UN Global Compact Initiative presented in Belarus 21 December 2005 | UNDP
A new United Nations initiative – “The Global Compact” – was presented to the Belarusian public and mass media during a conference held yesterday at the Minsk International Educational Center. Representatives of ministries and agencies, the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus, international organizations, enterprise associations and businessmen participated in the conference entitled “UN Global Compact Initiative: Opportunities for Building Partnerships of Government, Business Community and Civil Society”.
Youth consulting room on HIV/AIDS opened in Minsk 02 December 2005
A youth informational and educational consulting room on HIV/AIDS was opened yesterday on the premises of the AIDS prevention Department of the National Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health, in Minsk (3, Ulyanovskaya Street).
The Republic of Belarus joins the International Organization for Migration 30 November 2005
On 29 November
2005 during the 90th Session of the IOM Council in Geneva the Republic of
Belarus became a member of the International Organization for Migration. IOM
Membership gives Belarus the right to vote as well as take part in the
decision-making process of the Council. Besides, Belarus enjoys the right of
being involved in already running programmes or proposing new projects, which
correspond to the government’s interests and needs.
CORE Programme approves 34 new projects 25 November 2005 | UNDP
34 new projects were approved in the framework of the Chernobyl Cooperation for Rehabilitation (CORE) Programme at an Approval Board (AB) session held yesterday in Chechersk, Gomel region during which representatives from the 30 signatories to the CORE declaration met to review the progress of the programme.
Belarus makes progress in combating human trafficking 25 November 2005 | UNDP
Belarus has made considerable progress over the last years in combating
trafficking in human beings also thanks to a joint project of the European Union
and the United Nations Development Programme, officials stressed today at a
press-conference in Minsk dedicated to the project’s completion.
UNDP trains housing and communal services staff in biomass energy 22 November 2005 | UNDP
Specialists of housing and communal services of the Minsk region, dealing
with wood waste collection, treatment, transportation and burning, are being
trained this week in the framework of a UNDP project on Biomass Energy. This
week-long course is the first such training organized in Belarus.
"Mothers against Drugs" from Belarus became one of the winners of the UN Vienna Civil Society Award 21 November 2005
The winners of the annual United Nations Vienna Civil Society Award
established in 1999, which honours individuals and organizations who have made
outstanding contributions to the fight against drug abuse, crime and terrorism,
will receive their prizes in Vienna, Austria, today, 21 November. The 2005
winners are the Bogota Children's Shelter (Colombia), Mothers against Drugs
(Belarus) and the Rebirth Charity Organization (Iran).
Belarus has become a member of FAO 21 November 2005
On 19 November
2005 at the 33rd Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations (FAO) held in Rome, the FAO member states voted for accession of
the Republic of Belarus. In the congratulation speech FAO Director-General
Jacques Diouf noted a considerable contribution of Belarus to agricultural
development, nature management and environmental protection and stressed that
Belarus is striving for full-scale international cooperation in these
UNDP helps pupils to improve their radio-ecological knowledge 16 November 2005 | UNDP
An educational and counseling center was opened on 15 November in a secondary school of the Vaskovichy village of the Slavgorod district (the Mogilev region). The new center will help children and members of their families to build up practical skills of reducing the risk of radiation exposure, to learn how to assess the radiological situation and to make informed choices needed to develop safe behaviors.
UNDP presents new poverty publication to media 28 October 2005 | UNDP
A book entitled, Raising Living Standards as Social Policy Priority, was presented to journalists in Minsk today. The publication, which treats various aspects of social policy used for raising living standards in transition economies, is intended for a broad range of readers.
Workshop on combating human trafficking: building bridge from current to a new project 13 October 2005 | UNDP
A two-day international workshop on the coordination of law-enforcement agencies’ efforts to combat human trafficking has begun in Grodno. Organized in the framework of a joint project of the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), "Combating Trafficking in Women in the Republic of Belarus," the workshop is aimed at coordinating the efforts of various agencies and organizations to eradicate human trafficking.
Conference in Minsk reviewing results of UNDP project for women leaders 07 October 2005 | UNDP
A final conference in the framework of the United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP)’s project, “Support to Expanding Public Space for Women in
Belarus,” was held in Minsk. The conference, which was entitled, “Breaking
through the Glass Ceiling,” reviewed the results of the project that
started in spring 2002, and exchanged experience among project participants with
regard to gender development in Belarus.
