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»


UNHCR, IOM, NGOs and Government partners discuss situation of minorities in Ukraine


KYIV, 4 November 2016 - The Office of Ukraine’s Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) gathered more than one hundred representatives of the Ukrainian Government, international organizations and civil society at a conference organized in Kyiv on 3 November 2016. The aim of the conference was to discuss and analyze how two-and-a-half years of conflict influenced tolerance and perception of minorities in Ukraine.


UNHCR has signed a Memorandum with the Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs

KYIV, Ukraine, 10 October 2016 (UNHCR). On 10 October 2016, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Ukraine have signed a Letter of Understanding.


Joint statement of UNHCR and NGO partners on the draft law “On Temporarily Occupied Territory of Ukraine”

KYIV, 24 October 2016 - On 19 July 2016, twenty-nine Members of the Parliament have registered an elaborated version of draft law No3593-d “On Temporarily Occupied Territory of Ukraine”. The continuous efforts of the Parliament to set legal standards with relation to territories not controlled by the Government of Ukraine (namely the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions), and their population, are welcome. However, the substance of the mentioned draft law further contributes to the isolation of those “occupied territories”, fully rejects Ukraine’s responsibility for the protection of human rights of its own citizens residing in territories not controlled by the Government of Ukraine. In its current version, the draft law also undermines the principles of reconciliation and post-conflict settlement.


Greek heroes honoured at 2016 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony


GENEVA, Switzerland, 3 October 2016 (UNHCR)  –  The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, today honoured the heroic efforts of Greek volunteers during the 2015 refugee crisis by giving its Nansen Refugee Award to the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) and Efi Latsoudi of PIKPA village on the island of Lesvos.