Belarus-United Nations

24.10.2017

United Nations Day celebrated in Belarus
United Nations Day celebrated in Belarus Belarus aims to develop cooperation with the United Nations. Exactly 72 years ago, the UN Charter came into force and this day was recognized as United Nations Day. On October 24, Minsk joined the discussion devoted to the global problems. Belarus has been able to cooperate with many international communities through the United Nations. Including through such support has Belarus achieved almost all the millennium goals. They include reduction in child mortality, combating different diseases, as well as the expansion of global cooperation.
UN to continue cooperation with Belarus so it achieves sustainable development goals
UN to continue cooperation with Belarus so it achieves sustainable development goals Belarus is aimed at developing cooperation with the United Nations. The prospects and objectives of such cooperation on October 24 were discussed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.

18.09.2017

UN Secretary General emphasizes importance of Belarus in multilateral diplomacy
UN Secretary General emphasizes importance of Belarus in multilateral diplomacy Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General, has emphasized the special role of Belarus in multilateral diplomacy at a meeting with the Representative of Belarus to the UN Valentin Rybakov. The Belarusian diplomat delivered credentials to the UN Secretary General at the meeting. As previously reported, Valentin Rybakov was appointed the permanent Representative of Belarus to the United Nations Organization. The sides discussed the state and prospects of Belarus-UN cooperation.

02.08.2017

Belarus promises to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
Belarus promises to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 Belarus will do everything necessary to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals within the framework of the UN program by 2030. These are 17 points with the general idea of ​​"not leaving anyone out." The implementation of the project should improve the quality of life in the world. Social inequality, security and climate problems, as well as poverty alleviation - all this is the joint work of 193 countries in the framework of "Agenda 2030". Marianna Schetkina has recently been appointed the national coordinator in this direction in Belarus.

19.07.2017

Marianna Shetkina delivers speech at UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
Marianna Shetkina delivers speech at UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Marianna Shetkina delivers speech at UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development The discussions of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development finished in New York. Marianna Shchetkina, the national coordinator of the project, delivered a speech on Belarus’ work in this direction. Belarus delivered a speech at such a forum for the first time. However, it emphasized the special role of UN platform in solving global problems of today and completion of the Goals of sustainable development.

20.06.2017

Minsk holds FAO forum
Minsk holds FAO forum To get over hunger on Earth. Being one of the leaders in the agriculture on the continent, Belarus is today at the centre of attention of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Scientists from 15 European and Central Asian countries gathered in Minsk. The experts of the organization are sure that Belarus’ experience will be useful for achieving sustainable aims of a civilization’s development. Walnuts now grow in the south of Belarus.

19.06.2017

UN's Raimund Jehle: Belarusian food products of high quality
Raimund Jehle: Belarusian food products of high quality Belarus and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization are planning cooperation in the field of scientific research. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of nutrition of the world's population. Experts from 15 countries of Europe and Central Asia discussed the possible approaches to achieving these goals in Minsk on June 19. Leading scientists and specialists from Belarus took part in the forum.

09.06.2017

Belarus President: SCO will not allow destabilizing situation in the world
Belarus President: SCO will not allow destabilizing situation in the world Alexander Lukashenko outlined the Belarusian priorities in the work of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. This morning, the head of state arrived in Astana's Palace of Independence to participate in the summit. After a joint photo session, a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO members in an expanded format began. Today, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is one of the most influential communities that occupies more than 60% of the territory of Eurasia. It unites 18 countries: 6 participants, 6 observers and 6 dialogue partners.

26.05.2017

UN Sustainable Development Goals Coordinator appointed in Belarus
UN Sustainable Development Goals Coordinator appointed in Belarus What will the world be like by 2030? Belarus will join the implementation of the global goals of sustainable development. Marianna Schetkina, deputy chairwoman of the Council of the Republic, has been appointed as the national coordinator on this matter. The corresponding decree was signed by the Belarusian head of state, Alexander Lukashenko. Agenda 2030 was discussed by world leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York in September 2015.

