Press releases

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • International Procurement of Treatment for People Suffering from Chronical Viral Hepatitis finalized Jun 1, 2016

    The procurement process to supply medicines for children and adults with chronical viral hepatitis is now finalized as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has signed contracts with 4 companies - GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ukraine, Ltd., Lumier Pharma Ltd, Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Valartin Pharma Ltd. Two more contracts with Delta Medical Promotions AG and Farmadis Ltd will be signed within coming days.