UN in Belarus Holds Public Consultations on MY World global survey 15 November 2014
Yesterday the UN Office in Belarus hosted a round table with civil society organizations representing vulnerable groups of the Belarusian population such as youth, people with disabilities, refugees, elderly people and many others. UN team presented the MY World global survey, which is used as one of the forms for public consultations in Belarus, and explained how to join the process as a partner.
Call for Applications for National Youth Advisory Panel Announced 10 November 2014
United Nations in Belarus strives to actively engage young people in its activities. A mechanism that has been introduced to ensure this engagement is national Youth Advisory Panels (YAP) to the United Nations Country Team (UNCT). Youth Advisory Panel is a consulting body that will advise UN Country Team on youth related matters when necessary, as well as will be involved into the youth related activities of the UN agencies. We invite youth aged between 14–31 years old to apply for the membership in the Youth Panel.
On the Meeting of the UN Resident Coordinator with the Minister of Transport 05 November 2014
On November 3, the UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus Sanaka Samarasinha met Anatoly Sivak, the Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Belarus. The issues of climate change and energy efficiency were raised during the meeting. In addition to existing UN projects in this area, the UN is eager to support the Ministry of Transport and Communications in preparation for the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in 2015 in Paris.
Universal Children’s Day 20 November 2014
The one thing all children have in common is their rights. Every child has the right to survive and thrive, to be educated, to be free from violence and abuse, to participate and to be heard. These are innate human rights, as inalienable as those held by adults. But until 1989, these rights were not formally articulated in a legally binding instrument, nor were governments fully accountable to advance these rights for every child.
OPINION: Now is the time to tackle malnutrition, and its massive human costs 19 November 2014 By José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director–General
Margaret Chan, WHO Director–General
The scourge of malnutrition affects the most vulnerable in society, and it hurts most in the earliest stages of life. Today, more than 800 million people are chronically hungry, about 11 percent of the global population. Undernutrition is the underlying cause of almost half of all child deaths, and a quarter of living children are stunted due to inadequate nutrition. Micronutrient deficiencies—due to diets lacking in vitamins and minerals, also known as “hidden hunger”—affects 2 billion people.