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Belarusian students lift pens for equality
19 December 2012
On 19 December, the UN Office in Minsk hosted an award ceremony celebrating winners of a national student essay contest on human rights. The call went out on 15 October for a writing competition aimed to expand the values, principles, respect and protection of human rights. Two months later, the contest, jointly organized by UNO and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, garnered 64 works from 12 schools in Belarus.
The first national programme of Cohort adverse event monitoring (CEM) of antiretroviral medicines in Belarus starts
18 December 2012
ARV medicines are associated with significant safety concerns including serious adverse reactions that could affect patient adherence and complicate national ARV programme. Failure of ARV therapy related to safety or efficacy reasons increases the possibility of development of drug–resistant viral strains, decreases the efficacy of medicinal programme and epidemiological control.
Contest of Tourist Territories: From Application to StrategyContest of Tourist Territories: From Application to Strategy
14 December 2012 | UNDP
The contest for selection of the pilot tourist territories in Hrodna and Brest Regions for participation in the Project “Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development” supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the UN Development Programme is under way in Belarus. On December 4-13 the project staff organized a series of workshops to inform potential applicants about the project and formulation of applications. The project has thus provided advisory support to stakeholders and drawn attention of potential applicants from all districts of the Hrodna and the Brest Regions.
Separated Municipal Waste Collection and Composting Started in MastySeparated Municipal Waste Collection and Composting Started in Masty
12 December 2012 | UNDP
A ceremony of transferring equipment for municipal waste collection was held on 12 December in Masty (the Hrodna Region). The equipment had been procured within the framework of the joint project of the European Union and the UN Development Programme “Support to the development of a comprehensive framework for international environmental cooperation in the Republic of Belarus”.
The First Regional Aarhus Center Opened in HrodnaThe First Regional Aarhus Center Opened in Hrodna
18 November 2012 | UNDP
The Regional Aarhus Center established in the Hrodna Regional Committee of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection within the framework of EU/UNDP Project “Support to the development of a comprehensive framework for international environmental cooperation in the Republic of Belarus” was opened on 16 November.
EC/UNDP Project Has Provided Equipment for Separate Waste Collection to the Kobryn Municipal Public Utility CompanyEC/UNDP Project Has Provided Equipment for Separate Waste Collection to the Kobryn Municipal Public Utility Company
16 November 2012 | UNDP
Yesterday, on the World Recycling Day, the first set of equipment for municipal solid waste collection was provided to the town of Kobryn (the Brest Region). The equipment had been procured within the framework of the joint project of the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme “Support to the development of a comprehensive framework for international environmental cooperation in the Republic of Belarus”.
New UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus calls for dialogue with Government and civil society
01 November 2012
GENEVA (1st November 2012) – The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, today called on the Government and civil society of Belarus to engage in an open dialogue with him aimed at the promotion and protection of human rights in the country.
United Nations office in Belarus announce a contest of student essays on human rights issues
17 October 2012
The UN Country Office in the Republic of Belarus and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law announce a contest of student essays on human rights. Objective of the contest: To improve the knowledge and understanding of the values and principles of respect for and protection of human rights among the students of Belarus. Timeline for the contest: October – December 2012.
Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Project has been launched in Hrodna and Brest regions
08 October 2012 | UNDP
Kick–off round tables under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) “Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development” Project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme were held in Hrodna and Brest regions on October 3–4, 2012.
International Day of Non-Violence Marked in Minsk
03 October 2012
On October 2nd, on the 143rd anniversary of birth of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the movement for India’s independence and the founder of the philosophy and strategy of non–violence, and in commemoration of the International Day of Non–Violence, a ceremonial session was held at the Academy of Management under the President of the Republic of Belarus.
First Ecological Festival “Cranes and Cranberries” Took Place in MioryFirst Ecological Festival Cranes and Cranberries Took Place in Miory
02 October 2012 | UNDP
The first ecological festival “Cranes and cranberries” was held on 30 September in Miory (the Viciebsk region). The event was organized by local authorities together with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection and “Birdlife Belarus” NGO with support from EU/UNDP Project “Support to the development of a comprehensive framework for international environmental cooperation in the Republic of Belarus” and assistance of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism of Belarus.
