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03 Aug 2012
After four months of monitoring visits conducted by Comrat Legal Clinic to the temporary detention isolators of ATU Gagauzia, internal investigations were initiated against three policemen of Comrat Police Station of torture allegations and other five complains are examined by Prosecutor Office of Comrat Municipality.
31 Jul 2012
Today the “Support to Confidence Building Measures” (SCBM) Program team met with community representatives from the security zone, the right bank of the Nistru River, winners of the social infrastructure projects in order to discuss the launching and implementation mechanism.
23 Jul 2012
26 schools and kindergartens from Anenii Noi, Orhei, Rezina, Soldanesti, Cantemir, Leova and Ungheni districts to use modern biomass-based heating systems
Mayors of villages from Anenii Noi, Orhei, Rezina, Soldanesti, Cantemir, Leova and Ungheni Districts, who plan to connect their municipal institutions to biomass-based heating systems signed today a Memorandum of Cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme.
19 Jul 2012
Kaarina Immonen, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has completed her mission to the Republic of Moldova. On this occasion, she had a series of meetings with President of the Republic of Moldova Nicolae Timofti, Prime-Minister Vladimir Filat, Speaker of the Parliament Marian Lupu and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Andrei Popov.
13 Jul 2012
Republic of Moldova to become the first country to implement recommendations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law
Leading Moldovan and international experts discussed today how Moldovan law and its application can promote an effective AIDS response and adopt an action plan to ensure that the law works for people affected by HIV.
25 Jun 2012
Fresh fruit producers and two fresh fruit associations from Moldova learned new production and post-harvest technologies of sweet cherry growing during a recent study tour to Turkey.
20 Jun 2012
In a high-level forum at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development today the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented the conceptual groundwork for a future “Sustainable Human Development Index,” which would recognize the cost of human development to future generations.
19 Jun 2012
World Business and Development Awards announce winners at Rio+20: Fighting poverty can benefit businesses
Eleven companies received today the 2012 World Business and Development Awards (WBDA) for their efforts to improve living standards in some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities. Winners were recognized at a ceremony concluding the Business Action for Sustainable Development Business Day taking place during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), where world leaders along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, have convened.
13 Jun 2012
New statistical publication reveals territorial aspects of equal chances and opportunities for women and men in Moldova
“The biggest number of women per thousand men live in Balti municipality. The greatest number of elderly people live in the northern rayons. In 21 rayons of the country the rate of fertility is below the critical level. The highest birth rate was registered in Gagauzia ATU, while the lowest - in Chisinau municipality. Women are mainly employed in the service sector, while men are engaged in agricultural activities. The most of unemployed-women have higher level of education, among unemployed-men the ones with secondary vocational education prevail. Only in Nisporeni rayon the women’s monthly average wage exceeded men’s average wage. Men have 18% higher pension compared to women, and in Chisinau the average pension is 30% higher than in the rest of the country. In all municipalities of the country the mayors’ position are held by men, and only 3 women were elected as presidents of rayons. Women in positions of vice president of rayons amount 10% and over 37.5 percent of municipal and local council members.” These and other gender sensitive statistical data are presented in the publication “Women and Men in the Republic of Moldova. Analysis from a territorial perspective”, developed by National Bureau of Statistics, with UN Agencies support – UNDP, UN Women and the financial assistance of the Swedish Government.
11 Jun 2012
Summer Camp ENERGEL will host eighty 7-th and 8-th-grade school students from Stefan Voda, Leova, Falesti, Cantemir, Sangerei, Hincesti and Telenesti Districts, and from ATU Gagauz Yeri for ten days where they will learn how to produce energy from natural sources and use it efficiently.
05 Jun 2012
Inter-Municipal Cooperation is important for local authorities efficiency and public service quality
Over 130 representatives of local and central authorities, civil society and development partners met at the First National Conference on Inter-Municipal Cooperation, held on June 5-6 in Costesti, Ialoveni, with UN Agencies – UNDP and Un Women support. The event aimed to expand cooperation between central and local public administration with the representative associations and all those interested in local and regional development, and to develop cooperation initiatives between local communities. The Inter-Municipal Cooperation is an efficient tool to increase the potential of local authorities and to improve the quality of public services delivered to citizens.
25 May 2012
On the European Parks Day, the first ecotourism route was officially opened in the future National Park Orhei
The first ecotourism route, which connects two cultural-historical values: the House-Museum "Alexandru Donici" and Curchi Monastery, was inaugurated in the future territory of National Park Orhei. Previously, this route was known only from locals' sayings. With UNDP support, the route was marked with information boards, describing the cultural and historical values and the map of this route, as well as the natural heritage of the first National Park. Also, the locals and tourists will benefit of appropriate leisure places, where they can admire nature in this area.
24 May 2012
Independent national and international experts, lawyers, representatives of state institutions working in prevention and combating torture and forensic experts from both banks of Nistru River discussed during a national conference the situation of efficient forensic documentation of torture and other ill-treatment cases. The event was organised in the framework of “Strengthening the forensic examination of torture and other forms of ill-treatment in Moldova” project, financed by the European Union and implemented by UNDP, in partnership with the OSCE Mission to Moldova and the Rehabilitation Centre of Torture Victims "Memoria".
22 May 2012
World renowned Spanish actor and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas today launched a public service announcement aiming at inviting people to join the global conversation alongside the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development “Rio+20”.
22 May 2012
For the first time in his life, 76 year-old Mihai Druta does not have to carry water 1.5 kilometres to his house. He now has his own water supply in his home, a sewer system, and garbage is collected regularly in his neighbourhood.
19 May 2012
The smallest village from ATU Gagauz Yeri will be prepared for winter. The public institutions from Carbalia will be heated during the next winter with briquettes , modern biomass-based fuel. The launch of the heating systems in the community center and the kindergarten from Carbalia was organized on Saturday, May 19, during the Europe Day in ATU Gagauz Yeri.
18 May 2012
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a project that will promote trade and increase export and productive capacities of fresh fruit producers in Moldova.
17 May 2012
Message by UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark on the international day against homophobia and transphobia
Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). It commemorates the World Health Organisation’s decision in 1990 to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders. That was indeed a milestone, and since then there has been much progress. Last year, the Human Rights Council passed their first resolution ever on “Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity”. An historic study documenting discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity was produced by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and debated by the Council.
03 May 2012
At the invitation of the UN Documentation Centre, the Moldova Energy and Biomass Project held a public presentation for a group of students and lecturers of the State University “Alecu Russo” in Balti.
10 Apr 2012
When Nicolae was just five years old, his sole caretaker died, forcing him to beg for money on the street. At the age of eight, Nicolae quit school and turned to petty theft. Soon afterwards he was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing electronic equipment.
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