Delegation from Republic of Moldova on study tour, 23-27 March 2009
The study tour presented Romanian good practices in the social inclusion of vulnerable groups, especially Roma ethnics, to representatives of Ministries of Health, Social Protection, Education, Interethnic Relationship Bureau and of Roma National Centre from the Republic of Moldova. The delegation met with counterparts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, line Ministries, National Agency for Roma and with NGOs. The study tour was part of the second Official Development Assistance Project financed by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Republic of Moldova and implemented by UNFPA.
New Medical Social Center opened on 18 March
A Medical-Social Center was opened on 18 March 2009 by the Roma Center for Health Policies – SASTIPEN in partnership with the Municipality of District 5, Bucharest, with technical and financial assistance from UNODC and UNICEF to help curb the spread of HIV among vulnerable groups. The Center will provide free of charge medical and social services including HIV/HBV/HCV prevention and counseling, monitoring of TB and STIs treatment among high risk populations such as injecting drug users, sex workers and most-at-risk adolescents living in Ferentari area of the capital city.
Meeting with the Sub-commission on Population and Development of the Senate, 10 March 2009
The meeting was organized to brief the newly-appointed members of the Sub-commission on the current demographic situation in the country and its medium and long-term implications on socio-economic areas. Among the roles of Sub-commission, the most important are to promote the partnership with similar structures at the level of Presidency and Government and to sensitise decision makers regarding the urgency of developing a National Strategy on Population and Development.
|World Vision, UNDP, MoFA together for innovative financial schemes in supporting MDG 6, 20 February 2009
The main event stakeholders gathered to tackle upon new innovative financial schemes, such as UNITAID, a drug purchasing facility that will supply medicine and treatment against HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis for the poorest people of developing countries who otherwise could not afford them.
This initiative comes in the context of Romania becoming a European Union member, changing its status from development assistance recipient to development assistance donor, having as main coordinator of the Official Development Assistance (ODA), the MoFA.
Workshop on “Development Studies – Perspectives for Romania” - Bucharest, 14 January 2009
The workshop was organized to introduce the Romanian academia to development studies with the view to creating a curricula for subsequent implementation by Romanian universities. University professors from Dublin, Leeds, Prague and Ljubljana presented best practices from a variety of European countries to an audience of Romanian colleagues.
“Romanian Youth Together for 2015!” Roundtable
The roundtable has been co-organized by UNDP and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on 10 April to review the results of six local youth awareness campaigns on the MDGs and Romania’s role as a donor of Official Development Assistance (ODA).
The campaigns have been conducted as part of the project „Strengthening the national institutional and educational capacity to carry out ODA programmes/projects" (SNIECODA), implemented by UNDP Romania in partnership with MoFA and other stakeholders involved in the implementation of the National Strategy for International Development Cooperation.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attends international meeting on Afghanistan during the Bucharest NATO Summit, 2-4 April 2008!