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Recent Joint UN Publications

  • Language Rights of Linguistic Minorities: A Practical Guide for Implementation (2017)

    Handbook by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues. The purpose of this Guide is to further assist policymakers and rights holders to understand the full scope of linguistic rights of linguistic minorities for their practical implementation.

  • Report of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues on her mission to the Republic of Moldova (2016)

    The Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, conducted an official visit to the Republic of Moldova from 20 to 29 June 2016. The Republic of Moldova is a multi-ethnic, multireligious and multicultural society with a considerable legal framework for the protection of minority rights; nevertheless, the lack of institutional attention and dedicated budget provisions, compounded by the recent economic crisis, remain major obstacles for its proper implementation.

  • Legal analysis of the decisions of the Equality Council and the decisions of the domestic courts on discrimination cases of the Republic of Moldova (2016)

    The research for this report was undertaken in the summer of 2016 and was designed to assess the remedies available for victims of discrimination in the Republic of Moldova. First, an analysis of a number of selected decisions of the Equality Council, including all of its decisions that have been contested in the courts and, the decisions of courts following those challenges, was undertaken.

  • Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review of Moldova (2016)

    The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, established in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 5/1, held its twenty-sixth session from 31st October to 11 November 2016. The review of the Republic of Moldova was held at the 9th meeting on 4 November 2016.

  • Feasibility Study on the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2016)

    This study examines the feasibility for the Republic of Moldova to ratify the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (OP CRPD). Pursuant to an overview of the Protocol, it examines the Moldovan legislation and case law against the provisions of the covenant. The study further analyses the opportunities and obstacles to ratification.

  • Analytical notes “Women Profiles in the Republic of Moldova” (2016)

    The purpose of the profiles is to inform the public, based on evidences/data, about the advantages, capacities and potential that belong to the analyzed groups of women and the contribution they can make to the development, their environments of interaction, the opportunities they benefit from or which they lack, the limitations and the obstacles they face.

  • Perceptions of Human Rights in the Republic of Moldova (2016)

    The study “Perceptions of Human Rights in the Republic of Moldova” describes some important aspects regarding public knowledge and awareness of human rights, their observance by different players, in general, and compared to different vulnerable groups in the country. The findings of the study are especially important in the current context of the Republic of Moldova. First, it appears that the information level of the population is very low, especially among rural population. Also, the reduced access to information in this context, and the possibility to defend the violated rights should be mentioned.

  • Disability Mobility & Road Risk in Moldova (2016)

    This paper is based on a survey of 100 individuals with disabilities in the Republic of Moldova. The aim of the survey has been to record the types of issues faced by people with different disabilities living in Moldova and whether they report specific challenges related to road safety. The survey was designed to gather information on how easily people with disabilities can use Moldovan roads, what they think of the road safety environment, and what issues they face as road users. This information is important for effective road safety management, and our report makes a number of recommendations for public policy makers in Moldova.

  • Behavioral and social determinants of adolescent health (2016)

    The 2014 assessment study of Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC) in the Republic of Moldova has been carried out by the national HBSC research team, with technical assistance from the World health Organization and financial support from the Swiss Agency for development and Cooperation. The purpose of the study is to obtain new evidence and increase the level of awareness in relation to health behaviors, health and lifestyle of adolescents in their social context. The study is both a scientific research and a tool for international monitoring of health and health behaviors in school-aged children.

  • Study on Equality Perceptions and Attitudes in the Republic of Moldova (2015)

    The “Study on Equality Perceptions and Attitudes in the Republic of Moldova” measures the attitudes and perceptions of the population (the social distance index (SDI) and the existing stereotypes) regarding 14 groups considered to be vulnerable and marginalized, namely: persons with mental and intellectual impairments; persons with physical impairments; LGBT persons; persons living with HIV/AIDS; Roma people; Russians living in the RM; Russian-speaking persons; Romanians living in the RM; Jewish people; persons of African origin; foreigners living in the RM, but not holding RM citizenship; persons of Muslim religion; other religious minorities; ex-detainees. The data reflected in the study refer to the year 2015.

  • Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities on her mission to the Republic of Moldova (2015)

    In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities explores issues relating to the rights of persons with disabilities in the Republic of Moldova in the light of international human rights norms and standards, in particular the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

  • Access to HIV treatment, other essential medicines and intellectual property (2015)

    Upon request by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova UNDP, in collaboration with WHO, organized National Consultations on access to HIV treatment and other essential medicines in the context of the recently concluded Association Agreement with the EU and expected amendments in national intellectual property legislation and related laws. The goal of the Consultations was to examine the likely impact on access to treatment for people living with HIV and co-infections in Moldova and to explore measures that could be employed by Moldova to meet its public health obligation to ensure access to affordable medicines.

  • Feasibility Study, Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Challenges or Opportunities? (2015)

    This paper was commissioned by the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. It examines the feasibility for the Republic of Moldova to ratify the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR). Pursuant to an overview of the Protocol, it examines the Moldovan legislation and case law against the provisions of the Covenant. The paper further analyses the opportunities and obstacles to ratification.

  • The Human Rights of People with Mental and Intellectual Impairments in the Republic of Moldova (2015)

    This report arises from joint OHCHR and MDAC work to assess law, policy and practice as concerns persons with mental or intellectual disabilities from a human rights perspective in the Republic of Moldova. Field research has been undertaken during the period 2012-2015. In addition, the report reflects the experience of OHCHR in direct involvement with Moldovan authorities, National Human Rights Institution and civil society to move reforms in the areas at issue, as well as to support the development of Moldovan civil society of persons with mental or intellectual disabilities.

  • Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona (2014)

    The Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights conducted an official visit to the Republic of Moldova from 8 to 14 September 2013. In the present report, the Special Rapporteur outlines the challenges facing the Republic of Moldova in implementing measures to tackle poverty and in ensuring the rights of those living in poverty in the country.