We would like to congratulate the winners of the essay competition devoted to the 50th anniversary of the International Covenants on Civil and Political Rights and on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The competition was held by UNDP Belarus, UN DPI, Ministry of foreign affairs and Belarusian Helsinki Committee.
Belarus' refrigerator industry experts reviewed the outcomes of UNDP-GEF project on shifting towards the use of ozone-friendly technologies.
International Conference “Prospects for improvement of the legislation on the implementation of administrative procedures in the Republic of Belarus” was held on 9 December 2016 in Minsk with the support of the National Centre for Legislation and Legal Research of the Republic of Belarus and UNDP in Belarus within the framework of the UNDP project “Strengthening Inclusive Local Governance in the Republic of Belarus”.
A series of concerts within the campaign "Inclusive Belarus" was concluded on 9 December with a splendid show in the Big concert hall of the Belarusian State Philharmonic Society in Minsk.
The UNDP holds a special coordinating role in post-Chernobyl rehabilitation and development of the regions affected by the catastrophe.
On the 6th of December “Inclusive Belarus” has visited the fifth Belarusian city – Viciebsk. The concert hall “Viciebsk” became the main venue to host numerous events: visitors were invited to get aquatinted with the UN agencies projects at the exhibition, take part in discussions about fighting AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, providing access to justice, defining role of media in building an inclusive society, and enjoy kids’ fashion show and inclusive concert during the evening.
On Friday, December 2, the "Inclusive Belarus" campaign visited the fourth Belarusian regional centre - Mahilieu. The City Ice Palace became the central venue for the events of the campaign.
On 5th of December 2016 Sanaka Samarasinha, the Resident Representative of UNDP office in Belarus, met Mikhail Amelianovich, the Minister of Forestry of the Republic of Belarus, in Drachkovskoe Forestry in Smolevichi rayon. The central topic of the discussion were the consequences of hurricane that occurred in July 2016 and resulted in the damage of approximately 40 thousand ha of forest plantations. The agenda also touched upon the main areas of Forestry activities and opportunities for cooperation within environmental projects.
It has been a year since 16 pilot “green” initiatives were launched. They were selected as a result of the Contest within EU-funded project “Supporting the Transition to a Green Economy in the Republic of Belarus”, implemented by UNDP.
Homiel became the third regional centre in Belarus to host the information campaign "Inclusive Belarus: Leaving No One Behind in Reaching Sustainable Development Goals". Campaign events took place in different venues around the city. The opening ceremony was held at the main venue - City Centre of Culture, and it was attended by representatives of UN agencies and local authorities.
On the 24th of November campaign "Inclusive Belarus: Leaving No One Behind in Reaching Sustainable Development Goals" moved from Hrodna to the next regional centre - Brest.
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Hrodna became the first regional centre in Belarus to host the awareness campaign "Inclusive Belarus: Leaving No One Behind in Reaching Sustainable Development Goals” that was launched in Minsk on the 24th of October. Campaign activities took place in ten venues around the city, where eight UN agencies presented their innovative ideas and approaches to the development of an inclusive society in Belarus and achieving Goal 10 (reduced inequalities).