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Foreword Ukraine, along with other UN member-states, is committed to achieving these specific objectives by year 2015. To ensure greater effectiveness in this process, the UN cooperates with a number of partners. The European Commission and the Goverments of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Latvia as well as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Council of Europe (CoE), the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) constituted inva-luable partners for the UN in 2006. Dear friends, It is our pleasure to report on activities of the United Nations system in Ukraine in 2006; a year abundant in notable political and socio-economic events. With UN reform underway, the 12 UN agencies operating in Ukraine have consolidated their efforts to more effectively support state institutions and civil society towards building a stronger economy and an increasingly sound democracy. As part of this process, 2006 witnessed the beginning of the implementation of the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), developed for Ukraine. We are proud to share with you the first outcomes of this UN-Ukraine cooperation. Our joint programmes targeted at institutional reforms; civil society empowerment; health care system reform; and poverty reduction, continue to foster progress towards the Ukrainian Millennium Development Goals. With the purpose of building a better life for its people,
Moreover, in 2006, cooperation with the private sector was expanded through the establishment of the Global Compact in Ukraine. As the principal creator of employment, income and wealth, the busness sector can be a powerful ally in the work towards achieving the Ukraine Millennium Development Goals. We strongly believe that the knowledge and experience of our member agencies and their staff, as well as the resources mobilised by the UN system, will, in collaboration with the Government, contribute to this countryâ€™s sustainable development and equitable prosperity in the years to come.
Francis M. Oâ€™Donnell, UN Resident Coordinator in Ukraine
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Contributors: UNRCO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNHRC, UNAIDS, WHO, ILO, IOM, IAEA, IFC, IMF, WB Senior Coordinator: Ruken Tekes-Calikusu Project Coordinator: Veronika Vashchenko Text and editing: Cathinka Lerstad Photos: Andriy Nesterenko, Sergei Krylov, UNFPA, UN DPI photo archive. Designed by: uStudio Design Copyright ÂŠ 2007 UN RCO Ukraine
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Non-resident Agenciesâ€™ Activities in Ukraine
Human Rights and Promotion of Gender Equality
Public Outreach Activities
Regional and Sub-regional Initiatives
Total Resource Mobilisation Targets 2006-2010
UN Agencies Expenditures in 2006
Planned Budgets for 2007
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TheTheContext 2006 Context inin 2006 The principal political events of 2006 affecting the country and the work of the UN system in Ukraine1 were the Parliamentary elections and the subsequent changes in Government. Notwithstanding the volatile political situation, the UN Country Team (UNCT)2 persisted in proactively advocating for the development of a comprehensive national development plan, providing continuou support to the new government in the revision of national development strategies. Despite political turbulence, however, Ukraine’s fundamental dynamics remains robust, as the country continues to advance from a low economic base. The United Nations is keen to support Ukraine in its efforts to improve the living standard and security of its people, and to become a prosperous, democratic state.
care system improvement and poverty reduction. The UNDAF constitutes an important instrument of UN reform, as it provides for the consolidation of UN agencies’ resources and enables us to respond to the country’s needs as “One UN”. The UN in Ukraine works closely with its national counterparts to support the country in pursuing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In addition to the support provided by the UN Country Team in the preparation and implementation of the MDGs needs assessment and costing process, our “Millennium Development GoalsUkraine” project, jointly implemented with the Ukrainian Ministry of Economy, helps to develop and adapt new methods for effectively translating the MDGs into operational targets for government policy and strategy development. The UN continues to advocate for the adoption of the National Development Information database (DevInfo) for the presentation of statistical data and analysis of the progress towards the Ukrainian Millennium Development Goals.
UN Senior Coordinator on Avian Influenza Dr.Nabarro during the meeting with the President of Ukraine
Succeeding the Parliamentary elections, the UN further engaged with the new Government in joint analytical work, resulting in the development of a blueprint for UN-Ukraine cooperation for the period 2006-2010. The year 2006 launched the implementation of the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), during which Theme Groups were established to coordinate activities among UN agencies streamlined into four priority areas defined in collaboration with the Government. The UN thus supports the Government in progressing towards institutional reforms and civil society empowerment, health
The recent establishment of the Ukrainian Agency for International Development demonstrated an important step in Ukraine’s foreign policy development. Thus, following the principles of the Paris Delaration and the state priorities for the social and economic development of Ukraine, the UN actively supported aid coordination, providing advisory support to the Government; especially to the Ministry of Economy and the Department for Coordination of International Technical Assistance. With the support of the UN, a website was developed, consolidating information on official development assistance provided to Ukraine by the international community. In order to enhance the Resident Coordinator’s capacity to meet the needs of the UNCT and strengthen the effective coordination among its agencies, 2006 provided a significant increase in resources and consequent expansion of the UN Office of the Resident Coordinator in Ukraine from two to twelve full-time staff, operating under the guidance of the Resident Coordinator and the UNCT.
