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The United Nations in Ukraine is calling on artists in Ukraine to submit their proposals for the creation of an art project (installation, painting, or anything else) dedicated to the 70-th Anniversary of the United Nations. The installation should depict the UN values – Peace and Development, and symbolize the 70 years of cooperation between the UN and Ukraine.

15 June 2015 - Children from \"Rosynka\" kindergarten in Bilozerske, Donetsk region, have become heroes of a news material on Japanese television. The story was aired at Nippon News Network – the news network owned by the largest television company in Japan, Nippon TV.

GENEVA/KYIV, 12 June 2015 – At least 68 children are reported to have been killed and 180 injured since March last year as a result of conflict in eastern Ukraine, UNICEF said today. While no children were reportedly killed in the latest escalation near the town of Mariinka, west of Donetsk, there are anecdotal reports of children having been injured by heavy weapons fire.

Kyiv, 9 June 2015 - Employment Center of Free People with the support of UNDP in Ukraine launches training sessions for volunteers who help internally displaced persons, particularly young people, to find job. ‘The mission of the School of Professional Volunteer is to strengthen volunteerism brand in Ukraine and to promote professional development of volunteers so that they could provide more effective assistance to society,’ said Maryna Lebid, project manager of the Employment Center of Free People.

Kyiv, June 2015 - The analytical report to compare two models of administrative service provision was issued in a framework of the UNDP/EU project “Smart Practices for Oversight by Non-State Actors on Administrative Service Provision.” In this report, the NGO “Centre for Political and Legal Reforms,” serving as the Resource Centre for the civil society organisations on the issues of administrative services reform, has compared the one-stop-shop centres for administrative service provision versus their provision by the offices of various central bodies of state authorities. Check out the report to find out which model has proven to be more effective. 

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine, 5 June 2015 - Arkadiy,10,  Mykola, 9, and their youngest brother lost their parents during shelling in Donetsk.  A tragic loss combined with horror of living under constant fire have forced young orphans to flee to nearby Kramatorsk,  located  in the government controlled part of Donetsk region. The boys are now staying with their grandmother Natalia, who is the only caregiver in the family. Four of them are trying to make their ends meet with Natalia’s pension that is slightly higher than 50 USD per month.

KIEV, 3 June 2015 – On 1 June, the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF) arranged a big event for children in the central square of Sviatohirsk, a town in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region, dedicated to Children`s Day.

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine in cooperation with advertising agency AdPro launched an information campaign on psychosocial support for children facing stressful situations.

GENEVA (1 June 2015) – A new report issued today by the UN Human Rights Office details the serious human rights violations and abuses that persist in eastern Ukraine, including shelling, executions, arbitrary and illegal detentions, torture, ill-treatment, human trafficking and a lack of justice and accountability, as well as deprivation of economic and social rights that are deeply affecting the five million people living in the conflict-affected areas.

Kyiv, 28 May 2015 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched today the results of its study entitled “Health Behaviour in School-aged Children”. The study provides information on different aspects of adolescent health and the impacts of social factors on behaviour models of boys and girls in different age groups.

KYIV. On 26-27 May, a final conference of the Asylum Systems Quality Initiative in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus Project gathered migration officials from ten countries in Kyiv to discuss achieved results and plans for future collaboration.

2015 is the year of opening a new chapter in the development area and a critical year of transition from MDGs to Sustainable Development Goals. The post-2015 development agenda will build on the success of the MDGs: globally, extreme poverty has been cut by half, as has the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water.

May 20, 2015 -UN Population Fund in Ukraine delivered humanitarian aid – RH Kits for provision of obstetric-gynecology care – to the state enterprise \"Ukrvaktsyna\" of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Total value of the delivery is about UAH 2.2 million (USD 100 thousand).

\"Early Recovery of Social Services and Peacebuilding in Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts” project, funded by the Government of Japan, was launched in Sloviansk central rayon hospital in Mykolaivka. To mark the start of the work representatives of the Project visited the city. Together with the doctors, they planted the symbolic \"Garden of Peace.\"

4 May 2015 - Kyiv – UNDP and the Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights presented a comprehensive study on the status of the rights of women living in the rural areas of Ukraine.

It is a great honour for me to be here, standing together with the President Poroshenko and his people of Ukraine in this very solemn and sacred place where we are honouring and commemorating many valiant and courageous Ukrainian soldiers and citizens who fought to defend their country, to defend their human dignity against the aggression of Nazism. It seems that I am hearing their ardent aspirations, their voices... ardent aspirations wishing the people of Ukraine to live in peace and harmony and preserving their sovereignty and territorial integrity.

KYIV, 7 May 2015 – Safe drinking water has been provided to over 42,000 people in government-controlled areas and 3,300 people in non-government-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions in a UNICEF project funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO).

What Ukrainians need to know to consume as Europeans, especially at the time of crisis? This was the topic of the press-conference organized on 29 April at the ‘Unian’ news agency, which marked the launch of the information campaign ‘Sustainable Consumption – a Solution to Save the Environment and Improve the Quality of Life’.

Kyiv, Ukraine (30 April 2015) - The Government of Japan, the Government of Ukraine, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and International Organization for Migration (IOM),  and the IFRC together with Ukrainian Red Cross Society expanded existing assistance programmes by launching new projects to support internally displaced people (IDPs) and boost social and economic recovery in conflict-affected areas in Eastern Ukraine.  

30 April 2015 - The RPA focuses on the areas under the Ukrainian Government’s control in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, as well as the three adjoining oblasts – Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kharkiv. The RPA covers immediate recovery, rehabilitation and social cohesion needs, and is designed to be flexible so that its scope and recommendations can be updated as circumstances change.