Meeting in Sevastopol9 July, 2010, Simferopol: At the premises of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (ARC), Volodymyr Konstantynov, Head of the Crimean Parliament held a meeting with Olivier Adam, UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine. Head of the ARC Commission on Local Self-Governance and Administration Mykola Kolisnychenko and International Coordinator of the UNDP Crimea Integration and Development Pprogramme (CIDP) Adeline Gonay also took part in the meeting.Meeting in Sevastopol9 July, 2010, Simferopol: At the premises of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (ARC), Volodymyr Konstantynov, Head of the Crimean Parliament held a meeting with Olivier Adam, UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine. Head of the ARC Commission on Local Self-Governance and Administration Mykola Kolisnychenko and International Coordinator of the UNDP Crimea Integration and Development Pprogramme (CIDP) Adeline Gonay also took part in the meeting.

Meeting in Sevastopol9 July, 2010, Simferopol: At the premises of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (ARC), Volodymyr Konstantynov, Head of the Crimean Parliament held a meeting with Olivier Adam, UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine. Head of the ARC Commission on Local Self-Governance and Administration Mykola Kolisnychenko and International Coordinator of the UNDP Crimea Integration and Development Pprogramme (CIDP) Adeline Gonay also took part in the meeting.

“Our cooperation within the framework of the UNDP Crimea Integration and Development Programme is strengthening. It has brought essential positive results already”, said Volodymyr Konstantinov in his welcoming speech during the event. Besides this, he emphasized that leaders of the Republic of Crimea highly appreciate the activities conducted through the Programme, aimed at economic growth, poverty reduction, and sustainable development in the Crimea Peninsula. In general, this work contributes to maintaining peace and security in the region and prevention of ethnic conflicts. Starting 1995, UNDP international donors and partners invested 25 ml. UAH into CIDP. Currently the Programme implements a number of projects focused on local economic development, self-governance, education, Crimean strategic planning, water supply decentralization and human security.
Chairman of the Crimean Parliament highlighted that concrete results have been achieved:realization of 420 community based approach projects provided an opportunity to receive social and municipal benefits to more than 200 thousand inhabitants in rural areas, constructed or rehabilitated water supply systems in 180 villages that helpe to provide high-quality drinking water for almost for 170 thousand people. Also 78 projects, aimed at increasing tolerance and interethnic harmony, were implemented. Within their frameworks computer classrooms and other programmes were organized. The concept of green tourism, aimed to improve the lives of rural inhabitants, is at the development stage.

Oliver Adam informed that UN Office in Ukraine intends to open one more Representative Office in Crimea, which will assist to coordinate cooperation with international donors in various programmes.

Information is provided by: http://www.rada.crimea.ua/ua/index.html

About CIDP
UNDP Crimea Integration and Development Programme (CIDP) is one of the three major projects launched by UN Development Programme in Ukraine. CIDP was established in 1995 as a joint initiative of the international donor community, United Nations Development Programme as well as the governments of Ukraine and Crimea. Its main goal is to influence the development of the society in such a way so as to preserve peace and stability in Crimea, avoiding interethnic tensions and making the coexistence of different ethnic groups peaceful.

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