Sustainable Development Goals to get capacity boost through the Open Government Partnership Initiative
Apr 12, 2018
The Ukrainian Government commits to align key commitments under the Open Government Partnership (OGP) with the Sustainable Development Goals. The fourth OGP Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2020 is discussed today at the high-level event and is to be finalized by mid-September. Ukraine has joined OGP Initiative back in 2011. Since then UNDP has been closely cooperating with the Ukrainian Government to make it more open, accountable, and responsive to its citizens.
Five ways to fight graft: Anti-Corruption School equips young activists with effective tools
Apr 11, 2018
Providing a great knowledge sharing platform for anti-corruption advocates, the Anti-Corruption School, for the 4th year in a row, presents practical lessons learned about pitfalls and successes in fighting this scourge and equips local corruption fighters with necessary instruments to accelerate the pace of change in Ukrainian cities. Organized jointly by UNDP, USAID’s SACCI and ENGAGE projects, and the International Renaissance Foundation, this year’s 4-day School brought together 37 active community leaders from 16 oblasts of Ukraine to help them get the fight against corruption off the ground.
Professors of Journalism Took a Half Year Training on How to Write about Human Rights
Mar 26, 2018
In September 2017, the Institute of Journalism, the Human Rights Information Centre, and the Ombudsperson’s Office in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme initiated a Human Rights Academy for Journalism Professors. The Academy aims at raising awareness for professionals working in the field of media to human rights and problems of diverse social groups. It also promotes high ethical journalistic standards in covering issues related to human rights, equality, and non-discrimination.
Learn more about e-declaration with this free online course
Mar 16, 2018
With nearly 1 million Ukrainian officials required to report their income and assets, this updated online course, developed by the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) with UNDP’s support, is to help understand the nuts and bolts of filling in a disclosure form and leverage the power of the newly introduced e-declaration system that has already marked a year anniversary.
UNDP is committed to continue support for anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine; encouraged by the appreciation expressed by NACP
Feb 16, 2018
UNDP has been supporting the ongoing anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine since 2014, with a focus on innovation for transparency and integrity. UNDP is a long-standing partner of the Government of Ukraine in implementing reforms. While the Government and the respective state bodies and institutions lead the process and set priorities, UNDP recognizes that a substantial reduction of corruption, as required by the Global Agenda 2030, will only be possible with a prominent role of civil society and the necessary awareness and attitudes among the general public.
Students lead peer-to-peer discussions on creating universally designed public spaces
Feb 16, 2018
Over 200 students from seven Kyiv universities have learnt about the universal design and discussed the possibilities of using these principles in their future jobs. All of them were participants of the workshop Creating the World Comfortable for All, organized by UNDP in Ukraine. 22 final-years-students at the Kyiv-Mohyla University’s School of Social Work who had had a special training on universal design were sharing their knowledge with peers.
Citizens’ Advisory Bureau helps conflict-affected people get back on their feet
Feb 1, 2018
A story of resilience in the face of blows of fate. An elderly women from Chermalyk village, Donetsk region affected by the conflict, manage to revive her sheep farm with assistance from сitizens’ advisory bureau supported by the UNDP and the governments of Sweden and Switzerland.
A network of hubs lets civil society flourish across Ukraine
Feb 1, 2018
Watch the videos about CSO-hubs for civil society development in the regions. The SCO network was supported by UNDP as part of a program to support civil society at the local level. In 2018 network will expand from 9 to 15 civil society organizations.
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.
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.