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"One of the world’s largest and fastest-growing humanitarian crises is also among the least-known: Iraq", stated United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes in his Op-ed on the situation in Iraq.

During a nine day tour of five countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in May-June 2007, a group of HIV advocates met with policy makers and civil society organizations to raise awareness on women and AIDS in this part of the world.

13 July2007, Kyiv: UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Intel Ukraine Microelectronics Ltd. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the area of youth empowerment and social inclusion. The cooperation between UNDP and Intel aims at development of young peoples’ 21st century skills. The partnership will lead to enhancing youth social competencies through establishing e-communities and introduction of innovative ICT based tools.

12 July, 2007. Kyiv, Ukraine. The International Media Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was launched today in Kyiv at the Opera Hotel. The Forum, organized by the United Nations in partnership with the Expert magazine and Mobile MTS-Ukraine is held on 12-13 July 2007 to give floor for discussion on the role of media in promoting, challenging and implementing CSR.

On 12-13 July 2007 International Media Forum on Corporate Social Responibility will be conducted in Kyiv in the framework of the UN Global Compact initiative in Ukraine.

UNITED NATIONS, 2 July – Halfway to a 2015 deadline, there has been clear progress towards implementing the Millennium Development Goals, a set of global commitments to lift millions of people out of extreme poverty. But their overall success is still far from assured, a progress Millennium Development Goals Report 2007 by the United Nations has found.

KYIV, 26 June 2007 (UNODC) –Whereas a few years ago the world appeared to be heading for an epidemic of drug abuse, growing evidence suggests that the problem is being brought under control, the Executive Director of UNODC, Antonio Maria Costa, said this Tuesday on the occassion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

"World Economic and Social Survey 2007: Development in an Ageing World" was released by the Division of Development Policy and Analysis of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Kyiv, 19 June, 2007, President Hotel Kyiv United Nations in Ukraine organized a training workshop on Non-financial Reporting for the Ukrainian Global Compact members.

Kyiv, 23 June 2007 – The official opening of the film screening devoted to World Refugee Day will take place in Zhovten Movie Theatre (Kyiv, Konstyantynivska st. 26) at 01:0 p.m. The opening will include a photo exhibition and official speeches by representatives of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ukraine and Amnesty International Ukraine.

Kyiv, 19 June 2007. A group of Ukrainian celebrities requested a meeting with the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Ukraine Mr. Francis M.O’Donnell to raise their concerns about recent incidents of apparent racism and xenophobia in country carried out by a very small number of extremists.

15 June 15, 2007. Kyiv, Ukraine. The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced sadness at the death of Kurt Waldheim, the former United Nations chief and Austrian President who has died at the age of 88.

Ecological problems remain underestimated and not reflected in state strategy and budget process, specialists say. Low priority of ecological components in the country’s overall national development programmes discourages foreign investors and international funds, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly with the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Ukraine.

Geneva, 8 June 2007.This statement is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva.

Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) today announced plans to increase funding for AIDS to at least US$ 60 billion over the coming years, and invited other donors to contribute as well. This represents the largest commitment to increase funding for AIDS in the history of the epidemic. The announcement was made this morning at the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany.

The Op-ed "Hear the First Victims of Climate Change" by the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon.