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United Nations ( UN )

Development/ Implementation agency

The United Nations – Republic of Moldova cooperation aims to address major national development challenges and meet the country’s international development goals and human rights commitments.  Programme design and implementation is performed jointly by the Government of Moldova and concerned UN system agencies, and other partners.

Contact details

United Nations Office
131, 31 August street, 
Chisinau-2012, Moldova
Tel: +373-22-22 00 45 (switchboard)
Fax: +373-22-22 00 41

Legal framework for cooperation

UN Agencies in Moldova are active on the basis of assistance/ cooperation agreements signed by respective agencies with the Government of the Republic of Moldova.

Strategic documents for programming

United Nations-Republic of Moldova Partnership Framework 2013 – 2017 ‘Towards Unity in Action’. 
Partnership Framework Action Plan.

Priority sectors/      Areas of cooperation

The UN system agencies’ work is aligned with the national development priorities as reflected in Moldova 2020, the national sector strategies and other national strategic documents and action plans, supporting the Republic of Moldova’s transition to a modern and prosperous European nation, with an emphasis on equity and inclusion; achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the post-2015 sustainable development goals that will succeed them; and fulfillment of the Republic of Moldova’s international normative commitments, including economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights.
The three thematic pillars of cooperation are:  (1) democratic governance, justice, equality and human rights; (2) human development and social inclusion; (3) environment, climate change and disaster risk management.
In this context, UN cooperation with the Government of Moldova will support building regulatory and institutional capacity and conditions for good governance; promote UN values and democracy; ensure equity through development of national capacity for social service delivery and inclusive development opportunities; and ensure sustainable management of the environment while adapting to climate change and managing risks from disasters.

Types of funds / financial instruments and assistance modalities

The resource requirements of the Partnership Framework Action Plan are met in part through regular/ core or assessed resources of UN organizations; but predominantly through extra-budgetary resources from bilateral and multilateral sources; private sources; government cost-sharing; and community contributions.
There are three assistance modalities: 1. Technical assistance 2. Financial assistance; and 3. Supply of equipment

Procedures for programming, approval and implementation of projects

UN projects and programmes are developed on the basis of the UN-Republic of Moldova Partnership Framework 2013 – 2017 and its Action Plan. 
The Partnership Framework Action Plan is operationalized through annual work plans and/or project documents which capture the actions of Government and partners in support of agreed results for UN financial and/or technical support.
Project documents and Annual Work Plans are prepared in consultation with the relevant partners in the Government.



Other information

The 2013-2017 Partnership Framework in Moldova encompasses over twenty UN agencies, funds and programmes, which through their work, contribute to the achievement of Moldova’s development priorities: the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization on Migration (IOM), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank (WB); and 
the following regionally-based agencies: the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the International Trade Centre (ITC),the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization(UNIDO). 
Upon request of the Government of Moldova, the UN is adopting a Delivering as One approach for better coherence and coordination. The 2013-2017 Partnership Framework commits the United Nations entities working in Moldova to move towards unity in their actions, enhancing coherence and cooperation between UN agencies and national counterparts and providing a comprehensive overview of and strategic focus to UN support during that period.
The Action Plan translates the Partnership Framework into practice, capturing how UN agencies will work with national partners - and with each other - to harmonize, simplify and enhance the coherence of UN actions.