About The Diversity Initiative

Responding to an increase in the number of suspected racially motivated attacks in Ukraine beginning in December 2006, International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Amnesty International (AI) and other concerned civil society organizations formed the Diversity Initiative network in April 2007 to begin addressing the issue in a coordinated way.


Week of African Culture in Kyiv, 11-18 July 2012

Please see details in Ukrainian page

Role of Sport in Countering Xenophobia in Ukraine Discussed with UN Under-Secretary-General

2 July 2012

At the final days of the EURO 2012 football tournament in Ukraine and Poland, the UN Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace Mr. Wilfried Lemke  visited Kyiv upon the UEFA invitation. As the issues of sport, migration and cultural diversity are traditionally connected in global context, Mr. Lemke, inter alia, had an opportunity to learn firsthand how the rights of migrants are protected and racism and xenophobia are addressed in Ukraine.

Diversity Initiative Network will tell about diversity on 8-9 June

On 8 and 9 June within framework of the event "European Village - Our Continent. Our Future" at Bow of Friendship in Kyiv DI participants - Congress of national minorities of Ukraine, No Borders Project/Social Action Centre and IOM Mission in Ukraine will organize series of master-classes and events to promote cultural diversity and tolerance values.

See details in the agenda http://eurovillage2012.org/en/program/2012-06-08


Numerous sites in Poland and Ukraine are beginning to display the Inclusive Zones symbol, with schools, NGOs, local authorities, cultural institutions, community centres, sports clubs as well as businesses, shops and pubs all invited to take part in the initiative. 

Congress of National Communities of Ukraine invites children to attend Camp 'Sources of Tolerance-2012'

Please see details in Russian and Ukrainian page

Festival "African Dream" in Kyiv, 22-26 May 2012

The Festival will take place in National Museums of Literature of Ukraine, Bohdana Khmelnitskogo 11.

Please read more details on Ukrainian page

International Conference Right-wing extremism in Europe: Development trends and prevention strategies, 22 May 2012

Date: May 22, 2012
Place: Kyiv,
Conference Hall of the National Academy of Sciences, vul. Volodymyrska, 55
Ukrainian, German, English (simultaneous translation)
Organizer: Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, Regional Office Kyiv
Ukraine Kyiv 01004, Puschkinskastr., 34
Tel.(+380-44) 234 0038
Contact person: Vasyl Andriyko

Please read more details on Ukrainian page

Camp 'Sources of Tolerance-2012' announces contest for children

Camp "Sources of Tolerance announces contest for children of 7-13 years old.

See details on Ukrainian or Russian page

Open Your Mind - Speak out Against Racism

Speak out Against Racism
All across Europe political groups and subcultures that feed off racist ideologies are on the move, penetrating mainstream politics with devastating consequences for the minorities targeted. The impact of racism and discrimination on our societies today is significant: It affects all of us in various ways – whether we are its subjects or objects – making social cohesion impossible and paving the way for conflict.

Peace Corps volunteers are looking for volunteers to run Camp Unity

Peace Corps volunteers in Ukraine are looking for Ukrainians and representatives of Ethnic Minorities of Ukraine to help plan and volunteer at Camp UNITY.



Camp Unity is a week-long opportunity for Ukrainian teenagers (age 14-17) to open their minds to a more diverse world. We are planning a jam-packed schedule of activities and lessons that will widen our perspective of others and move toward a more caring and accepting world.

Where and when: