UN in Belarus:

December 10, 2018 marked the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which for the first time in the history of the world proclaimed the equal and inalienable rights of every person. To celebrate the Declaration anniversary, the United Nations in Belarus in cooperation with the partners from state institutions and academia held a number of special events.

We are all here to launch the 16 Days Campaign of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. It starts from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.

I am honoured to be with you today, to remember and mourn the tragedy of the Minsk Ghetto and discuss the issue of racism and xenophobia that led to such atrocities. 

‘If you don’t know where to start with the SDGs, start with women and girls everything else will fall into place,’ said UN Women head Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka recently. These photographs of women and girls all over the world illustrate each of the 17 SDGs.

Minsk, 8 October 2018 - Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov, the Head of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) arrived in Minsk, Belarus today.

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.

On September 9, the capital of Belarus hosted 2018 Minsk Half Marathon. This year it brought together more than 35,000 professional and amateur runners from 53 countries.