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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.

1 January 2017 - In his first message on his first day as United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres appeals to the world for one shared new year resolution - to "put peace first" in the year 2017.

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KYIV/GENEVA (8 December 2016) – Failure by the parties to the conflict in eastern Ukraine to implement the Minsk Agreements has continued to result in a host of human rights violations for civilians, particularly those living close to the ‘contact line’ between Government-controlled and armed group-controlled territory in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, according to a UN report released on Thursday.

2 December 2016. On the occasion of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, IOM has opened a public art installation – DIMENSIONS3 – in Kiev, Ukraine. The installation aims to alert Ukrainians to the issue and motivate them to join the fight against human trafficking – a form of modern day slavery. Over the past 25 years, over 160 000 Ukrainians have been trafficked. Download file

5 December 2016, Kyiv – The Humanitarian Country Team, together with the Ministry for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs, today launched the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan for Ukraine and appealed to the donors to contribute to the US$ 214 million requested to address the most pressing needs of 2.6 million of the most vulnerable people out of an estimated 3.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

30 November 2016 - WFP in Ukraine provides a Country Brief with the latest snapshot of the country strategy, operations, operational highlights (achievements and issues/challenges), partnerships and country background.