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  • 18 Sep 2014
    EU-supported civil society initiatives helped improve the lives of over 14,000 people on both banks on the Nistru River

    European Union provided more than 1.3 million Euro over the past two years for joint initiatives of civil society organizations on both banks of the Nistru River which helped improve the lives of more than 14,000 people. The data was presented today in the largest conference which brought together NGOs from both banks of the Nistru, organized by the EU-UNDP “Support Confidence Building Measures” Programme.

  • 16 Sep 2014
    Better interaction between Parliament and people is key for democracy in Moldova

    The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova launched today its fourth constituency office which aims to foster better interaction and communication between MPs and people from various regions of the country. Earlier, with the support of UNDP’s Moldova Democracy Programme, funded by the Government of Sweden, similar offices have been opened in Comrat, Edineț și Leova.

  • 15 Sep 2014
    E-nomination platform to promote women leaders in Moldova

    The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the news portal Unimedia launched today the platform to promote women who have leadership skills and are successful in various sectors but are not very known in Moldova.

  • 10 Sep 2014
    An innovative platform to facilitate discussions on development scenarios of the Republic of Moldova

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the independent think tank Expert-Grup, launched an online survey to discuss and generate proposals for a long-term prosperous and equitable development of the Republic of Moldova.

  • 04 Sep 2014
    Career Development Centre in Cahul to foster entrepreneurship and employment

    Career Development Centre in Cahul is the third centre opened in Moldova to provide the unemployed, emigrants returned home and graduates of various educational institutions necessary training and assistance in finding employment in Moldova.

  • 04 Sep 2014
    Schools and kindergartens to report about the purchase of biofuel to the Energy Efficiency Agency

    Public institutions connected to biomass heating systems shall ensure the procurement of high quality biomass fuel for the cold season and report the information on their readiness status for the new heating season to the Energy Efficiency Agency.

  • 25 Aug 2014
    Deprivation index of rural communities adjusted to policy framework in Moldova

    Representatives of the central and local authorities, National Bureau of Statistics, civil society, academia and development partners participated today in the round table „ Small Areas Deprivation Index: Relevance, Use and Methodological Review” organized by the Ministry of Economy in cooperation with the National Bureau of Statistics in the framework of the UN Programme “Strengthening the national statistical system”.

  • 19 Aug 2014
    Organic farming can help Moldova overcome sustainable development challenges

    Development of organic agriculture and greening of conventional farming can help Moldova respond to economic and environmental challenges, and ensure its sustainable development.

  • 13 Aug 2014
    Video Guide helps biomass energy users buy high quality biofuel

    A Video Guide that helps the users distinguish between high quality and poor quality biofuels by using tools readily-available to everybody has been developed by the EU-UNDP Moldova Energy and Biomass Project in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Agency.

  • 06 Aug 2014
    More than 50 successful ECO projects have been registered for Moldova Eco-Energetica Contest

    More than 50 files have been submitted for Moldova Eco-Energetica Contest, 2014 Edition, most of them competing for the Best Solar Energy Project, Best Geothermal Energy Project and Best Bioenergy Project. Private individuals, public institutions, private entities, civil society and Mass-media representatives submitted innovative projects on using and promoting renewables and energy efficiency within the Contest active period, i.e. 5 March – 5 August 2014.

  • 29 Jul 2014
    UNDP-sponsored Study on green technologies, discussed at roundtable in Chisinau

    Moldova must promote ecological education, raise public awareness on environmental issues, and offer fiscal and financial benefits for using green technologies, which increase energy efficiency and reduce the country’s reliance on foreign energy sources.

  • 29 Jul 2014
    National and local development strategies and plans to be assessed from environmental perspective

    Ministries, local authorities, members of Parliament as well as civil society organizations and the private sector gathered during a round-table to discuss Moldova’s draft Law on Strategic Environmental Assessment.

  • 24 Jul 2014
    2014 Human Development Report: 2.2 billion people are poor or near-poor

    Entitled Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience, the Report provides a fresh perspective on vulnerability and proposes ways to strengthen resilience. It also calls for universal provision of basic social services, and stronger policies for social protection and full employment to advance and secure development progress.

  • 18 Jul 2014
    Hundreds of biofuel producers and users participated at the First National BIOENERGY Forum

    The first National Forum that brings together the Moldovan producers of briquettes and pellets, the users of biomass energy and the bio-energy development policymakers is taking place today in Chisinau with the support granted by the EU Delegation.

  • 16 Jul 2014
    ENERGEL Summer Camp Gathered Together Advocates of Clean Energy

    100 of VII-VIII-grade school children from 13 Districts and ATU Gagauz-Yeri learn how to produce renewable energy and use it efficiently at ENERGEL Summer Camp, currently unrolling its third Edition. The Summer Camp is an initiative launched by the Energy and Biomass Project funded by the European Union and co-funded and implemented by UNDP Moldova.

  • 11 Jul 2014
    10 Inter-Municipal Cooperation initiatives help improve the life of 120,000 people in Moldova

    Mayors of 40 municipalities in Moldova signed in Chisinau grant agreements for the implementation of 10 inter-municipal cooperation initiatives. They provide for public services - waste collection and disposal, street lighting, road maintenance and snow removal, urban development, and repairs - that will improve the lives of over 120,000 people. The total value of the grants is US$ 1,000,000.

  • 09 Jul 2014
    With EU support, people on both sides of the Nistru River have now a common cultural center in Cosnita village

    Thirteen artistic groups from both banks of the Nistru River and from Vinnytsia (Ukraine) performed today at the Folk Festival “Nistrule, pe malul tău”. The fifth edition of the Festival was held this year in the Cultural Center of Cosnita village, Dubasari district, which was renovated recently with European funds in the framework of the EU-UNDP Support to Confidence Building Measures Programme.

  • 04 Jul 2014
    Women’s political participation key to Moldova’s democracy and development

    Boosting women’s political participation and decision-making is fundamental for democracy and essential for achieving sustainable development in Moldova, participants taking part in an event organized by the United Nations in Moldova, Embassy of Sweden and civil society organisations concluded today.

  • 01 Jul 2014
    Business School has opened up new opportunities for entrepreneurs on the left bank of the Nistru River

    More than 900 entrepreneurs benefited from trainings and support in implementing their business ideas within the Business School that was established on the left bank of the Nistru River with the assistance of the EU-UNDP Support to Confidence Building Measures Programme. Today, the graduates of the three Business School branch offices situated in Tiraspol, Bender and Ribnita got together in a conference to exchange experience and to share their results.

  • 29 Jun 2014
    SUN DA-I FEST gathered thousands of ECO energy supporters

    “Stefan cel Mare” Public Garden brought together thousands of people at SUN DA-I FEST – a Festival of ECO technologies and products, which culminated with a concert of live music powered by solar energy. The Festival ended a range of events organized during June 23 -June 29 within the EU Sustainable Energy Week.