UN Country Team Met with Archbishop Metropolitan Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz

Today the United Nations Country Team met with the Archbishop Metropolitan Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk and Mahilioŭ to discuss a wide range of questions where the UN and the Catholic Church could work together on, including but not limited to health, youth, people living with disabilities, death penalty.

Today the United Nations Country Team met with the Archbishop Metropolitan Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk and Mahilioŭ to discuss a wide range of questions where the UN and the Catholic Church could work together on, including but not limited to health, youth, people living with disabilities, death penalty.

Specific attention was paid to the issue of the increasing number of refugees to Belarus and what could be done together to deal with the situation.

The problems related to health, among which tuberculosis, particularly multi drug resistant tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS, including in prisons and correctional facilities; increasing cancer instances, in particular breast and cervical cancer, and other non–communicable diseases in Belarus.

A discussion evolved around such important and interlinked social issues as tobacco and alcohol consumption in the country; domestic violence; child injuries; depression and suicides.

The Archbishop stressed the importance of joining efforts together with the United Nations, but also inter–confessional cooperation on crucially important issues.

The two groups agreed to continue this dialogue and get further involved in working on a wide number of socially important issues.

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