The UN system operating in Ukraine in 2006 included the following 12 UN agencies and associated institutions, including the UNAIDS secretariat, residing in Ukraine: the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR), the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. IOM is not a UN system agency but a member of UN Country team in Ukraine. The UN Country Team (UNCT) is an executive body consisting of senior representatives of all UN system agencies and the Resident Coordinator.
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UNDAF The UN Development Assistance Framework â€“ Progress in 2006: To support national efforts to consolidate as a modern, democratic state, mainstreaming universal values, the United Nations Country Team, in close cooperation with the Government of Ukraine, non-resident UN Agencies, civil society stakeholders, academics and the international community, prepared a United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Ukraine.
The United Nations system works in close consultation with the Government of Ukraine. Our programmes and projects are developed and implemented in partnership with the national stakeholders at all levels, including development partners, civil society organizations, private sector, media, academia and scientific institutions, as well as bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors.
The UNDAF establishes a common strategic framework for the activities of the United Nations in Ukraine over the period 2006-2010. Succeeding a country analysis and consultations with Ukrainian counterparts, the following four UNDAF priority areas were identified for streamlining UN assistance: 1. Institutional Reforms that enhance outreach, to enable all people to fulfil their human rights; 2. Civil Society Empowerment to enable all people to access services and enjoy their rights; 3. Health Care and Health Services with a special focus on raising quality and accessibility; 4. Prosperity Against Poverty, reducing poverty through effectively targeted development and entrepreneurship.
The UNDAF was signed by the Government of Ukraine and all members of the UN Country Team in 2005. In each of the identified priority areas, the UNCT supports the State and the people of Ukraine to achieve the Millennium Development Goals3 (MDGs) and national strategic priorities. Cross-cutting issues such as HIV/AIDS, gender equality, human rights and environmental protection are integrated into all UNDAF areas. The International Atomic Energy Agency works independently for the application of safeguards in connection with the Treaty on Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
Happy mother with her newborn baby at the Ukrainian hospital
In 2000 during the Millennium Summit leaders of 189 states, including Ukraine, signed the United Nations Millennium Declaration. They pledged to make the world a better place for all humanity. The Millennium Declaration set the global agenda and established action-oriented targets around eight specific goals that are known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which are to be achieved by 2015. More information: www.un.org/millenniumgoals
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UNDAF Assistance Area # 1 Institutional Reforms It is critically important for Ukraine to intensify institutional reforms that enhance outreach to enable all people to access conditions to enjoy their human rights. Target to be achieved in Ukraine by 2010: Government institutions at national and local levels function on a transparent, accountable and participatory basis, harmonised with European norms and standards, that ensures the human rights of all people in Ukraine. In order to achieve this target by the end of the programme cycle, the UN cooperates with national counterparts to: 1. Promote human rights-based, gender-sensitive and participtory policies and practices at the national level. 2. Strengthen national capacities to promote, protect and monitor human rights through greater accountability of public institutions. 3. Increase transparency of people-centred, public governance operations and mechanisms. Progress made in 2006: The United Nations in Ukraine continues to advocate and provide policy recommendations to the Government on several issues related to the aforementioned UNDAF priority areas. As examples of our achievements in 2006, a White Paper on Justice Sector Reform and a Concept Paper on Juvenile Justice were submitted to the Ministry of Justice. The UN further participated in the development of refugee legislation according to international standards and submitted joint position papers on health care, in general, and HIV/AIDS, in particular, to the Government. Moreover, the UN Country Team developed joint recommendations on laws and policies of top priority for revision to the President, the Parliament and the Oblast administrations of Ukraine. The consolidated UN policy recommendations: to consolidate the foundations of democracy through constitutional and institutional reform; inten-
4 Participating agencies: UNICEF, WHO, UNHCR, UNDP, IOM, WB, ILO.
sify and deepen democracy through empowerment of civil society; democratise health care and social services by widening people’s choices; make the fight against HIV/AIDS a national strategic priority; and democratise the economy and reduce disparities through economic growth and poverty alleviation.
Five Centres for Migrant Advice (CMAs) were established, providing free consultations on migrants’ rights to approximately 8,000 people. CMAs conducted more then 70 workshops in universities and employment centres4 Advocating proactively for the development of a comprehensive national development plan, the UN developed in 2006 the third Blue Ribbon Commission Report: “The State and the Citizen: Delivering on Promises”; providing policy advice to the Ukrainian authorities on priority institutional reforms in the economic and social sectors. (Additional information on the Blue Ribbon Commission Report can be found under UNDAF Assistance Area # 4, p.8). A consequent comended achievement in the sphere of institutional reforms was the President’s submission of his anti-corruption package to the Parliament, and the subsequent adoption of this legislation in the first reading. The package contains provisions on several aspects relating to corruption, including provisions on conflicts of interests and access to information.
