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GENEVA / KYIV (29 August 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani, today called on the Ukrainian authorities to formulate a comprehensive strategy to prevent and address internal displacement, and provide durable solutions.

In September 2015, leaders of all nations gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and made a historical agreement to work towards “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, for all people and the future generations. To bring awareness of the SDGs, a photo contest will be hosted by the United Nations Information Centre and Sophia University, with special cooperation from Getty Images, on the theme “My View on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. This contest is open to graduate, undergraduate, and vocation college students. This is the first SDG contest of its kind among the 63 UNIC offices network around the world and the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN-DPI).

30 August 2016, Sievierodonetsk – The UNICEF Representative in Ukraine Giovanna Barberis and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Shigeki Sumi visited eastern Ukraine this week to assess the results of cooperation on projects aimed at improving lives and well-being of children affected by the conflict.  

Kyiv, August 19, 2016. The Government of Ukraine and the United Nations in Ukraine express their gratitude and respect to humanitarian workers and countless volunteers who continue to respond to the humanitarian needs of Ukrainian people affected by the protracted humanitarian crisis.

5 August 2016 - For the first time in five months, UNHCR convoys have reached conflict-affected populations in the non-government controlled area of Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine, delivering vitally-needed construction materials for thousands of people who had their homes damaged or destroyed during the conflict.

GENEVA (8 August 2016) – Ukraine’s record on tackling racial discrimination will face scrutiny by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on 11 and 12 August. Ukraine is one of the 177 States that have ratified the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and so is reviewed regularly by the Committee of 18 international independent experts.  

3 August 2016 – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday called on all parties to the conflict in eastern Ukraine to prioritize the protection of civilians and take urgent steps to de-escalate the increasingly tense situation at the contact line, warning that civilian casualty figures have risen dramatically in the past two months.

20 July 2016 – The first ever progress report on the new global development agenda provides the most up-to-date statistics on poverty, hunger, education and sanitation, among others, so that the world can address urgent global challenges over the next 15 years.

22 July 2016 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today denounced the killing of award-winning journalist Pavel Sheremet and urged the authorities to bring those responsible for the crime to justice.

20 July 2016 - The United Nations in Ukraine, UN Development Programme, GiZ in Ukraine in partnership with Dnipro regional state administration conducted the first regional consultation on localization of the 2030 Development Agenda and 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ukraine.

GENEVA/KYIV (14 July 2016) – A new UN report released Thursday describes the widespread killings that have taken place in Ukraine since January 2014 and highlights the very limited accountability that has taken place.

12 July 2016 – As the conflict in Eastern Ukraine continues, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of EUR 800,000 (US$ 891,861 ) in humanitarian aid from the European Union (EU) in support of the WFP-led Logistics Cluster in Ukraine.

5 July 2016 - The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine with the support of the UN system in Ukraine launched national consultations on adaptation and localization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The purpose of consultations is to ensure common understanding of SDGs and their relevance to the context of national development of Ukraine.

29 June 2016 - National consultations on gender mainstreaming into the process of SDG localization was organized by UN Women in partnership with the Ministry of Social Policy on 29 June 2016 in Kyiv. More than 25 leading gender experts from the Government, women’s civil society organizations and development agencies participated in the event.

27 June 2016 – On 26 June, the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine and the United Nations agencies in Ukraine jointly with UN youth Advisory Panel, volunteers and youth associations organized the celebration of the National Youth Day with a strong focus on the Sustainable Development Goals in the heart of Kyiv capital city, on Khreshtyk street.

1 July 2016– The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it will extend its emergency operation in eastern Ukraine to provide more than 280,000 conflict-affected people in the region with food assistance until the end of 2016.

23 червня 2016 - Представництво ООН в Україні разом з Міністерством молоді та спорту та Молодіжною консультативною групою ООН запрошує активну молодь взяти участь розважально-пізнавальному квесті «Цілі Сталого Розвитку» на День Молоді 2016.

15 June 2016 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WPF) has received a contribution of €6 million from the Federal Republic of Germany to continue to provide food assistance to more than 200,000 people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine.  

03 June 2016 - Delegation of UNFPA in Ukraine participated in Kremenchuk Youth Forum on Sustainable Development and held a meeting with local authorities to discuss further cooperation.

9 June 2016 – A new study by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) shows that, after two years of displacement, hosting communities in Ukraine remain supportive towards internally displaced persons (IDPs).