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2 November 2016 – The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine together with StarLightMedia group and FILM.UA Group, with the support of the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) launch a wide scale campaign ‘You are among friends. Let’s be together’. 

Kyiv, October 28, 2016 - The Government of Ukraine, United Nations and World Bank Trust Funds launched many partners in a joint mechanism to ensure coordinated support efforts of economic recovery and peace building in Ukraine.

Kyiv, Ukraine, 27 October 2016 – With the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, access to quality essential health and nutrition services is an immediate need for approximately 2.3 million people. In light of this, the Government of Italy recently made a US$ 250 000 contribution to WHO to improve life-saving health care services and sustainable access to quality primary and secondary health care for affected populations of eastern Ukraine.

1 November, Kyiv - At the next economic forum of the German Embassy in Kiev: WFP presentation: An overview of the current humanitarian situation and WFP’s humanitarian assistance. Download file

24 October 2016, Kyiv - UN Resident Corodinator in Ukraine congratulated Ukrainians on United Nations Day.

Between July and September 2016 oblast consultations on adaptation and localization of SDGs were held in Ukraine, aiming to determine priority Goals and ways to achieve them. This initiative brought together voices from all around the country.

17 October 2016, Kyiv - Cihan Sultanoğlu, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and UNDP Regional Director took part in the High-level Group devoted to the presentation of the first draft of the National SDG Report.  

Kyiv, 5 October 2016 - Ambassadors of the United States of America and Canada to Ukraine visited the Children’s Policlinic No. 2 in Kyiv today, accompanied by Acting Minister of Health and UNICEF Representative, and called for restoring the routine immunization program in Ukraine.

30 September 2016 – The United Nations refugee agency today called on authorities in Ukraine to help ease the plight of some 26,000 people who cross the dividing line between Government-controlled and non-Government-controlled areas of the crisis-gripped country daily.

21 September 2016 - Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

GENEVA/KYIV (15 September 2016) – A new UN report released on Thursday describes the deterioration of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine, as a result of escalating hostilities between June and August, and the continued disregard for the protection of civilians by both sides of the conflict.

GENEVA (13 September 2016) – The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) on Friday concluded its visit to Ukraine. The experts returned to Ukraine from 5 to 9 September to resume a visit they had suspended in May after being unable to access some places under the authority of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). 

GENEVA / KYIV (29 August 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani, today called on the Ukrainian authorities to formulate a comprehensive strategy to prevent and address internal displacement, and provide durable solutions.

In September 2015, leaders of all nations gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and made a historical agreement to work towards “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, for all people and the future generations. To bring awareness of the SDGs, a photo contest will be hosted by the United Nations Information Centre and Sophia University, with special cooperation from Getty Images, on the theme “My View on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. This contest is open to graduate, undergraduate, and vocation college students. This is the first SDG contest of its kind among the 63 UNIC offices network around the world and the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN-DPI).

30 August 2016, Sievierodonetsk – The UNICEF Representative in Ukraine Giovanna Barberis and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Shigeki Sumi visited eastern Ukraine this week to assess the results of cooperation on projects aimed at improving lives and well-being of children affected by the conflict.  

Kyiv, August 19, 2016. The Government of Ukraine and the United Nations in Ukraine express their gratitude and respect to humanitarian workers and countless volunteers who continue to respond to the humanitarian needs of Ukrainian people affected by the protracted humanitarian crisis.

5 August 2016 - For the first time in five months, UNHCR convoys have reached conflict-affected populations in the non-government controlled area of Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine, delivering vitally-needed construction materials for thousands of people who had their homes damaged or destroyed during the conflict.

GENEVA (8 August 2016) – Ukraine’s record on tackling racial discrimination will face scrutiny by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on 11 and 12 August. Ukraine is one of the 177 States that have ratified the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and so is reviewed regularly by the Committee of 18 international independent experts.  

3 August 2016 – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday called on all parties to the conflict in eastern Ukraine to prioritize the protection of civilians and take urgent steps to de-escalate the increasingly tense situation at the contact line, warning that civilian casualty figures have risen dramatically in the past two months.

20 July 2016 – The first ever progress report on the new global development agenda provides the most up-to-date statistics on poverty, hunger, education and sanitation, among others, so that the world can address urgent global challenges over the next 15 years.