UNDP regional director on a three-day official visit to Moldova

Posted May 31, 2022
Mirjana Špoljarić Egger

As the Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, since October 2018, Mirjana Špoljarić Egger leads UNDP’s work and teams in 17 countries and one territory, spanning Central Asia, the Western CIS and South Caucasus, and Western Balkans. Ms. Špoljarić Egger previously served as the Head of United Nations and International Organizations Division of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, where she was instrumental in shaping Swiss UN policies and priorities in support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.

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Ms. Mirjana Špoljarić Egger, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), will conduct a three-day official visit to Moldova from 1 to 3 June 2022.

She will meet with key counterparts to discuss UNDP’s support for local communities impacted by the war in Ukraine, visit refugees hosted in reception & accommodation centers and participate in the launch of a flagship EU-UNDP programme “Addressing the impacts of the energy crisis and initiating solutions toward energy security and addressing energy poverty.”

Ms. Špoljarić Egger will meet with President Maia Sandu, Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita, chairpersons of parliamentary committees to discuss UNDP’s support to enhance the economic, social and environmental resilience of the country, building support around four pillars:

  1. Economic and social resilience;
  2. Livelihoods and socio-economic inclusion;
  3. Energy, food security and environmental resilience;
  4. Governance, rule of law and anti-corruption.

UNDP’s Regional Director will look at national development priorities, from digital transformation and public administration reform to the transition to a green economy and energy and food security. She will discuss topics related to the inclusion of vulnerable groups, economic competitiveness and environmental risks.

Ms. Špoljarić Egger will also visit several programmes and projects in relation to climate change adaptation, preventing disasters and reducing response time, promoting rural tourism, developing businesses, protecting survivors of gender-based violence, and expanding digital education.