World TB Day 2017: Timely TB identification and treatment are essential for successful recovery
Mar 22, 2017
About a quarter of a million people are currently suffering from tuberculosis (TB) in Ukraine. While incidence of TB is decreasing, multi-drug-resistant TB is on the rise, and timely access to diagnostics and treatment is still an issue. Recent combined efforts of the Ministry of Health, MOH Public Health Center, UN agencies, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and civil society helped ensure access to care and change the approach by providing TB prevention and treatment outside of healthcare facilities.
Animated stories: Young people call for justice and peace in conflict-affected Ukraine
Feb 20, 2017
On the occasion of the World Day of Social Justice on Feb. 20, UNDP brought together 20 boys and girls aged between seven and 15 for a two-day animation workshop. There, they learned about the basic techniques used to create animated stories, and how to advance the principle of social justice by removing barriers that people face due to disability, low social status, ethnicity, gender or race.
Austria finances new UNDP initiative to boost local development in Chernivtsi and Odesa regions
Jan 18, 2017
UNDP is launching a new project to improve the wellbeing and raise living standards of the most disadvantaged population groups in the Chernivtsi and Odesa oblasts. Funded by the Austrian Development Agency, it will benefit more than 150,000 people living in regional centres and at least 18 villages, small towns and rayons.
How much do you know about your civil rights? Time for more effective citizenry
Dec 16, 2016
Sociological survey commissioned by UNDP to assess civic knowledge, behavior, attitudes and beliefs, highlights that 35% of Ukrainians are not aware of their civil rights, emphasizing the need for enhanced civic education in various fields to effectively empower citizens to exercise their civic duty, while increasing accountibility at all levels.
Hundreds of infrastructure projects in Eastern Ukraine to be financed by the €200M European Investment Bank loan
Dec 16, 2016
On 16 December 2016, the European Investment Bank (EIB), in partnership with the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing, and Communal Services of Ukraine (MRD), has signed the Technical Assistance Cooperation Agreement to facilitate the optimal use of the EUR 200 M Early Recovery Loan, so that it delivers the expected results on time and affectively improves infrastructure and quality of living for the population affected by the conflict in the Eastern Ukraine.
Shaping the futures of young people and women in Donbas
Dec 8, 2016
UNDP brings together over 150 young people and women from Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts to design grassroot solutions to their specific economic and social challenges and provide insights into economic opportunities, business development, community mobilization, human rights, and protection against gender-based violence.
Only 41% of Ukrainians try to protect their rights when violated, poll says
Dec 8, 2016
On the eve of the international Human Rights Day, the Ombudsperson’s Office and the Human Rights Information Centre unveiled the key findings of their joint Human Rights Baseline Study, supported by UNDP in order to help Ukraine address the human rights challenges it faces.
Mobilizing volunteers for peace and development in Eastern Ukraine
Dec 5, 2016
On the occasion of International Volunteer Day on December 5th, UN Development Programme in Ukraine partnered with UN Volunteers to promote volunteerism and mobilize local communities to strengthen peace and development in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Biofuel workshop to create jobs, cut public spendings and revive local economy
Sep 27, 2016
New pellet fuel producing workshop is expected to benefit 10,000 people, reduce schools’ energy spending and create 18 new jobs in the Andriivka village and its neighbourhood in the Donetsk Oblast.
Restoring Governance and Reconciliation in Donbas: a work in progress
Jun 1, 2016
One year after launching its programme for “Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-Affected Communities of Ukraine”, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine today unveiled a series of positive developments achieved by local governments and the civil society in Donbas to jointly reduce tensions through inclusive dialogue and reconciliation practices.