On 5-7 April 2006 UN Resident Coordinator and NDP Resident Representative in Ukraine Mr. Francis M.O'Donnell visited EUBAM project in Odesa and discussed possible joint projects with the members of UN country team in Chisinau. b_87_64_16777215_00_images_content_news_671.jpg On 5-7 April 2006 UN Resident Coordinator and NDP Resident Representative in Ukraine Mr. Francis M.O'Donnell visited EUBAM project in Odesa and discussed possible joint projects with the members of UN country team in Chisinau. b_180_0_16777215_00_images_content_news_671.jpg

On 5-7 April 2006 the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine Mr. Francis M. O’Donnell visited Chisinau to meet the members of the UN country team in Moldova. Along with the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Moldova Mr.Bruno Pouezat the Ukrainian delegation had a chance to meet the members of the UN RC office as well as to discuss with Moldovian colleagues current initiatives and to share experience and best practices in the areas of common interests.

Besides, in Odesa Mr. O’Donnell visited the European Union Boarder Assistance Mission (EUBAM), which is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme and is funded by the European Union. Following the meetings with the Head of EUBAM mission Ferenc Banfi and EUBAM management team, the members of the Ukrainian delegation visited project fieled offices in Kuchurgan, Palanka and Platonovo. Talking to the members of the contingent, the delegation discussed the situation in the area of operation, relations of the EUBAM mission members with the Ukrainian counterparts, the progress and challenges of current stage of project implementation.

The EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine was launched on 30 November 2005 at the joint request of the Presidents of Moldova and Ukraine. The Mission is an advisory, technical body. It has no executive powers. The Mission provides on-the-job training and advice to Moldovan and Ukrainian officials, reinforcing their capacity to carry out effective border and customs controls and border surveillance.

The Mission has its headquarters in Odessa, and five field offices. It includes 70 experts seconded from a number of EU Member States: Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, the United Kingdom.

More information on this project could be found at http://www.eubam.org