February 13, 2018, Kyiv, Ukraine - the United Nations in Ukraine, with the support of the Global Environment Fund, Programme to support the green modernisation of the Ukrainian economy GIZ and with the participation of selected agencies/ funds and programs of the United Nations system in Ukraine and the UN Global Compact awarded the winners of the UN Journalists' contest «Publications for changes. Ukraine on the path to sustainable development»

The winners' works were selected by specialists of the agencies, funds and programs of the United Nations in Ukraine, experts on the relevant issues among more than 100 works, which were sent for the participation in the contest.

'The Sustainable Development Goals can only be achieved, when every resident of this country and the world will realize their responsibility for their future and the future of others. For the largest possible number of people to learn about sustainable development, the UN calls on the media to inform the society about SDGs and raise awareness about existing problems and possible ways of their solution. "- Dr. Thomas Lothar Weiss, Head of IOM in Ukraine

Six winners were selected in the following nominations:

1) ‘Government actions at the central and local levels for the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals’

Andrian Fitio: 'UN Goals, Decentralization, Strategies for the Perfect Sustainable Development'


2) ‘The goals of sustainable development and business, sustainable entrepreneurship and economic growth’

Victoria Ilchenko- Biodiversity: how Ukrainian energy specialists can earn on peels?


3) ‘Sustainable Development Goals and Civil Society’

Yaroslava Tymoshchuk – City by your own hands


4) ‘Green environment and environmentally safe Ukraine’

Mariana Verbovska- The Road of Ukrainian Elephants


5) ‘Equitable society focused on social development’

Yuriy Pidlisevych and Yevhenia Pidlisevych - In Cherkasy region, the educational institution installed rails and ramps for a girl on a wheelchair

6) ‘Equality between women and men is the key to peace and development of Ukraine’

Iryna Nazarchuk - Despite the stereotypes: women in the navy.


Also, the organizers of the contest awarded special certificates to the following authors:

Zilinchenko Olena, Shtyfurko Tetiana, Tys Mykola, Martynovych Yuriy, Lymar Oksana, Gerych Anna, Shevcharyk Nazariy, Peretka Oleg, Pepper Semen, Tolstyakova Kira, Marichka Naboka, Shostatska Ksenia, Pertsovsky Semen, Sandyuk Inna, Galushchak Igor, Moskalenko Lesya, Popova Svetlana, Peretyaka Oleg, Kuzmenko Oksana, Davydenko Maria, Radio Mykhailo, Mykhailets Sergiy, Alexandra Gorchynska, Savytsky Oleg, Yereshko Julia, Yarysh Ostap, Daria Trapeznikova, Lyubov Yermicheva, Kopanieva Larysa, Khandusenko Natalia, Bilan Bogdan, Kuschenko Olena, Tarasenko Olesya, Patrickieva Natalia, Byk Anna, Prokayeva Anna, Kovalenko Danylo, Maslova Lyudmyla, Olga Vesnyanka, Sandyuk Inna, Starokoltseva Kateryna, Boyko Nadia, Nikolayev Eugene, Makey Lyudmyla, Kushneryk Olga, Tulup Margaryta, Plylytsevich Eugenia, Kovalivska Svetlana.


Additionally: The contest was initiated by the UN Office in Ukraine, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Programme to support the green modernisation of the Ukrainian economy GIZ and supported by selected agencies/ funds and programs of the United Nations system in Ukraine.

17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the world leaders at the historic UN Summit in September 2015. With these new goals for all the people, over the next fifteen years countries will focus their efforts on overcoming all forms of poverty, combating inequality and addressing the negative effects of the climate change. Although 17 SDGS are not legally binding, governments are expected to take responsibility and create national conditions for their implementation. Countries have a primary responsibility for the follow-up activity and analysis of the implementation of these goals, which requires high-quality, accessible and timely data collection. Regional monitoring and analysis activities will be based on the national level and will promote further activities and analyzes at the global level.