Special Rapporteur ON Belarus to visit Baltic Countries 19 September 2005
The Special Rapporteur on the situation in Belarus of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Adrian Severin, will visit Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from 18 to 24 September 2005. The mission will take place in the Baltic States because the Government of Belarus has denied the Special Rapporteur access to that country.
UNDP promotes development of impact assessment practices in Belarus 19 September 2005 | UNDP
International strategies of impact assessment of legislation were presented today in Minsk during a training on “Practical aspects of the impact assessment of legislation: national and international experience” organized by UNDP. The training promotes the development of impact assessment practices in Belarus with a focus on Regulatory Impact Analysis - an integrating tool of impact assessment activities.
NEXUS between Asylum and Migration Seminar 16 September 2005
Within the EU TACIS – UNHCR project on strengthening the national asylum
system, the UNHCR Office in Belarus held the seminar on Nexus between
Asylum and Migration that took place on 16 September 2005 at the National
cultural information Center (Oktiabrskaya St. 5).
UNDP launches training seminars on HIV treatment for youth and teachers 16 September 2005
A series of training seminars for youth and teachers on treating HIV was launched in Grodno, Belarus, on 15 and 16 September as part of the UNDP project “HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment in the Republic of Belarus”. Twenty-five youth activists of the Grodno region are attending one of the workshops, “Peculiarities of HIV/AIDS Prevention and the Promotion of a Healthy Lifestyle among Youths,” including representatives of youth NGOs, school leaders and students’ self-government bodies.
EU/UNDP Project held International Workshop in Kyiv 16 August 2005 | UNDP
Only through close cooperation can countries efficiently counteract
human trafficking was the conclusion of participants in an international
workshop held in Kyiv between 11 and 13 in the framework of a joint project of
the European Union and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) aimed at
combating trafficking in women in the Republic of Belarus.
UNDP welcomes Belarus' decision to accede to Kyoto Protocol 15 August 2005 | UNDP
UNDP has welcomes today the decision of Belarus to accede to the Kyoto
Protocol – a key international mechanism to mitigate global climate change. A
decree to this effect was signed by the President of Belarus on Friday 13, 2005.
The protocol will enter into force for Belarus on the ninetieth day following
the date of deposit of its instrument of accession with the UN
UNDP, GEF Small Grants Programme in Belarus presented in Grodno and Brest 12 August 2005 | UNDP
The recently launched UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme in Belarus (SGP) was presented
in the regional towns of Grodno and Brest during the course of two information
seminars held on 11 and 12 August. Representatives of Grodno and Brest regional
executive committees, regional committees of natural resources and environmental
protection and representatives of NGOs and the scientific community have taken
part in these events.
Tenth International Summer University of UNESCO Clubs opens in Belarus 09 August 2005
opening ceremony for the 10th International Summer University of UNESCO Clubs
was held at the Foton summer health camp on August 8. An important aspect of the
jubilee university's activities will be workshops on the prevention of HIV/AIDS
and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, which are part of the information and
educational component of the UNDP's project aimed at the prevention and
treatment of HIV/AIDS in Belarus.
Commemoration of Ruth Waller, UNRRA staff in Belarus 04 August 2005
"We gathered today to pay
tribute to Ms. Ruth Waller, one of the first UN staff members who lost their
lives in service to humanity. Her life and her work for the UN Relief and
Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) is a shining model of human bravery and
solidarity in the face of challenges facing our world."
UNDP, Global Environmental Facility launch Small Grants Programme in Belarus 03 August 2005 | UNDP
The Small Grants Programme
(SGP) of the Global Environmental Facility has been launched in Belarus
yesterday at a UNDP conference attended by Government officials, representatives
from NGOs and scientific circles. The Programme will provide grants of up to
50,000 US dollars to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based
organizations (CBOs) working in the sphere of environment.
UNDP and SDC sign cost-sharing agreement on Chernobyl CORE projects 02 August 2005 | UNDP
Seven small-scale projects approved in the framework of the Cooperation for Rehabilitation Programme (CORE) in Belarus will receive funding under a cost-sharing agreement signed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The projects, totaling just under 53,000 US dollars, are local initiatives from three districts affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe, Chechersk, Slavgorod and Stolin.
