IFC to Focus on Removing Regulatory Barriers for SMEs in Belarus 21 December 2004
International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank
Group, with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida),
launched a two-year technical assistance project in Belarus to reduce the
regulatory burden on local small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
UNDP to complete the project «Developing an Infrastructure to Support Innovation 20 December 2004 | UNDP
December the conference hall of the Republican Center for Technologies Transfer
hosted the press-conference devoted to completion of the joint project of the
Government Of Belarus, the UNDP and the United Nations Industrial Development
Organization (UNIDO) «Developing an Infrastructure to Support Innovation
Activity in the Republic of Belarus».
Belarus launched the World Campaign "Women, Girls, and HIV/AIDS" 01 December 2004
on the World AIDS Day, Belarus launched the World Campaign "Women, Girls, and
HIV/AIDS." The aim of the Campaign is to reduce the vulnerability of women to
HIV-infection, to strengthen the role of women in decision-making: to preserve
one's health in the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemics.
Roundtable on Strategic Environmental Assessment in Minsk 26 November 2004 | UNDP
November 24, the Meeting Room of the Academic Council of the Research Economic Institute of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus in Minsk was the venue of a roundtable on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). The event was a part of preparation activities to development of the Project Proposal for international technical assistance in building up the national potential in the SEA area in the Republic of Belarus.
No country immune to human rights problems, Third Committee told 15 November 2004
No country in the world was immune to human rights problems, and none should be exempted from international scrutiny, declared the representative of Belarus last week as the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) took action on several draft resolutions related to human rights and the advancement of women.
Teamwork to prevent newborn rejection 12 November 2004
April 2004, Belarus is implementing the Project "Family for Every Child," whose
participants are on the Belarusian part – the NGO "Belarusian Association to
Help Disabled Children and Young Invalids," and on the English part – the
Foundation to Support International Communities and the Charitable Organization
"Leaves of Hope for Belarusian Children."
The town of Luninets held an introductory workshop for the UNDP/GEF Project 11 November 2004 | UNDP
November 11, 2004, the building of the Luninets District Executive Committee was the venue of the
introduction workshop under the UNDP/GEF Project "Preservation and Sustainable Management of Polesye Region through Integration of Interests of Globally Significant Biodiversity into Economic Activities in Key Territories, Phase B."
Fifteen Belarusian enterprises have made a confident step into the European market 09 November 2004
the city of Jönköping, Sweden, launched the annual largest Subcontractors' Fair
in the Northern Europe and the second largest in the world – the Elmia
Subcontractor 2004. Fifteen Belarusian enterprises are exhibiting their products
at the Fair – medium-power electric motors, regulators, cable and conductor
ware, machine parts, fixtures, instrumentation, tools for processing fragile
materials, equipment parts and technological tooling, and furniture accessories.
Director-General condemns murder of Belarus journalist Veronika Cherkasova 28 October 2004
UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura condemned the assassination of Veronika Cherkasova, a journalist for the independent Belarus newspaper Solidarnost, in Minsk on October 20. Mr Matsuura also voiced concern over reports of widespread attacks on freedom of the press in the country in recent months.
Modelling of the United Nations. Role Game Training Manual 25 October 2004
Psychologists assert that playing games is the best way to learn to
live. Any game is modelling this or that real life situation. Children try to
imitate adults and play daughters-mothers, toy soldiers and automobiles. By
using the game, we may transform even the most boring and dull training subject
from the curriculum into a fascinating and exiting educational
Shared response to drug traffickers 18 October 2004 | UNDP
October, the Academy of the Ministry of Interior of Belarus played host to the
launch event of “Manual of Guidance for Drug Prevention” prepared under the
BUMAD programme (long-term Belarus/Ukraine/Moldova Actions on Drugs financed by
the European Union and United Nations Development Programme).
A pioneering course in human development to help Belarus chart its own development path 15 October 2004 | UNDP
With the support of the United Nations Development Programme, the Pushkin State University of Brest has become one of Belarus' first schools to begin teaching a course in human development. The course's first session on 15 October began with an opening presentation by Dr. Eric Brunat, UNDP Senior Economist – Advisor in Belarus and Moldova who discussed the link between economic growth and human development.
"The Door!?.." Photo Exhibition-Installation was held in the city of Svetlogorsk 12 October 2004 | UNAIDS
"The Door!?.." Photo Exhibition-Installation took place from October 4 till October 12, 2004, in the city of Svetlogorsk, in the premises of the City Culture Centre (19 Fifty Years of October Street).
