Belarus Council of Ministers adopted the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2016-2020 10 June 2015
The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the Republic of Belarus for 2016–2020 is the second joint strategy of the UN organisations acting in Belarus. The UNDAF has been prepared by the United Nations Country Team in Belarus in consultation with the Government of the Republic of Belarus, civil society, private sector, vulnerable groups, and national and international partners, with the aim of promoting and protecting human rights and improving lives of the people of Belarus.
National Contest of Creative Works "It's Your World Tomorrow" Devoted to the UN 70th Anniversary Announced 05 June 2015
The United Nations Office in Belarus, jointly with Minsk State Palace of Children and Youth, announced the Open National Contest of Creative Works "It's Your World Tomorrow," dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of the creation of the United Nations. In 2015, the world is celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. Belarus was one of the founding members of the Organization. The year 2015 is also remarkable as the actions taken in 2015 are expected to result in new sustainable development goals that build on the eight Millennium Development Goals.
UN Refugee Agency opens Children’s Art Exhibition 02 June 2015
Representation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the Republic of Belarus (UNHCR), jointly with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, Centre for Children and Youth Evrika (CCY Evrika) with financial assistance of Priorbank, JSC opens the Exhibition of Children’s Drawings and Posters at 11.00 on 4 June 2015 at the Museum of the History of the City of Minsk. The exposition contains 110 best art works submitted to the Nationwide Children’s Competition, which is one of the events carried out on the eve of World Refugee Day celebrated on 20 June.
Minsk Hosted Young Scholars Conference on the 70th Anniversary of the UN 28 May 2015
On 27 May 2015, the International University "MITSO" hosted a conference of young scholars "70 years of the United Nations, 1945–2015. "My World": Millennium Development Goals Beyond 2015," organized jointly with the United Nations in Belarus. The Rector of the International University "MITSO" S. Knyazev, Officer–in–Charge of the UN Department of Public Information in Belarus V. Radivinovski and Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Justice of Belarus A. Aleshin have addressed the participants of the conference.
World Environment Day 05 June 2015
The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care”. The goal of sustainable development is to increase the quality of life for all people without increasing environmental degradation, and without compromising the resource needs of future generations. We can do this by shifting our consumption patterns towards goods that use less energy, water and other resources, and by wasting less food.
International Day of UN Peacekeepers 28 May 2015
This year’s International Day of UN Peacekeepers falls during the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, offering a chance to honour the invaluable contribution of the Blue Helmets to the proud history of the Organization. United Nations peacekeeping has given life to the UN Charter’s aim “to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security”. Through years of struggle and sacrifice, the iconic Blue Helmet has earned its place as a symbol of hope to millions of people living in war–ravaged lands.
International Day for Biological Diversity 21 May 2015 Message of the Secretary-General
The variety of life on Earth is essential for the welfare of current and future generations.The conservation, restoration and sustainable use of biological diversitycanhelp solve a range of societal challenges. Protecting ecosystems and ensuring access to ecosystem services by poor andvulnerable groups are essential to eradicating extreme poverty and hunger.