Neal Walker, UN Resident Representative in Ukraine and Stepan Kubiv, First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Economic Development and Trade signed the partnership framework between the Government of Ukraine and the UN for 2018-2022.

A new program with an expected budget of $ 675 million determines the basis for strategic planning and the activities of the UN system in Ukraine for the next five years in accordance with the four main areas of partnership.

The program includes sustainable economic growth, equal access to quality and inclusive services and social protection, democratic governance, the rule of law and public participation, as well as the security of citizens, social cohesion and recovery with special emphasis on the East.

“The strategic program developed by the UN agencies in Ukraine and the Ukrainian government, in cooperation with representatives of civil society, the expert community and the international community, defines a common commitment to support the reform process, the achievement of international standards, sustainable development goals and the sustainable development agenda until 2030. Also, according to the program Ukraine needs to comply with the terms of international conventions, protocols and norms and documents in the field of human rights,” the message said.

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine thanked the United Nations on behalf of the government and Ukraine for supporting the most important areas of Ukraine's development.

“Protection of democratic values, peace in Ukraine, as well as in Europe and the whole world are the common tasks of the Ukrainian government and our international partners,” Stepan Kubiv noted.

Earlier, November 29, Neal Walker, UN Resident Representative in Ukraine during the discussion "The key to the peaceful agenda - in the hands of internally displaced persons of Ukraine" , informed that Ukraine was ranked 9th in the world ranking of the number of internal migrants.