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Will Parliament set an example for the generation of equality?

One of 17 Sustainable Development Goals that all UN members have committed to is Goal 5 on gender equality. We believe that the generation of equality is fully capable of achieving this goal. But to…  


Listening to Ukrainian business during the pandemic

Lockdown has paralyzed businesses the world over, and for Ukrainian entrepreneurs, this is just the latest trial added to an already difficult economic situation. A socio-economic assessment of COVID…  


Taking stock of climate consequences on the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Today is the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, which the United Nations established in 1989 to promote risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Contrary to common belief, there is nothing…  


Connecting communities through social cohesion

Social cohesion refers to the extent of solidarity and connectivity among groups and members of those groups in society. The concept is of particular relevance to Ukraine given the current conflict in…  


Confronting the country’s burning crisis collectively

The tradition of using fire to clear land for agriculture has been used since humankind first gave up hunting and gathering to adopt a more settled existence around 12,000 years ago. It is not only…  


UNDP and partners helping to lay groundwork for lasting peace in Ukraine

This year’s International Day of Peace, which is marked on 21 September, is a special one for Ukraine: Since late July, there has been a ceasefire along the “contact line” in eastern Ukraine that has…  


Five pillars for building forward better after COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, but governments should already be planning to “build forward better” and ensure speedy recovery from the crisis. In Ukraine this work has already started. What…  


Moss wall provides green answer to Dnipro embankment’s pollution problems

Kyiv’s busy Dnipro embankment suffers from air and noise pollution from heavy traffic flows. What could be done to solve these problems? One of the teams from the Community Safari, a quest to identify…  


World Humanitarian Day: an important day to remember, but we must move beyond

The world marks the World Humanitarian Day (WHD) on 19 August, 17 years ago a date when then Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, and 21 of our…  


Green Fortress, a neat solution to pollution problems of downtown Kyiv school sports ground

The sports ground of Mezhyhirsk gymnasium in Kyiv’s Podil district is right next to a busy roadway – not the ideal location for the pursuit of physical fitness. But given that moving the entire sports…  

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