Readout of the Secretary-Generals meeting with H.E. Mr. Vladimir Makei, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, on the margins of the 67th United Nations General Assembly
02 October 2012
The Secretary–General met with H.E. Mr. Vladimir Makei, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. They exchanged views on UN–Belarus cooperation and on the importance of continued international efforts toward sustainable development and energy issues.  They also discussed Belarus’ relations with international partners.
Contest of scholarships for students, candidates for a master's degree, post-graduate students!!!
21 September 2012
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and International Non–governmental Association for Scientific Research, Information  and Educational Programmes «Evolutio» announce contest of research works of students, candidates for a master's degree, post–graduate students «Current state of the problems of refugees and stateless persons: solutions, achievements, prospects»
USAID Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Project Launched in Belarus
06 September 2012 | UNDP
An opening ceremony of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (LEED) Project, implemented in Belarus by the United Nations Development Programme, was held in Minsk on September 5.
Speech by Mr. Antonius Broek, UN Resident Coordinator/ UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus, at the launch of the project Facilitating the improvement of the court system in Belarus through the development of the specialisation of courts 4 September 2012, Minsk
06 September 2012 | UNDP
Dear Mr. Alexander Simonov, Deputy Minister of Justice of Belarus,
Dear Mr. Valery Godunov, Head of the Institute for Re-training and Upgrading Qualifications of Judges, Prosecutors and Legal Professionals at the Belarusian State University,
Dear colleagues from UNHCR and UNICEF,
Dear participants of the launch ceremony, friends of the media, ladies and gentlemen,
New Project on Improving Belarus Court System Launched in Minsk
05 September 2012 | UNDP
Yesterday the Institute for Re-training and Upgrading Qualifications of Judges, Prosecutors and Legal Professionals at the Belarusian State University hosted the launch of the joint project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) “Facilitating the improvement of the court system in Belarus through the development of the specialisation of courts”.
United Nations System-Wide Action Plan on Youth Questionnaire
13 August 2012
The United Nations is developing a System–Wide Action Plan on Youth. This Action Plan will affect the way the whole UN system will work with and for youth in the coming years. The Action Plan will focus on the five priority areas identified by the Secretary–General: Employment; Entrepreneurship; Education, including education on sexual and reproductive health; Citizenship and protection of rights; Political inclusion.
WHO published review of the National TB in Belarus
12 August 2012
“The report of the review of the National TB in Belarus was published by WHO Regional Office for Europe at http://www.euro.who.int/en/what–we–do/health–topics/communicable–diseases/tuberculosis/publications/_recache Translation into Russian will be available soon.
New National Human Development Report Will Review Competitive Advantages of Belarus Regions
20 July 2012 | UNDP
The UN Development Programme has launched the project on elaboration of the National Human Development Report for 2012-2013. The 9th NHDR for Belarus will present an analysis and assessment of the competitive advantages of each oblast of the country in close linkage with human capacity development.
Speech by Mr. Antonius Broek, UNDP Resident Representative, at the round table on agricultural cooperation, Minsk, 18 July 2012
20 July 2012 | UNDP
Dear First Deputy Head of the Department for Mitigation of the Consequences of the catastrophe at Chernobyl NPP,
Dear participants of the round table, friends of the media, ladies and gentlemen,
I am very pleased to participate in the opening ceremony of this round table, which is organized under the project “Enhancing Human Security in the Chernobyl Affected Areas of Belarus” jointly implemented by three UN agencies, namely UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA.
UNDP/GEF Project Organizes an Event for Conservation of Returned St. Johns Wort
14 June 2012 | UNDP
A nature conservation event aimed to conserve the Belarusian population of St. John’s wort (Hypericum Tetrapterum) was held today in the Telechany village (the Ivacevicy district of the Brest Oblast). The event is dedicated to the World Environment Day.
