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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...
Project Focuses to Reorient Peatlands Land Use UNDP/GEF Project Focuses to Reorient Peatlands Land Use from Arable Crops to Grasslands in the Brest Region of Belarus

06 June 2014: UNDP/GEF “Landscape approach to management of peatlands aiming at multiple ecological benefits” project (“Peatlands-2”) launched activities to convert degraded peatlands, formerly managed for intensive agriculture, to meadows that will be further used for mowing and pasture in the Biaroza Districts of the Brest Region in Belarus. During the first stage of the project’s activities around 200 ha of former arable lands were restored to grassland at two pilot sites.   More...
The workshop on development of human resources and training strategies and EU requirements/practice on border personnel recruitment and training systems will hold within the joint EU/UNDP Project AMBEL

02 June 2014: On 4–5 June 2014 UNDP in cooperation with the State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus (SBC) will hold a workshop on development of human resources and training strategies and EU requirements/practice on border personnel recruitment and training systems in Brest, Belarus with a reputable international expert of Lithuanian Republic and 14 representatives of the Border Service of Belarus.   More...
UNDP Administrator appoints three times Champion of the 2014 Winter Olympics Darya Domracheva as National UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

31 May 2014: Darya Domracheva, a biathlete widely known internationally and extremely popular in her country, Belarus, will be involved in UNDP activities to promote healthy lifestyles among children, teenagers and adults in Belarus.    More...
The UNDP Administrator Helen Clark meets the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko

30 May 2014: The UNDP Administrator Helen Clark during her four–day visit to Belarus met with the President Alexander Lukashenko. The meeting which took place on May, 30 was devoted to the discussion of the most important issues of relations between Belarus and the UNDP as well as the plans for future cooperation.
“Cooperation between Belarus and the United Nations Development Programme is efficient and targeted,” said Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.   More...
Helen Clark Opens UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Chernobyl in Minsk

30 May 2014: UNDP Administrator Helen Clark today opened the United Nations Inter–Agency Task Force on Chernobyl, a body which brings together UN agencies, the Governments of Belarus, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine and other international partners to discuss progress in tackling the Chernobyl legacy and the response priorities.   More...
Issues of public-private partnership were discussed at the international congress «PPP days in Belarus»

30 May 2014: A congress on public-private partnership - "PPP Days in Belarus" - was held for the first time in Belarus in Minsk on May 28 - 29, 2014. The Congress was organized within the framework of the joint project of EU, UNDP and Ministry of Economy of Belarus "Capacity Development to Support Implementation of Public–Private Partnership (PPP) in Belarus". The project is co-financed by the EU and implemented with the involvement of international expertise of the UN Economic Commission for Europe.   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...
More than 550 patricipants to take part in Public-Private Partnership Days in Belarus

29 May 2014: The first congress on public-private partnership has been taking place in Minsk as a part of the joint project of the EU, UNDP and Ministry of Economy of Belarus "Capacity Development to Support Implementation of Public–Private Partnerships in Belarus". During the event, the mechanisms of public–private partnership in Belarus in infrastructure projects have been discussing.   More...
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark to visit Belarus on 28–31 May

27 May 2014: UNDP Administrator Helen Clark will visit Belarus on 28–31 May 2014. The visit is intended to demonstrate the commitment of the UNDP to assisting Belarus in its efforts to promote sustainble development. The programme of the visit includes meetings with the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei and Minister of Economy Nikolay Snopkov. The meetings will address the results of the UNDP’s work in Belarus in recent years and discuss further collaboration. Miss Clark will visit the areas affected by the Chernobyl nuclear accident, including the town of Vietka in Homiel Region and the Polesye State Radiation and Ecology Reserve in the Homiel Region.   More...
UNDP/ Belarusian Energy Efficiency Department seminar highlighted energy efficiency value in industry and the building sector in Belarus

