Translating income into choices 04 December 2002 | UNDP
According to this year's Human Development Report, commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Belarus' HDI slightly increased relative to last year, but its ranking compared with other countries declined from 53d to 56th behind the Baltic states, Poland, as well as Cuba and Mexico, but still ahead of Russia, Ukraine and other CIS states.
Democracy key to broadening people's choices 04 December 2002 | UNDP
This year's Human Development Report, commissioned by the UNDP, explores
the role of democracy in human development, a process that expands people's
choices, capabilities and functionings. As political participation is no less
important for these ends than education and income, the Report focuses to a
large extent on the levels of democracy and governance in different parts of the
The Millennium Development Goals: Belarus on track? 04 December 2002 | UNDP
Belarus has achieved or is track to achieving global development targets, but better statistics are needed to assess progress and take adequate steps to ensure that Belarus contributes to meeting the commitments made at the Millennium Summit in September 2000
Three development projects for Chernobyl-affected areas 07 April 2002 | UNDP
The UN Chernobyl report (issued 6 February 2002) contains some twenty project concepts, which, if supported by the international community, could address a range of objectives related to the recovery and development of the affected areas.
UN Under-Secretary General Kenzo Oshima to discuss partnership on Chernobyl during his visit to Belarus 14 March 2002 | UNDP
The UN Under-Secretary General and Emergency relief Coordinator Mr. Kenzo Oshima will visit Belarus on 3 - 6 April 2002 as part of a regional trip to the three countries most affected by the Chernobyl nuclear accident. The visit is a part of the UN system effort to implement the findings and recommendations of the UN Chernobyl Assessment Mission, contained in the report presented in New York on 6 February 2002.
A Case for Change 10 February 2002 | UNDP
Acknowledging the efforts of the governments of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine in easing the plight of the people affected by the Chernobyl disaster, the UN mission stresses that successful recovery of the communities concerned demands a substantive review of policies in areas of social protection, health and economics.
Chernobyl - Reversing the Downward Spiral 10 February 2002 | UNDP
According to the UN Chernobyl assessment report, fifteen years after the accident the affected populations of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine are still dealing with its aftermath. "The Chernobyl complex is now closed, the process of resettlement almost complete, but the demands made by the communities involved have scarcely diminished," says the Report. "Indeed, for many of those in the villages and settlements directly affected by the accident, the needs are as acute as ever."
UN Chernobyl Report Launched in New York 06 February 2002 | UNDP
The effects of the Chernobyl nuclear accidents continue to blight the lives of millions of Russians, Belarusians and Ukrainians, and international assistance in dealing with its long-term consequences is still badly needed. This was one of the key points made at the presentation of the UN report entitled "The human consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear accident: a strategy for recovery" launched on 6 February at a press briefing in New York.
UNDP Chernobyl Project - Developmental Approach in Action 14 January 2002 | UNDP
In late 2001, the UN Development Programme and the Belarus State Committee for Chernobyl launched a project that can help bring more resources and enhance Belarus' international partnerships in helping individuals affected by the Chernobyl disaster. Although more than fifteen years have passed since the accident, the need for the project is great. At present, one in five Belarusians continues to live in areas contaminated by radiation. The problems faced by these people, some of which are directly linked by radiation, are compounded by the feeling of insecurity and concern for their health and their future. Opinion polls suggest however, that the majority still link their future with their own communities and do not wish to move. Therefore, they continue to be in need of assistance to help normalise their lives.
Chernobyl: countering myths with reality 10 January 2002 | UNDP
On 6 January 2002, the British weekly "Observer" published an article that took only a few days to generate a volley comments in some papers in Belarus, thousands of kilometers away from Great Britain.