In 2006, the UN Country Team provided training and capacity building to approximately 150 judges and 27 representatives of asylum authorities. In addition, 80 judges of newly created administrative courts were trained in administrative law4 Further UN contributions towards increased transparency of peoplecentred public governance operations include the establishment of Child Advisory Boards in six cities in Sumy and Lviv oblasts. Strategies for the introduction of a Child Friendly City governance model were endorsed by respective city councils.
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UNDAF Assistance Area # 2 Civil Society Empowerment The United Nations, along with other international partners, identified civil society empowerment as a strategic priority in order to enable all people to access services and enjoy their rights. Target to be achieved in Ukraine by 2010: All individuals in Ukraine are empowered to claim and enjoy their rights consistent with European and international standards through the strengthening of civil society, with a focus on protection of women and other disadvantaged groups. In line with the principles of the Millennium Declaration and European norms and in order to achieve this target by the end of the programme cycle, the UN cooperates with national counterparts to: 1. Strengthen and support civil society organisations in protecting and advocating for all human rights of people and to participate in decision-making processes, with an emphasis on vulnerable groups. 2. Strengthen key civil society partners to respond to HIV/AIDSrelated and other forms of discrimination including xenophobia and racism.
cation and Science. Furthermore, more than 2,100 government officials at the central and local levels, 170 legislators, and over 1,000 regional non-governmental organisation representatives underwent training in gender sensitive programming. In 2006, gender centres were established in five regions of Ukraine, where gender strategies and policies are being implemented. The UN also supported 15 resource centres and â€œMen against Violenceâ€? centres in these regions.
With UN support, quality social advice and counselling was provided to more then 6970 beneficiaries all over the country by relevant civil society organisations While each of the programmes address the specific needs within a certain area, all programmes rely on community mobilisation as a primary method to promote local development. In 2006, a total of 304 communities were assisted, 136 projects were implemented, and 6 municipalities joined partnership with the UN.
Local development programmes led by UNDP are currently being implemented in nine regions (oblasts), 39 districts (rayons), including all 14 districts of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and 17 districts in Chernobyl affected areas, as well as 14 municipalities across Ukraine6
Progress made in 2006: In 2006, the UN supported activities of civil society organisations addressing issues related to human rights promotion, considerably increasing the geographical coverage of services provided in this area. The UN system in Ukraine provides free legal aid and advice through non-governmental organisations to vulnerable individuals and facilitates the establishment of effective partnerships between civil society organisations and local authorities in seven regions. The UN entered into dialogue with the Ministry of Justice and Civil Society on the new Civil Society Policy being developed.
In 2006, the capacity of approximately 263 civil society organisations in 25 regions was enhanced to provide legal and social counselling to vulnerable groups5 Continuing to advocate for the integration of human rights into existing curriculum, policy advice was provided to the Ministry of Edu-
In line with global UN activities, the UN in Ukraine facilitates dialogue between relevant partners on increasing the effectiveness of the response to HIV/AIDS. As civil society represents some of the most important actors in this process, the UN continues to support networking and build capacity of organisations promoting the rights of vulnerable groups, including people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA). A National Harm Reduction Conference gathering 300 participants; a round table discussion on the protection of human rights of PLHA; and a national consultative meeting with the Ministry of Health working group represent some of the highlights of UN activities in this area in 2006. This process also included involving people living with HIV/AIDS in decision-making processes through the establishment of effective partnerships between PLHA and Regional Coordination Councils across Ukraine.
Participating agencies: UNDP, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNAIDS, IOM, ILO. Participating agencies: UNDP, UNHCR, IOM, ILO.
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UNDAF Assistance Area # 3 Health Care and Health Services One of the most highly prioritised areas for international assistance in Ukraine is the improvement of health care and health services. The focus of the United Nations in this sector is on raising the quality of the health care system and increasing its accessibility to ensure the right of Ukrainians to prevention, treatment and control of diseases, in a manner consistent with European and international standards. Target to be achieved in Ukraine by 2010: To ensure the right of people in Ukraine to enjoy the highest attainable standards in the area of health through increased equitable access to quality medical assistance and health services with emphasis on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and mother and child health. In order to achieve this target by the end of the programme cycle, the UN cooperates with national counterparts to: 1. Strengthen national response with a gender-sensitive approach to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and mother and child health needs, especially for vulnerable groups. 2. Increase access to and use of quality treatment and medical services by mothers and children, people affected by HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, youth and vulnerable populations that ensures their right to quality health services. Progress made in 2006: Responding to the outbreak of Avian Influenza in December 2005, the UN in Ukraine has supported its national partners in establishing effective mechanisms of emergency preparedness and developing a National Pandemic Plan for Ukraine.
