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Exhibition “Otdyh-2014” proves the popularity of Belarusian ecotourism services
15 April 2014 | UNDP
On April 9–12, tourism destinations of Brest and Hrodna regions (TDs) were represented at the international exhibition “Otdyh–2014” (Minsk, Belarus). Their participation in the event was organized by the USAID Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Project, implemented by UNDP.
Call for applications for the 2014 ECOSOC Youth Forum, on "#Youth2015: Realizing the Future They Want"
15 April 2014
The 2014 ECOSOC Youth Forum, on "#Youth2015: Realizing the Future They Want", will be held on Monday, and Tuesday, 2–3 June 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The United Nations in Belarus will support participation of two young delegates. Potential candidates should fill the Application. Deadline for application is 23 April 2014 (application will close at 23.59).
Belarus and Ukraine successfully completed the first pilot project on post-project analysis under the UNECE Espoo Convention
14 April 2014 | UNDP
On Tuesday 15 April, the results of the first pilot project on post–project analysis under the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) will be presented and discussed in a subregional conference in Minsk. UNECE, together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has assisted the two countries to monitor and analyse the transboundary environmental impacts of exploitation of the “Khotislavskoye” chalky deposits in Belarus, located just 250 metres from the Belarusian–Ukrainian border.
Tomorrow Starts Today ­– Theme for the Model UN in the Gymnasium No. 12
10 April 2014
The Third International Gymnasium Conference on Model UN GYMUN 2013 started today at the advanced secondary education school Gymnasium No. 12. The conference is attended by over 15 delegations from various educational establishments of Belarus and Russia.

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Secretary-General's Message for World Health Day
07 April 2014
Every year more than one million people die from diseases carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks and other insects, such as triatomine bugs.  These vector–borne diseases – which include malaria, dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, Chagas disease and leishmaniasis – cause chronic illness and immense suffering for hundreds of millions more.
The world celebrates first ever International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
01 April 2014 | UNDP
Geneva – The UN General Assembly has declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and officially announced at the United Nations headquarters last August, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes the role of sport as a tool at the service of society and a universal tool for peace.
International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave
25 March 2014
Each year on this day we honour the memory of the millions of men, women and children who endured the curse of slavery.  By recalling the causes, consequences and lessons of the transatlantic slave trade, we recommit to educating current and future generations of the dangers of racism and prejudice.
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Marks its 20th Anniversary
21 March 2014
Message fo the Secretary-General
I am pleased to congratulate the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change on the 20th anniversary of its entry into force, and I commend all those who made it possible. The Convention has galvanized the world to seek multilateral solutions to the grave threat of climate change.  Its Kyoto Protocol established the world’s first greenhouse gas reduction treaty, with binding commitments for industrialized countries, and set the stage for the establishment of the world’s carbon markets.
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