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  • 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.

  • Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus is heading for development of small business Jul 17, 2017

    Today the international business conference 'Innovations is the way to successful integration' started its work in Vitebsk. The representatives of business, local authorities and international organizations as well as foreign partners met in order to present high-end scientific developments and innovative projects in the sphere of entrepreneurship and to discuss the opportunities for enhancing cooperation and attracting foreign investments.

  • Resource center of arts and crafts opened in a small village in Belarus to drive local development Jul 10, 2017

    The resource center in the village of Kurshinovichi was equipped with the financial support of the European Union. It provides the conditions for the development of informal training programs, crafts, and serves as a local business consulting hub.

  • Best International Practices of Green Urban Planning to Come to Belarus Jul 7, 2017

    Minsk hosted “Green Cities” project inception workshop. The project is implemented by UNDP jointly with the GEF and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus. It is aimed at developing of green urban development plans. It will pilot green initiatives on energy efficiency in Navahrudak and sustainable transport in Polack and Navapolack.

  • UNDP supported the 1st Forum on Social Business. Jun 29, 2017

    -What are the obstacles which prevent social business from developing in Belarus? - How should the financial and social results of social business be correlated? - Should social enterprises be profitable? How can this be provided in a market environment? These and other issues were discussed by the participants of the Forum that was held for the first time in Belarus on the International Day of Social Business.

  • Mar'ina Horka Gymnasium is the first school in Belarus to embrace green design Jun 29, 2017

    The first school green roof has been сreated in the Mar'ina Horka gymnasium within the "Supporting the transition to a “green” economy in the Republic of Belarus" project, funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP in Belarus in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus. The opening ceremony took place on 27 June and welcomed the representatives of the Minsk region administration.

  • The launch of tax advisory services in Belarus - a matter of time Jun 28, 2017

    The experts in the final conference under the joint project of UNDP and the Ministry of Taxes and Duties "Support to tax advisory services in Belarus" have expressed the confidence that taxpayers in Belarus will soon be able to benefit from the services of professional tax advisers.

  • The unique Center of Mythological Tourism opened in Biarezinski Biosphere Reserve Jun 26, 2017

    The official opening of the Center of Mythological Tourism has taken place in Biarezinski Biosphere Reserve today. The center was created by the NGO “Country Escape” and Biarezinski Reserve within the "Supporting the Transition to a “green” economy in the Republic of Belarus" project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the UNDP in Belarus in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus.