1. UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to reach the most vulnerable children and young people who are most in need. We work to save their lives. To protect their rights. To keep them safe from harm. To give them a childhood in which they are protected, healthy, and educated. To give them equal opportunities to fulfil their potential so that someday they can build a better world.
UNICEF is the world’s leading voice for children and young people as well as the voice of the children themselves. In everything we do, we work to engage and empower young people to have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) opened its office in Kyiv in 1997. Over the years, UNICEF has supported the Government of Ukraine with nearly US$ 130 million assistance to develop health, water and sanitation, education and children’s rights protection programmes.
Since the beginning of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, UNICEF has been working to fulfill core commitments to meet the humanitarian needs of children, in particular access to education, psychosocial assistance, water and sanitation, mine risk education, maternal and child health care, and services for people living with HIV/AIDS.
The main goal of the UNICEF programme for Ukraine for 2018-2022 is to contribute to the progressive realization of the rights of all children in Ukraine and to the reduction of equity gaps, maintaining a balance between humanitarian, recovery and development interventions, incorporating conflict-supportive programming and peace building in the framework of ongoing key reforms in social sectors and decentralization.
2. Social Synergy NGO (Kyiv, Ukraine) ─ created in 2018 by experts who worked in the National Deinstitutionalization Office. The mission of the organization is to ensure that every child and young person in Ukraine, regardless of their special needs, receives proper care and parenting in the family or in conditions as close as possible to family, as well as proper services in the community. Most members of the organization have personal experience related to disability, and therefore all projects implemented by the NGO are aimed at developing an inclusive society, ensuring access to services for people with disabilities and increasing their participation in all spheres of public life.
3. Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine is the main body within the system of central executive bodies that ensures the public policy-making in the fields of education and science, research, scientific and technological activities, innovation activities in the above areas, technology transfer, as well as public policy-making in the field of public supervision (control) over the activities of educational institutions, enterprises, establishments, and organizations that provide services in the field of education or conduct other activities involving provision of such services, regardless of whether they are public or private.
In particular, the Ministry of Education and Science, in accordance with its tasks, determines the prospects and priorities for the development of preschool, general secondary, non-formal, vocational and higher education, inclusive education and lifelong learning, other areas within its competence, and creates conditions for citizens to obtain preschool, complete general secondary, non-formal, vocational and higher education, inclusive education and lifelong learning, academic degrees and academic titles.