Moldova's first term as a member of the Council
ended in 2013. Moldova’s record on the Council’s work regarding country
situations was relatively positive but could improve.
Moldova supported all the resolutions on the Syrian crisis, the resolutions on Sri Lanka and those on Iran. However, Moldova abstained on amendments to improve the text of the Libya resolution in March 2012 and on resolutions addressing the human rights situation in Belarus.
Moldova did not sign on to the joint statements on Eritrea and Bahrain. Moldova did support the Swiss-coordinated joint statement calling for the Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the ICC.
In 2012, Moldova voted in favor of two out of five resolutions on the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories. In 2013,Moldova voted in favor of all the resolutions focusing on the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories, except the resolution on the human rights situation in the occupied Syrian Golan on which it abstained.
On a positive note, in 2012 and 2013, Moldova co-sponsored
28 country-specific resolutions under agenda items 1, 4 and 10, including Iran,
North Korea, Burma, Mali and Eritrea. To improve its performance on the Council’s
country-specific work, Moldova should engage in the country-specific debates of
the Council from which it has been absent and reconsider its position on
Belarus and Bahrain.