Student Essay Competition on Human Rights Issues Announced 15 October 2014
Council of Europe, United Nations in Belarus, Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law announce student essay competition. Goal of competition:promotion of knowledge and understanding of principles of respect and protection of human rights by the Belarusian youth.
National Sensitization Workshop on Drug Use and HIV 15 October 2014
On October 13–14, the UNODC project office in Belarus together with the Ministry of Interior organized and carried out a 2–days sensitization workshop at the National Mountain Ski Centre “Silitchi” for the law enforcement officials and CSO’s representatives. The topic of the workshop was “Enhancing Partnerships between Law Enforcement and Civil Society Organisations in the context of Drug Use and HIV”.
Minsk Hosts IX International Law Competition “Youth for Peace” 02 October 2014
On October 1, in Minsk the start was given to IX International Law Competition “Youth for Peace”. The participants and jury were welcomed by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Belarus, representatives of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus, diplomatic corps, International Committee of the Red Cross and the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus.
Family Farming: Nourishing the World 16 October 2014
OPINION / EDITORIAL – FOR WORLD FOOD DAY 16 OCTOBER
The fight against hunger forges ahead around the world, but with about 805 million people who still do not have enough to eat, a lot remains to be done. Sixty–three developing countries have already reached the Millennium Development Goal hunger target of halving the proportion of chronic undernourishment by 2015. What their stories tell us is that to win the war against hunger we need political commitment, a holistic approach, social participation and family farming.
International Day for Disaster Reduction - October 13 13 October 2014
As a human family, we are growing older. Globally, approximately 700 million people – 10 per cent of the world’s population – are over the age of 60, and by 2030, there will be more elderly persons than children for the first time in history. This year’s commemoration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction is an opportunity to recognize the role of older men and women in fostering resilience.
Message on the International Day of Older Persons 30 September 2014
Older persons are playing an increasingly significant role in society as they grow in number and as healthcare improves in some parts of the world. The number of older persons is expected to more than double, globally, from 841 million people in 2013 to more than 2 billion in 2050. By that year, nearly 8 in 10 of the world's older population will live in the less developed regions.
The Secretary-General Address to the General Assembly 24 September 2014
It is a great honour to welcome you to this renovated General Assembly Hall. This great Hall is home to “we the peoples”. It has been restored, renewed and reinvented for the 21st century. I thank all of you for making it possible.
The Capital Master Plan was not an easy project. But you, the Member States, embraced the vision. You made the investment. Now we see the wonderful results: a state–of–the–art space in which we shall work together to improve the state of the world.