On April 18, a presentation of a new edition of the HIV/AIDS Information Strategy for 2019-2023 developed by the Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in consultation with state, international, and non-governmental organizationы was conducted in Minsk.

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, annually held at the UN headquarters in New York since 2012, ended in New York yesterday.The forum provides young people a unique opportunity to express their opinion, exchange ideas and think together about what they can do to achieve sustainable development. 

On April 9, a three-day training seminar for policy makers and professionals in charge of development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policy and programs on drug use prevention in Belarus opened in Minsk.

Ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues! I am very pleased to be here for the seminar “Strategy on Drug Use Prevention: Policy and Practices” and welcome you on behalf of the United Nations Organization in Belarus.

This year, UNICEF ib Belarus celebrated the Internationa; Day of sport for development and peace in an unusual way: participating in the ceremony of taking the torch relay of the II European Games 2019 in Minsk. At the solemn event on April 6, the torch, the relay route, the torchbearers' sportswear were presented.

Volunteers are changing the world, infecting it with their desire to help, share enthusiasm and make the world a better place. Recently, the volunteers recruitment campaign for the II European games 2019 has finally ended. It has become the most grandiose in the history of the volunteer movement in Belarus - more than 8,000 people will be volunteers at the upcoming sports event in June.

Fifteen sports, four thousand athletes from 50 countries, thousand coaches and tens of thousands of fans – in June Minsk, the capital of Belarus, is preparing to host the II European games. Creating conditions for new sports records is an important, but not the only task set by the organizers of the competition: they pay special attention to ensuring, that the Games meet the Sustainable development goals.

Traditionally, the event is devoted to recalling global environmental issues: climate change and depletion of natural resources. By turning off the lights and electrical appliances at homes and offices for 60 minutes, we demonstrate our concern for these problems and together take care of the climate on our planet, in our country and in our homes.