22 May 2014: The UNDP/GEF project “Improving Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings in Belarus” in cooperation with the Department on Energy Efficiency held a seminar “From Reducing Power Consumption in Industry to Energy Efficiency and Quality” on Thursday, May 22 in Minsk, Belarus.    More...
Public-private partnerships in Belarus to be debated in a three-day congress

20 May 2014: Belarus' first congress on public–private partnerships titled "Public–Private Partnership Days in Belarus" convenes on 27 — 30 May in Minsk, as a part of the joint project of the EU, UNDP and Ministry of Economy of Belarus "Capacity Development to Support Implementation of Public–Private Partnerships in Belarus".   More...
Ideas change our lives for the better: intermediate results of the USAID / UNDP LEED Project's local initiatives programme

08 May 2014: The contest of local initiatives in the sphere of ecotourism is successfully realized by USAID Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (LEED) project, implemented by UNDP. According to the results of the contest, the 35 most interesting and sustainable initiatives were selected for funding. Each of them is aimed at solving of current and socially important problems in the sphere of ecotourism.   More...
Environmental graffiti contest held in Kobryn

25 April 2014: On April 22, an environmental event on the occasion of the Earth Day was held in Kobryn (Brest region) by the EU/UNDP project Support to the development of a comprehensive framework for international environmental cooperation in the Republic of Belarus. The purpose of the event was to draw the attention of adolescents and young people to environmental issues and to remind about the necessity of waste sorting and to demonstrate to the town’s residents that container sites can become a good adornment to the courtyards of the town.   More...
UNDP and the Belarusian Ministry of Environment launched a joint event dedicated to the Mother Earth Day 2014 celebration

23 April 2014: Practical results from five UNDP implemented ongoing environment and energy efficient projects became a key interest point for the Belarusian media during a press cocktail, launched by UNDP and the Belarusian Ministry of Environment on 18 April 2014 to celebrate the International Mother Earth Day.  The event was organized in the “Seventh Heaven” restaurant of the hotel “Minsk” in Minsk, Belarus.   More...
EU/UNDP project launched in Belarus for conservation and sustainable management of peatlands

21 April 2014: On April 17, 2014, the introductory workshop within the EU project Clima East: Conservation and Sustainable Management of Peatlands in Belarus to Minimize Carbon Emissions and Help Ecosystems to Adapt to Climate Change was held in Drahičyn.   More...
Exhibition “Otdyh-2014” proves the popularity of Belarusian ecotourism services

15 April 2014: On April 9–12, tourism destinations of Brest and Hrodna regions (TDs) were represented at the international exhibition “Otdyh–2014” (Minsk, Belarus). Their participation in the event was organized by the USAID Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Project, implemented by UNDP.   More...
Belarus and Ukraine successfully completed the first pilot project on post-project analysis under the UNECE Espoo Convention

14 April 2014: On Tuesday 15 April, the results of the first pilot project on post–project analysis under the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) will be presented and discussed in a subregional conference in Minsk. UNECE, together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has assisted the two countries to monitor and analyse the transboundary environmental impacts of exploitation of the “Khotislavskoye” chalky deposits in Belarus, located just 250 metres from the Belarusian–Ukrainian border.   More...
MST efficiency: every invested dollar saves six dollars of the country’s budget

07 April 2014: At the round table in Minsk the results of a study on the efficiency of the methadone substitution therapy for drug addiction program implemented in Gomel Oblast have been presented. It was attended by the representatives of the UNDP, Ministry of Health, Global Fund to Fight AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria, law enforcement agencies and others. This research is one of the first studies conducted jointly by experts in the fields of economy and health care management. There have been received first results of the socio–economic effects for a 5–year term of the MST implementation.   More...
The progress of the Public-Private Partnership project in Belarus was discussed at the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus

03 April 2014: On April 3, 2014 Sanaka Samarasinha, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus, attended the Project Steering Council (PSC) meeting of the joint EU/UNDP project “Capacity Development to Support the Implementation of Public–Private Partnership (PPP) in Belarus”. The project is coordinated by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus. Nikolai Snopkov, the Minister of Economy and the National Project Coordinator, presided over the Project Steering Council meeting.     More...
Yelnya Reserve visit-centre: master-class on felting souvenirs

02 April 2014: On March 17–28, local community taught how to felt cute bird souvenirs for future eco–tourists during the training that was organized by the joint EU/UNDP project “Support to the development of a comprehensive framework for international environmental cooperation in the Republic of Belarus”.   More...
How do children see the countryside?

