UN in Belarus:

About: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

In all of its work, UNICEF takes a life-cycle based approach, recognizing the particular importance of early childhood development and adolescence. UNICEF programmes focus on the most disadvantaged children, including those living in fragile contexts, those with disabilities, those who are affected by rapid urbanization and those affected by environmental degradation. Currently the cooperation between UNICEF and the Republic of Belarus is based on long-term 2016-2020 Country Programme. It is based on the national priorities of the Republic of Belarus in the field of social development, health care and education.

In Belarus since: 1993

Location: Minsk

Focus Areas: Family and safe environment for all children; involvement and protection of adolescents; early intervention and inclusion of children with disabilities; child rights monitoring and strengthening of partnerships; adolescents in conflict with the law; protection and assistance to children from vulnerable groups.

Nodal Ministries: Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labour and Social protection, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Justice, Presidential Administration, National Statistical Committee, Investigative Committee, General Prosecutor's Office, Supreme Court, National Center for Legal Information.

Flagship Publication/s: Convention on the Rights of the Child

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