"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.


The UNHCR largest convoy with aid has reached Luhansk


On Saturday, 10 December, UNHCR convoy with humanitarian assistance and shelter materials arrived to the city of Luhansk.

This is the largest convoy, organized by UNHCR with support of Logistics Cluster this year. The convoy consisted of 54 trucks carrying 721.4 metric tons of supplies for local residents, affected by the ongoing conflict. The trucks delivered 346 metric tons of shelter materials, 13,000 food parcels, 4,000 hygienic kits and diapers, as well as furniture, equipment and school items for 9 schools and 10 kindergartens