In January 2020, the United Nations (UN) kicked off a series of events to commemorate its 75th anniversary focusing on the global conversation on international cooperation and the role of UN in building the future we want for our contemporaries and future generations.

image1170x530croppedUN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General António Guterres (left) briefs the General Assembly meeting on his Priorities for 2020 and the Work of the Organization.

The start of the New Year finds the world facing four looming threats to human progress: surging geopolitical tensions, the climate crisis, global mistrust and the downsides of technology, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday.

Deposit-return containers in stores, glass packaging for beverages, and separate plastic waste collection at mass events – these and other measures were passed for implementation by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus in their Resolution No. 7 "On gradually reducing the use of polymer packaging" adopted on 13 January 2020.   The UN in Minsk looks into details of government plans aimed at reduction of the consumption of plastics.

January 1, 2020 saw the launch of the UN75 initiative - the largest, most inclusive conversation on the role of global cooperation in building a better future for all. The initiative will see the UN spark dialogues throughout 2020 in diverse settings across the world.

The United Nations is calling for nominations for the 2020 United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize.

On 19 December 2019, UN Consultations with International Partners on Strategic Priorities and Outcomes of the UN-Belarus Cooperation 2021-2025 took place in Minsk.

Throughout human history, migration has been a courageous expression of the individual’s will to overcome adversity and to live a better life. Today, globalization, together with advances in communications and transportation, has greatly increased the number of people, who have the desire and the capacity to move to other places.