First UN Open House event in Chisinau opens the doors of the United Nations in Moldova
20 October 2015
On the occasion of its 70th anniversary, the United Nations in Moldova organized on 20 October a Open House event, opening its doors to ordinary citizens. More than 100 people, mostly students, had the opportunity to visit the UN offices and learn more about their work.
“A new approach called Delivering as one, applied also in Moldova, enables us to work together across UN entities and communicate as one. We cherish the partnership with young people and we encourage all persons to get involved, participate and make things happen”, said UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Dafina Gercheva.
Participants took the tour of the UN house on Strada 31 August, which hosts resident agencies since 1994. Since 2014, the ground floor of the UN building is fully accessible to people with disabilities. This led the UN to be awarded the Green Mark of the initiative “Chisinau Accessible for All”. Works are currently ongoing to extend accessibility to other floors.
Participants visited the UN office in four groups, divided according to their interest area:
- international cooperation and relations
- democratic governance, justice, equality and human rights
- human development and social inclusion
- environment, climate change and disaster risk management.
The visitors met UN representatives and had their questions answered.
“It is the first time I had the opportunity to get into the UN. Thanks for the chance to see from the inside how to create and promote UN policies in Moldova. I am impressed by the achievements of the organization. Merit is due to the team of professionals who manage with all their work to create a better life for the people of Moldova. I'll gladly attend other UN Open days.”, told Elena Popil, student.
UN in Moldova announced, given the success of this first initiative, that it will continue organizing Open House events, offering people the possibility to participate in its activities which contribute to the development and prosperity of Moldova.
On 24 October 1945, after the end of the Second World War, the United Nations were founded to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations and promote social progress, better living standards and human rights.
Seventy years later, the UN has 193 Member States and Moldova celebrates the 23rd anniversary of its UN membership.
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