For the third year in a row UNDP in Belarus is supporting and participating in the Youth Camp “Learn.Act.Share.”, which welcomes 18 young people from all across Belarus to learn more about the challenge of human trafficking and to get a deeper insight into “modern day slavery” issue through cross-cutting topics , such as local economic development, HIV/AIDS, gender equality and migration.
UNDP is hosting a half-day session on the Sustainable Development Goals that explains how the achieving of the SDGs can help eliminate all forms of human trafficking by offering a holistic response to the challenge and its root causes.
Such a diversity of topics helps young people to merge understanding of the problem of human trafficking with different practical solutions that will enable them to draft their own action plans by the end of the camp.
The young people will join the ranks of the participants of the youth summer camps “Learn. Act. Share” of 2017 and 2018, which means that the team of active young people involved in counter-trafficking in persons in Belarusian regions grows gradually and their work becomes significant.
Thus, the 2018 camp alumni implemented dozens of awareness-raising activities in cities and towns of Belarus, where they spoke about human trafficking problems and security measures to more than 2300 peers from July 2018 to June 2019.
The “Learn. Act. Share” camp is co-organized by the International Organization for Migration in Belarus with expert and financial support provided by the Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs, United Nations Development Programme in Belarus, UN Children’s Fund, UN Population Fund, UN Department of Global Communications in Belarus, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS, United States Agency for International Development, Great Britain Embassy to Belarus, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Belarusian Red Cross, and private companies such as EPAM, Nota Kitchen Media Production, and Ligaturaprint.