• Belarus marks 30th commemoration of Chernobyl disaster

      Thirty years on, the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl still exerts an indelible impact on the lives of people in Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation, but communities and governments have shown unparalleled resolve to chart a more sustainable future, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said at the opening of the “Chernobyl 30 Years Later” International Conference in Minsk, Belarus.

    • Memorial Sign to Tree of Peace and Sustainable Development Unveiled in Minsk

      Ms. Cihan Sultanoglu, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator, Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Mr. Valentin Rybakov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, participated in the solemn ceremony of unveiling memorial sign of the Tree of Peace and Sustainable Development.

    • Cihan Sultanoğlu meets with Clean&Health Hackathon' teams in Minsk

      Ms. Cihan Sultanoğlu, Assistant Secreaty-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Sanaka Samarasinha, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus, and Ekaterina Paniklova, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Belarus, visited Clean&Health Tech Hackathon at Imaguru Business Club Minsk.

    • 30 districts of Belarus ready to try an innovative approach to the development of small towns and rural areas

      On March 31, 2016 30 districts of the Republic of Belarus signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Development Programme under the EU / UNDP project "Support to local development in the Republic of Belarus", which aims to develop local capacity, local government and community initiatives. The work with the 30 pilot areas will be based on the process of active engagement to collaboration between the state, business and local residents.

    • Strengthening Inclusive Local Governance to achieve SDGs

      The first Board meeting of UNDP project “Strengthening Inclusive Local Governance in the Republic of Belarus” took place in Minsk in Academy of Public Administration under the Aegis of the President of Belarus. The Board members approved the first Annual Work Plan of the project.

    • Third Expert Meeting on Chernobyl held in Minsk

      The event gathered governmental representatives from the three most affected countries (Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation) by the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986, as well as representatives of international organizations and foreign states.

    • 2015 Human Development Report launched

      The region’s steady progress in human development is being challenged by changing demographics, large migration flows, and environmental degradation. New approaches are required to create work opportunities for present and future generations alike.

What We Do

UNDP started its operations in Belarus in 1992. UNDP’s mandate in Belarus is determined by an Agreement between the Government of Belarus and UNDP signed on 24 September 1992, which requires UNDP “to support and supplement the country’s efforts at solving the most important problems of its economic development and to promote social progress and better standards of life.”

Social Innovation Lab
The UNDP social innovation lab in Belarus is "a place where ideas grow – and turn into innovation." The initiative is aimed at creating a platform (both online and offline) for citizen engagement and participation, leading to the co-development of solutions that tackle the most pressing challenges in the country.

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