- Security situation: In March 2018, OHCHR recorded 18 conflict-related civilian casualties: 5 people killed and 13 injured; 15 of the civilian casualties are caused by ERW and mine-related incidents.
- Freedom of movement: On March 23, one civilian reportedly died due to a heart attack while crossing the contact line on the NGCA side of Hnutove checkpoint. On March 27, a 60 year old man suffered a heart attack while crossing the checkpoint in Marinka.
April 16, 2018
According to reports from cluster partners a school bus which was transporting more than 30 children from school was evacuated during shelling at around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 in Zaitseve village (outskirts of Gorlivka, Donetska NGCA). The children were safely evacuated to the nearest safe place and no causalities among children were reported.
Modernizing weather services can reduce climate & disaster risk.
Through the Central Asia Hydrometeorology Modernization Project (CAHMP) the World Bank with technical support from GFDRR is helping build modern workstations, rehabilitate observation networks, enable access to satellite data and global computer models, and train experts on advanced software to enhance analysis, monitoring and forecasting.
We are human beings, not animals. We only want peace!! - Resident of a village near the contact line.
This twenty-first report on the situation of human rights in Ukraine by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is based on the work of the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine1 and covers the period from 16 November 2017 to 15 February 2018.
The 2018 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2018) seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, about the potential of nature-based solutions (NBS) to address contemporary water management challenges across all sectors, and particularly regarding water for agriculture, sustainable cities, disaster risk reduction and water quality.
In both Myanmar and Ukraine, broad-based and inclusive peace is still a work in progress. Amidst these challenges, women are developing effective strategies to participate in peace and security mechanisms and to advance women’s rights.
Rural and urban activists take centre stage as Monica Ramirez, Reese Witherspoon, Danai Gurira join the event at the United Nations
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Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women for International Women’s Day
This year’s theme captures the vibrant life of the women activists whose passion and commitment have won women’s rights over the generations, and successfully brought change. We celebrate an unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality, safety and justice, recognizing the tireless work of activists who have been central to this global push for gender equality.
Mine and UXO contamination affects the lives of two million people in eastern Ukraine, putting vital civilian infrastructure facilities at risk, inhibiting freedom of movement, access to livelihoods and limiting recreational activities for children.
January was marked by brief flare ups of hostilities and sporadic localized fighting particularly towards the end of the month. Damage to critical infrastructure, including gas pipelines and powerlines, meant that water supply for 4.2 million people in Donetska and Luhanska oblasts was constantly at risk of failure. Weather conditions deteriorated rapidly with heavy snowfall and temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees.
The January Issue of the Legal Alert focuses on the following:
Parliament Passed Law Governing State Policy on Temporary Occupied Territories in Donetsk and Luhansk Regions
Draft Law on Legal Status of Disappeared Person has Passed the First Parliamentary Hearing
The Cabinet has Increased Monthly Housing Benefits for IDPs
IDPs are now Entitled to Temporary Housing
The Cabinet has adopted State Program on Restoration and Development of Peace in the Eastern Regions
- World's fist comprehensive evidence-based assessment report on land degradation will be launched in March 2018
- Best-available evidence for decision makers to make informed decisions to halt & reverse land degradation
- Prepared by more than 100 leading international experts from 45 countries over 3 years
- Draws on more than 3,000 scientific papers, Government reports, indigenous and local knowledge & other sources
- Improved by over 7,300 comments from more than 200 external reviewers, including Governments
December issue of the Legal Alert focuses on the following:
Increase in Minimal Living Wage and Minimal Salary Rates
The Cabinet has Presscribed a Form for Technical Inspections Act for Living Premises
The Court has Quashed Cabinet Resolution No. 365 on the Ground of Discrimination of IDPs
The Cabinet has Adopted IDP Integration and Durable Solutions Strategy
RSF round-up: these figures are alarming
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is releasing its annual round-up of violence and abuses against journalists throughout the world. A total of 65 journalists were killed in 2017, 326 are currently in prison, and 54 are held hostage.
The 65 journalists who were killed were either fatally injured in the course of their work (for example, in an artillery bombardment) or were murdered because their reporting angered someone. The murdered reporters were the majority – 60% of the total figure.