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OSCE Mission to Ukraine: more information on their visit to IJPS, Lviv Polytechnic

23 Dec 2019, 14:33
Tetiana Pasovych, Audytoriya weekly newspaper

International Human Rights Day is celebrated in Ukraine and the world on December 10 – this day the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On this occasion the OSCE representatives paid a visit to the Institute of Jurisprudence and Psychology at Lviv Polytechnic. They met with students and University staff and spoke about their activities, particularly in our country.

Michael Sullivan, the Chief of Lviv Office, Olha Radkevych, Assistant and Interpreter, Duncan Spinner, Humanitarian and Gender Coordinator, Monika Elena, Media Specialist, and other Mission representatives told Polytechnicians about the activities of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine.

Duncan Spinner distributed newsletter on violence against women in Ukraine. According to him, in its economic zone, Ukraine is among the leading countries which develops its legislation, but lacks mechanisms for its implementation.

Michael Sullivan summed up that Mission’s work is complex and involves many aspects, but there will be no use if people do not know about the specificity of the mission.

Guests answered academics’ and students’ questions. In particular, they assured that everyone has a chance to join the Mission if they go to the OSCE’s social media pages. Also there is an OSCE Academy.

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