In 2006, the UN contributed around USD 780,000 to address Avian and Human Influenza pandemics preparedness in Ukraine7. In February 2006, the UN System Senior Coordinator for Avian Influenza, Dr. David Nabarro, paid an official visit to Ukraine, followed
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Participating agencies: UNDP, UNICEF, WHO, WB Participating agencies: WHO, UNICEF. Participating agencies: UNFPA, UNDP.
by the undertaking of a unified, integrated, cross-sectoral analysis on Avian Influenza preparedness in Ukraine. Further, over the past year, the national response to HIV/AIDS in Ukraine has been significantly strengthened, with the contribution of the UN on behalf of its donors mounting USD 4,8 million. The year 2006 also witnessed an increase in effective partnerships in response to HIV/AIDS among civil society organisations, regional state institutions and local authorities in selected southern and eastern regions.
To enhance national capacity, 55 adult and 46 pediatric care teams were trained by the UN and consequently provided antiretroviral therapy to 3,576 HIV-infected adults and 561 children all over the country8. Moreover, six trainings of 150 medical specialists and representatives of non-governmental organisations working with HIV positive people were conducted on issues related to advocacy for wider access to Reproductive Health and Family Planning services for HIV-positive women.
To prevent HIV/Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) among the personnel of the uniformed services in Ukraine, the UN trained 222 representatives (including 124 psychologists and 98 medics) from the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the State Border Guard Services to promote safe behaviour and to deliver consultancies and testing on HIV/STI9. In line with our particular focus on vulnerable groups, the UN conducted in 2006 an assessment of the regulations on provisional health care and health services to the vulnerable population of Ukraine. Furthermore, a National Tuberculosis Programme, including vulnerable groups, was approved by the Government.
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UNDAF Assistance Prosperity against PovertyArea # 4 The eradication of extreme poverty and hunger by 2015 was identified as Goal #1 at the Millennium Summit by world leaders in year 2000. The UN is committed to supporting Ukraine in its efforts to reduce poverty through effectively targeted local development initiatives and entrepreneurship. Target to be achieved in Ukraine by 2010: Poverty reduced by 50% through equitable, area-based economic growth and targeted provision of inclusive social services to safeguard disadvantaged groupsâ€™ political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights. In order to achieve this target by the end of the programme cycle, the UN cooperates with national counterparts to: 1. Adopt pro-poor strategies for sustainable economic development, extended to rural and economically and socially disadvantaged areas and communities. 2. Strengthened system for provision of social services and assistance functioning on an equitable and inclusive basis. Progress made in 2006: Despite strong economic growth over the past six years, problems of poverty persist in Ukraine. Consequently, UN efforts continue to focus on providing support to the Government of Ukraine through the Ministry of Economy in the process of developing, implementing and monitoring economic and social development policies aimed at meeting the needs of Ukraineâ€™s poorest population. As an example, the capacity for economic and social policy making of the Ministry of Economy and other public agencies was in 2006 enhanced through 12 training sessions, 10 inter-departmental seminars and a study tour organised by the UN. A total of 100 individuals were trained during these events. To promote private sector involvement in the national development process through corporate social responsibility, the Global Compact was officially launched in spring 2006. Currently, 64 companies are Global Compact signatories in Ukraine. As previously mentioned, the Blue Ribbon Commission provided comprehensive recommendations to the Ukrainian authorities on priority reforms in the economic and social sectors, with the aim of contributing to poverty reduction. An official national launch of the Blue Ribbon Commission Report was held in Kyiv on 21 September, followed by presentations in 5 regions of Ukraine. Progress on key recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission Report to the Government:
Exceed to the WTO as soon as possible. The Parliamentary adoption of a package of WTO compliance laws opened the way to WTO membership, with accession anticipated in the near future. Abolish the Economic Code and implement a joint-stock company law. With necessary draft legislation initially reviewed by the Parliament, this issue is highly prioritised by senior decision makers and thus likely to be adopted in 2007. Adopt a more proactive approach to negotiating a freetrade area with the European Union. The completion of a feasibility study on free trade provided for both sides to obtain analytical background to form negotiating mandates. Informal consultations between Ukraine and the EU started. Lift the moratorium on the sale of agricultural land. Following the adoption by the Parliament of laws essential for the proper functioning of the land market, political consensus was reached to lift the moratorium by 2008. Complete the establishment of one-stop shops for business registration and reduce paperwork and permits required. Significant progress has been achieved in de-regulation following the establishment of one-stop shops throughout Ukraine. This success has encouraged further reform of the permit system, currently underway10. In 2006, the UN further advocated for the amendment of the legislation on social inclusion and vocational training for disabled people and prepared the methodology for vocational rehabilitation of people with disabilities. The recommended changes to the legislation come into force on 1 January 200711. Moreover, a team of UN experts was deployed to assess and build Government capacity for collecting, analysing and disseminating statistical data on the progress towards the Ukrainian MDGs. The UN continues to advocate for the adoption of the National Development Information database (DevInfo) for the presentation of statistical data. To galvanize human development efforts among the Ukrainian public, a number of outreach events were conducted in 2006, including a press conference devoted to the International Poverty Eradication Day; a series of public hearings, conferences and workshops on the UMDGs for regional policy-makers and the wider public; as well as round table discussions and seminars in Luhansk, Lviv, Donetsk and Kyiv. Approximately 300 people participated in these knowledgesharing activities.
