• After the Chernobyl: Gomel region returns to normal life

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    After the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, more than 30 years have passed. In the affected areas of Belarus, which areas are located near the site of a nuclear tragedy, life comes back. In any case, the largest of them - the Gomel region - has become very attractive for local and international investors.
    Sixty percent of the region’s products — including meat, dairy, and handicraft goods — are exported to other regions and neighboring countries. The volume of direct investments that could attract in the region from 2011 to 2017 amounted to more than 17.7 billion dollars. This is 15.6 percent of all investments in the country.

  • Unlocking digital and green investment ‘takes a village’

    There is an old African proverb that says it takes a village to raise a child. So too does it apparently take a village to unlock a new generation of digital and green investments of the type that can truly ‘accelerate’ this country’s development trajectory. 

  • Priorities of Belarus at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly

    At the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly the delegation of Belarus will continue aligning its work with the Agenda 2030 and promote its priorities in accordance with relevant national initiatives pertaining to peace and security, sustainable development, justice and partnership.

  • Capacity-building for cancer screening in Belarus

    Recently, 2 radiologists from the N.N. Alexandrov National Cancer Centre of Belarus for Oncology and Medical Radiology attended training in the United Kingdom at the St. George’s Breast Education Centre and at the breast cancer screening centre at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Effective WTO membership is a joint responsibility of the state and business

    On February 19, the final conference of the project "Assisting the Government of the Republic of Belarus in Accession to the World Trade Organization through Strengthening National Institutional Capacity and Expertise (Phase 4) was held”. According to experts, the process of Belarus' accession to the WTO is going smoothly and dynamically.

  • Ensuring safety of food products in Belarus opens the doors for accession to the WTO

    On January 23, Minsk hosted the final workshop within the fourth phase of the joint project of the UNDP and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus “Assisting the Government of the Republic of Belarus in Accession to the World Trade Organization through Strengthening National Institutional Capacity and Expertise” with the participation of experts from the Secretariat of the WTO.

  • The UN-70 Express in Belarus for Sustainable Development

    The eight-day journey of the UN70 Belarus Express for SDGs train was an adventure like no other. Its seven-city whistle stop tour will be long remembered as a historic trip with lasting impact. The distinctive 10 blue carriages of the extraordinary locomotive brought messages that resonated far beyond the borders of Belarus to every continent around the world.
    The UN70 Belarus Express was a shared dream of the United Nations and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus. Its aim was to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations and to promote 17 Sustainable Development Goals that were adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015.

  • Inclusive Belarus: Leaving No One Behind in Reaching Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2016 following the ‘UN 70 Belarus Express for SDGs’ initiative held in October 2015 and ‘Inclusive Belarus’ campaign held in November-December 2015 in Minsk, the United Nations in Belarus is launching a new nationwide ‘Inclusive Belarus: Leaving No One Behind in Reaching Sustainable Development Goals’ regional advocacy campaign focused on SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities.

  • Sustainable Development Goals

    In September 2015, the UN member states adopted the Agenda for Sustainable Development for the period until 2030 (Agenda-2030).