United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), wrote to the President of the General Assembly requesting the General Assembly to confirm Achim Steiner of Germany as the new Administrator of UNDP for a term of four years. The General Assembly confirmed the nomination on 19 April 2017.
Closing conference of “Energy Efficiency in Schools” project took place in Minsk. The project is financed by the European Union and implemented by UNDP Belarus
Second controlled burning of dry vegetation was conducted on 6 March 2017 in Republican Biological Reserve “Sporaūski”. This relatively new tool of peatlands sustainable management in Belarus aimed at protection of biodiversity and prevention of unregulated burnings that pose treat for population, forest and farm lands and have catastrophic consequences for natural ecosystems.
European Union, UNDP in Belarus and the Ministry of Economy of Belarus announced the results of the Main Contest of Local Initiatives. Over the next six months, 126 initiatives designed to improve the life of the Belarusian regions will be implemented in the country.
On 26th of January the opening ceremony of the energy efficient house of the second generation was held today in Loshica-9 district, 1 Mikhail Ptashuk Street. The construction of the building was facilitated by the project "Improving Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings in the Republic of Belarus"
One of the training sessions within the framework of the e-government capacity building program for civil servants was held in Minsk on Friday, January 27. Following the sessions for senior government officials in Belarus, more than fifty Deputy Heads of the Republican bodies of state administration studied the conditions necessary for the successful implementation of information technologies in governance structures at all levels.
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.