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Making a Difference through Inclusion, SDGs, and Open Government

This story was first published on the OGP Initiative website.

Blerta Cela: Fostering positive change by empowering young people

Imagine a Ukraine where over half of its young people take part in community life and participate in decision-making! This is not just a dream — a significant youth presence in civic life can become a reality.

The basic moral test of a society is how the most vulnerable members are treated

23 January 2019, Kyiv. A joint shadow report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in Ukraine was presented by the coalition of the Civil Society Hubs Network (Мережа хабів України) and Legal Development Network (Мережа правового розвитку). The report was prepared with the support of UNDP (CSDR).

Human rights must be mainstreamed in all policies – Blerta Cela, UNDP

As of today, Ukraine has completed implementation of the Action Plan on Implementation of the Human Rights Strategy by 29%, a monitoring conducted by 11 civil society organizations concludes. Human rights defenders recommend to introduce changes into the Action Plan to streamline human rights protection and improve coordination between the state bodies.

“Decentralization opens up new opportunities to innovate public services” - Osnat Lubrani

On 5 December 2018 over 500 representatives of ACs learned of efficient ways of cooperating with civil society and engaging people into decision-making at the Third Forum of Amalgamated Communities.