Ukraine, located in Eastern Europe, is the largest country contained entirely within the continent. Formerly a part of the Soviet Union, Ukraine is now an independent state. The country's capital, Kiev, is home to a semi-presidential system of government. Ukraine inherently has strong political and cultural ties with its neighbor, Russia. These ties have sometimes acted as a hindrance as Ukraine seeks to develop stronger relations with the European Union and the United States.

General Information
Official Name: 
Ukraine, Україна
Capitol: 
Kiev
Population: 
44,291,413
Languages: 
Ukrainian, Russian
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
603,500
Year of UN Membership: 
1945
Year of Present State Formation: 
1991
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$134.800 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$8,240 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
0.40 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.73
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
25.60
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Eastern European Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
Australia Group
BSEC: Black Sea Economic Cooperation Zone
CBSS: Council of the Baltic Sea States
CD: Community of Democracies
CoEu: Council of Europe
CEI: Central European Initiative
CICA: Conference of Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia
CIS: Commonwealth of Independent States
EAEC: Eurasian Economic Community
EAPC: Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
EBRD: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
GCTU: General Confederation of Trade Unions
GUAM: Organization for Democracy and Economic Development
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
ALADI/LAIA: Latin American Integration Association
NSG: Nuclear Suppliers Group, aka London Group
OAS: Organization of American States
OIF: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
OSCE: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
PFP: Partnership for Peace
SELEC: Convention of the Southeast European Law Enforcement Center
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
ZC: Zangger Committee
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CD: Conference on Disarmament
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MONUSCO: UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNMIL: United Nations Mission in Liberia
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
220 East 51st Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 759-7003
(212) 355-9455
uno_us@mfa.gov.ua

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