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  • Donetsk Oblast to fight corruption with independent Regional Development Agency Jan 30, 2017

    An independent institution – the Regional Development Agency – established with international financial and intellectual support will be handling procurement tasks in a way to make corruption practices impossible. “We want this agency to operate all procurement paperwork and all the resulting procedures. This will be done under the oversight of international organizations,” Yevhen Vilinsky, first deputy of Donetsk Oblast Governor says.

  • Six things you need to know about CEDAW (and women’s rights) in Ukraine Jan 30, 2017

    In this article UNDP presents five major developments in relation to women’s rights in Ukraine, and particularly to the implementation by the Ukrainian government of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

  • Promoting business integrity: another step in Ukraine’s anti-corruption reform Jan 25, 2017

    Together with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the Business Ombudsman of Ukraine, UNDP brought together over 100 senior practitioners from 30 countries for a 2-day regional expert seminar on Business Integrity in Eastern Europe and Central Asia followed by a 1-day roundtable on Business Integrity in Ukraine.

  • Mobilizing youth for peace and development in Donbas Jan 23, 2017

    In a two-day workshop, over 30 pupils from various educational institutions in Severodonetsk, Luhansk region, practiced how to work in team, formulate goals and objectives and write project proposals aiming at addressing their communities’ most pressing issues. After brainstorming and networking session, young people came up with ideas about how to make life in their communities safer and more comfortable.

  • Want to know more about the human rights based approach? Register for a training for civic activists Jan 23, 2017

    In January and February 2017, UNDP and civil society organization “MART” are organizing a series of eight regional trainings on human rights based approach (HRBA). The workshops are meant for sub-national civil society organizations and have the purpose to build their capacity to apply HRBA in their work.

  • Austria finances new UNDP initiative to boost local development in Chernivtsi and Odesa regions Jan 18, 2017

    UNDP is launching a new project to improve the wellbeing and raise living standards of the most disadvantaged population groups in the Chernivtsi and Odesa oblasts. Funded by the Austrian Development Agency, it will benefit more than 150,000 people living in regional centres and at least 18 villages, small towns and rayons.

  • How to support entrepreneurs affected by the conflict? With crowdfunding! Jan 18, 2017

    Following its experience with crowdfunding for development gained in other European countries, UNDP is now teaming up with Ukrainian leaders in this field to launch the first Crowdfunding Academy dedicated to entrepreneurs from conflict affected areas in Donbas. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to rally all available resources to help improve the livelihoods of IDPs and host communities throughout Ukraine.

  • Mapping a Sustainable Future: Why does Ukraine need a Sustainable Development Strategy Jan 10, 2017

    In the vision of its authors, the strategy will serve as a dashboard showing where Ukrainians want to be by 2030, and allowing them to monitor how much progress is achieved in certain intervals on each of its development goals. As stated in the Strategy, its objective is “to ensure a high quality of life for the Ukrainian population, creating the proper conditions for modern and future generations and counteracting the degradation of ecosystems, through the introduction of new economic growth models based on sustainable development principles.”

  • Back into Shape: Renovated sport gym in Chuguiv school No. 2 welcomes children Jan 6, 2017

    Success story about community-led initiative to renovate the gym in Chuguiv school, Kharkiv region. With EU/UNDP support, the micro-project has been implemented in half a year, and local kids now can enjoy their Aikido lessons in modernized warm school premises.

  • Civil society organisations trained on Human Rights Based Approach Dec 23, 2016

    Are those who possess certain rights able to effectively get their voices heard? Are those who need to deliver on rights observance indeed able to get their work done? These are questions answered by the human rights based approach (HRBA) to development programming. Civil society organizations can become so much more efficient in their work, if they integrate the approach in their everyday work. To help them with this, UNDP organized a training for 18 trainers aimed at providing them with knowledge and tools for further promoting this approach to their peer CSOs in the regions of Ukraine.

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