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Innovation Lab in Belarus - Place Where Ideas Become Innovations

08 July 2014: Hack4SocialChange — the first event within the Innovation lab. The goal is — to bring together young people to jointly find solutions to the problems and challenges faced in Belarus. The Hack4SocialChange is organized in the format of a Hackathon — for 48 hours participants will develop operating prototypes to solve social problems and challenges. Prototypes vary from mobile applications, websites, projects based on 3d–printing, augmented reality, to electronic devices based on Arduino or Raspberry PI or urban projects — architectural, etc.   More...
UNDP Belarus launches new English website

20 June 2014: UNDP Belarus is launching its new English website, which can be accessed at by.undp.org. This site was designed as a resource for governments, civil society, the media and the public, who wish to gain and share knowledge about the development challenges in Belarus, as well as the solutions that UNDP offers to meet those challenges. Current UNDP Belarus website will not be updated any more – but we recommend you to use it as an archive of our activities and some publications.   More...
UN and Belarusian partners develop cooperation strategy for 2016-2020

18 June 2014: Two-day Strategic Planning Retreat started in Minsk Crowne Plaza Hotel on 18 June 2014. The Retreat is devoted to the planning of the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Belarus for 2016–2020. The participants of the event are the UN Country Team members, representatives of the government of Belarus, private sector, civil society organizations and other national and international development partners.   More...
Seminar Highlights Land Degradation and Desertification Challenges in Belarus UNDP/Ministry of Environment Seminar Highlights Land Degradation and Desertification Challenges in Belarus

18 June 2014: On 16-17 June 2014 UNDP/GEF projects in collaboration with the Belarusian Ministry of Environment held a 2-day seminar in the Biaroza District, Brest region of Belarus. The event was titled “Improving Legal Regulation to Combat Land Degradation and Desertification” and focused on to create a greater understanding of the importance of combating land degradation and desertification in Belarus. The seminar was organized under the banner of the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD), celebrated worldwide on 17 June. This year’s WDCD observance is under the theme: “Ecosystem-based adaptation” with the slogan “Land belongs to the future, let’s climate proof it!”   More...

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World Environment Day 2014

05 June 2014: As people around the globe today commemorate World Environment Day, which focuses this year on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and their particular vulnerability to the effects of climate change, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is renewing its call for a fresh approach to environmental protection, one which recognizes the intricate and deep connection between protecting the environment and human development.   More...
Helen Clark Reiterates Support for Chernobyl Assistance Strategy

29 May 2014: UNDP Administrator Helen Clark commended Belarus for the progress made on the recovery from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster during her four–day trip to Belarus which includes a visit today to Homiel, a region of Belarus most affected by the nuclear disaster.   More...
Voting for their future – young people voice their priorities in the My World 2015 Survey

21 May 2014: Some 50 young people recently gathered together in a Skopje café with United Nation’s Human Rights Advisor Silva Pesic, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Youth Project Coordinator Dejan Dokuzovski, to learn more about the UN’s Universal Periodic Review and to offer their own input into the post–2015 agenda.   More...
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