The United Nations in Moldova

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The Republic of Moldova joined the United Nations (UN) on March 2, 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 United Nations in Moldova has developed and signed with the Government of the Republic of Moldova the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027. Its overarching vision is to achieve a country where people want to live, fully exercising their human rights and enjoying a better quality of life in a more inclusive and resilient society.

Recognizing the complexity of the national development context, the following four strategic priorities were defined:

(1) Just and Inclusive Institutions and Equal Opportunities for Human Development;

(2) Participatory Governance and Social Cohesion;

(3) Enhanced Shared Prosperity in a Sustainable Economy;

(4) Green Development, Sustainable Communities and Disaster and Climate Resilience.


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.