25 years of Child Rights in Moldova

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About UNICEF Moldova

UNICEF has been working for the realization of the rights of children and women of Moldova since 1995. Partnerships with the government, parliamentarians, civil society, media, business and others have resulted in advances in the realization of children’s rights in a number of areas and the increased commitment of duty bearers to the fulfilment of their obligations as per the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). UNICEF’s work addresses issues of all children in the country to improve their health, education, development, and protection.

During its current 2013-2017 Country Programme, UNICEF aims to build on past successes to ensure that all children have access to basic services; that all children grow up in a caring and loving family; obtain a quality education, and develop to the best of their potential.

UNICEF contributes to increasing access to quality education, with a special focus on  disadvantaged groups including children with disabilities; improving the care and development of young children, especially  disadvantaged ones; stopping the rising  trend in HIV infection among 15–19 year  olds; increasing access to family-based  care for children deprived of a family  environment; and increasing access to social benefits and quality social and justice services.

UNICEF’s country programme supports both the government and civil society to ensure social inclusion of children and their families who are at risk of exclusion due to geographic disparities, poverty, ethnicity, disability, gender, and lack of or poor parental care.


The current 2013-2017 UNICEF-Government of Moldova Country Programme supports the Government to better realize the rights of children and young people. The Programme is active at the entire territory of Moldova, including the efforts to reach the children in the region of Transnistria.

The Programme has two main components:

 Social inclusion and protection of children 

 Governance and social change for child rights



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