Ukraine

Ukraine: Annan hails plans for presidential re-vote

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed steps taken by Ukraine's Parliament paving the way for a run-off to the country's contested presidential election.

Annan repeats call for restraint in Ukraine over election crisis

Repeating his call for restraint, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged all parties in Ukraine to avoid worsening the tumult over the disputed presidential elections in that country.

Following election impasse, Annan urges all sides in Ukraine to exercise restraint

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced his concern about developments in Ukraine, where a tense situation has emerged following the run-off Presidential election.

HIV/AIDS spread, iodine deficiency threaten young Ukrainians, UNICEF says

Ukraine is being threatened by an HIV/AIDS epidemic, fuelled more by injecting narcotics than by unsafe sex, while the increase in HIV prevalence has shot up by 1,300 per cent in five years across Eastern Europe, the chief of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.

Ukraine: UN-backed survey finds crisis in standards of living

Poverty and insecurity are prevailing in Ukraine, where workers earn less than $100 per capita, and 40 per cent are owed a backlog of wages, according to a new study by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO).

Ukraine's transition poses different challenges for men and women - UN report

Ukrainian women face a society that disempowers them and strongly supports patriarchal values, while men have assumed heavy socioeconomic burdens that may shorten their life spans significantly, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says in a new report.