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  • 28 Mar 2014
    Creating business opportunities for young people from the Security Zone

    10 young people from settlements in the Security Zone will benefit from grants of up to 15 thousand US dollars, individual consulting for a period of 10 months and assistance for the purchase of equipment and raw materials needed to start up or develop businesses. This is possible due to a project implemented by AXA Management Consulting, with the financial assistance of the European Union and the UNDP within the “Supporting Confidence Building Measures” Programme.

  • 21 Mar 2014
    Ending stigma and discrimination against Romani women and girls key to ensuring equality and women advancement in Moldova

    A new UN report on the situation of Romani women and girls in the Republic of Moldova which is the result of nearly two years of research and consultations with a range of stakeholders, including extensive empirical documentation and interviews with Romani women themselves, reveals that Romani women represent one of the most excluded groups in Moldova.

  • 20 Mar 2014
    People in Hagimus, Talmaza and Cioburciu villages have now access to safe water

    On the eve of the World Water Day, more than 700 families and several social institutions from the south of Moldova have been connected to drinking water. Water supply systems built with the financial support of the European Union and UNDP “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme were launched today in Hagimus, Talmaza and Cioburciu villages.

  • 03 Mar 2014
    Share of subsidies for procurement of biomass boilers increased to 1,300 EURO

    People willing to heat their dwellings or microenterprises with biomass may purchase modern pellet/briquette-fired boilers and get a boiler cost refund in the amount of 1,300 EURO. The decision to increase the share of subsidies from 1,000 to 1,300 EURO was approved last Friday (28 February) by the EU-UNDP Moldova Energy and Biomass Project Board, chaired by Valeriu Lazar, Minister of Economy.

  • 21 Feb 2014
    Let’s go to the countryside! Together we can increase the tourist potential of villages on both banks of the Nistru River

    Villages on both banks become more attractive to locals and tourists. After a 20-year break, an energy-saving system of street illumination with a length of 14 km was officially launched today in Ustia with the support of the EU-UNDP Programme financial assistance.

  • 19 Dec 2013
    Data collection and analysis contribute to the efficiency of police activity in Moldova

    The activity of Moldovan Police has become more efficient since the implementation of the intelligence led policing concept, which contributes to the prompt identification of criminals and rapid solving of crimes.

  • 18 Dec 2013
    Leova District will have 16 new biomass heating plants and a service unit for their management

    Leova District Council and the United Nations Development Programme signed today a Public-Private Partnership Agreement to build 16 new biomass heating plants in Leova District and to set, for the first time in the Republic of Moldova, a service unit for managing bioenergy-based heating plants.

  • 11 Dec 2013
    Building trust and friendship between youth on both banks through dance

    Young dancers from both banks of the Nistru River brought the dance fairy on the stage of "Serghei Lunchevici" National Philharmonic in Chisinau. Students from the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts in Chisinau, together with students of "S.Rachmaninov" arts school in Tiraspol, supported by artists from "Bravissima" theatre and the oriental dance troupe "Tadja" enchanted those over one thousand spectators gathered in the Philharmonic Concert Hall, making them dance in the rhythm of their dance.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    First Public Sector Innovation and Productivity Forum in Moldova

    The Electronic Government Center, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme in Moldova, organised the Public Sector Innovation and Productivity Forum, within the reform process of the local public administration and the governance e-Transformation agenda. The event was attended by Government representatives, international experts, coordinators for e-transformation within the Government and development partners.

  • 09 Dec 2013
    International anti-corruption day marked in Moldova through actions involving youth in fighting corruption in schools

    On the International Anti-Corruption Day, several groups of youth and students – National Pupils’ Council, Youth Media Centre, and the Y-Peer network in Moldova – re-launched the ”NU copiez! – I choose to be honest” campaign, which promotes integrity during school tests and exams.

  • 06 Dec 2013
    18 Successful Initiatives in the area of Renewables and Energy Efficiency awarded at Moldova Eco-Energetica Gala of Awards

    18 successful initiatives in using and promoting renewables and energy efficiency have been awarded at Moldova Eco-Energetica Gala, 2013 Edition. The event which took place at “Mihai Eminescu” theatre, brought together more than 300 guests, from high officials, Ministers, Ambassadors, representatives of international organisations to private sector, academia, and civil society.

  • 24 Nov 2013
    Moldovan mayors have committed to fighting violence against women and girls

    Mayors from various communities of the Republic of Moldova have joined the UN’s global COMMIT initiative by getting together in a flash mob through which they committed to undertake actions to fight violence against women and girls in their communities.

  • 21 Nov 2013
    EU and UNDP officials visit the EU-funded projects in the Transnistrian region

    The representatives of the European Union and United Nations Development Programme visited today the Rehabilitation Center for Youth with Disabilities (OSORT) from Tiraspol, the kindergarten and the school from Ternauca village - entities carrying out projects with European money within the EU-UNDP Support to Confidence Building Measures Programme. The delegation headed by Remi Duflot, European Commission Counsellor, got familiarized with the activities carried out in the Transnistrian Region and discussed with projects’ beneficiaries.

  • 18 Nov 2013
    Parliaments of five countries to discuss their role in fighting corruption

    Members of Parliaments of Serbia, Romania, Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova gathered in Chisinau to discuss the role of Parliaments in fighting corruption. The two-day workshop is organized by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova with the support of UNDP’s Democracy Programme funded by the Governments of Denmark and Sweden.

  • 15 Nov 2013
    Eight more joint initiatives of civil society from both sides of the Nistru River will be implemented with EU and UNDP support

    The EU-UNDP Support for Confidence Building Measures Programme has selected 8 more joint initiatives of the civil society from both sides of the Nistru River, which will benefit from financial support as a result of the third Grant Competition.

  • 12 Nov 2013
    Moldova has a modern e-registry of small and light arms

    The Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Moldova has now an electronic registry of arms which ensures a more efficient control and management of the legal circulation of small and light arms. The Government of Romania provided assistance worth US$ 113.000 through a project aimed at strengthening the capacities of the Ministry of Interior in fighting crime, implemented by UNDP, to ensure a secure and swift exchange of data on the circulation of small and light arms in the Republic of Moldova.

  • 08 Nov 2013
    Musicians build cultural bridges over the Nistru River

    Young musicians from both sides of the Nistru River held together a classical music concert on November 8, at the “Serghei Lunchevici” National Philharmonic in Chisinau. These laureates of international contests, accompanied by the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, delighted the audience with new interpretations of Tchaikovsky’s most adored creations.

  • 07 Nov 2013
    School and kindergarten from Cotul Morii have energy independence due to the modern biofuel heating system

    A modern biofuel heating system has been launched today at the school and kindergarten from Cotul Morii of Hincesti District. These premises – attended by more than 250 children and teaching staff – are heated now with biofuel produced locally. The Community has no access to the heating network fuelled with natural gas.

  • 04 Nov 2013
    Ribnita and Bender hospitals to be renovated with the EU and UNDP support

    The emergency medical care, registration department and the child intensive care units in Bender as well as Ribnita maternity hospital will be renovated and provided with the necessary equipment through the financial assistance of the „Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme funded by the EU and co-funded and implemented by UNDP.

  • 24 Oct 2013
    New data on Roma in Moldova will help address existing gaps

    The Report presents new data on Roma in communities with high concentration of Roma population in Moldova in fields such as education, health, migration, employment and living standards.