This year we celebrate 20 years of the Ukrainian National Human Rights Institution. In April 2008 the Parliament of Ukraine elected the first Ombudsperson. Over these 20 years the Ombudsperson Office managed to gain people’s trust and as a recent survey showed, Ukrainians ranked it the highest of all state bodies in terms of effectiveness. Only in 2017 more than 158,000 people have addressed the Ombudsperson Office, comparing to 29,500 in 2009.
This was ensured thanks to efficiency of international procurement of medicines. Saved budget money are used to procure additional medicines for children and adults with hemophilia.
The Ukrainian Government commits to align key commitments under the Open Government Partnership (OGP) with the Sustainable Development Goals. The fourth OGP Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2020 is discussed today at the high-level event and is to be finalized by mid-September.
Providing a great knowledge sharing platform for anti-corruption advocates, the Anti-Corruption School, for the 4th year in a row, presents practical lessons learned about pitfalls and successes in fighting this scourge and equips local corruption fighters with necessary instruments to accelerate the pace of change in Ukrainian cities.
The Institute of Journalism, the Human Rights Information Centre, and the Ombudsperson’s Office in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme initiated a Human Rights Academy for Journalism Professors. The Academy aims at raising awareness for professionals working in the field of media to human rights
There are many advantages to respecting others: love from family and relatives, more friends; this gives us confidence and support during hard times. Read a blog post by UNDP tolerance envoy Pavlo Vyshebaba for 'Ukrainska pravda'.

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