Right to Pension in the Context of Armed Conflict

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Date published
12 Dec 2017
Research, reports and studies
Conflict, violence & peace, Older people, Protection, human rights & security

In 2014, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine issued a decree restricting the right to pensions and social benefits of citizens of Ukraine residing in the government designated “area of anti-terrorist operations” in eastern Ukraine. At the end of 2016, around 400,000 people in eastern Ukraine did not have access to their pensions

To provide a forum for dialogue between the government, civil society and humanitarian community on possible solutions in the Ukrainian context, to acquire knowledge about good practices from similar contexts (such as Georgia, Moldova, Balkan countries, etc.), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) organised a discussion raising the importance of the issue of provision of pension entitlements to residents of non-government controlled areas in eastern Ukraine.