UNHCR Participates in Europe Day celebrations in Odesa

18 May 2013 UNHCR participated in Europe Day celebrations in Odesa. Photos by UNHCR/Mirways Djan/Philippe Jankech

Director of the Bureau for Europe of UNHCR visited Odesa

25 April 2013 Vincent Cochetel, Director of the Bureau for Europe of the UN Refugee Agency, visited Odesa.


Seminar on Ukrainian Asylum Legislation and European Asylum Standards

4-5 April 2013 UNHCR organized a seminar on European asylum standards and the current state of Ukrainian asylum legislation for over thirty persons involved in the legislative process in Ukraine, including members of parliament, their assistants, officials from relevant ministries, the State Migration Service, the judiciary and civil society. With the help of two academic experts from EU countries (Poland and Hungary), the seminar reviewed the main EU directives in the area of asylum, and then Ukrainian counterparts analyzed the current state of national legislation, indicating where it complies with and where it falls short of EU standards.