28 March 2014: Tune in to the Sunday rest today!  The USAID “Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development" Project, implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), invites you to take part in the voting for the best children’s drawing under informational campaign "Prostyja rečy", carried out by the Belarusian Public Association Country Escape”.   More...
Minsk hosts consultations on the implementation the recommendations of the first cycle of the UPR of Belarus to the UN Human Rights Council

27 March 2014: On March 26, Minsk hosted national consultations on the implementation the recommendations of the first cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Belarus to the UN Human Rights Council. The event was arranged upon the initiative of the UN/UNDP representative office in Minsk and the Belarusian Foreign Ministry with assistance of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.   More...
The strategies for development of tourism destinations of Brest and Hrodna regions were represented during the training “Business in the area of ecotourism” within the USAID/UNDP LEED project

26 March 2014: On March 21, the training for journalists “Business in the area of ecotourism” took place at the farmstead “Studzinka” (Hirsk village, Brest region). The event was organized by the USAID “Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development” Project, implemented by the UNDP.   More...
Sanaka Samarasinha reaffirms UNDP’s commitment to further support Belarus in its effort to promote environmental sustainability

26 March 2014: On March 26, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus Sanaka Samarasinha met with the Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Vladimi Tsalko.   More...
Ozone layer protection talks in Minsk with current and future members of the Customs Union to enforce Montreal Protocol provisions

25 March 2014: Delegations of the current members of the Customs Union between Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia and those of the prospective future members Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan elaborated – after 3 days of intensive discussions in the plenary and bilateral working groups – a set of recommendations and action points on how to enforce Montreal Protocol provisions in terms of mandatory reporting of imports, exports, production and destruction of ozone–depleting substances, mandatory national import / export licensing systems for any type of ODS and trade restrictions with non–Parties.   More...
We know how to collect waste held in Masty by the EU/UNDP project

24 March 2014: The environmental event We know how to collect waste organized by the EU/UNDP project Support to the development of a comprehensive framework for international environmental cooperation in the Republic of Belarus in cooperation with Masty district executive committee and local schools participating in the Green Schools programme was held in Masty (Hrodna region) within the information campaign for separate waste collection.   More...
Minsk hosts discussion on ozone-depleting substances tracking in the Customs Union

19 March 2014: On March 18–20 the meeting of the Contact Group on tracking ozone–depleting substances (ODS) and monitoring their consumption in the Customs Union (CU) takes place in Minsk. The meeting is organized by the Regional Ozone Network in Europe and Central Asia in cooperation with UNEP, UNDP, UNIDO and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus.   More...
Sanaka Samarasinha discusses cooperation with Supreme Court Chairman Valentin Sukalo

19 March 2014: On March 19, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus Sanaka Samarasinha met with Supreme Court Chairman Valentin Sukalo to discuss the results of the joint work and potential for future cooperation between the UN and the judiciary in Belarus.   More...
The silver coin ‘Hypericum tetrapterum’ presented on the World Wildlife Day

05 March 2014: On May 3, 2014, the World Wildlife Day, the first silver coin ‘Hypericum tetrapterum’ from the planned series ‘Revived Plants’  was officially presented at the National History Museum. The series is dedicated to the plants that had been deemed extinct but in recent years were found again in the territory of Belarus. The event was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection in association with the National Bank and the United Nations Development Programme in Belarus.   More...
Zero Discrimination Day. Tadjikistan and Belarus on line

