World TB Day 2017: Timely TB identification and treatment are essential for successful recovery
Mar 22, 2017
About a quarter of a million people are currently suffering from tuberculosis (TB) in Ukraine. While incidence of TB is decreasing, multi-drug-resistant TB is on the rise, and timely access to diagnostics and treatment is still an issue. Recent combined efforts of the Ministry of Health, MOH Public Health Center, UN agencies, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and civil society helped ensure access to care and change the approach by providing TB prevention and treatment outside of healthcare facilities.
3 reasons to care about civic literacy
Mar 16, 2017
To assess the level of civic literacy in Ukraine, UNDP has commissioned a sociologic survey that was conducted in July-September 2016. We have also commissioned a similar study in Moldova, while Pact Inc had a similar exercise in Belarus. The concept of "Citizenship of the 21 century" was used as a baseline methodology and allowed us to compare the findings from three countries in the areas of civic knowledge, civic behaviour, civic attitudes and beliefs, and prospects for civic education.
How to file e-declarations: NACP and UNDP launch online course for civil servants
Mar 13, 2017
Amid the ongoing rollout of the 2nd wave of e-declaration for Ukrainian civil servants, during which the number of declarants is to increase at least sevenfold, NACP and UNDP with the support of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs have developed an online course on how to file e-declarations.
Students against corruption
Mar 6, 2017
Students in 13 universities across Ukraine are receiving first-hand knowledge on newly-established Ukrainian anti-corruption institutions to boost young people’s awareness of the fight against corruption in the country.
Gender, money and power determine perceptions of justice and security in Ukraine - new UNDP report
Mar 1, 2017
UNDP launched a new report on ‘Justice and Security: Perspectives of Communities in Three Oblasts’. The report has revealed that for the most issues the responses are very similar across the oblasts. Apart from some differences for people living within 20km of the contact line, people in all three oblasts have similar concerns and attitudes. By contrast, our report shows that there are very clear differences based on economic status, gender and to a lesser extent, whether people live in rural or urban areas.
World Rare Disease Day: UNDP helps protect the constitutional right of all patients to healthcare
Feb 28, 2017
UNDP joins the initiative of the patient community to support patients with rare diseases (so-called orphan diseases) receive life-saving medicines. Worldwide, it is estimated that about 30 percent of children with rare diseases will die before reaching their fifth birthday. In a ground-breaking new procurement program established by the Parliament of Ukraine, which is now being replicated in other countries of the region, UNDP has completed procurement of medicines related to four orphan diseases, with finalization for three more underway and four more planned in the coming months.
The Coalition ‘Justice for Peace in the Donbas’ strategized how to improve access to justice in 2017
Feb 22, 2017
17 Coalition member NGOs dealing with conflict-related human rights violations reviewed their legal work in 2016 and agreed on the further steps for more effective redress, support and prevention.
Animated stories: Young people call for justice and peace in conflict-affected Ukraine
Feb 20, 2017
On the occasion of the World Day of Social Justice on Feb. 20, UNDP brought together 20 boys and girls aged between seven and 15 for a two-day animation workshop. There, they learned about the basic techniques used to create animated stories, and how to advance the principle of social justice by removing barriers that people face due to disability, low social status, ethnicity, gender or race.
Social Innovations: New Ways to Solve Old Problems
Feb 16, 2017
UNDP co-organized the conference on measuring social change in order to exchange knowledge and practices on social innovations among civic activists, and to build the capacity of CSOs on social impact management.
UN Committee reviews situation of women in Ukraine
Feb 15, 2017
A meeting of human rights defenders and the Representative of the Ombudsperson with the experts of the UN Committee took place on the eve of the presentation of the national report by the official Ukrainian delegation. Thanks to the dialogue with CSOs and the Ombudsperson’s representative the UN Committee could get an objective picture of Ukraine's implementation of its CEDAW commitments and prepare a list of questions to the official delegation of Ukraine.