Human Rights for Ukraine (HR4U)

Project summary

The project is being implemented to foster inclusive and sustainable human development in Ukraine and to further promote ongoing democratization processes in the country, focusing on human rights and access to justice for all. Through the project, UNDP is continuing to prioritize its work with key national partners and stakeholders, - such as the National Human Rights Institution, national and local authorities, civil society, and human rights defenders – joining efforts to promote human rights across Ukraine and improve access to justice, especially for vulnerable groups. Launched in January 2019, the project will run until the end of 2023.

Project objectives

  • to reach out to men and women across Ukraine, including remote communities, to empower them to exercise their rights, to support the regional network of the Ombudsperson’s Office and the network of civic monitors across Ukraine, strengthening the capacities of the institution and making it more accessible;
  • to enhance the monitoring capacities of the Ombudsperson’s Office and civic human rights defenders, ensuring that the gender, age, vulnerability dimensions are integrated in the human rights monitoring process;
  • to promote human rights values among journalists and to support them to incorporate a human rights based approach in their professional practices, mainstreaming values of diversity and tolerance;
  • to enhance the capacities and role of the national human rights institution and human rights CSOs to use international instruments to advocate for change in the human rights agenda of Ukraine;
  • to build the capacities of duty-bearers, the Ombudsperson’s Office and CSOs to provide effective inputs into integration of a human rights based approach into the decentralization process, with a focus on social and economic rights;
  • to address the needs of the conflict-affected population to exercise their rights, including international advocacy and work with conflict-affected (including internally displaced) men and women, and other vulnerable groups.

Expected results

By 2023, men and women, girls and boys enjoy improved protection and promotion of their rights, especially economic and social rights in the context of decentralization, in all regions of Ukraine, including vulnerable rural and conflict-affected areas.



Project start date:

January 2019

Estimated end date:

December 2023

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Ukraine

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Government Of Denmark
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $278,770

    2019 $839,562

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