On 12 September, business incubator in the High Technologies Park hosted a press-conference dedicated to the official start of Byazmezhnaya project initiated by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

Climate change is a reality that now affects every region of the world. The human implications of currently projected levels of global heating are catastrophic. Storms are rising and tides could submerge entire island nations and coastal cities. Fires rage through our forests, and the ice is melting. We are burning up our future – literally.

The UN Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes, Baskut Tuncak, has presented a report containing 15 principles to end the exploitation of workers through their exposure to hazardous substances.

The relentless outbreak of crises around the world – from the fires in the Amazon to “carnage” in Syria and demonstrations in Hong Kong, Russia, Indonesian Papua and elsewhere - risk pushing the world “further and further away from global solutions to global problems”, the UN’s top rights official said on Wednesday.

Minsk, 04 September 2019 – The joint Belarus-UN International High-level Conference on Counter-Terrorism and the Use of New and Emerging Technologies, co-organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, was opened in Minsk yesterday by His Excellency Mr. Aleksandr Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus, and concluded today with the adoption of a Co-Chairs’ Summary of the discussions held during its sessions.

Minsk, 03 September 2019 – The joint Belarus-UN International High-level Conference on Counter-Terrorism and the Use of New and Emerging Technologies, co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, started its work today in Minsk, Belarus.

Opening Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

This is the first time I have met formally with the Committee, and I am glad to have this opportunity for dialogue. We share a strong commitment to the rights of people with disabilities. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a human rights landmark. Its ratification by 180 States, and the further ratification by 96 States of its Optional Protocol, stand as evidence of the commitment of the international community to its principles and goals.

The United Nations today announced that 100 outstanding young climate champions chosen from around the world will receive support to participate in the UN Youth Climate Summit on Saturday, September 21 at the UN Headquarters in New York.