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The Delegation of the Republic of Moldova has presented the third periodic report regarding the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

On the 21st and the 22nd of September, in Geneva, the Delegation of the Republic of Moldova, led by Mrs. Viorica Dumbraveanu, Deputy Minister for Health, Labour and Social Protection has participated at the 62nd session of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), which has examined the third periodic report regarding the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Republic of Moldova.

The Delegation of the Republic of Moldova has presented recent evolutions in the areas relevant for the work of the Committee and has underlined national priorities on human rights protection in the Republic of Moldova.

UN Experts have welcomed Moldova’s efforts in creating a legal and institutional framework for the protection of human rights with respect of the highest international standards, while encouraging our Government to make additional efforts in order to apply in practice the existing norms and strategic documents.

During the interactive dialogue between the Committee and the national delegation, members of the delegation have provided detailed answers to a series of questions regarding the protection of the right to education, labour, health, the right to a decent standard of life. At the same time, the discussions focused on cross-cutting issues related to the protection of human rights in the Republic of Moldova, such as functioning of the Ombudsman institution, implementation of the non-discrimination principle, gender equality policies, prevention of violence against women and children, protection of minorities’ rights, regional development, environment policies, functioning of the free economic zones.

Following the evaluation, the Committee will present a set of recommendations in its final conclusions, which will be made public on the 6th of October 2017. In its conclusions, the Committee will indicate 3 concrete aspects that need the urgent attention of the authorities and on the implementation of which the Government will have to report during the next 18 months.

1. The final conclusions, the national report and other relevant documents for the evaluation of the Republic of Moldova are available on the webpage of the 62nd session of the CESCR:
http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1149&Lang=en