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  • Ukraine: justice pending for killings of journalists and activists

    Families demand investigation and fair trial. Amidst global insecurity for journalists and rights activists, Ukraine has suffered from a string of attacks and killings, against the backdrop of the five-year long armed conflict in the east, the occupation of Crimea and all-pervading corruption. In most cases, impunity prevails. The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine is calling for effective investigation in all cases. It is also supporting judicial and legal reforms in the country, and is advising the Government in ensuring accountability.

  • Mine Victim Assistance Needs

    International organizations call for assistance for children affected by landmines or explosive remnants of war in Ukraine. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), over 200,000 children currently reside in the 20-kilometre zone along both sides of the ‘contact line’ in eastern Ukraine. This area is highly contaminated by mines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW). Since 2014, over 128 children have been injured by landmines, unexploded ordnance and other deadly explosive remnants of war, leaving many with disabilities. Over 38 children have been killed.

  • UN IN UKRAINE: WE SUPPORT KHARKIV PRIDE AND CALL ON THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS

    Kyiv, 4 September 2019 - Throughout 2019, the United Nations in Ukraine has attended and monitored various LGBT events throughout the country, including KyivPride in June and OdesaPride in August. The UN has welcomed the way in which law enforcement successfully and professionally addressed all security challenges, providing an opportunity for LGBT people and their supporters, as well as for counter-demonstrators, to exercise their right to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.

  • Interview with Ukrainian UN peacekeeper in South Sudan

    The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) started operations in 2005 on the basis of UN Security Council Resolution № 1590 on March 24, 2005. Today, Ukraine is involved in 8 UN-led peacekeeping and security operations in peacekeeping contingents. Four Ukrainians are taking part in the UN peacekeeping operation in the Republic of South Sudan. The UN Department of Global Communications interviewed one of the Ukrainian peacekeepers, Ivan Kushchenko.

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