22.11.2016

UN project Inclusive Belarus launched in Grodno
UN project Inclusive Belarus launched in Grodno Include special people in the life of the whole society is the main purpose of the UN project "Inclusive Belarus", which was launched in Grodno. Exhibitions dedicated to people with disabilities, campaigns against gender inequality, training against domestic violence will be held during the project. With the help of illustrative examples, the organizers hope to draw the attention of Belarusians to these problems. The visually impaired from Grodno offered guests play table tennis with them (with eyes closed).

05.11.2016

Belarus officially joins Paris Agreement on Climate
Belarus officially joins Paris Agreement on Climate Belarus will officially join the Paris Agreement on Climate Change on November 4. The document brings together the members of the UN Framework Convention in a pursuit to reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The ratification of the agreement was approved by the decree of the President of Belarus. Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei handed over the document to the UN headquarters in September. The government is sure that participation in the agreement will give impetus to the economic development of Belarus.

04.11.2016

Better availability of drugs against HIV and TB: Minsk agreement
Better availability of drugs against HIV and TB: Minsk agreement Drugs against the spread of HIV and TB will be available in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. On November 3, representatives of health ministries from more than 10 states signed the so-called "Minsk statement." It relates to preparations to ensure basic necessities, as well as reduction in their cost. By the way, Belarus has mastered the production of 9 out of the 11 known anti-TB drugs. Luiz Loures, Assistant UN Secretary-General, Deputy Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

27.10.2016

Belarus President meets with UNECE Under-Secretary-General Christian Friis Bach
Belarus President meets with UNECE Under-Secretary-General Christian Friis Bach Minsk became the symbol of the dialogue in the most difficult times. The head of the UN's Economic Commission for Europe has thanked the Belarusian President for taking the initiative to promote the idea of ​​dialogue and communication worldwide. A meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with Christian Friis Bach was held today at the Palace of Independence. The Head of State stressed the need to enhance the role of the expansion of cooperation directions with the UNECE.

26.10.2016

Belarus stands for economy without barriers, from Lisbon to Vladivostok
Belarus stands for economy without barriers, from Lisbon to Vladivostok Belarus would like to see economy without barriers, from Lisbon to Vladivostok. The interaction of the largest European integration structures can become a significant element of the new system of global relations, said Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei, speaking October 26 at the international conference of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on sustainable development until 2030.
Economic development and integration in Europe to be discussed October 26 in Minsk
Economic development and integration in Europe to be discussed October 26 in Minsk The topic of economic integration and sustainable development will be discussed in Minsk on October 26. The Belarusian capital will welcome more than 130 guests from the countries participants of the UN European Economic Commission. It includes 56 states. The event will bring together representatives of parliaments, foreign ministries, various integration structures and international organizations. The event is held as part of the initiative "Integration of integrations" proposed by the President of Belarus.

24.10.2016

United Nations Day celebrated in Belarus October 24
United Nations Day celebrated in Belarus October 24 The world community celebrates United Nations Day. 69 years ago, the Charter of the UN came into force. The UN, born through the tragic experience of the Second World War, set a goal to save the world from the new scourge of war and conflicts, to establish friendly relations among nations. Today it is one of the most influential organizations in the world arena, which solves many global issues.

21.10.2016

Oyster mushrooms cultivated in Belarus under auspices of EU and UN
Oyster mushrooms cultivated in Belarus under auspices of EU and UN A project on growing oyster mushrooms is being underway under the auspices of the EU and the UN in the Kletsk district of Belarus. The author is a local center of social service.  Employees of the organization are cultivating mushrooms in the so-called incubators. In order for the harvest to ripe, one needs only about two months.  The first batch of oyster mushrooms has already been collected and sent for sale.

12.07.2016

Belarus to support traditional family values at UN GA
Belarus to support traditional family values at UN GA Support to the traditional family is an initiative that Belarus intends to discuss at a meeting of the UN General Assembly July 12. Representatives of different countries will gather in New York to discuss approaches to human rights. In particular, the meeting participants will touch upon the implementation of the sustainable development program of the United Nations until 2030. The international community's action plan for the next 15 years was approved at the seventieth session of the UN General Assembly.