10 The Report is developed by independent experts and produced by UNDP. 11 Participating agencies: UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, ILO.
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Non-resident Agencies in Ukraine Non-resident Agenciesâ€™ Activities in Ukraine With the UN in Ukraine comprising 12 resident agencies and affiliated organisations, several other UN system institutions, while not represented by an individual resident office, carry out projects in Ukraine. Thus, in 2006, the UN Office of the Resident Coordinator and the following non-resident agencies worked together to coordinate and support activities in their respectively relevant areas in Ukraine: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) The United Nations World Tourist Organisation (UN WTO) The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)
In particular, following the invitation of the Government of Ukraine, the Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights supported the factfinding missions to Ukraine of the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, Mr. Juan Miguel Petit (22-27 October 2006), and Mr. Okechukwu Ibeanu, the UN Special Rapporteur on the adverse effects of the illicit movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on the enjoyment of human rights (22-30 January 2007). Both Special Rapporteurs will present reports on these missions to the UN Human Rights Council.
the UN Country Team in Ukraine in supporting counterparts in providing an effective response to this pandemic. The UN Environment Programme, while not a resident agency, provides an interim Secretariat to the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians. In December 2006, UNEP supported the organisation of a three-day conference in Kyiv on protecting the natural and cultural heritage of the mountainous areas of Central and Eastern Europe. Known formally as the First Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Carpathian Convention, the Kyiv conference brought together representatives from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, the Republic of Serbia, the Slovak Republic and Ukraine. As a result, an extensive pro-gramme containing immediate measures for promoting environmentally friendly tourism and a regional network of protected areas were adopted. As part of the promotion of Corporate Social Responsibility and the Global Compact in Ukraine, the UNCT in Ukraine identified common areas of cooperation and activities with the UN Industrial Development Organisation, aiming to provide support to the development of small and medium sized enterprises. The development of a partnership agreement on project elaboration for Ukraine is currently in progress. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has been actively assisting Ukraine in responding to the threat of Avian Influenza in such areas as animal health, veterinary controls and food security. During 2006, a number of FAO experts were deployed in Ukraine. FAO continues to provide technical support (e.g. Avian Influenza equipment) to the Ukrainian government on a regular basis.
Notable is also, the United Nations Democracy Fund, established
UN Special Rapporteur Mr. Juan Miguel Petit during the press-conference on the results of his visit to Ukraine.
At the end of 2006, the UN Office for Drugs and Crime appointed a Regional Advisor for HIV/AIDS in Ukraine and Moldova, who joined
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by the UN Secretary-General as a Trust Fund under his authority, which in 2006, for the first time announced a call for proposals from innovative projects targeted at building and strengthening democratic institutions; promoting human rights; and ensuring the participation of all groups in democratic processes. In 2006, the Fund received over 1,300 applications from 130 countries including more then 20 from projects in Ukraine, addressing issues relating to human rights protection; technological advancement; public control and accountability; and access to justice.
Cross-cutting themes Human Rights and Promotion of Gender Equality A human rights-based approach to project implementation forms a cornerstone in UN policy worldwide. Consequently, building the capacity of national government counterparts to effectively address challenges related to human rights constitutes a key priority for the UN in Ukraine.
of the Parliament on “Refugees and persons eligible for subsidiary and temporary protection”13. In addition to the above activities, UN experts participated in 18 trainings on asylum and migration issues.
The major Human Rights Priorities and Areas of Cooperation in 2006 were:
To render assistance to the Government of Ukraine in its efforts to take into account and fulfil all the observations and recommendations of the UN treaty monitoring bodies as well as the special procedures of the Human Rights Council. In line with this priority, a Project Proposal for a Joint Programme, “Alliance for Human Rights and Civic Empowerment”, was developed, aiming at rendering assistance to Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to prepare alternative reports to the UN Human Rights Treaty Monitoring Bodies based on dialogue and close cooperation with relevant government institutions12.
Integration of human rights into UN Country Team opertions through extensive application of a human rights-based approach. By strengthening the internal capacity of the UN in Ukraine to incorporate human rights into the organisation’s analytical and programmatic work, the UN is simultaneously enhancing the human rights capacity of national government counterparts, as all programme activities involve participation of different government stakeholders. In 2006, this included performing a survey and mapping out, on the basis of results obtained, the human rights capacity-building needs of the UNCT, as well as conducting trainings on human rights topics for UN staff.
Increased awareness and promotion of refugee protection. In the course of 2006, UN continued its efforts to raise awareness and to promote the protection of vulnerable groups in country, including refugees. This was done by conducting a joint seminar with the Council of Europe on the “Draft Law on Refugees” for representatives of the relavant ministries, State Border Guard Service, Public Prosecutors Office, Defence Service of Ukraine and the State Committee on Nationalities and Migration (SCNM); a seminar on refugee status determination for the staff of the Migration Services and of the SCNM, as well as organizing a round table for members 12 13 14 15
Participating agencies: UNDP, UNHCR, ILO, WHO and UNICEF. Organized by UNHCR Prepared by UNICEF. Participating agencies: UNDP, UNICEF.
