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Empowering communities: Our happiness is in our own hands

For 10 years Oksana Shostak lived in an apartment with a ceiling which leaked every time it rained or snowed. The roof of her multi-apartment house had huge cracks and needed urgent repair. For many years she made calls to her municipal management office demanding that these problems be fixed, only more


Low carbon development to drive economic growth in Ukraine

Ever since economic crises hit Ukraine in 2009, the economy has been facing severe challenges. Thirteen years back, it was the combination of high export demand for industrial products together with low energy prices that kick-started a period of almost ten years of strong economic growth. Today, a more


New Jobs for People with Disabilities

Ruslan Kurylko, 31, from the town of Boyarka near Kiyv has a disability due to birth injury. After closing his small construction business during the economic crisis, he tried to find a paid job. However, a stamp on his health certificate, which classified his skills as suitable for a security guardmore

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Global conversation on the Post-2015 sustainable development agenda