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13 July 2018 - Newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine, Ms. Osnat Lubrani paid a first official visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and presented her credentials to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mr. Sergiy Kyslytsya. 

13 July 2018 - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative in Ukraine Pablo Mateu took part in the ceremony to honour Ukrainian Peacekeepers, organized today in Kyiv by Social Policy Department of the Kyiv City Administration.

5 July 2018 - Ms. Osnat Lubrani assumed her duties as UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine.

28 June 2018 - Investment in the care economy needs to be doubled to avert a looming global care crisis, says a new ILO report. Sweeping changes in policies should address the rising need for care and tackle the huge disparity between women’s and men’s care responsibilities.

20 June 2018 – There has been no meaningful progress in the human rights situation in the armed conflict zone and other parts of Ukraine, says a report published today by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. The report covers the period between 16 February and 15 May 2018. The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission documented 201 cases of human rights violations and abus

7 June 2018 - The United Nations system in Ukraine, including FAO, IOM, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women together with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade invite journalists working in national and regional media in Ukraine, as well as students of journalism, bloggers and freelancers, to take part in a journalistic contest which will gather and award best material on achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Ukraine.

1 June 2018 – The United Nations in Ukraine calls on the authorities in Ukraine to act urgently to protect Roma communities, LGBTI activists and other minority groups who face violent attacks and harassment in the country. 

29 May 2018 - The conflict in eastern Ukraine was not only alive — with 1.6 million people displaced and escalating violence — but it embodied a broader threat to the global rules‑based order, with tens of thousands ceasefire violations recorded in 2018, the Security Council heard today, as it considered the situation for the first time in 15 months.

29 May 2018 - on May 29th, 1948, the United Nations Security Council authorized the first United Nations peacekeeping operation – the UN Truce Supervision Organization in the Middle East. On this 70th anniversary, we express our gratitude to the more than one million men and women who have served under the UN flag, saving countless lives.

23 May 2018, Geneva/Kyiv – The United Nations Independent Expert on debt and human rights recognised that Ukraine has progressed in its fight against illicit financial flows but warned that economic reforms without clear safeguards for human rights can further entrench inequality and poverty.

16 May 2018, Severodonetsk, Luhansk Oblast – A delegation from the Embassy of Japan visited conflict-affected areas in eastern Ukraine on May 15-16 to assess the recovery and development projects implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with financial support from the Government of Japan.

4 May 2018 – More than four years of conflict in eastern Ukraine have taken a devastating toll on the education system, destroying and damaging hundreds of schools and forcing 200,000 girls and boys to learn in militarized environments, amid volatile fighting and dangers due to unexploded weapons of war, UNICEF said today. 

8 May 2018 - Over 40,000 residents of Ukraine’s conflict-affected Donbas region will benefit from nine community centres – libraries and cultural centres – renovated by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with funding from the Government of Japan.

7 May 2018 - For four years armed conflict has consumed eastern Ukraine. Civilians continue to be killed and injured, and critical civilian infrastructure is routinely targeted and damaged. Today, 3.4 million people in Ukraine urgently require humanitarian assistance and protection, but the international humanitarian appeal to help address these needs is shockingly only 5 per cent funded. The humanitarian response plan urgently needs US$181 million to close the funding gap.

4 May 2018 - 54% of internally displaced persons (IDPs) have funds only for food or have to limit expenses even for food, according to an EU-funded surveyconducted in March 2018. This is a 10% increase from the previous round of the survey in December 2017.

27 April 2018 - The Ministry of Health of Ukraine (MoH) signed agreements with international organizations for procurement of medicines and healthcare products for the 2018 state budget. This would allow international organizations to announce the first tenders soon.

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine believes the grinding four-year conflict in the east is being “forgotten” with thousands of ceasefire violations being recorded each month.

24 April 2018 - Countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia need better engagement in global sustainable livestock processes when developing national policies for their livestock production sectors. 

(New York, 20 April) – The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine, Mr. Neal Walker, today briefed Member States and International Organizations on the dire humanitarian situation faced by 4.4 million conflict-affected people in eastern Ukraine.

On 7 April, World Health Day, the World Health Organization marks its 70th anniversary. This year, World Health Day is dedicated to one of WHO’s founding principles: “The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.”