UNRRA Plaque Unveiled in Minsk

On 19 October 2015, the ceremony to unveil a memorial plaque on the facade of Lošycki Museum took place commemorating the end of WWII and United Nations rehabilitation and Relief Administration that was stationed in Belarus in 1946–57. The ceremony was attended by Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Sanaka Samarasinha, UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus, Scott Roland, Charge d'Affaires of the United States, and Andrei Shorets, Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee.

On 19 October 2015, the ceremony to unveil a memorial plaque on the facade of Lošycki Museum took place commemorating the end of WWII and United Nations Rehabilitation and Relief Administration (UNRRA)  that was stationed in Belarus in 1946–57. The ceremony was attended by Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Sanaka Samarasinha, UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus, Scott Roland, Charge d'Affaires of the United States, and Andrei Shorets, Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee.

"There can be no peace without sustainable development, the same as there can be no sustainable development without peace," — said Sanaka Samarasinha, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Belarus as he spoke at the ceremony to unveil the memorial plaque.

The resolution establishing the UNRRA was signed on November 1943 in Washington by representatives from 44 States of the Anti–Hitler coalition to provide European countries with post–war economic and humanitarian assistance. USA was the main contributor to this programme.

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