Press releases
  • 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.

  • Delegation from the Embassy of Japan to Ukraine visits UNICEF and UNDP programme sites in Luhansk region Nov 16, 2017

    A Delegation from the Embassy of Japan has visited conflict-affected areas in eastern Ukraine to assess programmes implemented by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the financial support from the Government of Japan.

  • Entrepreneur from eastern Ukraine grows flowers on battlefield Nov 13, 2017

    Ukrainian directors have completed shooting inspirational videos about entrepreneurs from Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts for the "Big Stories About Small Business" competition, part of the social video advertising festival organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine and the Molodiya Festival. Fourteen young directors and their film crews shot 16 short, inspiring videos about the success stories of entrepreneurs who received a grant from UNDP to launch their own businesses in eastern Ukraine.

  • “Big stories of small businesses”: Ukrainian filmmakers to present movies about successful entrepreneurs in eastern Ukraine Oct 27, 2017

    Ukrainian filmmakers are filming short motivation movies about entrepreneurs from eastern Ukraine for a video contest called “Big Stories of Small Businesses” run by the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) and the Molodiya Social Advertising Festival. According to the contest’s rules, filmmakers are to film videos about the success stories of entrepreneurs who won a grant from UNDP to launch or develop a business in eastern Ukraine.

  • Repaired kindergarten to serve 200 children in Ukraine’s conflict zone Oct 26, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) and the government of Japan have repaired the roof of a kindergarten in the frontline city of Svitlodarsk in Donetsk Oblast. Kindergarten No. 10, “The Rainbow”, was severely damaged by shelling during military hostilities in the winter of 2015. Due to shelling and long-term exploitation, the building’s roof was seriously damaged, which resulted in frequent leaks. Around 70 children attend the kindergarten, which has a staff of 30 employees. The kindergarten has facilities for up to 200 kids.

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