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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Concluding observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the Republic of Moldova (2017)

    The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights considered the 3rd periodic report of the Republic of Moldova on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (E/C.12/MDA/3) at its 56th and 57th meetings (E/C.12/2016/SR.56 and 57) held on 21 and 22 September 2017, and adopted the following concluding observations at its 78th meeting, held on 6 October 2017.

  • Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (2017)

    The recommendations were addressed to the Republic of Moldova by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination as part of the revision process which took place in May 2017 in Geneva. The recommendations are expected to inform further national policies in the area of minority rights for the next 4.5 years.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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’.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.