Developing a culture of human rights through various interventions, including human rights education. In 2006, this included preparing human rights training modules and conducting trainings for CSOs on various human rights topics in Kyiv and other main regions of Ukraine; and organisation of roundtables and conferences on the Millennium Development Goals and human rights, as well as various topical issues (e.g. gender empowerment). Of particular importance was the preparation of a comprehensive project on “Human Rights-Based Juvenile Justice Reform in Ukraine”14. An international conference on Restorative Justice with a strong juvenile justice component was organised with a number of CSOs in Kyiv15 and a programmatic article on juvenile justice was published in a book featuring the results of the conference. Additionally, one of the main areas of human rights intervention in 2006 was the protection of vulnerable groups, especially people affected by HIV/AIDS. The UNCT’s activities included launching a nation-wide project on the creation of a human rights-based organisation “AIDS WATCH UKRAINE” (AWU), two conferences and three meetings of the Working Group on the AWU. This initiative got wide international coverage in all HIV/AIDS-relevant publications and the UN is currently on the verge of launching the pilot projects in two regions of Ukraine.
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Global Compact and Public Private Partnership Over the last decade, the increased engagement of the private sector in development has spurred the interest of the United Nations to collaborate with the business sector. It is of significant value to the UN that businesses now realise that they have a broader responsibility; not only to shareholders, customers and employees, but also to society at large by contributing to economic growth; social and political stability; and development.
Compact established the Global Compact National Network in Ukraine. The network aims to facilitate the progress of its member companies towards the implementation of the ten aforementioned principles, while concurrently creating opportunities for exchange of best practices and collective action.
Launched in April 2006, the Global Compact Ukraine currently has 64 members of which 37 are multinational and large Ukrainian companies; 9 are business associations; 2 are national employers and trade union associations; 13 are civil society organisations; and 3 are public organisations. In 2006, a partnership project on developing a Responsible Business Directory for Ukraine was signed between the UN and the Institute for Sustainable Communities/Ukrainian Citizens Action Network. This project will promote Ukrainian businesses already applying GC principles and CSR policies through an annually printed and on-line publication.
First signatories of the UN Global Compact in Ukraine.
The UN in Ukraine believes that as the principal creator of employment, income and wealth, the business sector can be a powerful ally in the work towards achieving the Ukraine Millennium Development Goals. Of particular importance in the process of stimulating further collaboration between the UN and the business sector is the United Nations Global Compact (UN GC) initiative16. The UN GC initiative is the largest corporate citizenship initiative globally. It galvanizes collective action between the private sector, the labour force, academia and the government in the implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development.The Global Compact is a voluntary initiative, governed by a set of ten universal principles prioritised into four key areas of action: labour standards, human rights, environmental sustainability and anticorruption. In Ukraine, the Global Compact was officially launched in the spring of 2006 in Kyiv. With UN support, the signatories of the Global
Moreover, the UN and System Capital Management have signed a partnership project, advocating for Global Compact principles through public awareness activities and the development of a GC website.
In 2006, the Global Compact network was invited to contribute to a public hearing on Corporate Social Responsibility at the Parliament, where GC members shared their recommendations on legislative changes to encourage more socially responsible behaviour among Ukrainian businesses. Bringing CSR to the country level and stimulating business partnerships for development based on the Global Compact will be among the UNâ€™s main priorities over the coming years. Currently, the UN Global Compact network globally has grown to 3,800 participants, including over 2,900 businesses in 100 countries around the world.
16 More information on the principles and conditions of the UN Global Compact: http://www.un.org.ua/ua/globalcompact
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Public Outreach Activities In 2006, the UN system in Ukraine carried out numerous outreach activities to raise public awareness of UN global and national priority issues, including the following campaigns, festivals, press conferences and on-site visits to the regions. The new international AIDS Red Ribbon Award was established together with other partners to honour grassroots leadership in fighting the AIDS epidemic. In 2006, nearly 600 communities worldwide no-minated candidates for this award. Acknowledged as one of the winners, the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV/ AIDS received an award of USD 20,000 in the category of “Addressing Stigma and Discrimination Related to HIV/AIDS”. The award ceremony took place on 1 December 2006 in Kyiv17. Moreover, in June 2006 the global Campaign “Unite for Children. Unite against AIDS” was launched in Odessa to galvanize action for children and families affected by AIDS. A group of partners led by the UN implemented this Campaign to unite the actions of the Government, local authorities, business leaders and the general public, and to place children at the centre of the response to HIV/AIDS18.
was marked by UN volunteers organising a “Treasure Hunt” gamequest and supporting the All-Ukrainian Youth Summit that gathered 150 young leaders of youth organisations from across the country to encourage discussion on the development of volunteerism and social partnerships in Ukraine. In 2006, the UN office in Ukraine continued to offer its services to experts, journalists, scientists, students and the general public by providing UN publications and disseminating information on the organisation’s activities globally and in-country. The “UN Open Doors” event was organized in the UN House for representatives of universities, schools, public libraries and information centres to learn more about UN activities in Ukraine. On the observance of the UN Day 24 October, an Information Fair of UN publications was organised in the Parliament of Ukraine. The UN in Ukraine supports grassroots initiatives working to improve the lives of targeted groups. For instance, in March 2006, the UN House hosted a charity exhibition targeted at raising support to an art-therapy programme for children living with cancer.
