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  • Dozens of organizations form a cluster to boost biomass energy sector in the Republic of Moldova Mar 24, 2017

    Dozens of organizations get together to boost biomass energy sector, with the support of the European Union. Thus, a biomass energy cluster was established today, following Romania’s model, to promote the development of the biomass energy sector through advocacy, research, international cooperation.

  • Coolege Vitamine campaign is extended to public schools and kindergartens outside Chisinau Mar 23, 2017

    UNDP Moldova, in partnership with Moldova Fruct Association of Fruit Producers and Exporters, extend Coolege Vitamine campaign to kids in public schools and kindergartens outside Chisinau. The extension is intended to trial a distribution of fresh fruits to 6,000 kids from 49 educational institutions in districts of Soroca, Anenii Noi, Hincesti, Edinet, Briceni, Ialoveni, Criuleni, Straseni, Rezina, Stefan Voda, Causeni, Ungheni, Orhei. Since autumn 2016, 3,500 kids from 5 schools and kindergartens from Chisinau receive apple snacks twice per week.

  • Republic of Moldova ranks 107 out of 188 in Human Development Index Mar 21, 2017

    Republic of Moldova ranks 107 out of 188 countries and territories in Human Development Index (HDI). The value of 0.699 puts the country in the top of medium human development category. From Europe and Central Asia, countries which are close to Moldova in 2016 HDI rank and to some extent in population size are Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, which have HDIs ranked 111 and 105 respectively.

  • Over 1000 jobs will be created in 6 localities in the country Mar 16, 2017

    Three towns (Ialoveni, Edinet and Straseni) and three villages (Colibasi, Carpineni and Selemet) received grants of 20 thousand USD from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, through the UNDP Migration and Local Development Project to boost local business development.

  • UNDP launches its first Business Innovation Lab on the platform of Tekwill, ICT Center of Excellence Mar 15, 2017

    UNDP Moldova launches on 15 March 2017 its first Business Innovation Lab, in the premises of the Tekwill ICT Center of Excellence, a fitting environment for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to engage in innovative projects.

  • Migrants, native from 23 communities contributed with 2 million lei to local development Mar 15, 2017

    Over three months, the campaign “For home with love”, organized by the Migration and Local Development Project, convinced each tenth migrant from 23 partner localities to contribute financially for local development projects.

  • Beyond expenses and income, poverty being viewed with a witness eye of citizens Mar 14, 2017

    In April-May 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics, with the support of the United Nations, will hold 10 consultations with men and women from vulnerable groups such as elderly, unemployed, single parents, migrants, etc. These will facilitate the collection of data that mirror multiple dimensions of poverty, such as access to health, education, transport and other services.

  • EU helps 15 entrepreneurs from Gagauzia and Taraclia with financing for their business development Mar 10, 2017

    15 entrepreneurs won grants of up to 18,400 euros from the European Union to start new businesses and develop small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in ATU Gagauzia and Taraclia. They were selected from a total of 76 entrepreneurs who filed applications for funding during the first round of a grant competition organized by the EU-funded “Support for Agriculture and Rural Development in ATU Gagauzia and Taraclia” (SARD) Programme, implemented by UNDP.

  • Thanks to the EU in Dorotcaia people from both banks of the Nistru River celebrated Martisor together Mar 4, 2017

    This year, the inhabitants from Dorotcaia village have celebrated the Martisor Fest with special glitter. Artistic bands, craftsmen and artists from both sides of the Nistru River have celebrated together the arrival of spring in the Cultural Hall, renovated with the financial support of the European Union through the “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme, implemented by the UNDP Moldova. From now on, the building will serve as premises for carrying out joint activities for the talents from the right and left banks of the Nistru River.

  • On the occasion of Zero Discrimination Day, the UN launches an external elevator to make its premises accessible to all visitors Mar 1, 2017

    On 1 March 2017, the United Nations in the Republic of Moldova has inaugurated an elevator that facilitates the access to all four floors of its headquarters in Chisinau, located on 131, 31 August 1989 Street. Since 1994, the UN House hosts several agencies, funds and programs of the United Nations, the ground floor being accessible since 2004.