Increasing energy efficiency in UkraineAug 22, 2016
Ukraine 23% higher than world average in UN E-Government Development IndexAug 4, 2016Latest United Nations E-Government Survey shows substantial progress in Ukraine towards higher levels of e-government development. In 2 years, the country has jumped by 25 points in e-government and 45 points in e-participation, now ranking 62nd of 193 countries across the globe.
Launch of the e-Asset Declaration System : UNDP StatementAug 3, 2016n September 2015 the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) was requested by the Government of Ukraine to assist in building a software complex for the "Unified registry of asset declarations from persons authorized to fulfil state and local government functions."
Regional civil society hubs: 2 years onAug 3, 2016Eight regional CSO leaders successfully completed their organizational development programme under UNDP's umbrella to enhance their financial stability, democratic representation and governance procedures, as well as their membership ans volunteer management and advocacy practices. Today, they are now better equipped to provide quality social services and effectively speak for the Ukrainian citizens they represent.
Racial discrimination in Ukraine: work in progressJul 26, 2016Ukrainian civil society assesses the extent to which Ukraine has complied with human rights standards set forth by the International Convention of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), prepares for the Geneva review.
Doing business in Donbas: what are the main obstacles?Jul 21, 2016UNDP highlights main obstacles to the development of businesses in the conflict-affected regions of Ukraine and outlines key recommendations for an improved business climate that would stimulate the creation of companies and jobs in Donbas.
How well is Ukraine doing in fighting discrimination against women?Jul 21, 2016Ukrainian civil society assesses Ukraine’s compliance with the UN Convention against women discrimination (CEDAW) as alternative observers of progress made and challenges to overcome, especially in conflict-affected regions, to achieve gender equality in Ukraine.
Startup grants for IDPs and local communities of Donetsk and LuhanskJul 20, 2016IDPs and host communities in Donbas and beyond with a sustainable business idea and actionable business plan, are invited to apply for UNDP grants of up to UAH 200, 000 by 15 August 2016.
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- The Fijian Government and the European Union have signed a financing agreement for the ''Fiji Access to Justice'' programme worth 7.5 million Euro. The programme is designed to enhance the justice system in Fiji and provide more access for underprivileged and vulnerable groups. The signing ceremony took place at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva this morning. It was attended by the Honourable Attorney-General, Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Public Service and Communications Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Chief Justice Anthony Gates, Chairperson of the Legal Aid Commission, Sharvada Sharma and UNDP Resident Representative Osnat Lubrani. Honourable Judges, Permanent Secretaries, President of the Fiji Law Society, Legal Practitioner, representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, representatives of civil society and the media were also present to witness the event. Funded by the EU under the 11th European Development Fund and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the five-year programme will empower more Fijians than ever before by providing them with legal services through the key justice institutions. The Legal Aid Commission (LAC), the Judiciary and other relevant institutions will benefit from substantial capacity building through training, technical assistance and provision of basic equipment. And Non-Governmental Organisations will also be supported to assist the LAC to reach out to Fijian citizens and provide them with the services they need. Speaking at the event, EU Ambassador to Fiji and the Pacific, H.E Andrew Jacobs said: ''Access to justice is a fundamental principle of the rule of law. A clear understanding of the role of specific public offices, such as the judiciary, the legal aid commission and other transparency and accountability institutions, are paramount in ensuring that law and justice prevail and citizens fully exercise their rights and responsibilities. The EU-Funded Access to Justice Programme will help ensure that Fijians are aware of their rights and can action them through the relevant state mechanisms,'' Fijian Government United Nations Development Programme - UNDP 4 hours ago
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