5 Million to finance energy efficiency of public buildings in Ukraine

UNDP is launching a new project on improving energy efficiency of public buildings in Ukraine, such as hospitals, schools, governmental and higher education facilities, kindergartens, orphanages, pharmacies, employment centres, libraries and museums in small and medium sized cities. The project will enable municipalities to directly implement energy efficiency measures by providing technical support to Energy Service Companies.

New center in Druzhkivka can provide 120,000 people over a hundred quality services

The Center for Administrative Service Provision (TsNAP) in Druzhkivka, Donetsk Oblast, is fully operational now and will render 139 services to 120,000 people in and around the city. The TsNAP was fully equipped under the UNDP Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme and with funding from the European Union.

[VIDEO] Workers in Donbas, Ukraine come together in crisis

This water pump station in Semenivka was heavily shelled in 2014, leaving 5 million people in Donetsk region without water. Its restoration was a top priority for UNDP efforts on securing water supply for local enterprises and population. Now the pump station is fully operational again. The repair works were completed with financial support of the Government of Japan.

Civil society for better democracy – call for proposals

Are you part of a civil society organization based in Ukraine? Do you have an idea for a project that can improve dialogue between civil society organizations and government bodies? Do you think you can implement your project within a year and with a UNDP grant of no more than 30,000 USD?

Donetsk oblast residents can find information about free medicines through Internet

Residents of Donetsk oblast can now obtain information regarding state-funded medicines available in all hospitals of the region through web-site http://eliky.in.ua/. Rivne, Odesa, Khmelnytsky and Zaporizhzhya regions and partly Chernivtsi, Chernihiv, Volyn, Zakarpattya, Luhansk, Ternopil regions and the city of Kyiv are currently connected to the platform.

[BLOG POST] Shaking up the employment services in Ukraine to leave no one behind

Starting from June 2017, the State Employment Service of Ukraine is piloting new approaches to better integrate into the labour market people from vulnerable groups, following a methodology developed by UNDP. These pilots are now underway in seven out of the 27 regions of Ukraine. We can learn from the experience of other countries which already went through this transformation adopting concepts such as activation, client orientation, case-based profiling, and individual work plans development.

[ANNOUNCEMENT] Donbas SMEs to present business achievements in Kyiv

UN Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) is to hold a business event, East Expo 2017, involving the leading small and medium enterprises from Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. This two-day event will take place in Kyiv.

[PRESS RELEASE] Moldova procures Ukrainian medicines through UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme is procuring medicines not only for Ukraine, but now also for neighboring Moldova. Procurement through UNDP allowed a Ukrainian manufacturer to reach a new market.

[WORLD OCEANS DAY] Survey finds proliferation of Black Sea pollutants

The Black Sea has twice as much floating plastic as any other sea in Europe, according to an environmental survey funded by the European Union and UNDP. Mobile application deployed to help revive affected waters.

[OP-ED] Revisiting Sustainable Development

The balance of economic, social and environmental goals is the ideal model of sustainable development, and it is not easy to reach, since the common perception of development is primarily associated with economic development. The approval and implementation of the Strategy will be one of the steps towards this goal – the transition from ad hoc and barbaric use of natural resources to their balanced use (that is, using them in a way and at pace that do not cause the depletion of resources in the long run and a significant deterioration of their properties). In the nearest future, it is expedient to consider the idea of establishing a Ministry (or an Agency) for sustainable development that will ensure the integration of economic, social and environmental policies, coordination of inter-sectoral interaction, strategic planning for sustainable development, monitoring of the Strategy implementation at different levels.

[VIDEO] Insider Mediation Course in the Donbas

UNDP firmly believes that peace can be kept and restored if internal to the conflict figures are equipped with expert knowledge, practical skills and solid horizontal network. With the idea UNDP’s Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme started its pilot project Insider Mediation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The first wave of 16 insider mediators have already undergone our course and some drafted their proposals as to suitable forms of conflict transformation in their communities. The next step is ensuring support for their peacebuilding initiatives by UNDP and national experts.