Press releases
  • UNDP launches video contest dedicated to entrepreneurs from eastern Ukraine Aug 1, 2017

    UNDP, in partnership with the Molodyia social media festival, has launched a new video contest to encourage internally displaced people and local residents in government-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions to take the initiative and start a business of their own.

  • Forum attendees map out new development strategy for Luhansk Oblast Jul 28, 2017

    Officials from local and central government, development experts, education professionals and representatives from UN agencies gathered on July 28 at the Luhansk Regional Development Strategy Forum in Kyiv to chart a new course of development for Luhansk Oblast, using best international practice and expertise. An updated strategy for the economic and social development of Luhansk Oblast until 2020 was presented at the forum.

  • UNDP sets up yoga classes for people with disabilities in Kramatorsk Jul 28, 2017

    UNDP Ukraine, in partnership with UN Volunteers, hosted a yoga class for 40 people with disabilities and special needs at the Interregional Center of Professional Rehabilitation for People with Disabilities in Kramatorsk.

  • Poland allocates half a million US dollars to boost business development in eastern Ukraine Jul 28, 2017

    The Polish government and UNDP in Ukraine, in close cooperation with the Ukrainian government, launched the second phase of a project aimed at supporting businesses by men and women affected by the conflict.

  • Ministry of Health has signed agreements with international organizations to purchase medicines for Ukraine for budget funds in 2017 Jul 27, 2017

    In 2017, procurement of medicines for Ukraine will be carried out by the United Nations Development Program, the UNICEF Children's Fund and the Crown Agents UK procurement agency. International organizations will purchase medicines in 39 state programs for a total of 5.9 billion UAH.

  • A growth hormone for children with dwarfism and cancer treatments delivered to Ukrainian patients Jul 14, 2017

    A large batch of medicines for cancer patients and a growth hormone for children under the age of ten have been delivered to Ukraine. The growth hormone will help 837 children who suffer from dwarfism of different origins. The medicine, manufactured in Belgium, was procured by the United Nations Development Program within the framework of international procurement of medicines for budget funds of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

  • New place for recreation in summer: UNDP restores water reservoir in Chernihiv oblast Jul 10, 2017

    A water reservoir, historically used for recreational purposes by local people, has been renovated and opened for leisure visitors in Kukshun village in the Chernihiv Oblast. With funding from the Coca-Cola Foundation and in the framework of “Creation of model for community sustainable development at Nizhyn rayon (Chernihiv oblast)” project, UNDP has restored this water reservoir.

  • Ukrainians receive first medicines against botulism since 2014 Jul 4, 2017

    Shipment of the required medicine against botulism was delivered to Ukraine today. First 25 schemes to form the essential stock of the antitoxin produced in Canada were provided by the United Nations Development Program. UNDP supported the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and provided antitoxin against botulism worth 2,5 mln Hryvnia as humanitarian aid.

  • Peatlands turned into park: New bicycle path opens in Chernihiv Oblast Jun 30, 2017

    UNDP opens a bicycle path at Regional Landscape Park “Nizhynskiy”, encouraging Ukrainians to use bicycles in their daily life and taking care of the environment. The cycle path is ten and a half kilometers long route across different landscapes, including around five kilometers of dirt road and six kilometers of forestry road. The route is also equipped with informational boards, pointers and pavilions for rest during the trip along the road.

  • 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.

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