On September 9, Belarus capital will host Minsk Half Marathon which will bring together more than 35,000 professional and amateur runners. The UN Team, uniting the UN agencies staff, partners and friends of the international organization will also participate in the landmark sports event.
UN News in Belarus
On Nelson Mandela International Day, which marks 100 years since his birth, a special event was held in the international children’s language camp in Uzda.
On July 16, the summer youth camp "Learn. Act. Share" was opened in a recreational center near Minsk ahead of World Day against Trafficking in Persons, which is commemorated every year on 30 July.
The conference supported by UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE), WHO and UNICEF and organized by the International Association for Adolescent Health and Moldavian Health for Youth Association will take place on 3-5 October 2018 in Chisinau,
There are about 6,000 people who are not citizens of any state in Belarus. "A stateless person" is a legal term used in such cases.
15 May 2018 Ms. Joanna Kazana-Wisniowiecki arrived in Belarus to assume the post of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Belarus and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Ms. Kazana-Wisniowiecki also serves as Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Belarus and the Head of the UN office of Department of Public Information (DPI). She is UN Designated Official for Security for Belarus.
Since the spring of 2018, the UNDP “Small Towns” project has launched a series of seminars on the basics of entrepreneurship. Trainings are held for those residents of small and medium-sized cities of Viciebsk and Mahilioŭ region who are just thinking or already preparing to start their own business.
KYKY met with the UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus Sanaka Samarasinha. He was born in Sri-Lanka and chose a very difficult profession – His profession was crisis management in the time of military conflicts and natural disasters, as well as journalism, law and restaurant management KYKY met with Mr. Samarasinha to understand how his vision of Belarus has changed in 5 years and why changes in our country should be close to everyone's heart in order to be truly successful.