“Peatlands-2” project opens eco-center in “Aziory” reserve
Sep 5, 2017
The opening ceremony of the information eco-center took place in the Republican Landscape Reserve “Aziory”. The eco-center will provide visitors with all necessary information about the reserve and its facilities, sight-seeing opportunities, offer accommodation and other client-oriented services.
An inclusive tourist site for bird watching opened in Valožyn district
Sep 5, 2017
An inclusive tourist site for bird watching has been opened on September 1 in the village of Zamasciany, Valožyn district. The opportunity for organized bird watching increases the chances of attracting tourists in the district.
The first festival of early medieval culture in Belarus gathered more than 1000 people in Radamlya
Aug 29, 2017
The two-day festival “On a visit to Radzimichy", on August 26-27, was held with admirable scope. It laid the foundations for historical tourism in the district.
500 participants from over 20 countries joined Bike4SDGs on the Augustow Canal to support tourism development, promote healthy lifestyle, green mobility, inclusive society and partnership.
Aug 28, 2017
Around 500 cyclists and 40 kayakers - representatives of national ministries, the diplomatic corps, UN agencies, the cycling community in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus, as well as residents of the Hrodna region - explored the tourism potential of the Augustow Canal, riding 18.5 kilometers on bicycles and 6 kilometers on canoe along the picturesque historical sites of the unique hydrotechnical structure of the XIX century.
Sustainable management of Belarusian peatlands was discussed in “Sporauski” reserve
Aug 25, 2017
The “Clima-East” project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Program, held a training seminar on "Conservation and sustainable use of wetlands in Belarus. Ways and methods of solving problems". The event was attended by the representatives of an extended meeting of the Bureau of the Department of Biological Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
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