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.

The Republic of Moldova ranks as one of the poorest countries in Europe at a time when the cost of essential goods and services is steadily on the rise. The Special Rapporteur was concerned at the widening gap between urban and rural areas, the disproportionate vulnerability of certain groups as well as obstacles to poverty reduction, such as corruption and gaps in policy implementation. The report contains recommendations aimed at ensuring that relevant policies and programmes are implemented so as to enable those living in extreme poverty to enjoy their human rights on an equal basis with the rest of the population.