"Let us make 2017 a year for peace" - UN Secretary-General António Guterres




GENEVA, Switzerland, 1 January 2017 (United Nations) On his first day at the helm of the United Nations, new Secretary-General António Guterres today pledged to make 2017 a year for peace.

“On this New Year's Day, I ask all of you to join me in making one shared New Year's resolution: Let us resolve to put peace first,” said Mr. Guterres in an appeal for peace.


Advisory on recent instances of bank fraud



The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is concerned regarding recent instances of fraud which have affected internally displaced persons throughout Ukraine.

Several persons have recently reported to UNHCR that they have been asked to provide their banking details, or other personal details, by callers who introduced themselves fraudulently. 


UNHCR chief appeals for easing of restrictions on movement across contact line in Eastern Ukraine


25 November 2016. GENEVA/KYIV - UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has appealed to all parties involved in the conflict in Ukraine to improve freedom of movement at check points for people living near the line of contact and to allow humanitarian aid to reach hundreds of thousands of people displaced in government and non-government controlled areas.


UNHCR announce a poster contest «Violence is not always visible»

 As a part of International initiative “16 days against gender violence” UNHCR announce a poster contest on the topic:

 «Violence is not always visible»