03 March 2014: The first international Zero Discrimination Day was celebrated around the world on 1 March 2014. UNAIDS initiated the global support of the activities devoted to this Day. The sponsors of the activities devoted to Zero Discrimination Day believe that there are still a lot of people in the world who face inequality because of their race, religion, nationality, disability and other factors. The symbol of this campaign is a butterfly which is widely recognized as a sign of transformation. Zero Discrimination Day provides one more opportunity to discuss things which need to be changed.
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The World Wetlands Day celebrated in Miory

11 February 2014:
Environmental activities dedicated to the World Wetlands Day were held in Miory, Viciebsk region. Such events as interactive classes, theatrical performances by local school children, games and quizzes were organized in partnership with the EU/UNDP project Support to the development of a comprehensive framework for international environmental cooperation in the Republic of Belarus by Miory Department of Education, teachers and students from Green Schools and Jeĺnia Reserve.    More...
Press-conference dedicated to the World Wetlands Day held in Minsk with participation of the UNDP

03 February 2014: The World Wetlands Day has been celebrated every year since 1997 in all countries throughout the world and Belarus is no exception. On January 31, 2014, a press–conference dedicated to the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands in the Republic of Belarus was held in the National Press Center in Minsk. The event was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection of the Republic of Belarus with participation of the UN Development Programme.   More...
Issues Related to the Implementation of Belarus’ Strategy for the Phase-Out of HCFCs are Discussed under UNDP Project

20 December 2013: On December 19, a nation-wide seminar on the implementation of the "Strategy of the Republic of Belarus on the Phase-out of HCFCs (hydrochlorofluorocarbons) for the period up to 2020" was held in Minsk.   More...
Smarhoń Border Training CenterNew Joint EU/UNDP Project Officially Launched in Smarhoń Border Training Center

12 December 2013: A new joint EU/UNDP project, “Supporting the Republic of Belarus in Addressing Irregular Migration and Promoting Human Rights of Vulnerable Migrants” (AMBEL), has been launched today at Smarhoń Border Training Center in the presence of high-ranked officials representing the State Border Committee of Belarus, European Union, UN Development Programme, International Organization for Migration, and other international organizations. Several NGOs involved in this project have also participated in the launch.   More...
Prospects of Establishing the National Public-Private Partnership Unit were Discussed in MinskProspects of Establishing the National Public-Private Partnership Unit were Discussed in Minsk

12 December 2013: A Round Table “Practical Steps to Establish the National Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Unit in the Republic of Belarus“ was held in President Hotel, Minsk, on December 10, 2013.   More...
“Above the sky” premiered on big screen“Above the sky” premiered on big screen

02 December 2013: Yesterday, on World AIDS Day in Minsk “Pobeda” (Victory) cinema at the annual film festival "Human dignity, equality and justice" the feature film "Above the sky" was premiered – the movie created by UNDP within the framework of a Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grant.   More...
The Yelnia Bog: 9000 Years of Beauty“Rare Habitats of Belarus” handbook and photography exhibition “The Yelnia Bog: 9000 Years of Beauty” presented in Minsk

30 November 2013: On 29 November, the National Art Museum hosted the official presentation of the handbook “Rare Habitats of Belarus” and the opening of the photography exhibition “The Yelnia Bog: 9000 Years of Beauty”. The organisers of the event were the United Nations Development Programme in Belarus and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus, with the support of Coca-Cola Beverages Belorussiya FE.   More...
HIV: new questions on the old subjectHIV: new questions on the old subject

28 November 2013: After 40 HIV is not an issue – is it truth or a myth? Why people are still afraid of undergoing HIV test? Is it easy to talk about HIV/AIDS in the family? These and many other questions and issues were discussed at Belarusian State Medical University during the national poster-press-talk show that was held yesterday in the lead-up to the World AIDS Day. The event was organized with the support of the Ministry of Health of Belarus and the United Nations Development Programme.   More...
Belarus will receive additional 9 million US dollars to fight tuberculosisBelarus will receive additional 9 million US dollars to fight tuberculosis

