Minority group finally represented in Ukraine’ Coordination Council on HIV/AIDS and TB
Sep 20, 2017
Representatives of the MSM community now have direct representation in the Government’s official coordination body. This participation is crucial for stopping the growing HIV epidemic among men having sex with men (MSM) in Ukraine.
Innovate Democracy with U-INN!
Sep 18, 2017
Social Innovation Workshop was organized in Kyiv as part of the 2017 Social Good Summit. Youth learnt firsthand from the developers about innovative solutions in the field of democracy and human rights, including participatory budgets, open budgets, Open Parliament and They vote for you initiatives, Opendatabot service, E-petitions portal, Electronic declarations registry, and ProZorro online public procurement system.
SDG quest introduces the Donbas youth to sustainable development concept
Sep 8, 2017
In July and August, UNDP in Ukraine and UN Volunteers in Ukraine, in partnership with a local NGO in Donetsk region, organised a series of quests themed around Sustainable Development Goals. Some 800 children and youth staying in the summer camps located in Sviatohirsk, Donetsk oblast, participated in the quests.
A big leap for Ukrainians: the country marks e-declaration’s first anniversary
Sep 1, 2017
Ukraine has made a bold move to phase out paper declaration forms in favour for an electronic system making officials’ declared gains open to public scrutiny. Anti-corruption civic activists have stepped these efforts up, helping to launch the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP), creating online tools for analyzing declarations, monitoring lifestyle of senior officials, and conducting training on e-declaration.
Civic education is a must to make youth voices heard
Aug 10, 2017
UNDP in Ukraine, in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine and the State Institute of Family and Youth Policies, held a strategic session on elaborating programs on civic education for youth. 38 participants from all over Ukraine discussed the concept and format of the future specialized training course on civic education for youth workers.
Against all odds: displaced woman living with HIV defends her rights
Aug 7, 2017
A story of HIV-positive woman displaced from Donetsk region who succeded to protect her rights and get effective legal, medical and humanitarian assistance despite all the challenges.
New human rights course developed for Ukrainian judges
Aug 3, 2017
UNDP supported the development of a tailor-made course for judges focused on respect of human rights in criminal proceedings. It was introduced at the National School of Judges of Ukraine in July 2017. It’s expected that this new tool could contribute to efficient human rights protection and decrease of cases of illegal detention and torture.
No decisions for youth without youth: looking for best practices
Jul 25, 2017
UNDP supports the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine in its effort to collect best practices of youth work in the country. The aim is to promote inspiring and promising experiences from Ukrainian cities and communities of engaging youth in decision-making, providing young people with wider opportunities to advocate for reforms, and developing their competencies and skills to build the future they want. Share your story with us, if you have successful experiences of working with youth
What Ukrainians Know and Think of Human Rights: UNDP in Ukraine Launches Human Rights Baseline Study
Jul 13, 2017
One of the revealing results of the recent Ukrainian Human Rights Baseline Study was that 77% of Ukrainians recognize the right to life as the most important human right. The study also shows that most Ukrainians recognize rights for social security and the right to housing and education as key priorities. At the same time, while the majority of citizens are aware that their rights are natural and in-born, many are still reluctant to defend them, and half of the population has never tried to do it.
UN Secretary General to visit Ukraine
Jul 6, 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres paid an official visit to Ukraine on 9 July. He met Ukrainian leadership and the UN Ukraine staff.