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UN to give Moldova 217.3-million-dollar assistance for next five years

UN to give Moldova 217.3-million-dollar assistance for next five years

FMIThe Prime Minister Vlad Filat and UN Resident Coordinator in Moldova Kaarina Immonen signed in Telenesti on February 10th 2012, the Partnership Framework UN-Moldova "Towards Unity in Action". The event was attended by the UN Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, Thea Fierens, representatives of the diplomatic missions accredited in Moldova, as well as numerous guests.

The Partnership Framework UN-Moldova for 2013-2017 sees a record-high assistance of 217.3 million dollars provided by the UN to Moldova. The prime minister said that the joint projects due to be carried out with the UN support should be assessed from the viewpoint of the enhancement of living conditions, new jobs created with the help of the above initiatives, improvement recorded in the health care systems and poverty eradication due to the assistance mechanisms.

The Partnership Framework UN-Moldova is based on three main pillars: 1.A financial support of 61.9 million dollars, for the implementation of reforms in justice and human rights fields, which represent the UN's special mandate and are sectors of major importance for Moldova 2. Development of human resources and social inclusion, which sees the implementation of some comprehensive programmes in the fields of poverty eradication and enhancement of access to inclusive education, quality healthcare services and social protection, worth 123.2 million dollars 3. Environmental projects, climatic changes and risks' management programmes, worth 32.2 million dollars.

For her part, UN Resident Coordinator in Moldova Kaarina Immonen said that the newly-signed document is based on the endured experiences and on the lessons learnt during the first year of cooperation with Moldova. The UN official reviewed the fields that benefitted from the UN assistance, noting among them: the accession to the European family, poverty eradication, human rights, combating of human trafficking, civil society's consolidation, as well as the use of renewable energy.

Kaarina Immonen thanked the Moldovan government, as well as all the partners and colleagues of the UN local team for an excellent cooperation, reiterating the international community's full support for the promotion of democracy and human rights in Moldova, as well as for the country's modernization and improvement of citizens' lives.