[CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT] No decisions for youth without youth: looking for best practices

UNDP supports the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine in its effort to collect best practices of youth work in the country. The aim is to promote inspiring and promising experiences from Ukrainian cities and communities of engaging youth in decision-making, providing young people with wider opportunities to advocate for reforms, and developing their competencies and skills to build the future they want. Share your story with us, if you have successful experiences of working with youth.

[OUR PERSPECTIVE] Energy efficiency investment rises, but falls short of needs

Originally published in KyivPost on July 14, 2017. Millions of Ukrainians could slash their energy bills by as much as 40 percent, on average, with the right efficiency-boosting measures. But a lack of expertise and investment capital are slowing progress, according to civil society groups and non-governmental organizations. The United Nations Development Program and the American government’s development agency, the U. S. Agency for International Development, are working to address the shortcomings. Their programs tie into goals that Ukraine has set for itself at the national level, with Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman saying on July 12 that Ukraine should seek to become energy independent by 2020.

A growth hormone for children with dwarfism and cancer treatments delivered to Ukrainian patients

A large batch of medicines for cancer patients and a growth hormone for children under the age of ten have been delivered to Ukraine. The growth hormone will help 837 children who suffer from dwarfism of different origins. The medicine, manufactured in Belgium, was procured by the United Nations Development Program within the framework of international procurement of medicines for budget funds of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

[CALL FOR APPLICATIONS] UNDP Organizational Development Grants open for civil society organizations

UNDP is launching a call for applications for organizational development grants available for regional mid-sized civil society organizations (CSOs). The purpose of this programme is to establish a network of regional capacity building hubs for CSO development. We are looking for regional CSOs that are interested in boosting their organizational development, have necessary capacities and resources for quality changes, and have sound understanding of organizational development concept.

What Ukrainians Know and Think of Human Rights: UNDP in Ukraine Launches Human Rights Baseline Study

One of the revealing results of the recent Ukrainian Human Rights Baseline Study was that 77% of Ukrainians recognize the right to life as the most important human right. The study also shows that most Ukrainians recognize rights for social security and the right to housing and education as key priorities. At the same time, while the majority of citizens are aware that their rights are natural and in-born, many are still reluctant to defend them, and half of the population has never tried to do it.

[CALL FOR PROPOSALS] Support to implementation of the Action Plan for the Declaration of Parliamentary Openness

LOT 1: for proposals for small grants to support development of the Verkhovna Rada as an Open Parliament, in line with Ukraine's adherence to the global Open Government Partnership; LOT 2: for proposals for small grants to enhance two-way communication between the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and Ukrainian citizens. The deadline for submitting proposals is July 28, 2017.

New place for recreation in summer: UNDP restores water reservoir in Chernihiv oblast

A water reservoir, historically used for recreational purposes by local people, has been renovated and opened for leisure visitors in Kukshun village in the Chernihiv Oblast. With funding from the Coca-Cola Foundation and in the framework of “Creation of model for community sustainable development at Nizhyn rayon, Chernihiv oblast” project, UNDP has restored this water reservoir - measuring four metres in depth, thirty metres in width and three hundred metres in length.

UN Secretary General to visit Ukraine

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will pay an official visit to Ukraine on 9 July. He is scheduled to meet Ukrainian leadership and the UN Ukraine staff. Having witnessed the suffering of the most vulnerable people on earth, in refugee camps and in war zones, the Secretary-General is determined to...

Ukrainians receive first medicines against botulism since 2014

Shipment of the required medicine against botulism was delivered to Ukraine today. First 25 schemes to form the essential stock of the antitoxin produced in Canada were provided by the United Nations Development Program. UNDP supported the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and provided antitoxin against botulism worth 2,5 mln Hryvnia as humanitarian aid.

[PHOTO STORY] Doing business at the edge of armed conflict

An entrepreneur tells her story: breeding rabbits a stone throw from Ukraine conflict’s contact line.