27 November 2013: The Grant Agreement on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria financing the second phase (2014-2015) of the UNDP technical assistance project “Introduction of the STOP TB strategy in Belarus particularly aimed at combating multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis” worth 9,086,898 US dollars was signed today at the Ministry of Health.   More...
Modern Opportunities for Export Development“Modern Opportunities for Export Development” Conference takes place in Minsk

26 November 2013: International conference organized November 26-27 in Minsk under the UNDP project “Promoting Trade and Enhancing Export Capacity in Belarus” discusses present-day opportunities for export development.   More...
EU/UNDP ProjectEU/UNDP Project Introduces Belarusian Delegation to International Best Practices of Public-Private Partnership

20 November 2013: A five day educational trip to Germany for the representatives of ministerial top authorities, oblast executive committees, banking and research institutions was organized in early November 2013 by the joint EU/UNDP and Ministry of Economy project on public-private partnership (PPP) with the support of the UN Economic Commission for Europe.   More...
Innovative Approach Innovative Approach is a Key to Success in the Contest of Local Initiatives Organized by LEED Project

18 November 2013: The USAID Project “Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development” implemented by UNDP has completed receipt of proposals for the contest of local initiatives aimed at building capacity of ecotourism businesses.   More...
Perspectives for People with Disabilities in Belarus Discussed at UNDP WorkshopPerspectives for People with Disabilities in Belarus Discussed at UNDP Workshop

11 November 2013: UNDP workshop “Disability-Inclusive Post-2015 Development: Practical Perspectives for Belarus” is held in Minsk on 11-12 November. The event brought together representatives of the governmental and international organizations, persons with disabilities and foreign experts.   More...
New project on Initial Implementation of Accelerated HCFC Phase Out launched

25 October 2013: The United Nations Development Programme in Belarus, with support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has launched its full-scale project “Initial Implementation of Accelerated HCFC Phase Out in the CEIT Region”. The National Executing agency is the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Republic of Belarus. The Inception Workshop, aimed at presenting the project to a wide range of stakeholders, took place at the “Stolitsa” Business Centre in the Victoria Hotel in Minsk.   More...
Public-private partnership aspects were discussed during the International conference in MinskPublic-private partnership aspects were discussed during the International conference in Minsk

22 October 2013: More than 150 representatives of governmental agencies, regional government bodies, private sector, business associations and unions of entrepreneurs, banks and financial institutions, academic circles, and public organizations took part in the conference ”Public-Private Partnership: Best International Practices and Perspectives for the Republic of Belarus”, which took place in Minsk on October 18.   More...
Boost Residential Energy EfficiencUNDP/GEF Project Held a Conference to Boost Residential Energy Efficiency in Belarus

17 October 2013: The IV International Conference “Energy Saving and Improving Energy Efficiency. Energy Efficiency in the Residential Sector: Current Trends and Practical Experience” which was held in Minsk today has become an international meeting place and discussion platform for nearly 200 decision makers and field experts who exchanged ideas and practices on energy efficiency issues with a focus on the housing construction.   More...
17 tourist destinations in the Hrodna and the Brest Regions have defined strategic priorities and development focuses

15 October 2013: The USAID project “Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development” implemented by UNDP in the Brest and the Hrodna Regions has completed strategic planning of eco-tourism development in the project areas. As a result, 17 eco-tourism development strategy papers have been elaborated for 17 tourist destinations.   More...
UNDP Administrator meets with Belarusian Foreign MinisterUNDP Administrator meets with Belarusian Foreign Minister

02 October 2013: Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Helen Clark met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei at the sidelines of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. During the meeting the parties discussed the UNDP projects implementation in Belarus and defined the areas of further cooperation.   More...
Miory Hosts Eco Fest and 7000 CranesMiory Hosts Eco Fest and 7000 Cranes

