Moldova acceded to the Convention in 1993 and has proved its commitment to make a change in children’s lives by protecting and promoting their rights. UNICEF has been supporting authorities, families and communities all along to make Moldova a nurturing nation for children. After years of work, we are happy to acknowledge that more children survive and celebrate their first and fifth birthdays. More children grow up at home with their parents. Less children are sentenced to detention. More schools opened their doors to children with disabilities and special needs. Education is almost universal and the voices of children are more powerful and count to all of us.
As UNICEF we believe that everyone in Moldova has the duty and ability to do more for realization of child rights. Despite the progress, some disparities still exist, which prevent most vulnerable and disadvantaged children from living in dignity, reaching their full potential and making choices about their future.