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.


UN Moldova joint activities and projects contributing to the implementation of the UN Cooperation Framework for Sustainable Development 2023-2027 and SDGs can be accessed in one place - UN INFO Moldova dashboard


The Sustainable Development Goals in Moldova

In September 2015, the Republic of Moldova, alongside with 192 Member States of the United Nations committed to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future having at its heart the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The National Development Strategy "European Moldova 2030" (NDS) as well as the Government Action Plan ”Building a European Moldova” describe the short, medium and long-term strategic development vision of the country synchronizing the priorities, objectives, indicators and targets of international commitments taken by the Republic of Moldova, including the ones set in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to the national context. The Sustainable Development Goals are being monitored and evaluated by the United Nations Country Team through the Country Results Reports developed in coordination with the Government. As of 2022, the Government has committed to monitor and report annually on the level of achievement of the SDGs in the country which allows the state to make necessary interventions to adjust and/or accelerate the pace of SDGs implementation.