UNDP project promotes development of agro-tourism in Belarus 25 July 2005 | UNDP
The successful development of agro-tourism in Belarus requires an
improvement of the legal basis, local authorities should be encouraged to
prepare projects, and a competitive brand in the given sphere of services must
be created. These were the conclusion of the participants at a conference held
from July 21-23 in the Zel’vensky district of the Grodno Region. The conference was organized at the initiative of the UNDP and the Belarus Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection
UNICEF signs the Declaration of Principles of the CORE Programme 14 July 2005
2005 has seen the official signing ceremony of the Declaration of Principles of
the CORE Programme (“Cooperation for Rehabilitation”) by UNICEF, 29th
co-signatory of the Declaration. The Declaration has been signed by UNICEF
Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe, Commonwealth of Independent
States and Baltic States Ms. Maria Kalivis.
NEW EU/UNDP border management programme launched in Belarus 07 July 2005 | UNDP
A new two-year programme of the European Union on enhancing border management in the Republic
of Belarus (BOMBEL 1) was launched in Belarus. The programme will be co-financed
by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The primary objective of BOMBEL 1 Programme is to facilitate the integration of the Border Guards of the Republic of Belarus into the common system of the European standards.
Drive is over, antidrug effort to carry on 29 June 2005 | UNDP
final stage of a regional drive for the prevention of drug addiction, "The Minsk
Region Against Drugs," was held in Soligorsk on June 24, the eve of the
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, in the framework
of the Belarus/Ukraine/Moldova Actions on Drugs (BUMAD) programme funded by the
European Union and the United Nations Development Programme
UNDP launches systematic work to teach doctors all aspects of HIV treatment 24 June 2005
A two–day training workshop for doctors on the "Treatment and Prevention of HIV Infection," held in the framework of a special project of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), came to an end today in Minsk.
The workshop was the final stage of a two–week HIV
Infection Treatment course for doctors held at the
Belarusian Postgraduate Medical Education Academy.
The anonymous office of comprehensive services for drug users opens in Minsk 07 June 2005 | UNDP
An anonymous office of comprehensive services for injection drug users, called "Your Choice," opened in the city’s drug and alcohol treatment center at 162 Mayakovskogo Street in Minsk on June 6. The
opening of the office became possible thanks to a project aimed at increasing
the efficiency of social assistance programs to care for drug addicts in
Belarus. The project is part of the Belarus/Ukraine/Moldova Actions on Drugs
(BUMAD) program funded by the European Union and the United Nations Development
New chair urges Belarus to accelerate accession work 30 May 2005
The seventh meeting of the Working Party for the accession of Belarus to the WTO was held on May 24, 2005 presided by the new chairperson Ambassador Mia Horn af Rantzien of Sweden.The delegation of Belarus was led by Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Andrei Kobyakov.
BUMAD programme promotes healthy lifestyle as alternative to drugs 25 May 2005 | UNDP
A series of
events offering youths an alternative to the use of drugs through the promotion
of a healthy lifestyle and sports were held in two cities of the Minsk region
this past weekend as part of the Belarus/Ukraine/Moldova Actions on Drugs
(BUMAD) programme funded by the European Union and the United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP).
An action dedicated to the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial was held in Minsk 14 May 2005
May 14, the Orthodox Laity in Honour of Madonna's Icon "All Grieves' Joy" (Minsk, 65 Pritytskogo Street) held, with the support of the UN Office in Belarus, a church and public action "Light a Candle," dedicated to the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. During the action, they chanted a requiem and performed a joint concert of the "Art Harmonicum" Accordion Orchestra and the Minsk School of Bell Ringers.
Agrotourism can help reduce rural poverty UNDP seminar say 06 May 2005 | UNDP
the possible ways to address rural poverty is to create new jobs in the field of
agro-tourism, said participants of a two-day seminar ending today in the Rossony
District of the Vitebsk Region, in the framework of a UNDP project. The seminar
provided participants with information on the national legal basis for the
development of rural areas and tourism; considered utilizing microcrediting as a
tool for promoting rural business; and encouraged cooperation of local
authorities and farmers.
