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.
UNICEF and EU presented innovative “Child Rights Toolkit 27 May 2015
UNICEF and EU presented innovative “Child Rights Toolkit: Integrating child rights in development cooperation” providing practical guidance how to operationalize a rights–based, child–focused approach to development programming, budgeting, policy–making and law making. UNICEF, European Union and Latvia holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, share a strong commitment to ‘promote all human rights in all areas of external action’ and to integrate children’s rights into all operational development cooperation activities.
On May 26-28 the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Michel Kazatchkine is paying visit to Minsk. During his visit Professor Kazatchkine will be meeting and holding consultations with a wide range of stakeholders: Deputy Prime Minister, representatives from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Healthcare, Internal Affairs of Belarus, as well as with a number of NGOs working in the area of HIV-prevention.
On the Meeting with the Ministry of Labour 21 May 2015
Today the UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus Sanaka Samarasinha, UNHCR Representative in Belarus Jean Yves Bouchardy, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Ekaterina Paniklova, UNFPA Assistant Representative Elena Kasko met with the Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of Belarus Marianna Schetkina.
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.
International Day of Families 12 May 2015 Secretary-General Message
The theme of this year’s International Day of Families – “Men in Charge?”– highlights the importance of gender equality and children’s rights in contemporary families. Around the world, more women are becoming recognized as the equal partners and decision–makers in families that they should be, thus helping to ensure a conducive environment for the full and harmonious development of children.