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  • 06 Sep 2012
    Big Plans for Biomass

    The kindergarten in the village of Ermoclia has declared its independence. Energy independence, that is. Instead of struggling to keep students warm with expensive imported gas, the kindergarten now heats up with locally produced biomass fuels made from readily available agricultural wastes such as straw, corn stalks and sawdust.

  • 05 Sep 2012
    UNDP Launches Collection of Innovative Development Stories in Europe and Central Asia

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today a new publication at its Executive Board meeting showcasing transformative development achievements in Eastern European and Central Asian countries. Much of these successes are based on innovative new social policies addressing the needs of that region’s chronically poor and marginalized, including the Roma, youth, the long-term unemployed and people with disabilities.

  • 03 Sep 2012
    Community transport service was launched in Ciuciuleni village, Hincesti district

    For the first time today, the children from Ciuciuleni village, Hincesti district, did not have to walk more than 5 km to get to the school. The primary school children were driven to school by a community minibus purchased at the community’s innititative, by the local public authorities, with the support of the Joint Integrated Local Development Programme (JILDP). A similar situation was in other four communities of the republic that were also assisted by the Program in purchasing community transport and in ensuring population’s access to better education and health care services.

  • 28 Aug 2012
    Festelita village inhabitants will have a modern square

    As of today, 3120 inhabitants of Festelita village, Stefan Voda district, will have a modern square and better access paths to the Village Hall premises due to a project implemented with the support of Joint Integrated Local Development Programme (JILDP).

  • 28 Aug 2012
    The forensic experts trained for the first time in examination and documentation of torture cases

    About 70 forensic experts from the Republic of Moldova were trained in examination and documentation of torture and other ill-treatment cases during June-August. The activities were planned and structured on the basis of the training needs assessment performed previously by a group of national experts in torture prevention and combating.

  • 08 Aug 2012
    Torture doesn't leave only physical trauma

    While leaving the doctor's office I met a man, a victim of torture. He stopped to change a few words with Ludmila Popovici, director of the Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims “Memoria”. “The Center is providing mainly consultancy and advisory services. We have a contract with the Clinic no. 1 of Chisinau, where our beneficiaries can make diagnostic investigations or receive doctors’ consultations. In addition, we provide necessary medical treatment. The torture affects the victim in a multilateral way, not only physically, as some believe. That’s why the person should receive complex assistance”, says Ludmila Popovici.

  • 03 Aug 2012
    Monitoring of temporary detention isolators may prevent torture cases

    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
    Start for social infrastructure projects implementation

    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
    UN Resident Coordinator has completed her mission in the Republic of Moldova

    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
    Moldovan producers learn new fruit growing technologies during a study tour in Turkey

    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
    Going beyond GDP, UNDP proposes human development measure of sustainability

    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
    80 teenagers learn how to produce energy from renewable sources and to use it in a thrifty manner

    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
    Forensic documentation of torture, an important procedure in combating the torture phenomena

    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
    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas invites people to join the global conversation on Rio+20

    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”.