UNDP/EU project BUMAD, to hold seminar on legal cooperation 03 May 2005 | UNDP
On May 11-13, the Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Anti-Drug Programme (BUMAD), jointly funded by the UNDP and
the European Union, will hold a national seminar entitled: “Implementing the
norms of international law on extradition and mutual legal assistance into
national law and practice”. The seminar is conducted within one of the BUMAD Programme component which aims at reinforcement and harmonization of the Belarusian national legislative and regulatory frameworks in the area of drug control in accordance with the international standards.
The International Photo Contest "Sports for Peace and Development" 02 May 2005
Nations has declared the year 2005 to be the International Year of Sport and
Physical Education, as the means to promote education, health, development, and
peace. The relevancy of the topic is beyond doubt and actual for many nations of
various countries. To mark the International Year of Sport and Physical
Education, the United Nations Office in Belarus together with the "Krayavid"
Photographic Studio of the Minsk State Palace of Children and Youth and the
"Photo Arts" Belarusian Non-Governmental Association held the Second
International Photo Contest "Sports for Peace and Development."
UNDP trains managers of consulting units on HIV/AIDS prevention among drug users 29 April 2005
Twenty three managers of Anonymous Consulting Units (ACU) from the
Minsk, Vitebsk and Gomel regions of Belarus, learned skills on the prevention of
HIV/AIDS among injecting drug users during a three-day workshop on the
"Efficient Management of an ACU" ending today near Minsk. The workshop is the
first in a long-term training course for managers and coordinators of Anonymous
Consulting Units organized under a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)'s
project on HIV/AIDS prevention.
UNDP workshop prepares teachers to train youth on HIV/AIDS prevention 28 April 2005
two-day national workshop on the "Organization and Dissemination of Information
and Educational Work on HIV/AIDS" prepared education professionals to train
young students on methods of HIV/AIDS prevention. The workshop, which ended in
Minsk today, was held in the framework of the United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP)'s project “Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Republic
of Belarus”. The country's Ministry of Education was a co-organizer of the
Nineteen Years after Chernobyl, Misconceptions Prevail 26 April 2005
two decades after the devastating accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant
on 26 April 1986, residents of areas affected by radioactive contamination in
Belarus, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine still lack the information they
need to lead healthy, productive lives, according to a new report from the
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Instead, misconceptions and myths
about the threat of radiation prevail, promoting a paralyzing fatalism among
residents about their own health.
Workshop for representatives of the mass media 26 April 2005
On 27 –
29 April, 2005 the UNHCR Office in Belarus in cooperation with the International
Public Association for UN Studies, Information and Educational Programmes and
the Belarusian State University conducts a workshop in Brest for journalists on
how to write about refuge issues in the media. The workshop is organised in the
framework of the joint EU TACIS -UNHCR project aimed at strengthening the
national asylum system in the Republic of Belarus.
UNFPA held the Practical Workshop for teachers of medical colleges 20 April 2005
April 19-20, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health of Belarus, held the National Practical Workshop for teachers of medical colleges.
The meeting considered the experience of introduction into the curriculum and the future prospects of the elective training course "Consulting Teenagers and Youth on Reproductive Health Issues."
Contest "A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body!" 19 April 2005
The nationwide contest «A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body» dedicated to the International Year of Sport and Physical Training is under way in Belarus. The contest is a joint initiative of the «Narodnaya Gazeta» Editorial Board, the National Olympics Committee, the Belarusian Physical Training and Sport Society «Dynamo» and the UN Office in Belarus.
CORE Programme is a key tool for Chernobyl long-term recovery in Belarus, UNDP says 12 April 2005 | UNDP
the Cooperation and Rehabilitation (CORE) Programme in Belarus as a unique
framework to mobilize and coordinate rehabilitation and recovery efforts by
international, national and local donors and partners, UN Resident Cordinator
and UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus, Ms Cihan Sultanoglu, said in Paris,
UNHCR announced a contest of scholarships for students and postgraduates 07 April 2005
objective of the contest is to provide financial support for the most talented
Belarusian students and postgraduates, who are involved in studying the issues
of refugees, statelessness, cross-cultural relations and migration. It is
planned that, the winners of the contest will be granted with monthly
scholarship at the rate of about 200 000 Belarusian rubles in period from
September till December 2005.
