Democratic Governance

UNDP assists the Government, civil society and people of Ukraine in advancing democratic policies and practices needed to accelerate progress on sustainable human development; empowering civil society; promoting decentralization and local governance; advocating for human rights and gender equality; ensuring that all Ukrainian citizens can enjoy access to justice; and supporting anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine.

Our Goals

UNDP will continue focusing on the promotion of open government practices, rule of law and human rights, greater transparency and accountability at all levels of the government as well as citizens' engagement in policy- and decision-making processes.more

Democratic Governance

UNDP helps governance institutions in countries bring constitutional reforms, strengthen parliaments, and address policy and institutional options for peace and development through reconciliation, empowerment and inclusion.


Our Stories

Human rights survey, Ombudsman+ and Anti-discrimination Barometer: Three ways to support human rights in Ukraine

UNDP Ukraine is supporting the Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights, also known as the Ombudsperson, with many different activities. Find here three main highlights of ourmore 

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Social Innovations: New Ways to Solve Old Problems

The most futile effort is to try to apply the same solution to a problem even if it fails and keep on hoping for the resultmore 

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Six things you need to know about CEDAW (and women’s rights) in Ukraine

  In this article UNDP presents six major developments in relation to women’s rights in Ukraine, and particularly to the implementation by the Ukrainian government ofmore 

How much do you know about your civil rights? Time for more effective citizenry

Sociological survey commissioned by UNDP to assess civic knowledge, behavior, attitudes and beliefs, highlights that 35% of Ukrainians are not aware of their civil rights, emphasizingmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Strengthening Capacities of the Office of the Ombudsperson

    The Project aims at strengthening capacities of the Ombudsperson’s Office to contribute to the reform agenda, implementing its mandates, and responding to human rights challenges in Ukraine, while mobilizing national authorities and human rights defenders to improve the overall human rights record of the country. more 

  • Procurement Support Services to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine

    The challenges and failures of the Ministry of Health’s public procurement and supply programme resulted in a two-year gap of available medicine in the country from 2013-2015. At the request of the Ministry of Health, this project will procure a range of medicines and related medical products as an emergency measure in 2015 and ongoing years as needed. The programme will also build the capacity needed to support a transparent and cost-effective procurement system for the Ministry. more 

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