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  • 16 Sep 2013
    International Democracy Day: Speech by UN Resident Coordinator Nicola Harrington-Buhay at Moldova State University

    At the time the United Nations was established, many parts of the world were not even independent, much less democratic. Still, the UN Charter assumed that governing by the will of the people was the only way to secure the three interlinked goals of the United Nations: peace, human rights, and development for everyone. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights went on to identify the right of all people to take part in the government of their country as a universal human right.

  • 04 Sep 2013
    Youth from both banks of Nistru turn collected waste into works of art

    More than 60 pupils, teachers, local authorities from both banks of the Nistru River joined their efforts to clean up the waste from an area along the Nistru River in a unique way, turning the trash piles into unusual toys and artworks. Thus, the organizers of the action, “Vitality” from Tiraspol and “Renasterea rurala” from Tohatin associations with the assistance of the EU-UNDP “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme, tried to draw the attention of people living on both sides of the Nistru to the precarious environmental situation of the river shores and call for more active actions to protect the environment.

  • 03 Sep 2013
    First professional foster family service launched in the Transnistrian region

    A suitable family for every child who has been deprived of parental care. This was the aim set by the nongovernmental organizations “Detstvo Detyam” from Tiraspol and „Partnerships for Every Child” from Chisinau with the help of the "Support to Confidence Building Measures" Programme (SCBM) by implementing for the first time a professional foster family's service in the Transnistrian region.

  • 16 Aug 2013
    Chess unites people from both banks of the Nistru River

    For the first time in Moldova, 20 schools from both banks of Nistru will have qualified teachers, teaching materials and the items required to study chess, starting with this autumn. This has become possible due to a project implemented with the assistance of the EU-UNDP Program “Support to Confidence Building Measures”. Today, teachers who attended the first qualification training courses in the field of chess held public chess classes that everybody could attend in the center of Chisinau.

  • 13 Aug 2013
    Launch of business school in Ribnita offers new opportunities to entrepreneurs from the left bank of the Nistru River

    The Ribnita Business School, created with the assistance of the EU-UNDP “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme, will offer beginner entrepreneur, managers of small and medium enterprises and local public authorities from the left bank of the Nistru River training courses in the field of business start-up and development, as well as support for the implementation of the most innovative and feasible business ideas.

  • 24 Jul 2013
    UN Resident Coordinator in Moldova discusses follow up to Hammarberg report on human rights in the Transnistrian region

    Nicola Harrington-Buhay had a meeting with Nina Shtanski, during which they discussed the assistance provided by UNDP and other UN agencies to the Transnistrian region.

  • 16 Jul 2013
    EU and UN officials in Moldova distributed first aid leaflet in the streets of Chisinau

    Dressed in reflective vests, Nicola Harrington-Buhay, UN Resident Coordinator, and Wicher Slagter, Head of Political and Economic Section of the EU Delegation to Moldova, accompanied by representatives of the emergency services and Automobile Club of Moldova, distributed today first aid leaflets to drivers at the crossroads of Dacia and Decebal boulevards, where most fatal traffic accidents happen in Chisinau.

  • 12 Jul 2013
    First National Park to contribute to local communities’ development and biodiversity protection in Orhei area

    Parliament voted today the Law on creation of the Orhei National Park. First of this kind in Moldova, Orhei National Park covers 33,800 hectares and includes 18 communes in four districts - Orhei, Straseni, Calarasi and Criuleni.

  • 05 Jul 2013
    First inter-municipal agreement to provide sanitation services in six villages of Telenesti and Sangerei districts

    Seven mayors from Teleneşti and Sangerei changed, for one day, the mayor suit for a sanitation worker vest. The mayors of villages Inesti, Banesti, Verejeni, Mandresti and Ratus from the district of Teleneşti and the mayor of Prepelita village in Sangerei, together with the mayor of the city of Telenesti, signed an inter-municipal cooperation agreement that will allow the participating localities to jointly collect and dispose of their domestic waste.

  • 04 Jul 2013
    Children learn at summer camp Energel how to produce renewable energy and use it efficiently

    120 children from 13 districts learn how to produce renewable energy and use it efficiently at Summer Camp ENERGEL organised in Ivancea Village, Orhei district. For ten days (1-10 July), they will be involved in many interactive and practical activities.

  • 02 Jul 2013
    Online mass-media from the left side of the River Nistru becomes more active

    For the first time, 11 schools from the Transnistrian region created their own blogs, where pupils can practice their journalistic skills and share their achievements. For one year, 70 pupils from the region were trained to create blogs for their schools. At the end of the training course, young bloggers gathered together at a summer school organized with the assistance of the EU-UNDP “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme to share their experience.

  • 02 Jul 2013
    In Rezina, people to benefit from better healthcare

    As of today, the rayon hospital from Rezina has a new General Surgery Unit. The European Union and the United Nations Development Programme in partnership with the local public administration provided over 115,000 Euro for its renovation.

  • 18 Jun 2013
    Micro financing initiatives may bring new jobs in the Transnistrian region

    The market survey of the microfinancing sector in the Transnistrian region, presented today within a round table organized by the UNDP-EU “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme, provides an analysis of the financial sector in the Transnistrian region.

  • 05 Jun 2013
    First Career Development Centre opened in Chisinau

    Unemployed people, Moldovan migrants who returned home and graduates of various educational institutions will get now training and assistance in finding a job in Moldova. The first out of four career development centers was opened today in Chisinau.

  • 31 May 2013
    Civil society, legal experts and human rights lawyers team up to improve access to legal services

    Civil society organizations, legal experts and human rights lawyers learned how to use the law in protecting, upholding and fulfilling their rights, improve legal literacy, and access to legal services by increasing awareness of HIV-related laws, policies and regulations.

  • 31 May 2013
    UNDP Conducts Capacity Building Training in the Republic of Moldova for People Living with and Affected by HIV

    UNDP, and its regional and national partners—the Eastern European and Central Asian Union of PLHIV (ECUO), the Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (IDOM) and NGO Viata Noua (“New Life”)—conducted a capacity building training for people living with and affected by HIV in Moldova.

  • 28 May 2013
    Winners of the Grants Programme for Civil Society launched a new round of projects for enhancing confidence among people on both sides of the Nistru River

    Another nine civil society projects were launched with the purpose to increase confidence among people on both sides of the Nistru River and to improve the quality of their lives. Selected during the second round of the Grants programme for Civil Society, organized by the UNDP-EU “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme, the projects will be carried out in partnership with the nongovernmental organizations from both banks.

  • 26 May 2013
    Confidence building promoted during the Europe Day in Tiraspol

    On the first Europe Day in Tiraspol, the tent of the UNDP-EU “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme was visited by hundreds of people willing to learn more about the confidence building activities on both sides of the Nistru River.

  • 22 May 2013
    3 000 school students are familiar with renewable energy sources and energy efficiency

    As many as 3 000 children from the Republic of Moldova know how to make use of the renewable energy sources and are familiar with the secret of energy savings. Next week, the school students of Grades VII and VIII, representing 64 Moldovan schools, will complete their school year, during which they learned about renewables and energy efficiency. The educational initiative on renewable energy and energy efficiency is carried out under the EU-UNDP funded Energy and Biomass Project.

  • 21 May 2013
    Behavioural science and development: How about some practical examples?

    I told you about our foray into behavioural economics and invited you to join – and I even gave you some homework. Now I want to offer some examples of what behavioural economics looks like in practice, in the hope of starting to think about how we can apply it to our work. (Keeping in mind that there is some criticism of the approach too.)