Press releases

  • 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.

  • Big future for small businesses: first East Expo 2017 welcomes 100 business and 4,000 visitors in conflict-affected Donbas Mar 27, 2017

    Over 100 businesses took part in the two business expos that were held as two-day events first in Kramatorsk and then in Severodonetsk. Not only did small business owners and managers from various industries present their products and services, but they also took part in peer-to-peer networking, and advanced business training. They also used the event to identify potential partners and find new clients.

  • 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.

  • 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.