The Exhibition was held by the "Positive Movement" Belarusian Public Association within the Joint Project of the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Republic of Belarus "Involving HIV Patients and Their Relatives into Actions to Prevent HIV/AIDS."
Belarus has been included in the list of beneficiary countries of the Small Grants Programme 11 October 2004 | UNDP
The joint mission of the
United Nations Development Programme and the Global Environmental Facility
(UNDP/GEF) visited Belarus from 4 to 8 October within the Framework of the Small
Grants Programme. The objective of the visit was to assess the country's
readiness for participation in the UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme. Delfin
Ganapin emphasized that the Small Grants Programme is a kind of a mediator
between the government, academia, non-governmental organizations and the
international experts striving to enhance their partnership.
A presentation of the movie "Ally’s Dream" was held in Minsk 28 September 2004 | UNDP
September 28, the Conference Hall of the "Yubileinaya" Hotel Complex hosted a presentation of the movie "Ally’s Dream" filmed under the EU/UNDP Project "Combating Trafficking in Women in Belarus," which is financed by the European Commission.
The movie is intended to assist in preventive work with the population; it contains relevant information for vulnerable and high-risk groups (young girls and women) on the work abroad, discloses the methods of trafficking in people, and draws attention to the problems of illegal migration and life of children in unfortunate families.
National Strategy on Sustainable Development of Belarus towards 2020 published 27 September 2004 | UNDP
24 the Press Centre at 5 Oktiabrskaya Street hosted a
presentation of the National Strategy on Sustainable Social and Economic
Development of Belarus for the Period till 2020 (NSSD-2020), published in the
Russian and English (a summary) languages. June 22, 2004, the NSSD-2020 was
approved by the Presidium of the Council of Ministers of Belarus and is now,
according to the legislation of the country, the supreme planning and
forecasting document within the system of national and regional social and
economic forecasts and plans.
Towards the visit to Belarus of Mr. Jafar Javan, Director of UNDP's Regional Centres' Policy and Programme Unit in Bratislava 25 September 2004 | UNDP
September 20-24, Mr. Jafar
Javan, Director of UNDP's Regional Centres' Policy and Programme Unit for the
countries of Europe and the CIS paid a working visit to Belarus. The aim of the
visit was drafting a new Country Programme Document (CPD) for the Republic of
Belarus for the period 2006-2010. In the course of its preparation, the UNDP is
holding consultations with the Government of the country and other partners for
defining the frameworks of further cooperation between the Government and the
United Nations Development Program for the coming five years.
The national CORE Programme partners visited the Slavgorod District 24 September 2004 | UNDP
September 22-24, 2004, within the Calendar Action Plan of the Coordination Group of the CORE ("Cooperation for Rehabilitation") Programme, the national Programme partners visited the Slavgorod District with the aim to fetch out and promote the initiatives of local citizens, specialists and organizations.
A conference "Partnership of State and Private Sector – a Prerequisite of Social and Economic Growth" was held in Minsk 23 September 2004 | UNDP
the Minsk International Educational Centre (11 Gazety "Pravda" Avenue) hosted a
conference "Partnership of State and Private Sector – a Prerequisite of Social
and Economic Growth." The organizers were the UNDP Project "Promoting Enterprise
Activity through Public-Private Partnerships in Belarus" and the Ministry of
Economy of Belarus. Participants of the conference were officials of the
Republic's and local state bodies of management, MPs and public figures,
scientists and representatives of international organizations.
Drug Epidemiology Regional Seminar was held in Minsk 22 September 2004 | UNDP
From September 20 till 22 the BUMAD Drug Epidemiology Regional Seminar was held in Minsk. 10 participants from Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova per country took part in the seminar. The trainer was Mr. Tomas Zabransky (Czech Republic), an EU drug expert.
The WHO produced a series of guidelines for different audiences that have a critical role in suicide prevention 10 September 2004
With nearly 1 million people dying from suicide every year. It means that every 30 seconds someone settles his or her accounts with life of one's own accord. Suicide is cause No. 13 by the mortality rate. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Eastern European countries are the global leaders by the number of suicides per capita. On the other hand, the nations of the Latin America are least subject to self-murder.
