Over 250 people took part in UN Film Caravan, on the occasion of 70th anniversary
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23 October 2015

A UN Film Caravan, with movie projections and debates about UN themes, was organized in collaboration with SYSLAB Centers in Balti, Cahul, Chisinau, Comrat and Rezina.

Over 250 people from Chisinau, Balti, Cahul, Comrat and Rezina were familiarized with areas covered by the mandate of UN in Moldova, within the UN Film Caravan on the occasion of the complex range of events organized during UN70 Week celebrations. Thus, in the local SYSLAB Career Centres, civil society, academia and media, gathered to follow film projections on topics as migration, women’s empowerment, reproductive health, children’s rights and confidence building measures and participate in debates.

During the events, participants had the opportunity to discuss with representatives of given UN Agencies (UNHCR, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, UNDP) peculiarities of UN work in Moldova, as well as relevant issues tackled in the films: refugees, gender based violence, population growth and family planning, non-discrimination and building confidence across Nistru river.

According to Tatiana Lapicus, Head of SYSLAB Chisinau Career Development Centre, ‘the issue of migration and the difference between migrants and refugees is clearly a very relevant one and it raised high interest among the participants. I consider such events very important, because they provide the opportunity to find out more about UN work in Moldova on the most topical issues.’

Liuba Stavinschi, Head of ‚Nufarul’ NGO from Rezina was happy with the event organized in her locality: ‚It iw a perfect occasion to discuss problems we have in our community and ways in which international organizations could help. Such events are welcome for the local authorities, civil society and other community members.’

On 24 October 1945, after the end of the Second World War, the United Nations was 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.

 

Additional information: Laura Bohantova, Communication Analyst, tel.: (373 22) 220045, laura.bohantova@one.un.org



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