Talk Show Forum Focuses on UN Activities around the World and in Belarus

As part of the United Nations Week celebrations in Belarus, heads of UN agencies acting in Belarus took part in the sociopolitical talk show "Forum" on the TV Channel Belarus 1, and discussed the work of the United Nations around the world and in Belarus.

As part of the United Nations Week celebrations in Belarus, heads of UN agencies acting in Belarus took part in the sociopolitical talk show "Forum" on the TV Channel Belarus 1, and discussed the work of the UN around the world and in Belarus.

The talk show featured the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative/UNFPA Representative in Belarus Sanaka Samarasinha, Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Belarus Jean Yves Bouchardy and the Deputy Representative of UNICEF in Belarus Irina Chutkova.

The discussion was also attended by Yuri Ambrazevich, Director of the Main Multilateral Diplomacy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nikolai Samoseiko, a Deputy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus and the Chairman of the Standing Commission on Legislation, Judicial and Legal Affairs, Vasilii Kiselyov, the son of the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Belarusian SSR, Sergei Kruchinin, Chairman of the Expert Council on Information Strategy for HIV/AIDS in Belarus, Alexander Grebenkov, head of the UNDP project on energy efficiency, as well as various well–known political scientists, a representative of the Afghan community, a woman migrant from Luhansk, and a participant of the UNICEF project on social respite.

What is the role of the UN in peacekeeping efforts in various parts of the world and how efficient is the organization's work in this direction? How does the UN Development Programme (UNDP) contribute to the social and economic development of Belarus? What does the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) do for refugees arriving in Belarus from conflict zones? What are the projects of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)? These and other questions were discussed in the studio. We offer you the recorded programme.