8 September - International Literacy Day 06 September 2004
Each year from 1966 UNESCO has celebrated International Literacy Day with the aim to sensitize and mobilize international public opinion and to elicit their interest and active support for literacy activities – one of UNESCO’s major preoccupations since its first General Conference in 1946.
New Joint Project to Improve Energy Efficiency of Belarusian Enterprises 27 August 2004
August 25, the conference hall of the Minsk "Planeta" hotel hosted a setup workshop of the Project "Removing Obstacles to Improvement of Energy Efficiency of State-Owned Belarusian Enterprises. Phase B", which is jointly carried out by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations European Economic Commission (UNEEC) and the Committee for Energy Efficiency at the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.
Rehabilitation shelter for victims of trafficking in women opened in Minsk 01 August 2004 | UNDP
29 in the framework of the joint project of UNDP and the European Union and
“Combating trafficking in women in Belarus” a rehabilitation shelter for victims
of people trafficking was opened. The shelter was established on the basis of
one of the institutions subordinate to the Minsk City Executive
Human Development Report 2004: Cultural Liberty in Today’s Diverse World 22 July 2004 | UNDP Cultural freedoms should be embraced as basic human
rights and as necessities for the development of the increasingly diverse
societies of the 21st century, argues Human Development Report 2004: Cultural
Liberty in Today’s Diverse World in a pioneering examination of identity
politics around the world. The Report was launched on 15 July 2004 in Brussels
in public ceremonies with Prime Minister of Belgium Guy Verhofstadt and
Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mark Malloch
New Special Rapporteurs on Human Rights Appointed 13 July 2004
Mr. Michael Smith, the Chairman of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, has announced the names of 14 new Special Rapporteurs, who will be in charge of monitoring the observance of fundamental human rights standards.
July 11 – the World Population Day 11 July 2004
the countries worldwide mark the World Population Day and a ten years
anniversary of the historical International Conference on Population and
Development. Ten years ago, 179 coun-tries adopted a decision to improve the
living standards of women and their families, to ensure ac-cess to health
services, education, clean environment and reproductive rights.
IFC makes first real-sector investment in Belarus 01 July 2004
International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector financing arm of the
World Bank Group, has signed an agreement to make an equity investment of $3
million in Detroit Belarus Brewing Company (“DBBC”) and to lend $7 million to
CJSC Belarus Brewing Company (“BBC”). DBBC and BBC are participating in the
privatization of OJSC Dednovo Brewery (“Dednovo”), located in Bobruisk of the
Mohilev Region in Belarus.
Information and Communication Technologies and Education 30 June 2004 | UNDP
fourth round table discussion within the framework of the joint project of the UNDP Office in
Belarus and the Belarusian Government «Support to expanded use of information and communication technologies in the Republic of Belarus» which took place in Minsk on
the 28th of June this year was devoted to the issues of using ICT in education.
Belarusian and foreign experts, members of Belarusian parliament,
representatives of educational institutions and busineses and other stakeholders
participated in the discussion.
Belarusian Parliament has joined the Internet universe 29 June 2004
the Press Centre of the Government House held an official presentation of the
website of the Belarusian Parliament – www.house.gov.by. The Internet portal was
created by specialists of the Secretariat of the Chamber of Representatives and
the "Atlas" Scientific and Engineering Centre, Unitary Enterprise of the
Administrative Department of the President, within the framework of the joint
project of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Belarusian
Government "Assistance to Expand Usage of Information and Communication
Technologies in Belarus."
A week of art and documentary movies "Days of Films on Refugees" was held in Minsk 25 June 2004
20 the Pobeda movie theatre (20 Internatsionalnaya St.) hosted an opening
ceremony of the festival of art movies "Days of Films on Refugees". The
organizers of the event were the Representative Office of the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Belarus and the "Kinovideoprokat"
Unitary Enterprise (UE) of the Minsk City Executive Committee. The movie show
took place for the fourth time in Belarus and was dated to the World Refugees
Day marked annually on June 20 under the decision of the United Nations General
Belarus has signed the Framework Convention on Combating Tobacco 20 June 2004
Khvostov, Belarus' Ambassador to the USA, acting on behalf of the Government of
Be-larus, put the signature under the WHO Framework Convention on Combating
Tobacco. The Convention was initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO),
and obliges its participants to limit advertising of cigarettes and undertake
other measures to fight smoking.
Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Belarus Appointed 17 June 2004
and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) has approved the decision of
the UN Human Rights Commission to appoint a Special Rapporteur on human rights
in Belarus. This decision was taken despite objections of representatives of
Belarus, China, Cuba and Russian Federation. The task of the Special Rapporteur
will be to establishing direct contacts with the government and people of
Belarus with the aim to study the situation with human rights in the
Children's picture-show "…It is so fine to get back under the roof of one's home" opened in Minsk 03 June 2004
June 3 the National Museum of History and Culture of Belarus hosted an opening ceremony of a picture-show of children's works, which had been sent from all over the country to the contest of pictures, dedicated to the topic of refugees. The contest was organized by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus and the Liason Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Belarus, and its participants were more than 1000 schoolboys, including children refugees.
Sustainable Development Week held in Belarus 02 June 2004 | UNDP
the end of May the Sustainable Development Week was organized in Belarus within
the framework of the UNDP Project «Development and Internalization of the
National Sustainable Development Strategy within the Context of Belarus» with
the involvement of the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Natural Resources
and Environmental Protection, the National Sustainable Development Commission,
other agencies and the French Embassy.
The photo exhibition-installation “Door!?..” was held in Soligorsk 24 May 2004 | UNAIDS
From 16 to 22
May the photo exhibition-installation “Door!?..” was held in the Soligorsk
Palace of Culture (41 Kozlova street) organized by the Belarusian
non-governmental association “Positive movement”. The exhibition was organized
within the framework of the joint project of the UN Office in Belarus and the
Belarusian Government “Involvement of People Living with HIV and Their Families
into HIV/AIDS Prevention Activities”.
22 May is the International Day of Biodiversity 22 May 2004
In 1992 the
UN Conference in Rio de Janeiro identified the diversity of species, ecological
systems and landscapes as one of the priority agendas for policymakers and the
world community. Biological diversity was acknowledged as an integral pillar of
the world heritage and vital source of economic and social development of
humanity. However, at present many species and ecological systems are
endangered. Anthropogenic factor is one of the reasons why species are
disappearing at an alarming rate. That is why the Conference member-states
including Belarus signed the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The International scientific and practical conference "European Union Growth and Republic of Belarus on New Border" was held in Minsk 19 May 2004 | UNDP
The International scientific and practical conference "European Union Growth and Republic of Belarus on New Border" was held from 18 till 19 2004 in Minsk. For participation in the conference were invited scientists, lecturers of universities, staff of scientific-research institutions, leaders and staff of ministries, institutions, doctoral students, PhD students and MSc students. Scientists from Belarus, Russia, France, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, China and other countries participated in the conference.
Stars performed against AIDS 19 May 2004 | UNAIDS
the Minsk Palace of Sports hosted a charitable action "Sports and Music Stars
Against AIDS", organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
together with Maxim Mirny, a famous Belarusian tennis player.
Candles was lit to commemorate those died from HIV/AIDS 17 May 2004 | UNAIDS
On 14 May 2004 the concert
“Lighting the candles” to mark the International Day of Commemorating AIDS
Victims was organized in the “Babylon” Night Club within the framework of
the UNDP Project “HIV and vulnerable groups” which is implemented by the Youth
NGO “Vstrecha” and the Belarusian Association of UNESCO Clubs. This year the
worldwide actions were held under the common slogan “Turning Remembrance into
The Third International Forum of the Belarusian, Russian and Ukrainian Environmental NGOs 13 May 2004 | UNDP
On 11-12 May 2004 the city of Bryansk (the Russian Federation) hosted the Third International Forum of non-governmental organizations from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. The ways of engaging local communities of the three countries in the development and implementation of the Strategic Action Program and the National Action Plans on the ecological implementation of the Dnieper river basin topped the agenda of the Forum.
Youth Economic and Business Festival was held in Minsk 05 May 2004 | UNDP
11th Open Economic and Business Festival “Way to Success” was held in Minsk from
21 to 23 April. Methodological and expert support was provided by the
International Finance Corporation and the Joint Project of the United Nations
Development Program and the Belarusian Government "Assistance in Elaboration of
the Basic Foundation for a National Poverty Reduction Strategy in
Belarus has become a member of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development 04 May 2004
Elections to the subsidiary bodies of the UN Economic and Social Council were held on 4 May in the UN Headquarters in New York. Belarus became a member of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development and became a member of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme/United Nations Population Fund.
Chernobyl Heart 26 April 2004
world’s single worst nuclear accident, the tragedy at the Chernobyl power plant,
occurred 18 years ago this month. The impact on communities in Belarus, the
Russian Federation and Ukraine, however, remains severe today.
