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15 March 2017 – A sharp escalation of hostilities between 29 January and 3 February 2017 had a devastating impact on all aspects of life for civilians living along the contact line in eastern Ukraine.

March 10, Kyiv – The Office of the Vice-Prime Minister of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine in partnership with the United Nations in Ukraine together with high-level policy and decision-makers launched the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

8 March 2017 - On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Secretary-General of the United Nations called on the world community to to do everything possible to overcome entrenched prejudice, support engagement and activism, and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. 

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), principal judicial organ of the UN, will hold public hearings in the Ukraine v. Russian Federation Case from Monday 6 March to Thursday 9 March 2017, at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the seat of the Court.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is inviting media to attend the official ceremony of the technical assistance handover at the Novotroitske crossing point in Donetsk region. The event will take place at 11 am on Tuesday, 7 March.  

In less than one month, thousands of most vulnerable women and adolescent girls affected by the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine may lose access to life-saving services provided through mobile psychosocial counselling and health services as the long-standing commitment of UNFPA Ukraine to respond to their acute humanitarian needs is under a grave threat if no continued funding materialized for 2017.

KYIV/GENEVA, 17 February 2017 – As the volatile conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its fourth year, 1 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance - nearly double the number this time last year, said UNICEF.

Journalists, bloggers and media representatives working in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, are invited to submit their gender-sensitive reports (articles, blogs, stories etc.) on a variety of topics and make their own contribution to eliminate gender stereotypes and promote gender equality in Ukraine!

14 February 2017 – Intensified fighting between Government and non-Government forces near densely populated areas in eastern Ukraine is endangering civilians, the senior United Nations humanitarian representative in the country told reporters in Geneva today.

14 February 2017 – The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) at its 66th session reviewed reports about the situation in Ukraine.

4 February 2017 - Neal Walker, UN Resdient Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator, in his interview to the newspaper "The Mirror of the Week" explained how UN works in Ukraine to help Ukrainian people and government. 

7 February 2017  – Ukraine’s record on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on 14 February. Ukraine has ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and so is reviewed regularly by the Committee on how it is implementing the Convention.  

3 February 2017 - a large shipment of WHO interagency emergency health kits is on its way to help meet immediate health needs in response to the recent intensification of fighting and shelling in the eastern part of Ukraine.

Security Council, 2 February 2017 - Members of the UN Security Council Hear from Political, Humanitarian Affairs Chiefs, Head of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Special Mission

KYIV/GENEVA, 1 February 2017 – Following intense fighting over the last two days around the town of Avdiivka, Donetsk region, more than 17,000 people – including 2,500 children – are facing freezing weather without any heating, electricity or water.

31 January 2017 - The members of the Security Council expressed grave concern about the dangerous deterioration of the situation in the eastern Ukraine and its severe impact on the local civilian population.

KYIV, 31 January 2017 – The Humanitarian Community and the Humanitarian Coordinator are gravely concerned by the drastic deterioration of the security situation in eastern Ukraine and its humanitarian consequences.

26 January 2017 - The United Nations Information Unit (UNO Kyiv) in Ukraine translated into Ukrainian language some educational materials on Holocaust on the occassion of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

KYIV, Ukraine, 24 January 2017 (UNHCR). The UN Refugee Agency welcomes the Action Plan toward the non-government controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. 

Having witnessed the suffering of the most vulnerable people on earth, in refugee camps and in war zones, the Secretary-General is determined to make human dignity the core of his work, and to serve as a peace broker, a bridge-builder and a promoter of reform and innovation.