To generate public attention to the importance of refugee related issues, the Festival of refugee films was organised in Kyiv in partnership with international and local organisations and the Government of Ukraine. This year’s premier screening included films by wellknown producers from Sweden, the U.K., Denmark, USA, Germany, Austria, Italy and South Africa19. The Counter-Trafficking Award Ceremony was conducted in September 2006 to honour committed individuals and organisations fighting human trafficking. On the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, the event “Youth against Slavery” was initiated to raise awareness among Ukrainian youth regarding the problem of human trafficking and encourage them to actively engage in countering modern day slavery20. To promote volunteerism for development and social responsibility in local communities, 24 UN volunteers (including 10 internationals and 14 nationals) were involved in various development projects and carried out outreach activities in Ukraine. Furthermore, this year
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UNFPA workshop on safe behaviour for students in Odesa
Following the global pattern of Goodwill Ambassadors’ involvement in development activities, the UN system works actively with celebrities to enhance advocacy and lobbying efforts on topical issues. In 2006, famous singers Ruslana and Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, and sport star Lilia Podkopayeva supported UN activities in Ukraine by focusing on problems related to HIV/AIDS, children and youth.
Organised by UNDP with the support of the UN Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Secretariat. Organised by UNICEF. Organised by UNHCR and IOM. Organised by IOM.
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Aid Coordination With its strong economic potential and large population, the Ukrainian economy does not, by most indicators, depend on aid. Yet, in recent years the level of development assistance has been increasing and Ukraine currently benefits from the generosity of more than 30 donors, including UN agencies, with several emerging donors from Eastern Europe commencing ventures in the country. The UN in Ukraine has actively promoted the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, which Ukraine has pledged commitment to. In 2006, the UN played a leading role in establishing dialogue on aid coordination and provided advisory support to the government and, in particular, to the Ministry of Economy (MoE), with regards to increasing aid effectiveness.
and will create the foundation for the Government of Ukraine to take full and effective leadership of international technical assistance. In 2006, the following activities were jointly conducted by the Government, represented by the Ministry of Economy and the Department for Coordination of International Technical Assistance, and members of the donor community, including active UN support and involvement: The First Donor Conference was held in January 2006; Donor-Government Working Group with the aim of pushing ahead the coordination agenda in Ukraine was established; A series of regional seminars to raise awareness among local stakeholders about International Technical Assistance in Ukraine was organised in Kyiv, Lviv, Luhansk and Odessa; A website on the coordination of development assistance was created; A number of donor missions and joint donor-government discussions were organised.
Members of the international assessment mission on Ukraineâ€™s aid coordination
A new architecture for Donor-Government aid coordination, including the creation of national thematic groups and subgroups chaired by relevant ministries and lead donors was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers and officially established in 2006. The establishment of this donor coordination mechanism will create a good platform for high-level strategic discussions between Government and a wide range of bilateral and multila-teral donors,
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Moreover, in early 2007 a Workshop on Aid Coordination and the Paris Declaration was jointly organised by the UN and the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, aimed at discussing the Paris Declaration and its implications for Ukraine, as well as assessing the status of Ukraine with regards to aid coordination. The workshop was attended by approximately 50 representatives from the Government and the donor community, including the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the European Commission (EC), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Nations. In order to further support the Government in its efforts towards establishing greater aid coordination and effectiveness, a joint assessment mission will be conducted in early 2007 to assess the capacity of donor coordination and management systems in Ukraine.