The unique charitable campaign «Sport and Pop Stars Against AIDS» will be held in Belarus 23 April 2004 | UNDP
The charitable campaign «Sport and Pop Stars Against AIDS» will be launched on 28 April 2004. The campaign is organized by the United Nations Development Program jointly with famous tennis player Maksim Mirny, UN Good Will Ambassador on HIV/AIDS in 2003-2004, and is supported by the Ministry of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus, the Minsk City Executive Committee and the AIDS Prevention Department of the National Center of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health.
Photo exhibition «This is Your Earth» was opened in Minsk 13 April 2004
On 12 April the Exhibition Hall of the Minsk Palace of Children and Youth hosted the award ceremony of the first international photo contest «This is Your Earth», organized within the framework of the UN Global Campaign for promoting the UN Millenium Declaration adopted at the UN Millenium Summit in September 2000.
Young people in Minsk built a model of the world they would like to live in 05 April 2004 | UNDP
22-26 March Minsk hosted the International Spring Discussion Camp for the
participants of the Internet Project «World We Live In». It is a traditional
meeting of schoolchildren, teachers and students involved in various Internet
projects of the iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) and the
Internet Education Federation.
Business closing procedures need to be deregulated 02 April 2004
On 1 April the Council of the Republic of Belarus’ National Assembly discussed the current procedure of legal entities’ liquidation and termination of private entrepreneurs’ business and possible improvements.
School of Traditions in Turov Will Work For the Future 30 March 2004 | UNDP
On 24 March
Turov, one of the most ancient towns in Belarus, hosted the session dedicated to
the establishment of the School of Traditions «Land of Ancestors». The event was
initiated by the UNDP Project «Development and Internalization of the National
Sustainable Development Strategy Within the Context of the Republic of Belarus»,
the World Bank Country Office and the Turov Department of the Belarusian Center
for Wild Nature Conservation. Among the participants of the roundtable were
representatives of the non-governmental organizations, local authorities,
Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental
WHO workshop to mark the World No-Tobacco Day 13 March 2004
On 10-12 March
the WHO Regional Office in Europe jointly with the Ministry of Health of the
Republic of Belarus organized a workshop in Minsk on strengthening the national
capacity of CIS countries on tobacco control.
The Roundtable «Information and Communication Technologies and State Governance. E-Government» 04 March 2004 | UNDP
On 3 March the roundtable «Information and Communication Technologies and State Governance. E-Government» was held in the House of Government in Minsk. The event brought together the Parliament members, government officials, representatives of business community and general public. International experts A. Danilin (Russia), A.Marusov (Ukraine) and A.Matulis (Lithuania) participated in the roundtable.
The World Bank intends to evaluate its strategy for Belarus 26 February 2004
Barbone, the World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, paid
a two-day-visit to Belarus to exchange views with Belarusian counterparts on the
country socio-economic situation and assess implementation of, early agreed with
the Government, the World Bank Country Assistance Strategy for Belarus for
Rehabilitation shelter for victims of trafficking in women 24 February 2004 | UNDP
On 24 February, Kevin
McGrath, Acting UN/UNDP Resident-Coordinator, met with Irina Aleksanova, Head of
the Labor and Social Protection Department of the Minsk City Executive
Committee. The sides discussed the issues related to the establishment of the
rehabilitation shelter for victims of trafficking within the framework of the
joint program of the European Commission and the UNDP «Combating trafficking in
women in the Republic of Belarus».
Two-day workshops on preventing trafficking in women will be held in Minsk and Vitebsk 19 February 2004 | UNDP
Within the framework of the joint project of the European Commission and the United Nations Development Program «Combating Trafficking in Women in the Republic of Belarus» it is expected to organize on 25-26 February in Minsk and on 6-7 April in Vitebsk two-day workshops «Information and Awareness Activities for Preventing Trafficking in Women in the Republic of Belarus».
The Internet project is under way 10 February 2004 | UNDP
A number of regional traininigs in computer skills, the use of Internet and subject-related search for medical information in the global network have been organized for medical doctors in January-February 2003 within the framework of IATP-Belarus Sub-Program (Internet Access and Training Program) of the UNDP Project «Assistance in Expanded Use of Information and Communication Technologies in the Republic of Belarus».
