Strategic partnerships in fighting violence against women and domestic violence established by public discussions “10 years together against violence!”

On 30 November 2016, the Common Dialogue Platform of the Women Members of the Moldovan Parliament and the National Coalition “Life without domestic violence” conducted the public discussions “10 years together against violence!”

The third edition of the Innovation in Governance Forum was dedicated to the Public Administration Reform

The third edition of the Innovation in Governance Forum was oriented on how innovation can make public sector more effective and responsive to people’s needs and how it can help advance the Public Administration Reform. The event was organized by the Moldovan Innovation Lab - MiLab.

Moldovan Parliament is committed to fight violence against women and girls

Moldovan parliamentarians and staffers have joined the Global United Nations Campaign UNiTE - 16-days of activism against gender based violence campaign.

The Republic of Moldova will have a new National Human Rights Plan

The Republic of Moldova will have a new National Human Rights Plan (NHRP) to implement the recommendations addressed to the country by the UN Human Rights Council under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 2016. This commitment was assumed by the authorities, civil society and development partners during an international conference held in Chisinau on 22 - 23 November 2016.

First laboratory to test solid biofuels in Moldova received accreditation

The solid biofuel laboratory within the Agrarian University is the first in the Republic of Moldova to receive accreditation for testing physical and chemical parameters of biofuels. The accreditation was issued in November 2016. The laboratory received modern equipment in value of 100,000 EUR from the European Union, in the framework of Energy and Biomass Project, implemented by UNDP.

Over 56% of the Moldovan families use stoves to heat dwellings

Over 56% of the Moldovan families use stoves to heat their dwellings in the cold season, and heat only part of the dwelling surface. Only 22% of the Moldovan people are connected to the centralized heat supply system and more than half of them do not have a water heating system.

Parliament Secretariat pledges to promote a gender-responsive human resources management

28 female and male employees of the Parliament Secretariat of the Republic of Moldova were trained in human resources management and gender mainstreaming in its practices and policies. The training was conducted in a context where women in the Parliament Secretariat represent 2/3 of the employees, according to the first Gender Audit Report of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, developed by UNDP in 2015

Better integration and employment services for returning migrants

Unprecedentedly, officials in charge of migration at local and national level discusses the improvement of services for returning migrants seeking for job or other information and services

[SUCCESS STORY] It takes a village: Pensioners demand justice in Moldova

After the break-up of the Soviet Union, the archives of enterprises, or even of entire villages, perished. Thousands of people have paid social contributions, but as pension reform in Moldova drags on, their pensions remain minimal. Others can’t officially prove they worked their entire lives; they await retirement with despair.

[SUCCESS STORY] Moldova: The Orhei National Park – from neglect to World Heritage recognition

Not long ago, the Republic of Moldova – lacking both mountains and coastlines - was considered to be bereft of tourist attractions. Even its own people did not really realize that there is an exceptional cultural-natural treasury right in the middle of the country, just 50 km from the capital city.

[PHOTO STORY] Breathing Spaces

Orhei National Park is Moldova’s first national park. Created in 2013, the park consists of large expanses of forested plateaus in central Moldova, populated with rare species which are of particular scientific interest.

[BLOG] Labs as game-changers for governance?

The way the governance process takes place has changed dramatically in the last decade or so. The rise of new technologies, widening democratic space and rise of citizen expert together with our growing understanding of complexity of development challenges, mark the pronounced shift to distributed forms of governance, with governments-enablers and co-creation of solutions at the heart of a such system.

[BLOG] Civil service in Moldova: time to look at corruption through a gender lens?

It is largely acknowledged that corruption creates rampant inequalities, destroys opportunities and has a negative impact on people’s quality of life and the fulfillment of their human rights.

[BLOG] You want to engage your parliament in the fight against corruption? Here are 5 steps you can take

According to Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (2016), Moldova is ranked 103rd (out of 168 countries worldwide) making it one of the most corrupt countries in Europe.