Recent Joint UN Publications
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.
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’.