United Nations Secretary-General visit to the Republic of Moldova
06 May 2022
- On Monday, May 9, the Secretary-General of UN will begin a two-day visit to the Republic of Moldova.
During his stay in the country, he will express his solidarity and thank Moldova for its steadfast support for peace, and for its people’s generosity in opening their hearts and their homes to almost half a million Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war. As this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Republic of Moldova’s membership to the United Nations, the visit will also be an opportunity to discuss and appreciate Moldova’s support and contribution to the work of the Organization, including in the field of peacekeeping. In Chișinău, the Secretary-General will meet with President Maia Sandu, as well as with Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita and with the Speaker of Parliament, Igor Grosu.
He will visit a Refugee Centre run with the support of the United Nations agencies, and where refugees can find temporary places to stay, hot meals and register for cash assistance. In that Centre, which also holds a Blue Dot – a support centre for emerging needs of children and their mothers - and an Orange Safe Space which provides refugee youth, women and older persons with a physically, emotionally, and socially protective environment, the Secretary-General will have a chance to listen to Ukrainians who were forced to leave their country. As the vast majority of Ukrainian refugees in Moldova are being hosted by families who have shown immense generosity, the Secretary-General will also meet with a local family hosting refugees.