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.
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.
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.
On December 10, 2019 the Pioner cinema hosted the closing ceremony of the Human Dignity, Equality, Justice Film Festival conducted in Minsk for the 12th consecutive year. The festival is an annual event organized by the United Nations in Belarus in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to Belarus.
On December 7, 2019 United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Dr. Natalia Kanem visited the Republican Research and Practical Centre “Mother and Child”.
December 6-9, 2019, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Dr. Natalia Kanem is paying her first visit to Belarus.
On 28 November, a round table “Mainstreaming domestic violence and integrated approach to victim assistance” took place in Grodno.
On November 27, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno hosted the third International Forum of Women Leaders. Over 90 representatives of state and educational establishments, international and nongovernmental organizations, parliament members, and gender equality experts took part in the event.