WHO mission to Assess the Status on Prevention and Control of Antibiotic Resistance in Belarus
01 June 2012
From 4 to 7 June 2012 a mission to Belarus organized by WHO/Europe will perform an assessment of the status of Belarus regarding prevention and control of antibiotic resistance through surveillance, prudent use of antibiotics, and infection control. Special focus will be on promoting national coordination and strengthening surveillance of antibiotic resistance.
Language competitive examinations at the United Nations
31 May 2012
The United Nations is looking for motivated and qualified candidates to fill its language positions across the Organization. We are pleased to inform you that the United Nations will be holding a Competitive Examination for the recruitment of Russian language associate verbatim reporters and Russian–language associate interpreters are scheduled to be held on 29 and 30 August 2012, respectively.
Unit for Patients Suffering from Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Opens in Homiel
15 May 2012 | UNDP
Observance of infection control requirements is a prerequisite for effective treatment of tuberculosis. A renovated unit for patients suffering from multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) was opened in the Homiel Regional TB Hospital. The renovation works have been supported by the grant of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) which is managed by the UN Development Programme in Belarus.
EU/UNDP Project Launched Public Information Campaign for Separate Waste Collection
04 May 2012 | UNDP
A series of interactive lessons on separate waste collection were held yesterday in seven schools of Masty and the Masty District (the Hrodna Region).
Results of ICRIN Project Implementation in Belarus Have Been Presented
03 May 2012 | UNDP
The results of the Project “Development of International Chernobyl Research and Information Network (ICRIN)” in the Republic of Belarus were presented on 27 April in the conference hall of the Planeta Hotel in Minsk. The event was attended by the members of the Project Advisory Committee and beneficiaries of the international assistance who shared impressions and outlined plans for the future.
First Results of the Information Strategy on HIV/AIDS Outlined at the Presentation of Its Manual
04 April 2012 | UNDP
The Manual on Information Strategy on HIV/AIDS in Belarus was presented today in the UN/UNDP Office. The publication summarizes the key concepts and messages of the Information Strategy Programme Document and is intended to support outreach work for the prevention of HIV infection.
Increasing capacity of the MDR-TB treatment in Belarus
02 April 2012
From 2 to 6 April 2012 a mission to Belarus organized by WHO/Europe will provide technical assistance in increasing the capacity of TB specialists in Belarus to treat MDR–TB. GLC expert Gunta Dravniece (KNCV, Netherlands) will visit TB facilities in Brest and Gomel region and will meet National TB program management.
Speech by Mr. Antonius Broek, UNDP Resident Representative, dedicated to the World Tuberculosis Day
21 March 2012 | UNDP
Dear Representative of the Ministry of Health, Dear Head of the National TB Institute, Dear General Secretary of the Red Cross, WHO representative, UN colleagues, Dear friends of the media, It has been 130 years since the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus, has been discovered. Since then through joint efforts the world community has reached tremendous progress in TB treatment and care. Currently we are on track to reverse the spread of this airborne killer.  Deaths from TB continue to decline.  These gains owe much to the many health-care providers  governmental and non-governmental and all those who help to treat and cure people.
Ecological labels as one of the ways to protect the environment
20 March 2012 | UNDP
A roundtable “Ecological labeling in Belarus and in foreign countries” was organized on 20 March in Minsk by the European Union/UN Development Programme’s project “Support to the development of a comprehensive framework for international environmental cooperation in the Republic of Belarus”. The national implementing agency of the project is the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. One of the focuses of the joint project is a review of the most successful practices of using ecological labels in the European Union and subsequent elaboration of the required regulatory framework in Belarus.
Substitution Therapy Point Opens in Barysau
06 March 2012 | UNDP
A drug substitution therapy point, which is already the 13th point in Belarus, opened today in Barysau. A network of substitution therapy points functions with the assistance of the grants of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria which are implemented by UNDP in cooperation with the Ministry of Health. Narcological dispensaries offering substitutions therapy have been renovated and provided with medical and laboratory equipment and alarm systems.
Statement at the Conclusion of the IMF Mission to the Republic of Belarus
06 March 2012
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Mr. Christopher Jarvis visited Belarus during February 22 to March 5, 2012 to hold Article IV consultations with the Belarusian authorities and other stakeholders.
