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5 June, Kyiv, Ukraine. The 35th World Environment Day was celebrated today in Kyiv by the interactive performance for school teachers “Interactive methods of environment education and technologies of theatre games”.

5 June 2007. The Statement of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the World Environment Day.

30 May, 2007. Kyiv, Ukraine. In the framework of the campaign on prevention of the spread of avian influenza UNICEF and well-known Ukrainian singer Ani Lorak produced and presented yesterday the public service announcement and posters for youth and children of Ukraine.

29 May 2007, Kyiv, Ukraine. This day Ukraine along with the world community is observing the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers established in 2002 by the General Assembly resolution to pay tribute to people serving in UN peacekeeping operations and to honour memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.

On 19-20 May, 2007 the Embassy of Belgium in Ukraine, in partnership with the Belgian Club of Aeronautics and the UN Country Team in Ukraine organized a unique event "Touch the Sky" for children from vulnerable families, orphans, and children affected by AIDS.

Kyiv, 18 May 2007. The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Mr. Ambeyi LIGABO paid a visit to Kyiv on 14-18 May 2007 following the invitation of the Governemnt of Ukraine.

May 15, 2007. Kyiv, Ukraine. In resolution 47/237 of 20 September 1993, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that 15 May of every year shall be observed as the International Day of Families. This Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to the family as the basic unit of society as well as to promote appropriate action to recognize and promote the importance of families. For 2007, the theme of the observance is "Families and Persons with Disabilities".

Kyiv, Ukraine. The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Mr. Ambeyi LIGABO pays a visit to Ukraine on 14 -19 May, 2007, at the government’s invitation. During his visit, in order to gather first-hand information in regard to the promotion and the exercise of the right to freedom of opinion and expression the Special Rapporteur will meet in Kyiv with the relevant ministries, civil society and non-governmental organizations, professional associations.

UN Secretary-General Message on International Volunteer Day Observed all over the World on 5 December 2006

Following in-country debate on Chernobyl legacy and international community position on helping Ukraine in addressing this issue, UN Resident Coordinator in Ukraine Mr. Francis O'Donnell comments in his op-ed on the organization's strategy and actions in Ukraine for the revival of the territories worst hit by the Chernobyl disaster: javascript:submitbutton('save'); Save

3 May, 2007. Kyiv, Ukraine. Statement of the UN Resident Coordinator in Ukraine on the observance of the World Press Freedom Day

25 April 2007, Kyiv region. Sports and Recreation Centre was opened in Borodyanka, revealing an outstanding partnership result between local authorities, entrepreneurs and international donors for the communities in one of Ukraine’s Chornobyl-affected areas.

26 April, 2007. Statement attributable to the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General on the 21st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.

April 25, 2007 - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission in Ukraine, a UN country team agency, and “Astelit” (life:) trademark), KyivStar GSM, and UMC, the three leading mobile operators in Ukraine has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish cooperation on preventing trafficking in human beings.  

On Monday, 23 April 2007, Mr. Rüütel met with the members of UN Country Team in Ukraine and discussed the current political situation and the context of ongoing efforts at reform and deepening democracy.

Message from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (formerly the Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention) was set up in 1997, combining the United Nations Centre for International Crime Prevention and the United Nations International Drug Control Programme. It was established by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Kyiv, 17 April, 2007 Multi-stakeholder discussion on “Corporate Social Responsibility: from charity towards sustainable development” was conducted on Tuesday, 17 April, 2007 in Kyiv. The discussion was organized on the initiative of the GC network Ukraine members with the support of United Nations Global Compact team in Ukraine. The main objective of the discussion was to initiate a substantial dialogue between the main CSR players in Ukraine on the difference between charity and CSR and the external and internal reasons for businesses to emphasize predominantly on charity.

The large scale of the twin epidemics, HIV and drug use, represents one of the major public health problem in Ukraine. It is estimated that about 360,000 people are currently living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Ukraine (UNAIDS/WHO estimates 2004) while the population of Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) is estimated to be up to 560,000 (Social Monitoring Centre, 2003). Of the officially registered PLWHA at the end of 2004, more than 60% contracted HIV through sharing of injecting equipment during injecting drug use.

13 April 2007, KYIV. A consultative meeting with several leading democratic civil society and non-governmental organizations was held at United Nations House in Kyiv today, to review the current situation in country and identify further efforts needed for consolidating democracy.