UNDP, EU project on combating trafficking in women in Belarus is presented to diplomats 01 April 2005 | UNDP
joint project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the
European Union on combating trafficking in women in Belarus was presented today
to Minsk-based foreign diplomats. The presentation was intended to familiarize
the diplomatic corps with the achievements attained in almost two years by the
project in tackling human trafficking Belarus.
Workshop on Inclusion Clauses of the 1951 Refugee Convention 29 March 2005
the EU TACIS – UNHCR project on strengthening the national asylum system, the
UNHCR Office in Belarus organises the seminar on inclusion clauses that will
take place on 2005 March, 31 and April, 1 at the Minsk International Educational
UNDP trains personnel of Belarus' correctional institutions on HIV/AIDS prevention 24 March 2005
A two-day seminar, ending in
Minsk today, trained medical workers of Belarus’ correctional institutions to
work with volunteer inmates and prison personnel in the prevention and treatment
of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The seminar was part of
a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project on prevention and
treatment of HIV/AIDS and was co-organized by the Penal Department of the
Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’ launched in Belarus 22 March 2005
International Decade for Action ”Water for Life” was launched in Minsk today at a
ceremony attended by Government officials, NGOs, academics and the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP
Resident Representative. It will be followed by two expert roundtables on the situation of water in Belarus.
UNDP project trains advisers on HIV/AIDS prevention 21 March 2005
Teams of volunteers and outreach workers were trained last weekend to
provide advice to risk groups on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and
sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs), during two workshops held in Minsk as part
of a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project carried out in
cooperation with the Belarus Ministry of Health.
HIV/AIDS in the spotlight in Belarusian Media 14 March 2005
journalists were awarded diplomas and valuable prizes at a ceremony held last
week after winning a national contest for the best newspaper stories on issues
related to HIV/AIDS and drug addiction. The contest, which was organized by the
UN Office in Belarus, the Belarusian Ministries of Health and Information and
the Belarusian National Youth Union, was aimed at drawing public attention to
problems related to the spread of HIV, drug addiction and venereal diseases, as
well as at pointing out measures to prevent these diseases.
World Bank prepares new lending operation in Belarus 02 March 2005
Bermingham, the World Bank Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, paid
a two-day-visit to Belarus to exchange views with Belarusian counterparts on the
country socio-economic situation, status of agreed programs and future plans.
Meetings with the Government representatives were focused on preparation of Post
Chernobyl Recovery Project, implementation of Social Infrastructure Retrofitting
Project, other areas of cooperation.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has funded a sewing mini-shop 01 March 2005
February 27, 2005, the "Eureka" Children and Youth Creativity Centre of the Frunzenskiy District of Minsk held the traditional holiday of children's fashion named "Kaleidoscope of Fantasies-2005."
During the event, a fashion show of a unique collection of clothes took place, which had been designed and tailored by young fashion designers. The "highlight" of the holiday was an opening ceremony of a sewing mini-shop, in which the premises repairs and the purchase of the sewing equipment had been funded by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Belarus.
Belarus reforms business registration procedure 28 February 2005
24, 2005, Minsk hosted a roundtable on the problems of state registration of
commercial organizations and individual entrepreneurs. The sitting was organized
by the International Financial Corporation (IFC) and the Ministry of Justice of
the Republic of Belarus under the IFC's Business Enabling Environment Project.
The participants were representatives of the Republic's governmental agencies,
employees of local executive-and-administrative bodies, members of SME
associations and law offices.
Drugs Expert Visits Belarus in EU/UNDP Programme 23 February 2005 | UNDP
A European Union drugs expert Paul Cook is visiting Belarus on 20-24 February as part of a
EU and United Nations Develoment Programme (UNDP) anti-drugs trafficking
programme — the Belarus/Ukraine/Moldova Actions on Drugs (BUMAD). Mr. Cook’s
visit is part of the preparations for a pilot campaign against drug spread to be
conducted under the BUMAD program from April through June this year.
Soligorsk opens service centre for injecting drug users 17 February 2005
A medical centre providing services to injecting drug users while preserving their anonymity was opened in February inside the premises of the Soligorsk City Centre for Hygiene and Epidemiology. The Centre, which was named "Your Choice", has been established under a EU/UNDP: “Programme of Assistance for the Prevention of Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking in Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova”.