The team met with Prime Minister Myasnikovich, the Chair of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus Ms.Ermakova, Deputy Prime Minister Rumas, the Minister of Finance Mr. Kharkovetz, the Minister of Economy Mr. Snopkov, other senior officials, representatives of banks, an independent think tank, and the diplomatic community.
Speech by Mr. Antonius Broek, UNDP Resident Representative, at the opening ceremony of the methadone substitution therapy point in Barysau
01 March 2012 | UNDP
Dear Representatives of the Ministry of Health and Barysau municipality, Dear guests of the Media, Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Today, jointly with the representatives of the Ministry of Health, UNAIDS, the narcological service of Belarus and Barysau municipality we are opening the 13th methadone substitution therapy point in Belarus. I would like to confirm how crucial for the success of the methadone substitution program in Belarus is the commitment of the Ministry of Health to this program and to the implementation of the Global Fund grants in general in Belarus.
Annual Drug Report Presented in Minsk
29 February 2012
On 29 February the Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) 2011 was launched at the National Press Centre of Belarus with participation of the UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus Mr. Antonius Broek, Chief of Department of Narcotics Control and Combating Human Trafficking of Ministry of Interior Mr. Alexander Gavrilov and the Chief Narcologist of the Ministry of Health Sergei Osipchik.
The WHO mission on TB will visit Minsk and Bresk region
28 February 2012
The WHO mission on TB and MDR–TB electronic register will take place in the period 28 February – 2 March 2012 in Minsk and Brest region with the objective to provide technical assistance in implementing of TB and multi–drug resistant TB (MDR–TB) electronic register in the country. Mission will be conducted by Piret Viiklep, Estonian Tuberculosis Registry and Valeriu Plesco, M&E Department NTP Moldova.
List of rare biotopes of Belarus is proposed for public discussion
24 February 2012 | UNDP
The list of rare biotopes* of national and international significance and principles of their identification are developed in Belarus. The documents are prepared within UNDP/GEF project “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into Territorial Planning Policies and Practices in Belarus”. National implementing partner of the Project is Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus (MNREP).
World Bank appoints new country director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova
02 February 2012
The World Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Qimiao Fan as Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. In this position, Mr. Fan will oversee the Bank’s program in the three countries and lead the Bank’s country team with a focus on results, quality and efficiency. Mr. Fan will lead the policy dialogue with the government counterparts, civil society and other partners.
Education contest for young people Art for Peace 2012
01 February 2012
On 1 February, the Office for Disarmament Affairs will launch a disarmament education contest for young people, to run until 30 April. Entitled “Art for Peace 2012”, contestants are encouraged to watch a short video film online, then to imagine a world free of nuclear weapons. Based on their musings, young people are asked to create and upload online original artwork
International Holocaust Remembrance Day Observed in Belarus
27 January 2012
On November 1, 2005 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution designating January 27 — the day on which in 1945 the Soviet Army liberated the largest Nazi death camp Auscwitz–Birkenau (Poland) – as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In 2012, the theme of International Holocaust Remembrance Day is "Children and the Holocaust."
Filming Phase of Beyond the Sky Television Series Completed
26 January 2012 | UNDP
The television series has been filmed within the framework of a Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grant implemented by the United Nations Development Programme and aimed first and foremost at preventing HIV infection and reducing stigma and discrimination against HIV-positive people. Famous actors and actors who are just beginning their careers in the film industry, popular musicians, artists and sportsmen have starred in the film after going through the "people's casting."
First Aaurhus Center to Open in Hrodna
18 January 2012 | UNDP
The regional Aarhus Center is to be established in the city of Hrodna within the framework of the joint project of the European Union and the UN Development Programme “Support to the development of a comprehensive framework for international environmental cooperation in the Republic of Belarus” (“Ecopartnership”). The Center is expected to help people to get an improved access to environmental information, to offer legal advice, to inform about the provisions of the Aarhus Convention and to involve the public and the student community in decision-making on environmental matters at the regional level.


 
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