UNDP Moldova launches the first youth-centered skills observatory to increase employment rate
May 24, 2017
UNDP Moldova and the National Institute of Economic Research are launching the first Skills Observatory, mainly focused on youth and their active engagement. The innovation lab will conduct researches and experiments around topics of skills mismatch, underutilization and increased employability for young women and men.
Over 4,200 people living in Gura Bicului and Bicioc villages will enjoy better medical services thanks to the EU support
May 22, 2017
Thanks to the EU support, inhabitants from Gura Bicului and Bicioc villages will enjoy improved services in the local Family Medical Center. In Gura Bicului village, Anenii Noi district, the Medical facility that assists people from both banks of the Nistru River was refurbished in the framework of the EU-funded Support to Confidence Building Measures Programme, implemented by the UNDP.
Ending AIDS Together
May 19, 2017
The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, observed annually in the third Sunday of May, serves as a community mobilization campaign to raise social consciousness about HIV and AIDS. It serves as an important intervention for global solidarity, breaking down barriers of stigma and discrimination, and giving hope to new generations.
New WHO study on health and well-being of Europe’s youth reveals that obesity continues to rise
May 18, 2017
A new WHO report, launched today at the European Congress on Obesity in Portugal, reveals that the number of obese adolescents is continuing to rise in many countries across the WHO European Region. “Despite sustained efforts to tackle childhood obesity, one in three adolescents is still estimated to be overweight or obese in Europe, with the highest rates found in southern European and Mediterranean countries. What is of particular concern is that the epidemic is on the rise in eastern European countries, where historically rates have been lower,” states Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe
The Government of the Republic of Moldova and the United Nations signed a new programme of cooperation for 2018-2022
May 16, 2017
The Government of the Republic of Moldova and United Nations the signed today a US$ 155.5 million development assistance programme for the years 2018-2022. The new programme of cooperation, “Republic of Moldova-United Nations Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2018-2022”, is guided by national development priorities, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its associated 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Students from Alcedar are greening their school
May 16, 2017
Youth from Alcedar, Soldanesti district, came up with ingenious solutions for a school with zero fossil energy consumption. Their initiatives were presented at a public lesson held within the optional course on "Renewable Energy Sources", launched by the EU funded Energy and Biomass Project.
6 EU-UN projects aimed to improve people’s lives inspire the visitors of the European Village
May 13, 2017
On 13 May, visitors of the European Village in the centre of Chisinau had the opportunity to interact, play and learn more about 6 projects implemented by the United Nations and financed by the European Union.
30,000 People from Taraclia District have now access to safe drinking water sources
May 9, 2017
Public drinking water distribution stations, built with the financial support of the Embassy of Bulgaria under a project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), were inaugurated today in Taraclia and Tvardita towns. Besides these two public stations, provided with modern water treatment equipment, another five were put into operation in Valea Perjei, Albota de Sus, Cairaclia, Ciumai and Cealic villages of Taraclia district.
Children from “Mihai Viteazul” high school are proud of a first orchard, planted by them
May 5, 2017
UNDP Moldova and the management of the “Mihai Viteazul” high school, with the support of Mobiasbanca organized the second tree planting event, part of the campaign “Make apples cool”. More than 1000 children participated in the festive event celebrating the importance of apples throughout history and in daily life. The small apple orchard was planted by this year’s graduates and was kindly offered by Codru ST and Alextehagro LTD.
A Tourist Information Center was opened in Tiraspol thanks to EU support
May 5, 2017
Tourists who were considering exploring the left bank of the Nistru River can make their trip more memorable. A Tourist Information Center, opened today in Tiraspol, will recommend tourist destinations, accommodation possibilities, and other relevant information for foreign visitors or locals, who want to discover new touristic attractions. This is one of the projects implemented within the framework of the EU-funded Support to Confidence Building Measures (SCBM) Programme, implemented by the UNDP.
CALL FOR INVOLVEMENT At least 18 localities will learn how to engage migrants in local development
May 5, 2017
UNDP announces a call for selecting at least 18 more partner localities beneficiaries of the “Migration and Local Development” project, implemented with the financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Until now, with the support of the project, other 25 towns and villages succeeded to engage migrants in local development.
UN Global Road Safety Week in the Republic of Moldova - Save lives - #SlowDown
May 5, 2017
The NGO "Automobile Club of Moldova" announces the launching of the fourth edition of the UN Global Road Safety Week in the Republic of Moldova, which will take place from 8 to 14 May 2017 in Chisinau.
Thanks to the EU, students from Proteagailovca, left bank of the Nistru river, will enjoy practicing sports
May 2, 2017
Sports activities will become more exciting for the children of Proteagailovca village, situated on the left bank of the Nistru River. This is because the local school gym is being refurbished for the first time in almost 60 years after it had opened its doors for the first time. The investments, in amount of 134,000 euros, were provided by the European Union, in the framework of the "Support to Confidence Building Measures" Programme, implemented by the UNDP.
Discrimination based on race, colour and ethnicity in the Republic of Moldova watched over by the UN Committee
May 1, 2017
The Republic of Moldova was revised by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination on April 26-27, 2017. The members of the Committee asked the Government's representatives several questions about the progress made in implementing the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination that our country has ratified 16 years ago.
The extensive use of biomass has brought new technologies, jobs and increased the energy security in the Republic of Moldova
Apr 28, 2017
The production of renewable energy in the Republic of Moldova has increased in just a few years from 4% to 14% of the energy consumption, mostly thanks to the European Union's support, provided within the Energy and Biomass Project. Nevertheless, the concern about the energy security and efficiency, and the production of its own energy from renewable sources still remains essential for the Republic of Moldova.