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Kyiv, 19 August 2018 -  On the 10th commemoration of World Humanitarian Day (WHD), the United Nations Office in Ukraine calls for urgent action to protect millions of Ukrainian civilians severely affected by ongoing active hostilities in the east of the country. 

17 August 2018 - We are pleased to see that the report on the human rights violations and abuses committed against civilians and persons hors de combat during the Ilovaisk events in August 2014 has created an opportunity for constructive dialogue about the need for a full-fledged and credible investigation into the events and accountability. 

GENEVA (15 August 2018) – UN experts called on Russian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Oleg Sentsov while expressing grave concern for his physical and mental integrity.

Kharkiv, 9 August 2018 –  The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with the European Union’s support presented the UPSHIFT Ukraine programme to develop professional skills of adolescents and youth in Kharkiv on August 9.

2 August 2018, about 300 participants of the International Children`s Center Artek learned about a Global United Nations Programme till 2030 - the Sustainable Development Goals in the format of an intellectual quest, which was prepared by a team of volunteers of the Children`s center.

2 August 2018, Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine Vadym Chernysh met with the newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator in Ukraine Osnat Lubrani.

The United Nations in Ukraine condemns the appalling attack on a civil activist Kateryna Handziuk. The woman was violently attacked with acid on 31 July.

18 July 2018, Geneva – Ukraine must take immediate action to stop what amounts to a “systematic persecution” of the country’s Roma minority, who have been targeted in a series of violent attacks, says a group of UN human rights experts*.

13 July 2018 - Newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine, Ms. Osnat Lubrani paid a first official visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and presented her credentials to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mr. Sergiy Kyslytsya. 

13 July 2018 - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative in Ukraine Pablo Mateu took part in the ceremony to honour Ukrainian Peacekeepers, organized today in Kyiv by Social Policy Department of the Kyiv City Administration.

5 July 2018 - Ms. Osnat Lubrani assumed her duties as UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine.

28 June 2018 - Investment in the care economy needs to be doubled to avert a looming global care crisis, says a new ILO report. Sweeping changes in policies should address the rising need for care and tackle the huge disparity between women’s and men’s care responsibilities.

20 June 2018 – There has been no meaningful progress in the human rights situation in the armed conflict zone and other parts of Ukraine, says a report published today by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. The report covers the period between 16 February and 15 May 2018. The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission documented 201 cases of human rights violations and abus

7 June 2018 - The United Nations system in Ukraine, including FAO, IOM, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women together with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade invite journalists working in national and regional media in Ukraine, as well as students of journalism, bloggers and freelancers, to take part in a journalistic contest which will gather and award best material on achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Ukraine.

1 June 2018 – The United Nations in Ukraine calls on the authorities in Ukraine to act urgently to protect Roma communities, LGBTI activists and other minority groups who face violent attacks and harassment in the country. 

29 May 2018 - The conflict in eastern Ukraine was not only alive — with 1.6 million people displaced and escalating violence — but it embodied a broader threat to the global rules‑based order, with tens of thousands ceasefire violations recorded in 2018, the Security Council heard today, as it considered the situation for the first time in 15 months.

29 May 2018 - on May 29th, 1948, the United Nations Security Council authorized the first United Nations peacekeeping operation – the UN Truce Supervision Organization in the Middle East. On this 70th anniversary, we express our gratitude to the more than one million men and women who have served under the UN flag, saving countless lives.

23 May 2018, Geneva/Kyiv – The United Nations Independent Expert on debt and human rights recognised that Ukraine has progressed in its fight against illicit financial flows but warned that economic reforms without clear safeguards for human rights can further entrench inequality and poverty.

16 May 2018, Severodonetsk, Luhansk Oblast – A delegation from the Embassy of Japan visited conflict-affected areas in eastern Ukraine on May 15-16 to assess the recovery and development projects implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with financial support from the Government of Japan.

4 May 2018 – More than four years of conflict in eastern Ukraine have taken a devastating toll on the education system, destroying and damaging hundreds of schools and forcing 200,000 girls and boys to learn in militarized environments, amid volatile fighting and dangers due to unexploded weapons of war, UNICEF said today.