Chisinau, October 18, 2007— President of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Voronin visited today the United Nations House in Chisinau. The first such visit took place as part of the celebration of the 15th anniversary since the Republic of Moldova joined the United Nations and in recognition of the United Nations Day which is on October 24.
President Vladimir Voronin was welcomed by Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator in Moldova. The President met with Heads of UN Agencies and discussed development goals of Moldova. Special attention was given to the assistance provided by the UN to Moldova in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, in addressing the consequences of the severe drought which affected the country earlier this summer and to the public administration reform.
At the end of the visit, Mr. Voronin signed in the UN Book of the Honorable Guests and had a joint photo with the UN House staff.
The Republic of Moldova joined the United Nations on March 2, 1992. The first UN Agency to open its office in Chisinau was the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1993. The United Nations House was officially opened in Moldova on July 15, 1999 with the aim to achieve greater unity of purpose and coherence of effort of the UN Family in responding to the needs of the country and its people.
The UN Country Team in Moldova includes several UN agencies: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Health Organization (WHO), International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International Organization for Migration (IOM), National Commission for UNESCO, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Bretton Woods Institutions – IMF and World Bank, and a number of other Funds and Programmes which provide assistance to Moldova.
The UN Agencies in Moldova operate on the basis of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework, a common strategy that provides a collective, coherent and integrated UN response to national priorities and needs within the framework of the Millennium Development Goals.
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