moldova has committed to achieving 106 targets for a better life by 2030. The respective targets represent the outcome of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda’s nationalization. Moldova has committed to implement the 2030 Agenda jointly with the other 192 UN Member States by adopting the Declaration of the Sustainable Development Summit that took place in September 2015 in New York.

  • For home with love: Ialoveni benefits from street lightening and shall generate more income for the local budget, due to a tower crane procured for high works Jul 1, 2017

    Natives from Ialoveni contributed with over 2,500 USD, supporting their local public administration to procure a tower crane for executing height works. The Government of Switzerland offered via the United Nations Development Programme, a grant of 20,000 USD, on top of the 2,500 USD allocated by the city hall local budget and the contributions of the population.

  • Children attending ENERGEL Summer Camp build wind turbines and solar collectors out of used materials Jun 30, 2017

    46 children from different parts of the Republic of Moldova discover renewable energy at ENERGEL Summer School, during 25 June – 5 July. Participants come from those communities which benefitted from the EU-funded Energy and Biomass Project and installed biomass heating systems.

  • Alternative to incarceration for people who use drugs - a solution for the Republic of Moldova Jun 26, 2017

    On 26 June 2017 a first public debate on the topic "Alternatives to incarceration for people who use drugs" took place, within the national campaign on the occasion of the International Day against Drug Illicit Trafficking and Trafficking.

  • SUN DA-I FEST brought clean energy to the heart of Chisinau Jun 26, 2017

    Thousands of people gathered in the Stefan cel Mare si Sfant Public Garden to see, touch and test renewable energy technologies and enjoy music powered by solar panels. The SUN Dă-I Fest is organized by the Energy and Biomass Project - funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme - the Energy Efficiency Agency and POT Music.

  • 4,000 inhabitants from Scoreni benefit from street lighting Jun 24, 2017

    Around 4,000 inhabitants from Scoreni, Straseni district, will benefit from street lighting, due to villagers’ and migrants’ engagement in local development. Thus, 3 km of cable and 84 LED light fittings of 56W have been installed, with a 5 time less consumption as compared to the traditional bulbs, with a life expectancy of about 15 years and a warranty of 5 years.

  • 23 localities will enjoy better communal services as result of migrants’ involvement Jun 23, 2017

    Over 200 thousand persons from 23 localities will benefit from projects aiming to improve local infrastructure and bring better living conditions, initiative that became possible thanks to migrants’ engagement. So, over 792 thousand USD are invested by 18 villages and 5 cities. Out of this amount, approx. 118.6 thousand USD represent migrants’ donations, collected via Guvern24 crowdfunding platform.