European Union supports 16 businesses in ATU Gagauzia and Taraclia District

16 entrepreneurs from ATU Gagauzia and Taraclia District received grants from the European Union for a value of up to 17,900 Euro each. The support will enable launching of new businesses and developing small and medium enterprises, resulting in creation of over 90 new jobs.

Local development model involving migrants will be replicated in the entire country

Another 15 localities from 15 districts of the country will learn to cooperate with people who left abroad, during the second phase of the Migration and Local Development Project (MiDL), implemented by the United Nations Development Programme in Moldova, with the support of the Swiss Development and Cooperation.

EU brings classical music for the first time to the Tighina Fortress

La, La Play tour of the Moldova National Youth Orchestra reached Tighina fortress. For the first time, classical music, played by artists from both banks of the Nistru River, was performed in the famous fortress built in the XV century, nowadays - a popular touristic attraction. The event was possible thanks to the European Union’s support, as part of the “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme, implemented by the UNDP.

With EU support culture revived in Molovata village

Starting with today, unique cultural events will become normal in Molovata, a picturesque village on the bank of Nistru. The European Union funded the refurbishment of the cultural facility in the community, in the framework of Support to Confidence Building Measures Programme, implemented by the UNDP.

International Photo Contest, dedicated to climate change and protection of ozone layer

Professional and amateur photographers from all over the world are invited to participate in the International Photo Contest, dedicated to climate change and protection of ozone layer, which will be held from July 10 to September 11, 2017.

UNDP inspires journalists and civic activists to make best use of open data

MiLab, Moldova Social Innovation Lab within UNDP Moldova, will host Open Data Media Camp 2017 during 13-17 September 2017 for 25 local participants, guided by 5 Slovak mentors. Investigative journalists, activists, NGO representatives and bloggers interested in open data, research and watchdog activities are expected to participate.

Moldova: Enhancing awareness of electoral stakeholders on the gender perspective of different electoral systems

In Moldova women account for 22.8% of MPs in the national Legislature. In April 2016, a legislated 40% gender quota was introduced for the political party candidate lists at the Parliamentary and Local Elections.

Understand Your Parliament - three videos explaining Parliament’s work launched in Moldova, with the support of UNDP

How does the Parliament work? How are laws adopted and how can people get involved in discussing and consulting legislative acts? In order to answer these questions and provide people with firsthand easy to grasp information, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova has prepared several videos, which can be found on Parliament’s YouTube channel.

Moldova has committed to achieving 106 targets for a better life by 2030

The Republic of Moldova has committed to achieving 106 targets for a better life by 2030. The respective targets represent the outcome of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda’s nationalization. Moldova has committed to implement the 2030 Agenda jointly with the other 192 UN Member States by adopting the Declaration of the Sustainable Development Summit that took place in September 2015 in New York.

UNDP has delivered more than half of medicines necessary for nine national and special health programmes in the Republic of Moldova

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) provided the Ministry of Health with 56% of the total volume of medicines contracted under an assistance project focused on the procurement of life-saving medicine for patients in the Republic of Moldova. These efforts brought over USD 923,000 in savings to the state budget or 23% of the allocated budget.

Ialoveni benefits from street lightening and shall generate more income for the local budget, due to a tower crane procured for high works

Natives from Ialoveni contributed with over 2,500 USD, supporting their local public administration to procure a tower crane for executing height works. The Government of Switzerland offered via the United Nations Development Programme, a grant of 20,000 USD, on top of the 2,500 USD allocated by the city hall local budget and the contributions of the population.

Children attending ENERGEL Summer Camp build wind turbines and solar collectors out of used materials

46 children from different parts of the Republic of Moldova discover renewable energy at ENERGEL Summer School, during 25 June – 5 July. Participants come from those communities which benefitted from the EU-funded Energy and Biomass Project and installed biomass heating systems.

The Climate Change Office in partnership with the UNDP, has launched a contest for journalistic articles on climate change adaptation issues

The Climate Change Office and the Ministry of Environment, in partnership with the UNDP, have launched a contest for journalistic articles on climate change adaptation issues. It is open to all journalists from national and local press, online media, radio and television.

[BLOG POST] How do we curb corruption in Moldova after the “theft of the century”

After the "theft of the century", when one billion USD – the equivalent of 12% of Moldova’s GDP, has vanished without any trace, corruption became an emergency condition in the former soviet republic. According to the Corruption Perception Index for 2016, the Republic of Moldova is one of the most corrupt countries in Europe, and two-thirds of Moldovans think that corruption is one of the biggest problems in the country.