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The Right to Know: Three ways to improve Ukrainians’ access to information

Access to information or ATI is an essential driver of sustainable development and is one of the key principles underpinning the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights. In 2019, Ukraine along with another…  


UN Climate Action Summit 2019

UN Secretary-General António Guterres is calling on all leaders to come to New York on 23 September with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line…  


The Secretary-General: Message on the International day for the preservation of the ozone layer

The Montreal Protocol is both an inspirational example of how humanity is capable of cooperating to address a global challenge and a key instrument for tackling today’s climate crisis.  


Novopskov: First ‘Island of Integrity’™ in Ukraine

One of Ukraine’s new amalgamated local authorities aims to stamp out corruption in its area by applying internationally recognised anti-corruption methodology – and there are hopes this pilot project…  


First Private School to Open in Rubizhne

Victoria Zolina, an educator with almost 20 years of experience, plans to open the first private school in the town of Rubizhne, Luhansk Oblast.  


Power monitoring scheme saves Ukrainian town energy and money

Success story from Chortkiv where the energy management system was introduced with the support of UNDP project. Monitoring conducted a year later has proved that the new system not only maintained a…  


Entrepreneurs launch camp on innovative education in Donetsk Oblast

Activists in Sviatohirsk have launched a camp for Innovative Educators, where schoolchildren, parents and teachers will share their ideas about how to take contemporary education in Ukraine to a new…  


Exposing State Officials to Citizens’ Scrutiny

Anti-corruption activist Denys Bihus and his team have developed an online database – declarations.com.ua – that imports information directly from the NACP’s registry and analyses it. It is the…  


An Entrepreneur is Raising Funds to Build a Mini-park with English Lessons in Luhansk Oblast

A family mini leisure park, with a sports ground and cinema and which will also offer English lessons could open in the town of Sievierodonetsk in Luhansk Oblast. Local entrepreneur Anastasiia…  


Local authorities and civil society activists from Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhizhia oblasts increased the knowledge on the UNSCR #1325

More than 85 regional and local government authorities, members of the local councils, national police representatives and civil society activists from conflict-affected communities in Donetsk,…  

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