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  • 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”.

  • 22 May 2012
    Community-led development means better quality of life

    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 Gagauzia will heat its public institutions with biomass-based energy

    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
    UNDP will support the fresh fruit producers associations in Moldova

    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
    Students of the "Alecu Russo" University in Balti learned about the biomass energy

    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
    Vulnerable Youth and Women Make a Fresh Start

    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.

  • 05 Apr 2012
    Parliament adopted the National Decentralization Strategy

    After nearly two years of debates and public consultations, the National Decentralization Strategy was adopted by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova and will enter into force upon its publication in the Official Monitor. The draft Strategy was developed and initially approved by the Government.