The Winners of the II BELMED contest of local initiatives were announced in Minsk
Aug 21, 2017
The II contest of local initiatives "Be Healthy!" brought a lot of creative ideas. The contest was held in Homiel and Brest Oblasts in the first half of the year (the I contest was held in Mogilev and Vitebsk Oblasts). This time, 125 organizations claimed to receive funds from the European Union. Representatives of UN agencies, the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Belarus and civil society took part in evaluation of applications.
UNDP “green” projects teamed up to share experience on sustainable management of Belarusian peatlands
Aug 15, 2017
The focus of the workshop was on fighting climate change, preventing soil degradation, peat fires and floods, utilizing peatlands’ biomass in energetics and construction sectors, preserving biodiversity.
«Green» UNDP projects took part in the "Sporava Hayfields" - traditional ecological festival aimed at reviving of manual haymaking
Aug 13, 2017
"Sporava hayfields" was held on the territory of the Republican biological reserve "Sporovsky". Within the traditional annual event the hand haymaking and peatland football championships were held.
Belarusian enterprises develop economic cooperation with the Czech Republic
Aug 7, 2017
A business consultant from the Czech Republic, Mr. Vladimir Brown, together with representatives of UNDP in Belarus and UNDP in the Czech Republic, visited small and medium-sized enterprises in the Viciebsk and Mahilieu oblasts from 31 July till 4 August 2017.
Belarus has established institutional mechanisms for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Aug 2, 2017
United Nations Development Program will support the National Coordinator for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the Council for Sustainable Development on implementation of the 2030-Agenda
Bike4SDGs 2017 bike ride supporting the Sustainable Development Goals goes to Hrodna
Aug 1, 2017
UNDP in Belarus invites media to cover the bike ride supporting the Sustainable Development Goals – Bike4SDGs 2017. This year the event is organized with the support of the Hrodna Oblast Executive Committee and will be held in conjunction with the Folk-Art Festival “The Augustów Canal in the Culture of Three Nations”.
Sergei Leichenko: "A man is in the center of sustainable urban mobility, no matter how he/she moves around the city"
Jul 27, 2017
Sergey Dmitrievich Leichenko, First Deputy Chairman of the Polack District Executive Committee on the Covenant of Mayors signing, green urban development, sustainable urban mobility and the implementation of the GEF-UNDP “Green Cities” project.
M.Shchotkina: “Real SDGs reside not in numbers, indicators, targets, but in well-being of people”
Jul 19, 2017
Belarus presented the National review on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council in New-York, USA.
Phyto-production helped to create new “green” jobs for local people of Myadel district
Jul 18, 2017
20 residents of Myadel district of Minsk oblast gained the opportunity of additional employment and involvement in economic activity in the sphere of phyto-production thanks to implementation of the pilot initiative within the project “Supporting the transition to a “green” economy in the Republic of Belarus” funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP.
Helsinki Commission Briefing to Explore Ways to Engage with Belarus on Human Rights, Democracy
Jul 17, 2017
The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, announced the following briefing: "Engaging Belarus on Human Rights & Democracy". The briefing will take place on July 21, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G11. Live Webcast: www.facebook.com/HelsinkiCommission.