Svitlana Kolyshko (Ukraine)
Human rights team lead, Human Rights for Ukraine Project Coordinator, Democratic Governance
Svitlana joined UNDP in 2015 to coordinate the development of the Action Plan for the National Human Rights Strategy, and since then has been heading human rights projects. One of the focuses of these projects is to develop and strengthen the capacities of the National Human Rights Institution and its regional network.
Prior to her work at UNDP, Svitlana had more than ten years’ experience of work at the Ministry of Justice, where she focused on international cooperation and international law.
Svitlana holds a master’s degree in international public law from Kyiv Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University. She is married and has two sons.
In her free time, Svitlana likes to take care of her garden and grow flowers.
UNDP and me
“Working at UNDP helped me understand that a barrier isn’t a wall, but rather a challenge, a challenge doesn’t mean a problem, but rather an opportunity, and that there is no need to expect immediate results from your work, but that there is always a lesson that should be learned for the future.”