Announcement: Presentation of the main findings of the 2018 United Nations Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Index for Eastern Ukraine (USE)

December 06, 2018.

Presentation of the main findings of the 2018 United Nations Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Index for Eastern Ukraine (USE) will take place on 12 December at 10:00 a.m. at Ukraine Crisis Media Centre, Ukrainian House, 2 Khreshchatyk St.

USE is conducted on behalf of UNDP, UNICEF and IOM and provides detailed descriptive and predictive insights into the state of social cohesion in the five oblasts in the east of Ukraine. The results from the first USE wave (2017) are available at use.scoreforpeace.org and the results from the second wave (2018) will be made available on 12 December.

Speakers:

  • Stan Veitsman, UN Peace and Development Advisor
  • Darina Solodova, USE Data Analyst
  • Ildar Gazizullin, USE Team Lead

Please register here. Due to the limited amount of seating space, registration will be closed once the maximum number of registrations has been reached. The presentation will be conducted in English with Ukrainian translation.

Background information:

USE is implemented on an annual basis and is designed to improve the understanding of societal dynamics in government-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and neighboring Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia oblasts. Over 6,000 residents in eastern Ukraine, including along the contact line of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, took part in the survey. The findings provide a unique insight into the state of social cohesion, and also identify entry points for strengthening social cohesion in order to support recovery efforts and build a foundation for a peaceful and prosperous Ukraine. USE is jointly implemented by three UN entities, UNDP, UNICEF and IOM, under the overall direction of the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, and with financial support from the European Union. USE and is one of the UN’s evidence-based knowledge products for joint analysis and programming in Ukraine. USE data, analysis and information briefs are available in Ukrainian, Russian and English at use.scoreforpeace.org. For more information contact us at use.ua@one.un.org.

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