Results of Competition of Student Essays on Human Rights Announced 10 December 2014
The competition of creative essays on human rights, launched by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Belarus, the Council of Europe Information Point in Belarus and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for students of higher educational institutions in Belarus, has finished.
UNDP and Academy of Public Administration Hold Contest of Student Videos against Corruption 09 December 2014
Students from the Department of Management of Information Resources at the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus have taken the lead in the new innovation initiative organized jointly with UNDP in Belarus: contest of videos Students Say “No!” to Corruption. The contest is timed to coincide with the International Anti–Corruption Day celebrated annually on 9 December by the decision of the UN General Assembly.
Make Change Happen, Volunteer — Slogan of the International Volunteer Day 05 December 2014
Today the world is celebrating the International Volunteer Day proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985. This day is an opportunity for volunteers all over the world to share the results of their work, their thoughts and feelings and to just tell the world about themselves.
"On this International Volunteer Day, let us be inspired by the many individuals who selflessly serve others, and let us resolve to do our part to contribute, freely and proactively, to change conditions now towards a better future for all." - urged Ban Ki-Moon in his message on this Day.
Minsk Discussed Disability-Inclusive Developments 03 December 2014
On December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities Minsk hosted a round table meeting "Inclusion of People with Disabilities as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development". Members of non–governmental organizations working for the welfare of the disabled persons, representatives of the Disability Community, Ministries of labor and social protection, health, education, architecture and construction, UN Resident Coordinator Office, Offices of the United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Children's Fund, European Union and United Nations Department of Public Information in Belarus, private businesses, the media
International Migrants Day 16 December 2014
On International Migrants Day, we call for the fulfilment and protection of the human rights of the world’s 232 million migrants. Far too many migrants live and work in precarious and unjust conditions. Many risk their lives at sea, attempting to seek sanctuary. They and their children are extremely vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Many are deprived of their liberty, rather than met with empathy and necessary protection.
Human Rights Day 09 December 2014
On Human Rights Day we speak out. We denounce authorities who deny the rights of any person or group. We declare that human rights are for all of us, all the time: whoever we are and wherever we are from; no matter our class, our opinions, our sexual orientation. This is a matter of individual justice, social stability and global progress.
International Anti-Corruption Day 08 December 2014
Corruption is a global phenomenon that strikes hardest at the poor, hinders inclusive economic growth and robs essential services of badly needed funds. From cradle to grave, millions are touched by corruption’s shadow. On this year’s observance of the International Anti–Corruption Day, we call again on people everywhere to get involved in “Breaking the Corruption Chain”.
International Volunteer Day 05 December 2014 Secretary-General's Message for 2014
An ambulance rushes a wounded child to a hospital. A hungry family receives a warm meal. A battered woman finds free shelter. In scenes of human suffering around the world, hope comes thanks to volunteers who give their time, skills and resources to others in need.