Working group on developing training modules for judges of Ukraine

13 December 2013 RR Kyiv protection staff participated at the Working Group Meeting at the National School of Judges of Ukraine (NSJU). The event, attended by representatives of the Higher Administrative Court of Ukraine, Lviv and Odesa Appeal Administrative Courts; Kyiv Region Administrative court and the NSJU aimed at discussion of draft materials of two training modules for judges: (1) "The international and European standards in the sphere of migration and asylum: Application in the Ukrainian legal system" and (2) "Specialities of consideration of cases related to asylum and complementary protection".


Author: Dmitriy Pletchko

Graduation ceremony of the Ukrainian language course students in Odesa

17 December 2013 in Odesa the 7th enrolment of students graduated from the Ukrainian language course under the EU-funded local integration project.  After 6 months of intensive language studies, the graduates received the certificates of completion of the A1 language course. From 2010 till nowadays, over 160 refugees completed the course and received the certificates about the course completion from IHU.

The graduation ceremony was attended by the rector of the university professor Anatolii Kryzhanovskyy, the dean and the lecturers of the foreign languages and professional communication department, the staff of the UNHCR regional representation and local integration project in Odesa volunteers.

Local Integration Project in Odesa

Final Regional Conference of the Local Integration of Refugees in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine Project

5 December 2013 the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) organized the final regional conference of the European Union-funded Local Integration of Refugees in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine project in Kyiv.

The event brought together key stakeholders of refugee integration from all three countries, including representative of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, UNHCR Regional Representation, Governments, civil society and refugee communities.

UNHCR Delegation participated in the 20th OSCE Ministerial Conference

5-6 December 2013 delegates from all 57 States that make part of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe participated in the 20th OSCE Ministerial Council.

Vincent Cochetel, Director of the Bureau for Europe of the UN Refugee Agency, attended the event. Ukrainian participants joined him during working meetings.