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.

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.

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.

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.

NEW YORK, 20 August — Secretary-General urges young people worldwide to join online and in local communities The United Nations today announced that 100 outstanding young climate champions chosen from around the world will receive support to participate in the UN Youth Climate Summit on Saturday, September 21 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

As the oldest specialized UN agency, the International Labour Organization celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Exactly one hundred years ago, on 11 April 1919, the plenary session of the Paris Peace Conference accepted the draft ILO Constitution which became part of the Treaty of Versailles signed on 28 June 1919 to end World War I. This remarkable date was celebrated by a day-long series of 24 Global Live Tour events spanning four continents to mark the ILO Centenary.

(Kyiv, 19 August 2019) On World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine, Ms. Osnat Lubrani, appeals to donors to strengthen their financial support for millions of civilians in the east. ‘We are thankful to donors for their support to our operations.

5 August 2019, Kyiv – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) continues to protect the lives and livelihoods of conflict-affected people. Households from 52 settlements along the “contact line” will be provided with day-old chickens and animal feed. The help, valued at USD 1 million, comes as part of United Nations emergency support.

The employment situation of IDPs tends to improve, according to the results of the survey, presented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mission in Ukraine, in cooperation with the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs and the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine. The latest round of IOM’s survey has been conducted in January–March 2019 with funding from the United States Department of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM).

KYIV (25 July 2019) – Matilda Bogner, a lawyer with 13 years of UN experience, took office as the new Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. She will now lead the Mission mandated to monitor, report and advocate for human rights protection for all in the country.* 

15 July 2019 - Today, on a National Day of Peacekeepers in Ukraine, United Nations honours more than 35,000 Ukrainian women and men who have served under the UN flag with pride, distinction and courage. UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim, UNHCR Representative Pablo Mateu, congratulated Ukrainian peacekeepers paid tribute to those who have lost their lives in the service of peace.

Veterans of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, activists of non-governmental organizations, community initiative groups from Kyiv region, and representatives of international organizations have been united today at the friendly football match in Kyiv, organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of the Ministry of Veterans Affairs and the European Union.

"I thank Canada and Ukraine for inviting the United Nations to participate in this important conference. I speak for the United Nations, and in particular, the UN agencies working in Ukraine in support of humanitarian and recovery efforts in conflict-affected eastern Ukraine, as well in support of sustainable development throughout the country.

The United Nations in Ukraine welcomes President Zelenskyi’s stated commitment to reach out to all Ukrainians regardless of where they reside. Such a commitment echoes the promise made as part of the 2030 sustainable development agenda to ‘leave no one behind’. Inclusive measures can lay the ground for achieving peace and stability and strengthening social cohesion throughout the country. We look forward to continuing our cooperation under the Ukraine - UN Partnership Framework 2018-2022 to advance development and human rights, as well as to provide humanitarian and recovery assistance to and protection of civilians directly affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Kyiv, 20 June 2019 -  On the World Refugee Day, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) called on communities, schools, businesses, faith groups and people from all walks of life to take big and small steps in solidarity with refugees at a time when the number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million in 2018, the highest level that UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has seen in its almost 70 years.

Kyiv, 4 June 2019 – The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Government of Ukraine and partners organized the first nationalwide conference to unite the efforts to prevent and address violence against children in Ukraine at the End Violence Against Children conference in Kyiv.

28 May 2019, Kyiv, Ukraine   – Agriculture is highly vulnerable to weather extremes and disasters. In developing countries, the agriculture sector absorbs 26 percent of the total economic damage and loss caused by climate-induced disasters, according to one recent FAO study . Smallholder farmers, which provide for more than 70 percent of global food needs, are among the most vulnerable, followed by small and medium-sized agricultural enterprises.

Kyiv, Ukraine, 28 May 2019 - Five major noncommunicable diseases – cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary and mental health diseases – contribute to almost 84% of all deaths in Ukraine. Almost 30% of men who died in 2017 from NCDs are in the working age group of 30-65 years.

In view of the upcoming parliamentary elections, on behalf of the United Nations, I wish to raise attention to the importance of equal women’s participation in elections and their representation in the next convocation of the Verkhovna Rada.

Kyiv, Ukraine (17 May 2019) – In 2019, the Government of Japan, the Government of Ukraine and the United Nations system in Ukraine continue partnership in addressing humanitarian needs and support recovery in conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine. USD 2.8 million of assistance provided by the Government of Japan will be used to address humanitarian needs, support vulnerable groups of population and recovery of eastern regions in Ukraine through implementation of four projects by four UN agencies.