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.

Exhibition on 70th anniversary of Ukraine famine caused by Stalin opens at UN

An exhibit on the 70th anniversary of the great famine in Ukraine, which took millions of lives due to the forced collectivization policies of Joseph Stalin, has opened at United Nations headquarters in New York with several speakers calling the tragedy a dark page in world history.

Annan begins official visit to Ukraine, discusses global hotspots with President Kuchma

On his first-ever visit to Ukraine, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today met with President Leonid Kuchma to discuss the country’s role in the United Nations as well as trouble spots around the world.

Annan to visit Ukraine, Russia, Switzerland and Italy in early June

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, will pay his first-ever visit to Ukraine in early June, a UN spokesman announced today.

ILO studies find worsening labour conditions in Ukraine

A decade after their country gained independence, tens of millions of Ukrainians continue to work without pay, lack access to adequate health coverage and avoid seeking help from government agencies when faced by economic or social crises, according to a pair of new surveys by the International Labour Organization (ILO).