Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
June 20
12:00 PM
ODESAIvan Dyachenko, administrator of the “Buduemo Ukraiu Razom” (“Building Ukraine Together)” camp (in person);

Serhiy Varlamov, Ukrainian Armed Forces soldier, initiator, and project manager of the Center for Military Leadership (in person);
Topics of focus:

– NGO “Buduemo Ukraiu Razom” (“Building Ukraine Together)” is an informal education center for future officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine; 

More info: NGO “Buduemo Ukraiu Razom” (“Building Ukraine Together”), together with the 126th Brigade, is creating a training hub for the military – the Military Leadership Center in Odesa. The facility will become the first training center in Ukraine for non-formal education of current and future officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
01:00 PMODESAAnzhela Popadyuk, deputy director of the healthcare department of the Odesa military administration (in person);

Lyudmyla Akimova, senior coordinator of the UNFPA Cities Project (in person);

Tetyana Moskalenko, drector of maternity hospital #7, MD (in person); 

Ihor Ryazantsev, director of the Odesa region perinatal center, PhD (in person);
Topics of focus: 

– Opening of women’s antenatal clinics with barrier-free access for victims of violence during the military conflict, IDPs, and people with disabilities;

Additional information: In Odesa region, the project is being implemented by the public movement “Vira. Nadiya, Lubov” (Faith, Hope, Love) with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the international charitable organization “Ukrainian Women’s Fund”, and the public organization “TMZHK” Revival of the Nation”. The antenatal clinics will be opened in three cities of the region.

The campaign is dedicated to the International Day Against Sexual Violence in Conflict. The UN General Assembly proclaimed it in 2015.
11:00 АMKYIV– Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine;
– Yuriy Melnyk, Deputy Chairman of the Board at MHP, Chairman of the Board at “MHP-Gromadi” Сharitable Foundation;
– Vasyl Vovkun, Director General – Artistic Director of Lviv National Opera, Project Manager;
– Oksana Taranenko, Stage Director, Co-Author of the new opera libretto;

All in person

Briefing entitled “The premiere of the opera “A Zaporozhian beyond the Danube” in Kyiv”

Why this is interesting:

On June 21, the October Palace in Kyiv will host the premiere of the opera “A Zaporozhian beyond the Danube” by Semen Hulak-Artemovsky, dedicated to the memory of the artist Mykhailo Ryndzak.
The play, directed by Oksana Taranenko, will feature Oleksandr and Dmytro Saratsky’s musical direction, Tadei Ryndzak’s set design, Lyudmila Nagornaya’s colorful costumes, and Oleksii Busko’s modern choreography under the direction of the well-known interpreter of Ukrainian music Iryna Stasyshyn. Libretto by Mykola Brovchenko and Oksana Taranenko.
12:00 PMKYIV– Karolina Lindholm Billing, UNHCR Representative in Ukraine (in person)

Ukrainian refugees: challenges and assistance from the UN

Topics of focus:

– What events are held to mark World Refugee Day in Ukraine? What is the central theme to this international day in 2023?
– Is the exact number of Ukrainian refugees in the world known?
– The war in Ukraine is one of the largest forced displacement crises in the history of the UN. What challenges did it bring to the UN and how did it affect the activities of the UN Refugee Agency in Ukraine?
 – Assistance to Ukraine in solving the issue of restoration and reconstruction of housing – what kind of work does the UNHCR do in Ukraine to this end?

Why this is interesting:
World Refugee Day was declared by the UN General Assembly in 2000. Every year on June 20, the United Nations, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and civil societies around the world hold events to draw public attention to the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons who have been forced to flee their homes by war, conflicts and persecution.
Over 100 countries, including Ukraine, commemorate World Refugee Day.