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  • Young activists teach peers how to defend themselves against domestic violence and bullying Jan 11, 2018

    Mariupol teenagers are training their peers how to protect themselves from domestic violence and bullying. The level of violence is high in the conflict-torn Donetsk region, where the industrial seaport city of Mariupol is located. The young activists underwent special psychological and security training supported by the UNDP, with financial support from the European Union, and are now passing on skills they learned, organizing training for children in other schools of their city.

  • Shortage of public resources in Ukrainian health sector magnified by inefficiencies Jan 5, 2018

    Based on the findings, the study recommends measures to improve both quality of service and efficiency of health spending. Accelerating the implementation of the healthcare reform will help shift from input-based to results-based financing in healthcare. Explicit definition of health benefit packages, together with implementation of contracting mechanisms, will help better channel available public resources to provide guaranteed medical services to citizens.

  • Weekend of unlimited opportunities: together we are creating the world comfortable for all Jan 5, 2018

    To celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations in Ukraine, particularly the UN Development Programme and UN Volunteers, together with the National Assembly of Persons with Disabilities and the movement “Tak Maye Buty” organized a flash mob called The Weekend of unlimited opportunities.

  • Sport tournament in Kramatorsk shows inclusion in action Dec 12, 2017

    The tournament “Volleyball for all” was organized in November in Kramatorsk and brought together five mixed teams. The incentive was put forward by a group of people with hearing impairments, who participated in workshop on social inclusion “Inclusive Friendly” organized by UNDP in Ukraine in six cities of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

  • Long-term agreements with medicine manufacturers are introduced in medicines procurement for the state Dec 11, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine has announced signing of four long-term agreements with medicine producers. This is a global approach which allows to decrease medicine prices and also ensure their fast and uninterrupted supply.

  • IDP entrepreneur helps revive Poltava’s traditional craft of carpet weaving Dec 6, 2017

    Oleksandr Dovzhenko, 53, from Donetsk, turned to the Spilnokosht crowdfunding platform to raise money for his business: creating traditional hand-made carpets and tapestries. This project is a result of the Crowdfunding Academy for entrepreneurs affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which opened its doors in February 2017 in Kyiv, with the support of the British Embassy in Ukraine. Internally displaced people and residents of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts graduated from the academy have launched crowdfunding campaigns with the continued support of UNDP.

  • UNDP Forum on Decentralization Dec 4, 2017

    United Nations Development Program in Ukraine (UNDP) held a forum entitled “The Role of Local Self-Government and Civil Society Institutions in the Process of Decentralization” on November 16-17, 2017 in the city of Sviatohirsk. The forum had the aim of sharing and publicizing positive experiences of decentralization – primarily by highlighting best practices in local government and successful examples in Ukraine and abroad of building up civil society in a reformed environment.

  • UN Social Cohesions and Reconciliation Index for Eastern Ukraine was launched Dec 4, 2017

    On 28 November, UNDP – together with UNICEF, IOM, the PDU and SeeD – launched the UN Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Index for Eastern Ukraine (USE). The USE is a sophisticated analytical tool that allows us to understand what is social cohesion. It provides both descriptive and predictive analysis that helps identify strategic entry points for policies and programs that contribute to strengthening social cohesion, particularly in conflict-affected communities.

  • UNDP, Netherlands and Ukraine team up to support over 7,000 people daily crossing contact line to access social benefits Nov 30, 2017

    A mobile office for legal aid was opened today at the Novotroitske checkpoint in Donetsk Oblast to meet the increasing need to support people living in the non-government-controlled parts of Ukraine. In average, more than 7,000 people cross every day at the Novotroitske checkpoint, a large majority of whom are vulnerable people, including the elderly, people with disabilities, and women who need to claim social benefits and access health services. The office will provide legal counseling (oral and written advice, the preparation of legal documents, referrals, etc.) to more than 600 people a month crossing the contact line at this checkpoint.

  • UNDP helped restore degraded peatlands in Ukraine: summarizing 5-year project results Nov 29, 2017

    UNDP in Ukraine helped restore degraded agricultural peatlands in Chernihiv region, established the regional landscape park "Nizhynskiy", set up two cooperatives for the production of briquettes, milk collection and processing as well as opened a bicycle and two ecological paths. These activities were accomplished within the five-year project "Clima East Pilot Project: Conservation and Sustainable Use of Peatlands", implemented with the financial support from the European Union.

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