The 2013 Annual Report on Drugs Presented in Minsk 06 March 2014
On March 4, the National Press Center hosted a press conference during which the Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) for 2013 was launched. The presenation was organised by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Belarus. The 2013 Report is an important landmark as it is the 45th annual report of the Borad since the establishment of the latter in 1968.
The silver coin ‘Hypericum tetrapterum’ presented on the World Wildlife Day 05 March 2014 | UNDP
On May 3, 2014, the World Wildlife Day, the first silver coin ‘Hypericum tetrapterum’ from the planned series ‘Revived Plants’ was officially presented at the National History Museum. The series is dedicated to the plants that had been deemed extinct but in recent years were found again in the territory of Belarus. The event was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection in association with the National Bank and the United Nations Development Programme in Belarus.
WHO and the International Agency for Research on Cancer advise Belarus on tackling NCDs 28 February 2014
A WHO–led mission visited Belarus on 17–19 February 2014 to review and advise on developments related to control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the country. The mission was conducted by Dr. Gauden Galea of WHO/Europe; Dr. Lawrence von Karsa and Dr. Eero Suonio, both of the International Agency for Research on Cancer; and Dr. Ahti Anttila of the Mass Screening Registry/Finnish Cancer Registry, Finland.
WHO: Belarus considers smoking ban for 2014 World Ice Hockey Championship 21 February 2014
Consultations have begun on making the 2014 Men's World Ice Hockey Championship, to be held on 9–25 May 2014 in Minsk, Belarus, a tobacco–free event. As suggested by the WHO Regional Director during a meeting with the Prime Minister of Belarus, Mr Myasnikovich, in November 2013, WHO/Europe is providing technical support for national discussions on this issue.
Zero Discrimination Day to be celebrated 1 March 2014 27 February 2014
GENEVA, 27 February 2014—UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé launched the Zero Discrimination Day on 27 February with a major event in Beijing, China supported by the China Red Ribbon Foundation, Hanergy Holding Group, Chinese government, civil society and celebrities. Similar events are planned for the days leading up to 1 March 2014 in countries around the world. Zero Discrimination Day is a call to people everywhere to promote and celebrate everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity—no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love. The symbol for Zero Discrimination is the butterfly, widely recognized as a sign of transformation.
Secretary-General's Message for World Radio Day 11 February 2014
World Radio Day recognizes the unique role and impact of a medium that reaches the largest audience worldwide.
This year’s observance highlights the need for radio broadcasters everywhere to promote the voice of women and to enhance the role of women within broadcast organizations. The airwaves have frequently lagged behind when it comes to gender equality.
The Secretary-General OP-ED Article: “A Visit TO Auschwitz” 28 January 2014
This year’s observance of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of The Holocaust , on 27 January––the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp — falls at a time when there are reminders all around us of the dangers of forgetting. This year marks two decades since the genocide in Rwanda. Conflicts in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic have taken on dangerous communal dimensions. Bigotry still courses through our societies and our politics. The world can and must do more to eliminate the poison that led to the camps.