The United Nations and the Government of the Republic of Moldova launched the programme of cooperation for 2013-2017
CHISINAU, 20 December 2012 – The new programme of cooperation, “Towards Unity in Action: United Nations - Republic of Moldova Partnership Framework”, was launched today by Prime Minister Vlad Filat and the United Nations Country Team, through the signing of a joint Action Plan.
Developed through broad consultations with many partners from government and civil society, the Partnership Framework supports Moldova’s priorities and development challenges in three main areas: (1) democratic governance, justice, equality and human rights; (2) human development and social inclusion; and (3) environment, climate change and disaster risk management. The programme will also help further deepen the UN reform in the country to respond more effectively to national priorities.
“We are confident that by 2017, when this Action Plan expires, Moldova will have advanced its European aspirations, its human development and human rights goals - and its national capacities. The UN will gladly adjust to different kinds of partnership with Moldova”, said Nicola Harrington-Buhay, UN Resident Coordinator in Moldova. ”One thing will always be clear - Moldova is and will remain a vital member of the United Nations global family”.
The Government of Moldova has chosen to join over 30 governments in a global reform effort of the UN development system known as “Delivering as One”. The initiative is about bringing the full potential of the UN family of agencies to Moldova, making the best use of their comparative advantages and identities, and most importantly, to deliver support effectively and efficiently, and ever closer to the people.
The United Nations established a presence in the Republic of Moldova soon after the country joined the United Nations in 1992. Over twenty resident and non-resident UN specialised agencies, funds and programmes work in Moldova, contributing to the achievement of the country’s development priorities.
For more information, please contact: Ludmila Tiganu, Communications Specialist, UNDP Moldova, tel. 269 112, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org