Regional and Sub-regional Initiatives During 2006, the UN in Ukraine has been active in pursuing its development objectives by means of regional and sub-regional cooperation. The Ukraine-based UN initiatives span international borders to work together with partners in Belarus, Moldova and Russia. By means of cooperation among these three countries, the Dnipro Basin Programme has the objectives to remedy the serious environmental effects of trans-boundary pollution and habitat degradation in the Dnipro River Basin; to ensure sustainable use of natural resources; and to protect biological diversity in the basin. The programme supports the development and continuing implementation of a strategic action plan, which is based upon the principles of coordination and cooperation stipulated by the Ministerial declaration signed in 2003 by the governments of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine21. The Chernobyl Recovery and Development Programme (CRDP) has the objective to mitigate long-term social, economic and ecological consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe to create more favourable living conditions and promote sustainable human development in Chernobyl affected regions. A key component of CRDP’s work is to facilitate cooperation among authorities of Chernobyl-affected regions and communities in Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine. In order to establish networks, share information/best practices and jointly design and implement a common recovery strategy22. In partnership with the European Commission, the UN has been acting as an implementing partner for the European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) since November 2005. The overall purpose of the mission is to enhance the border management capacities of Moldova and Ukraine and facilitate their approximation with European Union standards, thus assisting both countries in the implementation of their European Neighbourhood Action Plans. Seven field offices have been deployed along the common Moldovan and Ukrainian border to ensure daily professional assistance to both countries’ border guards, customs and law enforcement agencies23. The Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova Action against Drugs (BUMAD) project has the objective to foster regional cooperation in reducing drug
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trafficking among and through the project’s partner countries. In addition to components of developing capacity for enforcing anti-drug laws and of lowering demand for illicit drugs, the project also focuses on regional cooperation between law enforcement agencies. BUMAD in 2006 supported capacity development in anti-drug and drug intelligence gathering/dissemination for customs and border guard services as well as law enforcement agencies. Launched in 2003 the “Combating trafficking in children for labour and sexual exploitation in the Balkans and Ukraine project” was finalised this September. As a result of the project, national policies, legislation and judicial procedures were improved to address the problems of child trafficking. Relevant mechanisms were introduced in selected high risk areas to reduce the vulnerability of children to trafficking and a sub-regional information exchange network became operational. In order to prevent and reduce trafficking in women through employment, vocational training opportunities and migration policy measures, a regional project was launched in September 2006 in Albania, Moldova and is currently being successfully implemented in Ukraine24. In the framework of the Technical Cooperation and Migration Management Programme the activities and initiatives of the Soderkoping Process25 envisaged for 2006 were successfully carried out and coordinated. The Soderkoping Process focuses on sharing experience on asylum and migration issues and has helped the asylum, migration and border guard authorities and NGOs in capitalizing on their own unique insights on issues related to asylum, migration and border management. Held within the process in evaluating and maximizing their bilateral cooperation with their neighbours, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine were provided with a substantive range of information, best practices, funding opportunities to enhance their asylum, migration and border management capacities. In Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, the UN actively engages with the Governments, with the support of Civil Society Organisations, in developing national legislation and building effective asylum systems which are in compliance with international law.
Jointly implemented by UNDP and the United Nations Global Environmental Facility (GEF). Jointly implemented by UNDP, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Jointly implemented by UNDP and the European Commission (EC). Jointly implemented by ILO, Deutsche Gesellschaft fűr Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and the United States Department of Labour (USDOL). Project funded by the European Union and implemented by UNHCR, IOM and the Swedish Migration Board (www.soderkoping.org.ua)
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Annexes Chart # 1
The required funding for the UN programmes covering the four identified UNDAF priority areas period 2006-2010 amounts to USD 239,560,000.
Total resource mobilisation targets 2006-2010 (USD) against Poverty
Civil Society Empowerent 21,600,00.00
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UN agencies in Ukraine programmes and projects cumulative expenditures in 2006 amounts to USD 33,099,932 .
UN agencies expenditures in 2006(USD) 1,136,180
761,110 253,834 1,100,000
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UN agencies in Ukraine planned programmes and projects budgets for 2007 amounts to USD 42,020,039 .
Planned budgets for 2007 (USD) 60,000 60,000
The chart doesnâ€™t include contribution of WB, IFC, IMF as well as IOM.
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Areas of Cooperation
AIDS WATCH UKRAINE
Blue Ribbon Commission
BUMAD Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova Action against Drugs
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
People Living with HIV/AIDS
Reproductive Health/Family Planning
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Swedish Development Cooperation Agency
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Ukrainian Millennium Development Goals
Cross-Border Cooperation Process
Canadian International Development Agency
Commonwealth of Independent States
Centres for Migrant Advice
Council of Europe
Chernobyl Recovery and Development Programme
Civil Society Organisations
Corporate Social Responsibility
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
DevInfo National Development Information Database
UNAIDS United Nations Joint Programme on AIDS United Nations Country Team
United Kingdom Department for
United Nations Development Assistance Framework
United Nations Democracy Fund
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
United Nations Environment Programme
EUBAM European Union Border Assistance Mission
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
United Nations Populations Fund
Deutsche Gesellschaft fűr Technische Zusammenarbeit
United Nations Global Environmental Facility
Human Rights Priorities
International Atomic Energy Agency
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
International Finance Corporation
United Nations Children’s Fund
International Labour Organisation
United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
International Monetary Fund
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
International Organisation for Migration ISC/UCAN Institute for Sustainable Communities/Ukrainian Citizens Action Network
UNWTO United Nations World Tourism Organisation
Millennium Development Goals
Ministry of Economy
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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United States Agency for International Development
United States Dollars
United States Department of Labour
World Food Programme
World Health Organisation
World Trade Organisation
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