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Recent Joint UN Publications

  • 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.

  • Study on the situation of Romani women and girls in the Republic of Moldova (2014)

    The report appearing under this cover complements the 2013 report on the situation of Roma in the Republic of Moldova by examining in particular the situation of Romani women and girls. According to the report, while obstacles to access basic services, including education, are significant for both Romani girls and boys, some aspects are clearly gendered. Romani girls are particularly vulnerable to school drop out and low educational attainment, due to the role many are required to play in their family. Early marriage remains an issue in some communities.

  • Report on Human Rights in the Transnistrian Region of the Republic of Moldova, By Thomas Hammarberg Senior Expert (2013)

    One purpose of human rights reporting is usually to identify shortcomings and problems which ought to be addressed. This report is no exception; it is critical but with the intention to encourage remedial action. At the very end, the Expert has listed some of his concrete recommendations. He has also offered suggestions on what international agencies might contribute in order to promote human rights for individuals in Transnistria.

  • The System of Guardianship in Practice in the Republic of Moldova: Human Rights and Vulnerability of Persons Declared Incapacitated (2013)

    This study was prepared with the support of the Office of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at the request of the Inter-ministerial Working Group on Legal Capacity Reform. The Inter-ministerial Working Group was established in 2011 with a view to designing measures to bring Moldovan law, policy and practice into conformity with Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), guaranteeing equal legal capacity for persons with disabilities. The Inter-ministerial Working Group on Legal Capacity Reform is comprised of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family, as well as of observers and technical support members.

  • The Human Rights of Children with Spina Bifida in the Republic of Moldova (2013)

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) – the United Nations Human Rights Office – commissioned the study that follows concerning the human rights of children with spina bifida in the Republic of Moldova.

  • Health 2020 – A European policy framework supporting action across government and society for health and well-being (2013)

    Health 2020: a European policy framework supporting action across government and society for health and well-being sets out a far-sighted and ambitious agenda for health. Agreement on this framework by all 53 Member States of the WHO European Region comes at a crucial time. As we approach 2015 and the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, this policy will help to position health in the next generation of global goals.

  • Issue Briefs ‘The Future We Want’ (2012)

    The purpose of these briefs is to draw attention to some of the most important human rights and development issues in Moldova, based on the Republic of Moldova’s international commitments, global best practice, and the voice of 7,000 Moldovans who participated in the Post-Millennium Development Goals global and national consultations ‘The Future We Want’.

  • Republic of Moldova: two decades in the large United Nations Family (2012)

    Publication dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Republic of Moldova’s membership to the United Nations March 2, 1992 - March 2, 2012. This publication was developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova with the support of the United Nations in the Republic of Moldova.

  • The United Nations and the European Union: Partnership for Moldova, Partnership for Development 2005-2011 (2011)

    The United Nations and the European Union have a long history of international cooperation in the area of development assistance, human rights, conflict prevention and crisis response. This publication takes stock of successful partnership and cooperation between the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) in the Republic of Moldova from 2005 to 2011. This is a diverse and close cooperation benefiting the Moldovan people.

  • Violence against women in the family in the Republic of Moldova (2010)

    One of the basic objectives of the study is to quantify the indicators on prevalence rates of violence over lifetime and in the last twelve months, violence committed by current or the most recent husband/partner or another family member. The data from the study reveal the fact that violence against women is more frequent among rural women, the phenomenon progresses together with a woman’s age and is indirectly proportional to a woman’s level of education. Married women are more reticent to disclose cases of violence, hence the highest rates of violence prevailing against women are registered among divorced/separated women and widows.

  • Working Children in the Republic of Moldova: The Results of the 2009 Children’s Activities Survey (2010)

    In 2009, the National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova, in collaboration with IPEC and UNICEF, conducted the Children’s Activities Survey (CAS) as a module of a larger, regularly conducted Labour Force Survey (LFS).

  • Feeding the hope. The United Nations’ and International Community’s Response to Reducing the Consequences of Drought in the Republic of Moldova (2008)

    The United Nations response to last summer’s drought in Moldova was a powerful demonstration of what can be achieved if people, authorities, UN agencies, and international community work together. Thus the relief and technical assistance we have provided to Moldova contributed to reducing the losses, saving livelihoods and equally important to securing the future wherein people are less affected by natural hazards.

  • From Drought to Prosperity through Community Development (2008)

    The 2007 summer drought severely compromised the harvest in over 80 per cent of Republic of Moldova’s agricultural lands. Thus, the financial and food security of a great number of agricultural producers, families living in rural areas, and especially socially vulnerable citizens, was severely affected.