UNAIDS: Belarus confirms it applies no restrictions on entry, stay and residence for people living with HIV 09 April 2015
The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomes confirmation by the Government of Belarus that it applies no restrictions on the entry, stay and residence for people living with HIV. In addition, Belarus provides foreign nationals equal access to health care services, including antiretroviral treatment for people living with HIV. The announcement signals that the country aligns its HIV–related laws and policies regarding HIV–related restrictions on entry, stay and residence with international public health and human rights standards. These include the 2011 UN General Assembly Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS, which specifically encourages Member States to remove any existing HIV–related travel restrictions.
GYMUN 2015 - Youth Discussing Global Agenda 06 April 2015 On 2-5 April, the State Educational Institution “Gymnasium ¹12” of Minsk hosted “GYMUN 2015,” the International Gymnasia Conference on Modelling the United Nations'work. The Conference was attended by 200 participants from 20 schools and gymnasiums of Minsk and Belarus. This year, the students simulated work of six United Nation committees and bodies - Security Council, Crisis Committee, Disarmament and International Security Committee, Economic and Financial Committee, Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee and the International Council for Science.
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.
Warning of ‘empathy gap,’ Ban urges faith leaders to speak up against injustice and brutality 23 April 2015
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged faith leaders gathered in the General Assembly to stand up for the collective good and amplify their voices in support of moderation and mutual understanding, warning that he fears an “empathy gap” is causing people to turn their eyes from injustice and numbing them to atrocities. “At a time when we are seeing so much division and hatred, I wanted to bring people together under the banner of the United Nations to explore how best to respond,” the Secretary-General said on the second day of a gathering at Headquarters in New York of leaders representing diverse faiths, including Islam, Judaism, Christianity, as well as ministers, academics, and spiritual teachers.
International Mother Earth Day 21 April 2015 Secretary-General Message
The word ‘mother’ holds great power. It evokes memories of the women who gave us life, nurtured us as infants and helped mould us into who we are today. The Earth is the ultimate mother – an astounding planet that has, since time immemorial, supported life in myriad forms. As humans, we outgrow the need for constant maternal care. But we can never outgrow our reliance on Mother Earth. As long as we live, we need air, water, fertile soil and the countless other gifts this planet bestows.