February 14, Mogilyov hosted an action "Time to Love – Time to Think" 14 February 2005
14, on St. Valentine's Day, the city of Mogilyov hosted an action "Time to Love
– Time to Think," organized under the Project "Expansion of Access of Youth to
Services and Information in the Sphere of Reproductive Health," which is
implemented with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
UNDP to hold a series of seminars on Chernobyl 14 February 2005 | UNDP
February 17 in Brest region within the framework of the UNDP support project for
the CORE Programme and with support of the SDC an integration workshop will be
held. At the end of February – beginning of March this year the CORE programme
Coordination Team within the component “Local Coordination and Integration” of
the UNDP support project is planning a series of mini-trainings for the project
proposals initiators in the four CORE districts.
February 17, the "Brigantina" Vitebsk cinema will show the "Ally's Dream" documentary 14 February 2005 | UNDP
17 February, the "Brigantina" Vitebsk cinema will show the "Ally's Dream" documentary, which was filmed under the EU/UNDP Project "Combating Trafficking in Women in the Republic of Belarus." The most of the audience will make School Director Assistants for Upbringing. After the film, a meeting with the representatives of the Project will take place.
Citizens of Belarus make donations to help tsunami victims 09 February 2005
tsunami attack that happened on December 26, 2004, in the South-Eastern Asia was
the heaviest of all calamities, to which the United Nations had to react
throughout its 60-years history. According to the latest data, the Indian Ocean
tsunami killed more than two hundred thousand people and injured five hundred
thousand more. About five million people lost their homes, food and means of
A seminar on the Strategic Environmental Assessment was held in Belarus 08 February 2005 | UNDP
February 8, the "Hope 21st Century" Children Rehabilitation Centre hosted a practical seminar "Approaches Used at Making Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and SEA – Similarities and Distinctions," held under the initiative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Office in Belarus.
Information technologies come to boarding schools 07 February 2005
A workshop for social teachers and psychologists of the boarding schools of the Minsk Region "Information Technologies in the Education Process of Boarding Schools" was held on February 4 in the computer class of the "United Way" BROO. The event was a part of the computer education process of specialists of the boarding schools of the Minsk Region, carried out by the experts of the "Focus Group" Public Association under the Project "Internet – Boarding School."
Minsk International Workshop considers biomass usage issues 04 February 2005 | UNDP
February 3, the Conference Hall of the "Yubileynaya" Hotel in Minsk
hosted a workshop, named same as the Project of the UNDP "Biomass Energy for
Heating and Hot Water Supply in Belarus." The event, which was attended by about
a hundred participants from Belarus, Russia, Belgium, Estonia, Latvia, Finland,
and Austria, was dedicated to considering modern technologies of woodwaste
combustion for thermal and electric power generation, and to sharing
international experiences in manufacture of boilers and construction of boiler
houses and thermal power plants (TPPs), which use biomass as fuel.
The Internet now answers entrepreneurs' questions on how to run business 24 January 2005 | UNDP
Belarusian entrepreneurs have acquired a competent helper – the www.info.minsk.by electronic city information system, designed by the "Information Society" National Public Association (NPA) under the Joint Project of the of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Government of the Republic of Belarus "Promoting Enterprise Activity through Public-Private Partnerships in Belarus." Some of these days, the presentation of the Internet web site has taken place during the summing up procedure of the second mini-grants tender, which was directed at infrastructural support of small businesses.
UNDP started implementation of the project on HIV/AIDS prevention in Belarus 18 January 2005
The United Nations Development
Programme jointly with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus started
the implementation of international technical assistance project «Prevention and
Treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Belarus”. The Project was approved by
the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of Belarus and is funded by the
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which represents
partnership between governments, civil society and the private sector with the
Secretariat in Geneva (Switzerland).
Belarusian organisations and individuals can donate in support of tsunami victims 06 January 2005
Spearheading the international effort to bring relief to the victims of
last week's devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, United Nations Secretary-General
Kofi Annan on 6 January launched a $977 million flash appeal for emergency aid –
by far the largest ever for a natural disaster and almost three times the
previous record. “As we grieve for the dead and pray for those still searching
for loved ones, we have a duty to the survivors,” Mr. Annan told a meeting of
world leaders in Jakarta, Indonesia, calling for a concerted effort to prevent a
second wave of death from preventable causes due to polluted water, and a third
wave of despair where people cannot recover their livelihoods, homes or