National Seminar on Estimation Size of the PWID Populations in Belarus 26 March 2015
On 23-24 March 2015, the project office of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Belarus together with the Ministry of Health organized 2-days seminar in Minsk for employees of the regional departments of HIV/AIDS prevention, law enforcement agencies, drug treatment specialists, academic institutions as well as representatives of international organizations and NGOs. The theme of the seminar was dedicated to approaches and international best practices in the evaluation of the size of the population of people who inject drugs (PWID).
Second Round of the Essay–writing Contest Devoted to the UN 70th Anniversary 23 February 2015
The United Nations in Belarus and International University "MITSO" are pleased to announce a second round of essay–writing contest "70 Years of the United Nations (1945–2015). My World: Sustainable Development Agenda Beyond 2015" for students of law, economy, environment faculties of universities of the Republic of Belarus. The Essay Contest aims at attracting attention of students to the problems and activities of the United Nations, increasing motivation of students, improving research on the issues related to the United Nations.
Essay-Writing Contest Devoted to the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Announced 16 February 2015
The United Nations in Belarus and International University "MITSO" are pleased to announce an essay–writing contest "70 Years of the United Nations (1945–2015). My World: Sustainable Development Agenda Beyond 2015".
In 2015, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, in which Belarus participated, shall be celebrated. Meanwhile, 2015 is remarkable also because this year the international community will summarize the results of implementation of the eight Millennium Development Goals formulated in the Millennium Declaration of the United Nations.
Corporate Social Responsibility as an Important Factor in Sustainable Development of Society and State 13 February 2015
Representatives of business community have initiated the round table "Developing of a National Model of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Context of Trilateral Partnership," which was held on 12 February in Minsk. The meeting, held under the auspices of the “Republic Confederation of Entrepreneurship” and International Socio–Economic Fund "Idea," has been attended by the leaders of business associations, members of the Council for Entrepreneurship Development, representatives of socially responsible companies, a number of ministries, United Nations agencies in Belarus, leaders of civil society, experts and journalists.
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade 24 March 2015 Message of the United Nations Secretary–General for 2015
Over the course of more than four centuries, some 15 million Africans were taken from their homes across Africa and transported by force to the Americas. The number of people purchased by slave traders was even higher. Those slaves who survived were bought and sold, stripped of all dignity, denied all human rights. Even their children could be taken from them and sold for the profit of their “owners”. The Transatlantic slave trade remains a monstrous crime and a stain on human history.
International Day of Forests 21 March 2015
The International Day of Forests is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of all types of forests and trees outside forests. Some 1.6 billion people — including more than 2,000 indigenous cultures — depend on forests for food, fuel, shelter and income. Three quarters of freshwater comes from forested catchments. Forests prevent landslides and erosion and – in the case of mangrove forests — reduce loss of life and damage caused by tsunamis.
International Day of Happiness 19 March 2015
The General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 66/281 of 12 July 2012 proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness recognizing the relevance of happiness and well–being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives.
Global health partnership has saved 2.5 million women and children since 2010, says UN chief 11 March 2015
At a high–level event this morning at the United Nations, Secretary–General Ban Ki–moon said preventable deaths of women and children could be ended “within a generation,” with political commitment an increase in innovative financing and strong partnership. Hosting the event to launch the report Saving Lives, Protecting Futures alongside Amina Mohammed, the Special Advisor on post–2015 development planning, in the Economic and Social Council, Mr. Ban noted that the Every Woman Every Child health partnership was the fastest growing in history.