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 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.
The United Nations is committed to working together with the Government of the Republic of Moldova to support the country to become prosperous and resilient, with strong participative democratic institutions, green development and equal opportunities for all, in line with the overarching aim of the Sustainable Development Goals of “Leaving No One Behind”.
The United Nations - Republic of Moldova Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027 puts a strong emphasis on the transformative nature of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) being based on the premise that a better quality of life for all people of Moldova can only be achieved if the country’s prosperity is shared among all people and if the most vulnerable and marginalized are empowered to exercise their human rights and to participate meaningfully in all spheres of life.
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.
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.
The implementation of the Cooperation Framework is expected to aid the achievement of results in several thematic areas – including education, health, governance, decent work, energy, environment and climate change and others – which will facilitate the integration of the Republic of Moldova into the European Union.