WHO and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine sign Agreement for 2022-2023

WHO and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine sign Biennial Collaborative Agreement to strengthen collaboration for 2022-2023  20 Jan 2022  Download document(PDF | 132.49 KB | Ukrainian version) Kyiv, 20 January 2022 – Today in Kyiv, WHO Regional Director for Europe Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, and the Minister of Health of Ukraine Viktor Liashko, have …

Grants for Russia CSOs fighting drug addiction

Grant made available to Russian CSOs to help with the prevention of drug addiction amongst young people. Certain Russian CSOs will be able to apply for financial support of 10-17,000 dollars. 19.01.2022 The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has announced they are now accepting applications for a grant generously provided by the …

Amendments to Russian law on child sexual abuse

Russia adopts law on life imprisonment for paedophiles The new document increases liability for those committing crimes of a sexual nature against minors. 18.01.2022 Amendments to the Criminal Code were adopted in the third reading by the State Duma on January 18. The penalties will apply to those who have previously been convicted of violent …

Russian views on children’s homes and fostering

90% of Russians believe that children should not be placed in children’s homes 18.01.2022 The survey involved 928 people. 66% of respondents were from cities of more than a million inhabitants and 91% were women aged 25-59. 19% had previous experience in fostering children, 59% had some relation to fostering in one way or another …

Winning projects for Presidential Grants in 2022

Who has been awarded a presidential grant? 10 of the 1,942 winning projects are discussed How to chase away a polar bear, teach prison employees not to engage in confrontations with prisoners, and build a development plan for CSOs. 14.01.2022 On January 13, the winners of the first Presidential Grants Fund 2022 were announced. Grant …

Digital education for older persons extended all over Ukraine

3 million leaflets about Diia and Diia. Digital Education spread all over Ukraine UNDP, the Ministry of Digital Transformation, and Ukrposhta conducted an information campaign on digital education for middle-aged and elderly people, including in the most remote parts of the country. Published by UNDP Kyiv, 13 January 2022 – The Ministry of Digital Transformation, assisted …

UNICEF welcomes Ukraine’s plan to stop polio outbreak

 13 Jan 2022 (Originally published by UNICEF on 5 Jan 2022)  The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine has welcomed the adoption of a national plan which aims to halt recent polio outbreak in the country.  Signed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Ukraine on 30 December 2021, the plan signifies the government’s commitment to …

Registration open for Philanthropy in Russia conference on 11 February

Registration open for the XVIII conference ‘Philanthropy in Russia’ 11 January 2022 The annual conference organised by the business newspaper Vedomosti, bringing together the non-profit sector, business representatives and leading experts in the charity sector, will take place on 11 February 2022. Participation is open to managers of sector-focused agencies, executives of large businesses and …

New Master’s programme in Social Entrepreneurship

Higher School of Economics launches professional retraining programme ‘Master of Management in Social Entrepreneurship’ 11 January 2022 The programme ‘Master of Management in Social Entrepreneurship – social innovations and entrepreneurship’ is aimed at social entrepreneurs and NGO (CSO) managers and employees who are striving to increase the sustainability of their work, and at representatives of …

Inadequate palliative care in Moscow region

72% of patients in the Moscow region did not receive enough palliative care in 2020 – Nyuta Federmesser 11 January 2022 The founder of the care hospice Faith sent a letter to the governor of the Moscow region, containing statistics, outlines of the main issues, and proposals to improve palliative care in the region. On …