Press Release

Procurement and Vendor Fair in Kyiv – Invitation to Ukrainian businesses

17 March 2023

The UN in Ukraine has partnered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Kyiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry to host a Procurement and Vendor Fair, aimed at supporting national businesses and increasing procurement in local markets.

Date and time: 28 March 2023, from 13:00 to 19:00

Venue: Intercontinental Kyiv Hotel, 2A Velyka Zhytomyrska St, and online via Zoom.

The event aims to raise awareness among Ukrainian businesses about UN procurement practices, and offers a unique platform for participants to learn about the work of UN agencies in Ukraine, as well as the categories of goods and services procured through the UN procurement platform.

The event is expected to draw many attendees, including around 200 businesses in person, government officials, UN representatives, and business communities. In addition to an overall presentation on UN procurements, the event will feature panel discussions with UN agencies and businesses who have already worked with international organizations. These discussions will focus on good practices, bidding procedures, past experiences, and legislative bottlenecks.

We are welcoming Ukrainian businesses to participate in the event.

Please register for the event via link before 23 March 23:59.

Event language: Ukrainian and English.


Background information:

In 2021, the United Nations (UN) worldwide procurement amounted to USD 29.5 billion. Of this amount, Ukrainian businesses secured USD 213 million in procurement contracts, accounting for 0.72% of the total.

The UN's procurement volumes for humanitarian response and recovery efforts in Ukraine experienced a significant increase and are expected to continue to rise in 2023. The UN presence in Ukraine consists of 24 entities, many of which have a substantial procurement. In 2022, local suppliers of food commodities, goods, and services secured almost USD 300 million in procurement contracts from the UN.

For queries, please contact Mariia Lemberg at, and Ahmad Mohseni at

UN entities involved in this initiative

United Nations Resident Coordinator Office

Goals we are supporting through this initiative