Training in basic skills of the Internet use was organized for medical doctors of the city railway hospital in the Internet Center of the Mogilev regional library. Given the professional needs of the audience, the focus was made on the health sector related sites and news mailing...
Teaching sustainable development basics from childhood 06 February 2004 | UNDP
end of January 2004 the set of educational materials in the Belarusian language
for children and teenagers aimed at promoting the knowledge about sustainable
development was published within the framework of the «Development and
Internalization of the National Sustainable Development Strategy Within the
Context of the Republic of Belarus» Project of United Nations Development
Program (UNDP). Financial support was provided by the Department of Public
Information of the UN Office in Belarus.
Asymmetries of transition will be discussed in the new National Human Development Report 04 February 2004 | UNDP
«The New Belarus’ Human Development Report should focus on the asymmetries of the transition period», — recommended the participants of the roundtable which was held in the UN Office at the end of 2003. Among the participants of the discussion were more than twenty Belarusian prominent researchers who have a broad participatory experience in the UNDP projects on drafting the national human development reports that have been implemented in Belarus since 1995.
Jan Egeland: «The World Should Not Forget About Chernobyl» 03 February 2004
Egeland, UN Under-Secretary-General/Coordinator for the International Chernobyl
Cooperation completed his visit to Belarus. The objective of Mr Egeland's visit
to Belarus was to familiarize with the human consequences of the Chernobyl
nuclear accident and social impacts experienced by the affected regions as well
as to discuss with the Belarusian authorities the issues related to the
implementation of the new resolution of the UN General Assembly on strengthening
international cooperation and coordination of efforts in investigating,
mitigating and minimizing the Chernobyl impacts.
Another Step Towards E-Society 30 January 2004 | UNDP
On 21 January the roundtable «Computerization and e-society in Belarus» was held in the House of Government. Among the participants were the Belarusian experts and Gintautas Babaravichius, a member of the Lithuanian Parliament, his assistant Arunas Bartusyavichus and Tatyana Yershova, General Director of the Moscow-based Institute of E-Society Development.
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator will visit Belarus 29 January 2004
Jan Egeland, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs
and Emergency Relief Coordinator, will visit Belarus from 31 January to 3
February 2004. The objective of Mr Egeland's visit to Belarus is to familiarize
with the human consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear accident and to discuss
with the Belarusian authorities the issues relating to the implementation of the
new resolution of the UN General Assembly on strengthening international
cooperation and coordination of efforts in investigating, mitigating and
minimizing the Chernobyl impacts.
The Meeting of the Public Advisory Board of the UNDP Project on Sustainable Development 23 January 2004 | UNDP
The meeting of the Public Advisory Board of the Sustainable Development Project of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) was held on 22 January. This was the first meeting of the Board in 2004. The discussion at the meeting focused on the work plans of the Sustainable Development Project for 2004 and participation of the general public in implementing NSDS-2020.
Church and Community Council on HIV/AIDS may be established in Belarus 22 January 2004 | UNAIDS
A working meeting for discussing the idea of establishing the Church and Community Council on HIV/AIDS was held on 20 January in the conference hall of the UN Office in Belarus. Among the participants were representatives of the Belarusian Round Table on Inter-Church Aid, non-governmental associations “Positive movement”, “Social support”, “Alternative”, UN agencies and AIDS Prevention Center.
Extension of the UNDP Sustainable Development Project 20 January 2004 | UNDP
The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have decided to extend the UNDP Project "Development and Internalization of the National Sustainable Development Strategy within the Context of the Republic of Belarus" for the first six months of 2004. In 2004 the main activities of the project will include publication of NSDS - 2020 after it is approved by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus and organization of the international conference on sustainable development.
Experts to examine European population trends and policies 14 January 2004
The European Population Forum 2004 was held on 12-14 January in Geneva. The international experts on population and reproductive health issues met at the Palais des Nations to examine key issues in Europe and North America, their causes, consequences and policy responses. Participants of the Forum included professionals in the social, demographic, economic and health fields, representatives of the executive and legislative branches of governments, academia and research institutions, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and private sector.
«Computerization and e-society in Belarus» 14 January 2004 | UNDP
The roundtable «Computerization and e-society in Belarus» will be held on 21 January 2004 from 14.30 to 17.30 in the House of Government ( office 56).
The roundtable is the first in the series of events focusing on the work with the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus within the framework of the joint project of the UNDP Office in Belarus and the Belarusian Government «Support to expanded use of information and communication technologies in the Republic of Belarus».