What do Ukrainians understand as human rights, and how did their understanding change in Ukraine since the start of the armed conflict in 2014? Ukrlife.tv, an independent Ukrainian online broadcaster, interviewed Marcus Brand, UNDP Democratic Governance Advisor.
UNDP in Ukraine has announced signing of four long-term agreements with medicine producers. This is a global approach which allows to decrease medicine prices and also ensure their fast and uninterrupted supply.
Sometimes it takes tragic events to make an old dream come true. An IDP family received a UNDP grant, sponsored by the Polish government, to start a café-chocolaterie in Mariupol. Books, board games and relaxing music make people come to their place not just for food and drink but also to have a good time and to be inspired.
Women’s rights activists support victims of domestic violence amidst conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Since the beginning of the conflict, UNDP supports HIV positive and most-at-risk women affected by the conflict as a part of HIV humanitarian response program in the Eastern Ukraine, where the number of registered internally displaced people living with HIV is the highest. Read the story of Julia from Kramatorsk.
Oleksandr Dovzhenko, 53, from Donetsk, turned to the crowdfunding platform to raise money for his business: creating traditional hand-made carpets and tapestries. This project is a result of the Crowdfunding Academy for entrepreneurs affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which opened its doors in February 2017 in Kyiv, with the support of the British Embassy in Ukraine.
United Nations Development Program in Ukraine (UNDP) held a forum entitled “The Role of Local Self-Government and Civil Society Institutions in the Process of Decentralization” on November 16-17, 2017 in the city of Sviatohirsk. The forum had the aim of sharing and publicizing positive experiences of decentralization – primarily by highlighting best practices in local government and successful examples in Ukraine and abroad of building up civil society in a reformed environment.

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