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1,400 civil society organizations and 2,186 activists from all regions of Ukraine shared the best innovative ways to drive reforms and bring positive changes to their local communities at the seventh largest national  Civil Society Development Forum in Kyiv, organized by the national CSO Isar Ednannia. For six years in a row, UNDP is co-funding and co-organizing the Forum.

The Merezhka (Network) shelter for women who have suffered from domestic violence in Cherkasy, in central Ukraine, has been uninhabitable in the cold winter months. Now the city council has allocated UAH 856,168 (about $31,000) for the renovation of its roof and installation of a heating system. What is more, Cherkasy Oblast Administration will support the women by providing social adaptation services.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign which takes place each year. It commences on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.

As temperatures drop to well below zero in eastern Ukraine, millions of people urgently need humanitarian support as a result of an on-going active conflict, which increasingly is forgotten and seems to have fallen off the international radar, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine, Ms. Osnat Lubrani, said today in Geneva.

Kyiv, 12 November 2018 – Policymakers and energy experts from some 100 countries joined a discussion about the role of energy transition in sustainable development and opportunities for cooperation at the Ninth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development in Kyiv, Ukraine. Download file

1 October 2018, Kyiv – The Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine, Ms. Osnat Lubrani expresses her sincere condolences to the family of three children killed, and one child injured, by explosive remnants in eastern Ukraine. Ms. Lubrani appeals for immediate action to protect millions of people who face daily risks due to the extensive landmine and explosive ordnance contamination.

On September 4, 2018, the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court of Ukraine upheld a landmark judgement to satisfy the claims of an internally displaced person from Donetsk region whose pension has been suspended since April 2017. The Ukrainian NGO “Right to Protection,” UNHCR’s partner organization, provided legal representation to the pensioner.

KYIV, 13 September – What are the recurring human rights issues faced by internally displaced persons? A recent sociological poll of internally displaced persons and service providers working with them confirmed that they face many socioeconomic challenges.

Kyiv, 19 August 2018 -  On the 10th commemoration of World Humanitarian Day (WHD), the United Nations Office in Ukraine calls for urgent action to protect millions of Ukrainian civilians severely affected by ongoing active hostilities in the east of the country. 

17 August 2018 - We are pleased to see that the report on the human rights violations and abuses committed against civilians and persons hors de combat during the Ilovaisk events in August 2014 has created an opportunity for constructive dialogue about the need for a full-fledged and credible investigation into the events and accountability. 

GENEVA (15 August 2018) – UN experts called on Russian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Oleg Sentsov while expressing grave concern for his physical and mental integrity.

Kharkiv, 9 August 2018 –  The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with the European Union’s support presented the UPSHIFT Ukraine programme to develop professional skills of adolescents and youth in Kharkiv on August 9.

2 August 2018, about 300 participants of the International Children`s Center Artek learned about a Global United Nations Programme till 2030 - the Sustainable Development Goals in the format of an intellectual quest, which was prepared by a team of volunteers of the Children`s center.

2 August 2018, Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine Vadym Chernysh met with the newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator in Ukraine Osnat Lubrani.

The United Nations in Ukraine condemns the appalling attack on a civil activist Kateryna Handziuk. The woman was violently attacked with acid on 31 July.

18 July 2018, Geneva – Ukraine must take immediate action to stop what amounts to a “systematic persecution” of the country’s Roma minority, who have been targeted in a series of violent attacks, says a group of UN human rights experts*.

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.