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  • 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.

  • Perceptions of Human Rights in the Republic of Moldova (2018)

    The aim of this study was to measure the fulfillment of human rights in the perception of rights’ holders, thus obtaining subjective indicators for measuring the level of rights’ assurance in the Republic of Moldova. Taking into consideration the interdependence of rights through correlation of some indicators, attempts were made to identify the cause-effect links between the backlogs related to different rights’ assurance.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • TERMINOLOGY GUIDE FOR MASS-MEDIA IN COMMUNICATION WITH AND ABOUT GROUPS VULNERABLE TO DISCRIMINATION

    The Terminology Guide is meant to help content creators to adopt an inclusive language to tackle and describe all the people, regardless of their sex, race, ethnicity, physical or intellectual characteristics. UN Moldova supports the use of non-discriminatory language.

  • The Guide „Preventing Violence against Women in Elections” (2017)

    The Guide „Preventing Violence against Women in Elections” seeks to provide assistance to those working to increase the participation of women in electoral processes and mitigate the prevalence of VAWE.