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.
The campaign will be launched from October 24 (UN Day) until December 10, 2016 (International Migrants Day) by the UN, the Government, NGOs, business and the international community.
The Inclusive Belarus Advocacy Campaign promotes the continuation of the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) journey as well as United Nations Development Framework (UNDAF) implementation in Belarus. Over the next fifteen years, with the SDGs that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. The UNDAF 2016-2020 revolves around a number of thematic fields that closely correlate with the new Agenda for Sustainable Development: good governance, economic development, environment, and sustainable human capital. These areas have also been aligned to the priorities included in the National Strategy for Sustainable Socio-Economic Development of Belarus until 2030.
The journey to becoming an inclusive society may be long and challenging, but ultimately this journey can strengthen Belarusian society and benefit all.