Young people from Moldova are better informed about health issues as a result of the National Campaign “Investing in Youth Health”


CHIŞINĂU, August 12, 2014 – Hundreds of adolescents from the Republic of Moldova have participated in the activities aiming at informing about and promoting the healthy lifestyle in the framework of the “Investing in Youth Health” which was implemented starting with July 11 till August 12, 2014. The results of the Campaign were presented in the framework of an out-door press-conference organized on August 12 in the Stefan cel mare Public Garden, on the occasion of the International Youth Day.

Message by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin


Today’s 1.8 billion young people are a powerful force, individually and collectively. They are shaping social and economic realities, challenging norms and values and building the foundation of the world’s future.

Governments and the international community are increasingly conscious of the importance of providing resources and opportunities for all young people to reach their full potential as individuals and citizens.  They recognize that investing in young people and enabling them to exercise their human rights not only benefits young people themselves, but can also help their countries reap a demographic dividend.

National Campaign “Investing in Youth Health” was launched in Moldova


CHISINAU, July 11, 2014 – On the occasion of the World Population Day, the Government of Moldova in partnership with youth organizations and UN Agencies – UNFPA, UNICEF and UNDP launched a national campaign to raise awareness about risky behaviours and to promote healthy lifestyles among young people in Moldova.

“Families matter for the achievement of Development Goals”
Statement of Ian McFarlane, UNFPA Representative in Moldova at the launch of the International Family Day, 11 May 2014


On behalf of the UN family, I am very pleased to be with you today supporting our own celebration of the international day for the family. This year, the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family is "Families matter for the achievement of Development Goals".

We often refer to ourselves as "the UN family". Like any family we are made up of different individuals, with different capacities and potential. As with many families here in Moldova, we have family members who are not resident in the country, but who contribute to our family and the work we do together in support of Moldova. And like all families everywhere we have our core values which keep us together and help us achieve our ambitions and goals.

Family Day is a good opportunity to remind ourselves of our family values, and to re-commit ourselves to action that will improve not only families, but also individuals within those families and our wider community and nation.

UNFPA support for the Population and Housing Census 2014


The Government of the Republic of Moldova will carry out the second Population census, and for the first time, a Housing Census, in May 2014. The Population and Housing Census (PNC) will fall into the global 2010 Census Round in accordance with the UN recommendations. In April 2012 a new law on the PHC was approved by the Parliament and, by Government Decision in December 2012, the National Commission on Census (NCC) and detailed Action Plan and budget were approved. As the supervisory authority, the National Census Commissionis to provide the overall oversight of the 2014 PHC. The NCC is chaired by the Prime Minister and its members include line ministers and heads of governmental agencies, as well as UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund.

Republica Moldova se aliniază Săptămânii europene de prevenire a cancerului de col uterin
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Festivalul Naţional de Teatru Social „Fii actor, nu spectator”
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Zeroing in on the Needs of Women and Young People – World AIDS Day 2013
Statement by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

Today, as we mark World AIDS Day, we can point to significant progress in the global response to the epidemic on the road to reaching the goals of zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. Worldwide, the number of new HIV infections continues to fall, more people have access to antiretroviral treatment and, as a result, fewer people are dying of AIDS.

Yet, progress can be fragile and momentum tenuous. Inequalities, social exclusion, stigma, as well as discrimination continue to hinder access to life-saving services and commodities for far too many, including women and young people, especially those from key populations. Simply stated, disabling environments hinder abilities for every person to exercise their human rights and reach their full potential, especially the young and the vulnerable.

Of the 6,300 people newly infected each day, almost 40 per cent are young people aged 15-24, the majority of them young women. HIV is also the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age and contributes to at least 20 per cent of maternal deaths.

Boris Gâlca, reprezentant adjunct UNFPA în R. Moldova: Sunt fascinat de tinerii noștri, dar trebuie să-i ajutăm să treacă peste provocări
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Putem obţine o bunăstare mai bună pentru toţi dacă tinerii îşi vor realiza potenţialul
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Vocea persoanelor in etate exprimata in Marşul Generaţiilor
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6 February - International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

8 March - International Women's Day

7 April – World Health Day

15 May - International Family Day

31 May - World No-Tobacco Day

1 June – International Child Day / Global Day of Parents

11 July - World Population Day

12 August - International Youth Day

1 October - International Day of Older Persons

11 October - International Day of the Girl Child

24 October - United Nations Day

25 November - International Day for the elimination of violence against women

1 December - World AIDS Day

10 December - Human Rights Day

18 December - International Migrants Day