On October 2 – 6, 2017, the 68th session of the
Executive Committee of the UN High Commissioner's for Refugees Programme is
taking place in Geneva.
Participants of the session are discussing issues related to
reviewing the current activities of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), revising the Biennial Program Budget for
2018 – 2019, as well as considering a wide range of problems in the sphere of
protection of refugees' and asylum seekers' rights and the situation of
displaced persons in different regions of the world. The delegates also keep in
sight the process of developing a Global Compact on Refugees, which is called
to enhance the international community response to large displacement of
persons and humanitarian problems that arise because of it.
the participants of the session, the Permanent Representative of Ukraine in
Geneva Yurii Klymenko
informed about the humanitarian situation in our country, in particular with
IDPs, as a result of the Russia's hybrid war. He called upon the Russian
Federation to stop aggression and strictly implement the provisions of the
Minsk agreements that would stabilize the humanitarian situation. The Permanent
Representative thanked the UNHCR and other international partners for the
assistance provided to Ukraine in tackling existing humanitarian challenges and
expressed hope for further active cooperation. He has also drawn attention to
the unique experience gained by Ukraine in responding to the large internal
displacement of persons against the backdrop of the hybrid external aggression
that could be taken on board while elaborating the Global Compact on Refugees.