Press releases

  • 5 Million to finance energy efficiency of public buildings in Ukraine Jun 23, 2017

    UNDP is launching a new project on improving energy efficiency of public buildings in Ukraine, such as hospitals, schools, governmental and higher education facilities, kindergartens, orphanages, pharmacies, employment centres, libraries and museums in small and medium sized cities. The project will enable municipalities to directly implement energy efficiency measures by providing technical support to Energy Service Companies.

  • New center in Druzhkivka can provide 120,000 people over a hundred quality services Jun 22, 2017

    The Center for Administrative Service Provision (TsNAP) in Druzhkivka, Donetsk Oblast, is fully operational now and will render 139 services to 120,000 people in and around the city. The TsNAP was fully equipped under the UNDP Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme and with funding from the European Union.

  • Donetsk oblast residents can find information about free medicines through Internet Jun 14, 2017

    Residents of Donetsk oblast can now obtain information regarding state-funded medicines available in all hospitals of the region through web-site http://eliky.in.ua/. Rivne, Odesa, Khmelnytsky and Zaporizhzhya regions and partly Chernivtsi, Chernihiv, Volyn, Zakarpattya, Luhansk, Ternopil regions and the city of Kyiv are currently connected to the platform.

  • Moldova procures Ukrainian medicines through UNDP Jun 9, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme is procuring medicines not only for Ukraine, but now also for neighboring Moldova. Procurement through UNDP allowed a Ukrainian manufacturer to reach a new market.

  • Survey finds proliferation of Black Sea pollutants Jun 8, 2017

    The Black Sea has twice as much floating plastic as any other sea in Europe, according to an environmental survey funded by the European Union and the UNDP.

  • Black Sea is damaged by human activity, the environmental research reveals May 30, 2017

    The Black Sea Monitoring Surveys examined the environmental status of the Black Sea, screened emerging pollutants, studied marine litter and aquatic life below the oxygen layer, and compiled a photographic identity catalogue of dolphins. The research identified most pressing challenges faced by the Black Sea in the last 20 years and highlighted the need for coordinated response of the Black Sea countries in line with the European Union water legislation.

  • Impact Hub and UNDP launch the 2017 edition of Accelerate2030 May 12, 2017

    Impact Hub and UNDP are announcing the launch of the second edition of Accelerate2030, an international cross-border scaling program for impact-driven ventures. This year, ventures from 17 countries across 4 continents are encouraged to apply to this unique acceleration program, including Ukraine.

  • Patients with hemophilia will receive high-quality European medicines Apr 17, 2017

    The Ministry of Health of Ukraine (MOH) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) report the completion of all procurement procedures for adult and child hemophilia medicines according to the agreement.

  • Ukrainian children with cancer received medicines worth 60 million Hryvnia Apr 3, 2017

    A large shipment of life-saving oncology medicines from one of the leading world manufacturers arrived in Ukraine. Five medicines, produced in France, Germany and Canada, for a total amount of over 60 mln Ukrainian Hryvnia are being unloaded at the warehouse of State Enterprise “UkrMedPostach”, from where they will be further distributed to hospitals around Ukraine to be provided to thousands of children who suffer from cancer.

  • Too many lives scarcely touched by human development progress, UN report finds Mar 30, 2017

    In Ukraine, the Human Development Index measured in the report is at 0.743 - 84 out of 188 countries and territories. Since 1990, HDI value increased by 5.2 percent. However, Ukraine remains below the average for countries in the high human development group and below the average for countries in the Europe and Central Asia region.