Foto credit: MAEIE
Foto credit: MAEIE

Progress and impact: evaluation of the implementation of the 2021-2024 Council of Europe Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova 

The status of implementation of the 2021-2024 Council of Europe Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova was discussed during the Steering Committee meeting held today and attended by representatives of national authorities and of the Council of Europe. 

During the meeting, the state institutions presented the progress and challenges in the implementation process and future priorities.

In her speech, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Daniella Misail-Nichitin, informed the participants about the achievements of the Ministry in 2023 supported by the EU and the Council of Europe in areas such as the fight against corruption and money laundering, cybercrime, gender-based violence, trafficking in human beings and the protection of human rights in the context of the flow of refugees and migrants in the Republic of Moldova. 

Daniella Misail-Nichitin mentioned the broadening of the membership of the Specialized Commission of the National Council for Human Rights, coordinated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Such broadening was driven by the need to ensure multilateral implementation and efficiency of the efforts related to the protection of children against sexual exploitation and abuse in accordance with the Lanzarote Convention.

Another achievement was the approval of the working mechanism of the intervention team in cases of sexual violence, which seeks to streamline cross-sector cooperation and intervention by relevant institutions.

In order to inform and raise the awareness of the citizens on sexual violence, gender-based violence, anti-discrimination, the phenomenon and risks of corruption, MIA entities conducted a series of information campaigns.

Furthermore, MIA entities received different training in order to respond more effectively to the needs of citizens. 

The CoE Action Plan is implemented with financial support from the EU, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, USA, France, Romania, etc.