The FINANCIAL — A contribution of €25 million from the EU marks the beginning of a new phase of the “EU Support to the east of Ukraine – Recovery, Peacebuilding and Governance, 2018-2022” project, to be jointly implemented by four agencies: United Nations Development Programme, UN Women, UN Population Fund, Food and Agriculture Organisation as part of the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme.
The initiative aims to strengthen community security and social cohesion, support the economic recovery of conflict-affected communities, as well as further the implementation of the decentralisation and healthcare reforms in government-controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
In the words of Johannes Hahn, the EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, “supporting Ukraine to build stable democratic institutions and become more prosperous is one of the priorities of the European Neighbourhood Policy”.
“We are confident that this project will make a successful and tangible contribution to this end,” added Commissioner Hahn.
The UN and the EU are continuing their long-term partnership in the areas of recovery, peacebuilding and local governance reform. Both parties intend to further strengthen their cooperation in Ukraine, including promoting the implementation of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.