27.04.2016

Belarus taking part in Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations
Belarus taking part in Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations Belarus stands for the elimination of political, economic, social, religious and cultural barriers in the world, said Chairman of the Council of Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich speaking at the Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations. Mr Myasnikovich stressed the importance of strict observance of the principles of international law, including non-interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states.

25.04.2016

President Lukashenko bestows Francysk Skaryna Order on Helen Clark
President Lukashenko bestows Francysk Skaryna Order on Helen Clark Experience of Belarus in overcoming the consequences of the Chernobyl accident can become a kind of our country's contribution to the development of humankind and be used by other countries as it recently was at Fukushima. Belarus' scientists shared their knowledge and equipment to help Japan overcome the aftermath of the disaster. The topic was raised during the April 25 meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with the UN Deputy Secretary General, the UN Development Program Administrator Helen Clark. 

11.04.2016

UNDP to help train new types of managers in Belarus
UNDP to help train new types of managers in Belarus A new joint educational project of the United Nations Development Program, the Belarusian Presidential Administration and the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President will help train leaders of the new type.  The project is designed to run for 3 years. The project will help prepare professional and enterprising young managers.

06.04.2016

Belarus elected to 3 bodies of UN Economic and Social Council
Belarus elected to 3 bodies of UN Economic and Social Council Belarus reaffirms itself on the world stage again. Our country was elected to three bodies of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Organization. Belarus got a place in the UN Statistical Commission and was also included into councils dealing with gender equality and human virus infections.

26.01.2016

UN Secretary-General invites country leaders to sign climate agreement April 22
UN Secretary-General invites country leaders to sign climate agreement April 22 The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has addressed the leaders of all the countries inviting them to participate in the signing ceremony of a global climate agreement on April 22 in New York. The letter notes that this will facilitate the early entry into force of the convention.

24.11.2015

UN adopts Belarus' resolution to improve coordination in fighting human trafficking
UN adopts Belarus' resolution to improve coordination in fighting human trafficking The UN has adopted a resolution of Belarus aiming to improve the coordination of efforts in the fight against human trafficking. Co-authors of the document are nearly 60 countries from all over the world. The resolution emphasizes the relationship between sustainable development and the eradication of modern slavery.  The document aims at strengthening cooperation and coordination of efforts by all partners to eliminate this shameful activity, punish offenders and restore the dignity and the rights of victims of trafficking.

20.11.2015

Belarus' Public Administration Academy sign MoU with UNDP
Belarus' Public Administration Academy sign MoU with UNDP The Academy of Public Management under the aegis of the Belarus President and UNDP have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. On November 20, Belarusian parliamentarians, representatives of the ministries, departments and programs of the United Nations gathered at the conference, which was the final stage of the campaign UN Express-70 in Belarus.

08.11.2015

Waste sorting plant opens in Kobrin as part of Belarus-UN ecological project
Waste sorting plant opens in Kobrin as part of Belarus-UN ecological project Cooperation between Belarus and the United Nations in the field of environmental safety resulted in a project implemented in Kobrin, Brest region. The town got a new factory for sorting waste. A few years ago local residents did not know what to do since a large dump was near the town. And the money, in fact, were lying right under their feet.
UN: Belarus among leading creators of public-private partnership system
UN: Belarus among leading creators of public-private partnership system Belarus is a leader in the creation of the public-private partnership system. This opinion was expressed by the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations during an international conference in Minsk. Taking part in it were representatives of public, commercial and international organizations from 20 countries.  The meeting focused on the theme of the further development of economic cooperation in the interests of peace.

01.11.2015

United Nations Express arrives in Minsk after Belarus tour
United Nations Express arrives in Minsk after Belarus tour Tens of thousands of kilometers, six regional centers and more than 300 events, seminars and discussions. The United Nations Express has concluded its one-week tour in Minsk. The Minsk region was the last who joined the declaration of commitment to the goals of sustainable development.  The document guarantees not only the performance of all the 17 items adopted at the 70th General Assembly, but also help in their implementation on the part of the United Nations.  

