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  • Government of Japan provides $ 2.8 million for support of conflict-affected population and recovery of Eastern Ukraine  

    Kyiv, Ukraine (17 May 2019) – In 2019, the Government of Japan, the Government of Ukraine and the United Nations system in Ukraine continue partnership in addressing humanitarian needs and support recovery in conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine. USD 2.8 million of assistance provided by the Government of Japan will be used to address humanitarian needs, support vulnerable groups of population and recovery of eastern regions in Ukraine through implementation of four projects by four UN agencies.

  • United Nations in Ukraine published a Briefing note on Accountability for Killings and Violent Deaths on 2 May 2014 in Odesa

    Since its deployment in March 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU) has monitored, publicly reported and advocated on the human rights situation in Ukraine. The published briefing note emphasizes the need to ensure justice for the 48 people who lost their lives and for the estimated 247 people, who sustained injuries on 2 May 2014 in Odesa during the clashes between two groups holding differing views about the state structure of Ukraine. Read full text of the Briefing Note in English 

  • FAO: How to contribute to a healthier planet

    People consume more than the planet has time to produce. By 2050, the world's population will grow by 9 billion and this will significantly increase the demand for Earth resources. In this regard, agriculture should increase production to meet the needs of the population in food consumption. However, on the other hand, bad agricultural practices  negatively impact on the environment, threatening productive land degradation, water loss, and biodiversity loss. The global challenge is to find sustainable ways to feed the population. Human beings need an agriculture that can feed the world without depleting its natural resources, ecologically, economically and socially viable for present and future.

  • Ukraine’s Affordable Medicines Programme shown to have significantly improved access to medicines

    A new WHO report finds that the Affordable Medicines Programme, an outpatient reimbursement scheme introduced in Ukraine in April 2017, has contributed to a significant increase in access to medicines thereby improving the health of patients. Until the implementation of the Programme no system was in place for public reimbursement of prescription medicines in the outpatient sector and spending on medicines was reported as being the main driver of financial hardship for Ukrainian households.