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Project Number:


Project Title:

00062779 Preventing, Fighting and Addressing the Social Consequences of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Republic of Belarus


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Project Objective & Brief Description:

The Project is funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the European Commission. The Project is registered as project of international technical assistance on January 28, 2009 # 2/09/000389 by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus.

The project aims to enhance national capacities in fighting trafficking in human beings (THB) with preventive measures and better protection and rehabilitation of victims of trafficking. In particular, the project aims to improve coordination and information-sharing among responsible agencies and NGOs; to scale-up advocacy, trainings and awareness-raising campaigns geared at various target groups; to develop victim protection and reintegration programmes based on best international experience and practices; to enhance the capacity of rehabilitation centers, NGOs and local centers for social assistance to provide prevention services. The project will also contribute to generating part-time and long-term employment for women and young people.

Within the project framework the following major activities are planned:

   1.  Comprehensive research in the field of trafficking in human beings, including trafficking in children;
   2.  Review of national legislation and development of recommendations for further improvement of THB legislation;
   3.  Improvement and development of the system of coordination and sharing of information between the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Belarus and State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus; enhancement of capacity of the MoI and SBC in prosecution of traffickers;
   4.  Extension of the national network of anti-trafficking institutions and institutions rendering assistance and protection services to victims of THB;
   5.  Enhancement of capacity of the hotline and shelter for victims of THB;
   6.  Creation of a multi-service centre to promote youth employment;
   7.  Awareness raising campaign on THB among the population;
   8.  Improvement of participation of women in private sector on the local level;
   9.  Improvement of assistance to victims of THB in the criminal justice system.

Project Duration:


Project Location:


Project Budget:

EURO 1,334,550

Major sources of project financing:


Project delivery in previous fiscal years:

In 2010: US$ 1,353,000. Total: US$ 1,599,000

MDG Focus:

Public administration reform and anti-corruption

Designated Institution:

The Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Belarus

National Coordinator:

Contact Persons:

Project Manager:
Ms. Ekaterina Dyatlova
tel.: +375 29 353 07 53, tel./fax: (+ 375 17) 286 30 43

Public Relations Specialist:
Mr. Alexander Novikov
tel.: + 375 29 671 88 91, tel./fax: (+ 375 17) 286 30 43

Project National Coordinator:
Ms. Sergei Koltun, Deputy Head of the Department on Drug Control and Counter Trafficking in Human Beings of the Criminal Police of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Belarus

UNDP Programme Officer:
Ms. Inge Christensen
tel.: +375 17 227 48 76


Project Document:

Project Document

Project Reports/Publications:


The following results have been achieved under the Project in 2010

Project accomplishments (May 2010)

The following results have been achieved under the Project in 2009

Project Press Releases:

28 December 2010 | EU/UNDP/UNICEF Project Enhanced National Capacities in Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

9 December 2010 | Over 2,700 Students Received Knowledge about Safety Rules of Travelling Abroad

24 November 2010 | Future Journalists Taught to Report Professionally on Trafficking in Human Beings

13 November 2010 | Journalists of Regional Mass Media Learned the Peculiarities of Covering the Issue of Human Trafficking

15 October 2010 | Results of the Public Opinion Survey on the Situation in Combating Human Trafficking in Belarus Presented to the Public

11 October 2010 | Belarusian Specialists Learn Danish Experience of Combating Human Trafficking

13 September 2010 | Over 200 social protection specialists will receive training on rendering assistance to victims of human trafficking

31 May 2010 | Recommendations for Journalists on Covering the Issue of Human Trafficking Developed in Belarus

13 May 2010 | Centre to Promote Youth Employment and Participation of Youth in Private Sector Development Opens in Minsk

14 April 2010 | Belarusian Specialists Learn British Experience of Fighting Trafficking in Human Beings

03 December 2009 | Public Awareness Event for Youth УStop Human Trafficking!Ф Took Place in Minsk

20 October 2009 | Social Assistance to Victims of Human Trafficking in the Focus of the Joint EU-UNDP-UNICEF Project

21 July 2009 | New Joint Project on Preventing Human Trafficking Launched


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