The United Nations in Moldova

The Republic of Moldova joined the United Nations (UN) in 1992. Since then, the United Nations system supports the Republic of Moldova in achieving its major development goals and fulfilling its vision to be a prosperous and modern European country.  

Today, over twenty resident and non-resident UN specialised agencies, funds and programmes work in Moldova.  

To ensure programmatic coherence among different UN entities, the UN in Moldova has adopted the Delivering as One approach, with a common partnership framework which sets out priorities over a 5-year period, one budgetary framework, complementary resource mobilisation and common business practices.

Milestones 

  1. The UN Country Team supported the Republic of Moldova in adapting the Agenda 2030 to the context of the country, nationalizing 333 indicators (following revision) which implies establishment of a system of reporting and assessing the progress in achieving each relevant goal for the Moldova.

  2. The United Nations is committed to working together with the Government of the Republic of Moldova to make a lasting contribution to national human rights and development priorities based on the principle ”leaving no one behind”.

  3. The Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2018–2022 (UNDAF) signed between the UN and Government of Moldova serves as a framework for mutual accountability, aiming at enlarging people’s choices and opportunities, and promoting prosperity, resilience and sustainable development in Moldova.

  4. The UN system takes a multilateralism approach within its activity to support the country’s development by bringing on board all citizens, private sector, world of science, civil society, public and state authorities, development partners and the youth to shape the future together.

  5. The Republic of Moldova has ratified the Paris Agreement. In accordance with the National Strategy on Climate Change Adaption, the country aims at increasing its capacity to adapt and respond to negative potential or real effects of climate changes. 

  6. The UN team engaged in supporting the country’s ongoing reform process for the benefit of all people of Moldova in line with their needs and aspirations, as well as in line with the Agenda 2030 commitments.

The Sustainable Development Goals in Moldova

The UN in Moldova remains a key partner in supporting Moldova’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) nationalization and implementation process. The Government has committed to achieving the SDGs, and with the support of the UN, the Moldovan State Chancellery conducted extended external consultations regarding the 2030 Agenda and its application to the local context. The SDGs nationalization report “Adapting the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development to the context of the Republic of Moldova” was presented to the Coordination Council for Sustainable Development and endorsed by its members on 4 July 2017.