• 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.

  • 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.

  • Call for media competition on Gender-Sensitive Reporting Feb 14, 2017

    Journalists, bloggers and media representatives working in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, are invited to submit their gender-sensitive reports (articles, blogs, stories etc.) on a variety of topics and make their own contribution to eliminate gender stereotypes and promote gender equality in Ukraine.

  • “Women’s Rights are Human rights” - the Ombudsperson’s Office noted again Feb 7, 2017

    The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner’s for Human Rights has launched its Alternative report on implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The report points that the practical implementation of the Law of Ukraine “On Ensuring Equal Rights and Opportunities of Men and Women” that sets forth the definition of sexual harassment and the procedure of complaint doesn’t establish any efficient mechanism of remedy.

  • 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.

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