Belarus to Mark the First Ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons 29 July 2014
On July 30 the cinema Pobeda will show two thematic films marking the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.The screening is a joint event organized by the Office of the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Belarus and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
UN-backed Workshop on National Human Rights Institutions Takes Place in Minsk 22 July 2014
The international workshop «National Human Rights Institutions: Establishment and Functioning» (Workshop), co-organized and co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, the Office of the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator and UNDP in Belarus, the Secretariat of the Council of Europe, the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk, and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) took place in Minsk on July 18, 2014.
Innovation Lab in Belarus - Place Where Ideas Become Innovations 08 July 2014
Hack4SocialChange — the first event within the Innovation lab. The goal is — to bring together young people to jointly find solutions to the problems and challenges faced in Belarus. The Hack4SocialChange is organized in the format of a Hackathon — for 48 hours participants will develop operating prototypes to solve social problems and challenges. Prototypes vary from mobile applications, websites, projects based on 3d–printing, augmented reality, to electronic devices based on Arduino or Raspberry PI or urban projects — architectural, etc.
UNDP Belarus launches new English website 20 June 2014 | UNDP UNDP Belarus is launching its new English website, which can be accessed at by.undp.org. This site was designed as a resource for governments, civil society, the media and the public, who wish to gain and share knowledge about the development challenges in Belarus, as well as the solutions that UNDP offers to meet those challenges. Current UNDP Belarus website will not be updated any more – but we recommend you to use it as an archive of our activities and some publications.
Statement by UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov for United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons 29 July 2014
Not a single day goes by without a fresh report of women, men and children being sold into modern–day slavery; forced to work in sweatshops, fields and brothels, hidden in plain sight in the richest countries in the world, and in the poorest. Human trafficking exploits the dream of millions for a better life for themselves and their children. Traffickers steal this hope to turn people into commodities in a perfidious trade that, despite our efforts, continues to operate with impunity.
Nelson Mandela International Day 16 July 2014
Last year, the world lost one of its greatest leaders when Nelson Mandela passed away. We remember his legacy especially on his birthday, the 18th of July. Nelson Mandela and the United Nations had a strong history together. Shortly after he was released from prison, he came to our Headquarters. It was a moment of great excitement.
FAO: Codex Alimentarius Commission - Geneva, 14-18 July 2014 16 July 2014
Countries to adopt recommendations on use of drugs in food–producing animals, maximum levels of lead in infant formulae and arsenic in rice, and new food safety and quality standards for shellfish, fruit, vegetables. Members of the international food standards body, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, will meet in Geneva next week.
Secretary-General's Message on 2014 World Population Day 09 July 2014
The world today has its largest generation of youth in history – 1.8 billion young people, mostly in developing countries – with enormous potential to help tackle the major challenges facing humanity. But too many are denied their rightful opportunities to get a quality education, find decent work, and participate in the political life of their societies. World Population Day is an opportunity to renew our commitment to help young people unleash progress across society. Action is urgently needed. Too many young people lack resources they need to lift themselves out of poverty. I am particularly concerned about adolescent girls who may face discrimination, sexual violence, early marriage and unwanted pregnancies.