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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.

29-30 November 2016, Kyiv. The Government of Ukraine together with the UN system and stakeholders, including line ministries, parliament, civil society, academia and development partners took part in a Strategic Prioritization Retreat (SPR), aiming to relate the comparative advantages of the UN system to specific national development priorities and the 2030 sustainable development agenda.

25 November 2016. Geneva/Kyiv.  The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has appealed to all parties involved in the conflict in Ukraine to improve freedom of movement at check points for people living near the line of contact and to allow humanitarian aid to reach hundreds of thousands of people affected by conflict in government and non-government controlled areas.

25 November 2016 - The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and launch the national-wide information campaign “16 Days of Activism” against Gender-based Violence. 

24 November 2016 – UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine launched a nationwide campaign to foster mutual understanding, inclusion and social cohesion in Ukraine's communities. The campaign will also raise awareness about the challenges and hardships that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) face when seeking housing, employment and a place in their new community.

24 November 2016, Kyiv - FORUM ON YOUTH 2017 “The role of youth in poverty eradication and promoting prosperity in a changing world” that will be held 30-31 January 2017.The Youth Forum brought young leaders from around the world to the UN Headquarters in New York. It is a platform for youth to engage in dialogue with Member States and contribute to policy formulation on global economic, social and environmental issues. 

2 November 2016 – The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine together with StarLightMedia group and FILM.UA Group, with the support of the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) launch a wide scale campaign ‘You are among friends. Let’s be together’. 

Kyiv, October 28, 2016 - The Government of Ukraine, United Nations and World Bank Trust Funds launched many partners in a joint mechanism to ensure coordinated support efforts of economic recovery and peace building in Ukraine.

Kyiv, Ukraine, 27 October 2016 – With the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, access to quality essential health and nutrition services is an immediate need for approximately 2.3 million people. In light of this, the Government of Italy recently made a US$ 250 000 contribution to WHO to improve life-saving health care services and sustainable access to quality primary and secondary health care for affected populations of eastern Ukraine.

1 November, Kyiv - At the next economic forum of the German Embassy in Kiev: WFP presentation: An overview of the current humanitarian situation and WFP’s humanitarian assistance. Download file

24 October 2016, Kyiv - UN Resident Corodinator in Ukraine congratulated Ukrainians on United Nations Day.

Between July and September 2016 oblast consultations on adaptation and localization of SDGs were held in Ukraine, aiming to determine priority Goals and ways to achieve them. This initiative brought together voices from all around the country.

17 October 2016, Kyiv - Cihan Sultanoğlu, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and UNDP Regional Director took part in the High-level Group devoted to the presentation of the first draft of the National SDG Report.  

Kyiv, 5 October 2016 - Ambassadors of the United States of America and Canada to Ukraine visited the Children’s Policlinic No. 2 in Kyiv today, accompanied by Acting Minister of Health and UNICEF Representative, and called for restoring the routine immunization program in Ukraine.

30 September 2016 – The United Nations refugee agency today called on authorities in Ukraine to help ease the plight of some 26,000 people who cross the dividing line between Government-controlled and non-Government-controlled areas of the crisis-gripped country daily.

21 September 2016 - Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

GENEVA/KYIV (15 September 2016) – A new UN report released on Thursday describes the deterioration of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine, as a result of escalating hostilities between June and August, and the continued disregard for the protection of civilians by both sides of the conflict.

GENEVA (13 September 2016) – The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) on Friday concluded its visit to Ukraine. The experts returned to Ukraine from 5 to 9 September to resume a visit they had suspended in May after being unable to access some places under the authority of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).