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.
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.
Youth voice matters for the democratic reforms in Ukraine, youth workers say
Nov 28, 2017
On 27 November, over 100 youth workers from all over Ukraine came together at the UNDP-supported First All-Ukrainian Youth Workers’ Forum in Kharkiv to promote and acknowledge the effective forms of cooperation and networking among youth workers in Ukraine.
#UINN Youth Innovations Challenge: teams from Lviv, Kyiv, and Mykolaiv share awards for 15,000 USD
Nov 27, 2017
Twelve teams of young semi-finalists from different regions of Ukraine presented their innovation ideas during the U-Inn Pitching Day, held in Kyiv. They were all participants in the Youth Innovation Challenge U-Inn, encouraging young people to develop innovative initiatives to improve the respect of human rights and strengthening democracy in Ukraine at the local level. An independent jury chose three winners in the categories: Technological innovation, Social script, and Social entrepreneurship. The winners will implement their projects within 3 months with the UNDP support. In March 2018, the implemented projects will be presented at the UInn Youth Innovation Festival.
Human Rights in Ukraine: UPR side-event with Civil Society and Ombudsperson
Nov 27, 2017
In November 2017, Ukraine underwent its 3rd Universal Periodic Review of human rights at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. With this occasion, the United Nations Development Program supported a number of civil society organizations and the Ukrainian Ombudsperson in organizing a side-event to discuss the challenges that the country has faced since the 2014 Revolution of Dignity and the onset of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.