Press releases
  • Play takes audience on journey from disrespect and condemnation to tolerance and friendship Feb 12, 2018

    The play “He Is My Sister” featuring Ukrainian theatre stars Anatoly Khostikoyev and Volodymyr Horyansky, was performed in in Kramatorsk and Severodonetsk on Feb. 9-10 respectively, giving a fresh perspective on social stereotypes and showing the fundamental essence of human relationships that are masked by incredulity and scandal.

  • Shelter for violence survivors opens in Sloviansk Feb 8, 2018

    A shelter to give social and psychological assistance to women who have suffered from violence or ill-treatment has opened in Sloviansk, Donetsk Oblast. The facility will be a safe place for women who have suffered from various forms of gender-based violence, where they can temporarily stay to receive the psychological, social and legal support they need to restore their own inner strengths and make decisions about their future lives.

  • Online learning platform breaks the record: anti-corruption course gained unprecedented popularity Jan 26, 2018

    A Conflict of Interest: Need to Know! online course, hosted on the Prometheus e-learning platform, set a world record. An unprecedented 39% of users have successfully completed the online course, which was launched on 9 December 2017 to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day.

  • Four child and adult hemophilia medicines have arrived in Ukraine. UNDP and MOH saved another 36 mln of budget Hryvnias Jan 23, 2018

    Four human coagulation factor medicines for treatment of hemophilia in adults and children have arrived in Ukraine. Thanks to efficient procurement process by UNDP, another 36 mln Hryvnia of state budget funds are already saved through procurement of adult and child hemophilia medicines.

  • Long-term agreements with medicine manufacturers are introduced in medicines procurement for the state Dec 11, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine has announced signing of four long-term agreements with medicine producers. This is a global approach which allows to decrease medicine prices and also ensure their fast and uninterrupted supply.

  • UNDP, Netherlands and Ukraine team up to support over 7,000 people daily crossing contact line to access social benefits Nov 30, 2017

    A mobile office for legal aid was opened today at the Novotroitske checkpoint in Donetsk Oblast to meet the increasing need to support people living in the non-government-controlled parts of Ukraine. In average, more than 7,000 people cross every day at the Novotroitske checkpoint, a large majority of whom are vulnerable people, including the elderly, people with disabilities, and women who need to claim social benefits and access health services. The office will provide legal counseling (oral and written advice, the preparation of legal documents, referrals, etc.) to more than 600 people a month crossing the contact line at this checkpoint.

  • UNDP helped restore degraded peatlands in Ukraine: summarizing 5-year project results Nov 29, 2017

    UNDP in Ukraine helped restore degraded agricultural peatlands in Chernihiv region, established the regional landscape park "Nizhynskiy", set up two cooperatives for the production of briquettes, milk collection and processing as well as opened a bicycle and two ecological paths. These activities were accomplished within the five-year project "Clima East Pilot Project: Conservation and Sustainable Use of Peatlands", implemented with the financial support from the European Union.

  • UNDP awards three young directors for their short movies on inspiring entrepreneurs Nov 27, 2017

    UNDP in Ukraine, together with the Molodiya Festival, and with financial support from Poland, organized the contest to tell the stories of entrepreneurs displaced by the conflict in Ukraine who, despite all their economic and political difficulties, have rebuilt and developed their businesses. The winners of the contest were announced at a ceremony in Kyiv on Nov. 24.

  • Luhansk entrepreneur uses innovative method to rebuild roads in Ukraine’s conflict zone Nov 22, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme will present on 24 November 16 video stories showing successful enterprises from the east of the country. The stories feature ordinary people who have managed to start or develop a business, and create new jobs. The stories are motivating, and the business ideas they are implementing are inspiring.

  • Ukraine has received 200 recommendations in the UN on how to protect human rights Nov 20, 2017

    Recommendations were provided by delegations from 70 countries, participating in the UN Human Rights Council during an interactive dialogue in Geneva, which was held on November 15. On November 17, they were published by three rapporteur countries on reviewing the human rights situation in Ukraine, which included representatives from the Netherlands, Rwanda and Georgia.

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