UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus met with the Prime Minister of Belarus 15 September 2014
The UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus Mr. Sanaka Samarasinha met with the Prime Minister of Belarus Mr. Mikhail Myasnikovich on Monday. During the meeting a wide range of issues relevant to the joint work of the UN / UNDP and the Republic of Belarus were discussed. Both parties underlined the importance of the current United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2011–2015 – the first joint framework agreement of the UN agencies in partnership with the Belarusian Government and other counterparts.
UNDP Belarus Invites to Social Innovation Lab 09 September 2014
On the 20 and 21st of September UNDP’s first Hack4SocialChange will start. For this event we are looking for designers and developers who are interested in helping social innovators to develop their idea further. This event brings together people from different areas and gives them a platform to brainstorm and build prototypes.
UNDP: Environment and security cooperation to be discussed at ENVSEC Eastern Europe regional meeting in Minsk 07 September 2014
On September, 8–9, the future cooperation in the sphere of environment and security will be discussed during the Environment and Security (ENVSEC) Initiative Eastern Europe Regional Coordination Meeting in Minsk. The Regional Consultation Meeting for Eastern Europe will be hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Republic of Belarus and the UNDP Project “Linking Environment and Security in Belarus” under the ENVSEC SIDA Belarus Cooperation Programme.
International Day of Democracy 15 September 2014 Secretary–General's Message for 2014
As we observe this year’s International Day of Democracy, the world seems more turbulent than ever. In many regions and in many ways, the values of the United Nations, including some of the most fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in the UN Charter, are being tested and challenged. Recent outbreaks of violence reinforce a truth we have seen time and again: that where societies are not inclusive, and where governments are not responsive and accountable, peace, equality and shared prosperity cannot take hold
International Day of Charity 04 September 2014 Secretary-General Message
Charity plays a significant role in the work of the United Nations and its agencies. Charity may come in many forms, from the volunteering of time and expertise to straightforward financial or in–kind donations by individuals, corporations or philanthropic foundations. Whatever the case, such generosity and kindness, with no expectation of financial gain, can make profound differences in human well–being.
Secretary-General's Message for the International Day against Nuclear Tests 28 August 2014
On this International Day Against Nuclear Tests, the international community reaffirms its commitment to secure the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear–Test–Ban Treaty (CTBT), which would prohibit all nuclear explosions. This would mark a welcome step toward a world without nuclear weapons.
ITU Telecom Young Innovators competition seeks solutions in tackling climate change 28 August 2014 Geneva – ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition has launched a Challenge on Smart Cities and Climate Change in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), seeking innovative ideas on how information and communication technologies (ICT) can help smart cities mitigate or slow down the effects of climate change, in particular in the area of global health. Two winning entries will be showcased atITU Telecom World 2014, the leading platform for debate, knowledge–sharing and networking for the global ICT community, in Doha, Qatar, 7–10 December 2014.