THE FIRST SESSION OF THE SECTOR WORKING GROUP ON COORDINATION OF WORK WITH DONORS WAS HELD
The first online meeting of the Sector Working Group on Recovery and Reintegration was held at the Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine. This group will coordinate the provision of technical assistance by Ukraine's international partners to ensure peace and security, restoration of justice, economic and social development of the territories of Ukraine adversely affected by aggression of the Russian Federation.
Up to 30 representatives of international donor organizations-partners of the Ministry, in particular from the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the U.S. Agency for International Development of the International Organization for Migration, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the European Union delegation, foreign embassies and the like took part in the online meeting .
During the first meeting, the participants discussed cooperation in capacity building of the Ministry, in particular to ensure effective coordination of the activities of the Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) for the development of Donbas; EECP arrangement and improvement of the infrastructure for citizens who cross the contact line; establishment of service and logistics centres; development of mechanisms of transitional justice; ensure economic and social development, in particular educational and adaptation programs, including exchange and internship programs abroad and distance learning for children and youth from the temporarily occupied territories in international higher education institutions, etc.; discussed issues of ensuring the information sovereignty of Ukraine.
“The support of our partners is vital for us. This group will help to consolidate and coordinate the areas of our cooperation on current projects and for the preparation of future programs of cooperation,” noted co-chairman of the Sector Working Group, Deputy Minister for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine Ihor Yaremenko.