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22 Dec 2018 description

The UN Refugee Agency has been working in Ukraine since 1994 and established a country office the following year. A host country agreement was signed in September 1996.

Ukraine acceded to the 1951 Convention relating to the status of refugees and the 1967 Protocol in 2002. A 2011 law regulates the treatment of refugees and other persons of concern in Ukraine.

In 2013, Ukraine acceded to the two UN Conventions relating to the status of stateless persons (1954) and on the reduction of statelessness (1961).

KEY POPULATION FIGURES

12 Dec 2018 description

The UN Refugee Agency has been working in Ukraine since 1994 and established a country office the following year. A host country agreement was signed in September 1996.

Ukraine acceded to the 1951 Convention relating to the status of refugees and the 1967 Protocol in 2002. A 2011 law regulates the treatment of refugees and other persons of concern in Ukraine.

In 2013, Ukraine acceded to the two UN Conventions relating to the status of stateless persons (1954) and on the reduction of statelessness (1961).

KEY POPULATION FIGURES

13 Oct 2018 description

The UN Refugee Agency has been working in Ukraine since 1994 and established a country office the following year. A host country agreement was signed in September 1996.

Ukraine acceded to the 1951 Convention relating to the status of refugees and the 1967 Protocol in 2002. A 2011 law regulates the treatment of refugees and other persons of concern in Ukraine.

In 2013, Ukraine acceded to the two UN Conventions relating to the status of stateless persons (1954) and on the reduction of statelessness (1961).

KEY POPULATION FIGURES

05 Sep 2018 description

This seminar encourages leadership and inspires young refugees and IDPs to engage more in community initiatives

Author: Kateryna Karpiuk in UNHCR, Kyiv, Ukraine | 5 Sep 2018

Empowering young people is built into the foundations of the Sustainable Development Goals, an ambitious global agenda to transform our world by 2030. When empowered and strong, young people can create better quality of life for themselves and their communities, and make their contribution to creating inclusive societies and a peaceful world.

06 Aug 2018 description

A story of refugee integration through language learning.

Author: Kateryna Karpiuk in UNHCR, Kyiv, Ukraine | 6 Aug 2018

“My life in Iraq changed completely after the war began,” reflects Razwan, a teenage Iraqi refugee who lives in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.

21 Feb 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12724

SECURITY COUNCIL
7886TH MEETING (AM)

Focus on Ukraine, Cyprus, as Spotlight Also Falls on Disputed Territories

Peace must never be taken for granted in Europe, where simmering conflicts could potentially impact security on a global scale, speakers in the Security Council said today, during an open debate that cast a particular spotlight on the situation in Ukraine.

03 Feb 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12704

SECURITY COUNCIL

7876TH MEETING (PM)

Members hear from political, humanitarian affairs chiefs, head of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Special Mission

The recent dangerous uptick in fighting seen in eastern Ukraine had left hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk of losing all access to water, heat and electricity, a particularly worrying development given the current plummeting winter temperatures, the Security Council heard this afternoon.

10 Jan 2017 description

The situation

Severe winter weather and extreme temperatures as low as – 30 degrees Celsius in some areas are affecting much of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, including Turkey and Greece. The worst of the cold weather began at the beginning of January in many countries but in Poland, the impact of freezing temperatures was felt as early as November 2016.

The media has reported at least 40 deaths. Homeless people, asylum seekers, refugees in camps and IDPs in Ukraine are among the most vulnerable.

28 Jun 2016 description

Executive Summary

Although the OSCE has a mandate for peacekeeping, it has seldom invoked this mandate.
The organization’s mandate originated in the 1992 Helsinki Document, which included peacekeeping as a central element of the OSCE’s role in conflict prevention and crisis management. The idea behind this mandate enjoyed widespread support, but states could not reach consensus on how an OSCE peacekeeping mission might work in practice, with particular concern that the mandate could serve as a cover for “third-party” peacekeeping.

04 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

New report reveals nearly a quarter of the world’s school-aged children live in crisis-hit countries

Photos and video are available for download here: http://uni.cf/23kesR9
A short film is available here: http://bit.ly/1Y3W8KV

NEW YORK/ KYIV, 4 May 2016 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom travelled to conflict-hit eastern Ukraine to raise awareness of the global education crisis facing children in humanitarian emergencies.

12 Apr 2016 description

Berlin, 12 April 2016 - The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed Serbia’s and Austria’s Foreign Ministers Ivica Dačić and Sebastian Kurz as well as the OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier for an OSCE Troika meeting in Berlin today.

09 Feb 2016 description

NEW YORK, 9 February 2016 – At a meeting of the Group of Friends United Against Human Trafficking, OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Ambassador Madina Jarbussynova, stressed the important role that sustainable development can play in eliminating modern-day slavery.

03 Dec 2015 description

Statement by the OSCE Troika welcoming Final Report of the Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project

BELGRADE, 3 December 2015 - Today, the Panel of Eminent Persons has published its Final Report, one year after the Panel was launched jointly by Switzerland, Serbia and Germany at the OSCE Ministerial Council in Basel.

21 Oct 2015 description

With Europe awash in more than a half-million refugees from Middle Eastern and other wars, it might be easy to overlook Ukraine’s response to its own population—nearly three times the size, at 1.5 million—displaced by the Russian-backed war in the east.

20 Apr 2015 description
report Council of Europe

"Human rights are universal. Refugees must be able to live in dignity and in decent conditions! As a guardian of human rights and fundamental freedoms, our Assembly is duty bound to ring the alarm bell and launch a discussion about how we can better address the migration issue from a human rights perspective", said Anne Brasseur when opening the spring session, which has an urgent debate on "The human tragedy in the Mediterranean: immediate action needed" scheduled for Thursday 23 April.