26.10.2015

UN Express continues travel around Belarus: Brest on the way
UN Express continues travel around Belarus: Brest on the way The UN Express continues to travel around the country. The train on the eve made a stop in Brest. Today, the city hosts numerous events in honor of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. They will focus on the most relevant topics. Such as migration, the environment and health. Passengers of the United Nations Express will express their point of view on many issues.

25.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko plants Peace Tree
70th anniversary of the UN in Belarus: special express, weeping cherry in Loshitsa park in Minsk and memorial plaque Belarus, together, with the rest of the world, celebrated United Nations Day October 24. A symbolic weeping cherry was planted in Loshitsa Park.
Belarus President congratulates Ban Ki-moon on 70th anniversary of UN establishment
Belarus President congratulates Ban Ki-moon on 70th anniversary of UN establishment "Only by joint efforts will the members be able to reach really fair and safe world for all of us as it was conceived by the founders of the United Nations, among which was Belarus," Alexander Lukashenko's message of congratulations reads.

19.10.2015

First UNRRA mission memorial plaque opens in Belarus
First UNRRA mission memorial plaque opens in Belarus The memory of the first humanitarian mission of the United Nations created during World War II was immortalized in Minsk. A memorial plaque was opened at a ceremony in the Loshitsky Park on October 19. It is installed on the facade of the house-museum which once housed the office of the UNRRA. This abbreviation is not known widely in Belarus. The mission worked in Minsk a little more than a year. But it is this very mission that helped deliver cargoes from Australia, Britain, Canada, USA and France after WWII.

05.10.2015

TV program What's Going On: discussion of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly
TV program What's Going On: discussion of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly Today's program will go about the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, our President’s speech and its estimation, declared and undeclared contradictions and confrontations occurred at the event. In the UN headquarters, one can see the tapestry Chernobyl. It was presented by the People's Artist of Belarus Alexander Kishchenko in 1991. While presenting it, he said: “I brought you the eyes of my Belarus. Pain, hope, wisdom, and anxiety are reflected in these eyes”.

04.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko at UN summit: President's speech and Ban Ki-moon's thanks
Alexander Lukashenko at UN summit: President's speech and Ban Ki-moon's thanks The speech of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at the UN became one of the most striking in the organization's history. As a mediator of the conflicting parties, Russia and Ukraine, Minsk automatically became involved in this story. The United Nations were waiting for what President Lukashenko will say in connection with the situation in Ukraine.

01.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko's UN speeches: expert analysis
Alexander Lukashenko's UN speeches: expert analysis "An ominous ghost of a new conflict is looming", "No alternative to dialogue" and "invulnerable countries no longer exist." These are some of the headlines of the foreign press that quoted Alexander Lukashenko. The Belarusian leader's speech in New York was one of the most poignant and resonant.   This is what Russian wordsmiths write about the future of the UN: 

29.09.2015

Belarus at the UN General Assembly in New York: Speech by Alexander Lukashenko
Belarus at the UN General Assembly in New York: Speech by Alexander Lukashenko Alexander Lukashenko with the most "peaceful" tribune spoke of "non-peaceful" atmosphere on the planet and talked with the leaders of many countries. In the general debate the powerful countries - including the United States and Russia - voiced their positions. There was also a kind of political debut - Xi Jinping spoke at the UN General Assembly for the first time. 
Belarus' President in United Nations: Ghost of another major conflict looming in the world
Belarus' President in United Nations: Ghost of another major conflict looming in the world The working visit of the President of Belarus to the United States has ended. Behind are a few days of hard work. Alexander Lukashenko spoke from the rostrum of the UN General Assembly outlining the national position on sustainable development and the country's approach to solving the most pressing international issues. And according to some media, the speech of the Belarusian head of state has become one of the most notable. Alexander Lukashenko also met with the head of the United Nations and spoke with leaders of several countries.

28.09.2015

President Lukashenko to speak at general debate of 70th UN General Assembly session September 28
President Lukashenko to speak at general debate of 70th UN General Assembly session September 28 The 70th session of the UN General Assembly is taking place these days in New York. Taking part in it is the President of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko will speak at the general debate on September 28. Also in New York, the Belarusian leader is holding talks with heads of state and prominent politicians. The day before, on September 27, the Belarusian head of state spoke at the plenary session of the UN Summit on Sustainable Development presenting the national position of Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko addresses UN Summit on Sustainable Development in New York Leaders of states and diplomats gathered for a UN summit on sustainable development and the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations. Since the middle of the 20th century it has been the highest international tribune.

27.09.2015

Belarus President to speak at UN General Assembly session in New York
Belarus President to speak at UN General Assembly session in New York Alexander Lukashenko will speak at the UN General Assembly in New York for the fourth time. Expectations are high from each president: Putin, Obama, Xi Jinping... This will not be the first address of the Belarus President to the UN. The previous speech of Lukashenko at the UN was memorable by tough truth about what is happening in the world.

03.09.2015

EU, Brazil and the Vatican diplomats visit refugee families in Gomel region
EU, Brazil and the Vatican diplomats visit refugee families in Gomel region Immigrants from Syria found a new life in Belarus. Families forced to flee from the deadly threat in their home country are happy with peaceful heaven in Belarus. Sept. 3 diplomats from the EU, Brazil and the Vatican could see it in person. Representatives of diplomatic missions visited Syrian citizens in their new homes in Gomel in the framework of a United Nations project.
Jean Yves Bouchardy, representative of the High Commissioner for Refugees in Belarus
UN praises Belarus' work with Ukrainian immigrants Belarus has been thanked for the good deeds. The UN praised the work of Belarus with Ukrainian immigrants. In H1 2015 alone, more than 27,000 Ukrainian citizens officially arrived in Gomel Oblast. Every fourth of them has arrived from the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of war-turn Ukraine. All who asked for help were assisted quickly in finding housing and job. The work has been praised: written thanks of the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees have been delivered to Gomel.

30.07.2015

First section of Minsk's second ring road to be commissioned in the autumn
First section of Minsk's second ring road to be commissioned in the autumn The first section of the second ring around Minsk will be commissioned in the autumn, said July 30 Transport and Communications Minister Anatoly Sivak meeting with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. The focus was on issues of operation of toll roads, the upgrading and construction of new roads, as well as the second runway of the national airport and the transfer of Aircraft Repair Plant beyond Minsk.

23.07.2015

Belarus fulfills 5 of 8 Millennium Development Goals earlier than planned
Belarus fulfills 5 of 8 Millennium Development Goals earlier than planned Belarus will take part in the development of the final document of the UN Summit on Development. This was announced on July 23 by the Foreign Ministry of our country. The Belarusian delegation has already made its proposals in 17 areas. They will be considered during the final round of consultations. Our country has fulfilled five of the eight Millennium Development Goals earlier than planned. Among them is the fight against malnutrition and the inaccessibility of education, combating gender inequality and others.

06.05.2015

Tree of Peace and Unity planted in UN garden to mark 70th anniversary of WWII victory
Tree of Peace and Unity planted in UN garden to mark 70th anniversary of WWII victory In honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, the Tree of Peace and Unity was planted in the UN headquarters. The event was attended by the Secretary General of United Nations Ban Ki-moon. He was joined by diplomats from various countries, including the Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN Andrei Dapkiunas. Weeping Cherry is a symbol of not only peace but also sorrow for the victims of that terrible war.

27.04.2015

Interview: United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo
Interview: United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo This week, Minsk became a place of discussions on the industries of the future for European and Central Asian countries with an average income. Representatives of government and business from 25 countries talked over ways of improving trade and making it more efficient. For the growth of the economy, one needs innovation.  The program "Week" talked with UN Deputy Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo.

31.01.2015

Sanaka Samarasinha
UN: Belarus occupies top spot in the list of countries with average income Belarus occupies the top spot in the list of countries with an average income. These are the findings of the UN. Belarus, moreover, is not going to stop there. Belarus is now developing a national strategy for sustainable social and economic development until 2030 and the national development plan for the next five years. The United Nations stands ready to support these initiatives.