01 October 2013: The second Eco Fest “Cranes and Cranberries of Miory District” was held in Miory (Viciebsk Region) yesterday. It was organized by the EU/UNDP project “Support to the development of a comprehensive framework for international environmental cooperation in the Republic of Belarus” jointly with the Ministry of Natural Recourses and Environmental Protection, the Miory Executive Committee, NGO “APB Birdlife” and with support from Coca-Cola Beverages Belorussiya FE.   More...
On the Way to Public-Private Partnership

23 September 2013: A two-year EU/UNDP project “Capacity Development to Support Implementation of Public-Private Partnership in Belarus” has started in Belarus. The project is implemented by United Nations Development Programme in cooperation with United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and is financed by the EU and UNDP. The National Executing agency is the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus.   More...
Representatives of tourism destinations from Brest and Hrodna regions visited Estonia for best practices in ecotourism strategic planning

05 September 2013: The final study visit on European best practices in ecotourism strategies development took place on 28 August – 1 September 2013 in the framework of USAID “Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development” (LEED) Project, implemented by UNDP. Estonian ecotourism practitioners and experts shared advanced “green” approaches to management and marketing of tourism destinations, with a special focus on “green” strategic rural planning, “green” production and distribution of organic food, as well as orientation for eco–friendly tourism.   More...
“Above the Sky” TV- series Go on Air on 8 September

04 September 2013: United Nations Development Programme and TUT.BY web–portal present the “Above the Sky” TV–series. Filming was financed from the grant provided by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of the Interior, Belarusian State University and other organizations and establishments.   More...
17 – a lucky number of destinations of the “Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development” Project

28 August 2013: 48 promotional groups from Hrodna and Brest Oblasts in Belarus have participated in the contest of tourist destinations of USAID project, implemented by the UNDP under the auspice of the Ministry of Sports and Tourism. Most applications were of creative nature and were endorsed by convincing motivation letters and documents, expressing the willingness in developing public-private partnerships.   More...
Green Schools“Green Schools” Programme included into the list of optional courses for Belarusian schoolchildren

31 July 2013: The “Green Schools” Programme was approved by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection of as the national environmental educational project. The “Green Schools” optional course has been one of the tools of Programme’s implementation, officially included into the list of optional courses for all Belarusian schoolchildren.   More...
Film Attention! Goldenrod! Film ATTENTION! GOLDENROD! reports about a new ecologic threat

27 June 2013: The educational film Attention! Goldenrod! became available on the internet today. It informs about a new threat to Belarusian nature – the extensive spreading of the Canadian goldenrod. Its level of danger for the environment and people`s wellbeing places this alien species to the one raw with the Sosnowski cow parsnip and the potato beetle.   More...
Concept Paper on improving the court system in BelarusRoundtable on the advanced draft of the Concept Paper on improving the court system in Belarus was held in Minsk

26 June 2013: Yesterday the President-Hotel in Minsk served the venue for a roundtable held within the framework of the joint UNDP/UNICEF/UNHCR project “Facilitating the Improvement of the Court System in Belarus through the Development of the Specialisation of Courts” for discussion of the advanced draft of the Concept Paper on improving the court system in the Republic of Belarus.” The Concept Paper was developed by a team of national experts under the guidance of the project National Executing Agency – the Institute for Re-training and Qualification Upgrading of Judges, Prosecutors and Legal Professionals at the Belarusian State University.   More...
World Environment DayUNDP projects celebrated World Environment Day by holding two environmental actions

10 June 2013: On June 5, when World Environment Day is celebrated, the projects of UNDP, GEF and the EU in Belarus held two environmental actions. They were aimed at the maintenance of the populations of rare wetland bird species and drawing attention to the problem of garbage collection in recreational areas.
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Combating Human Trafficking on the Agenda of the Minsk International Workshop

29 May 2013: A two-day workshop on observing various aspects of human rights in the course of combating human trafficking for competent authorities of the Member States of the Group of Friends United against Human Trafficking (Group of Friends) and international organizations opened in Minsk on 29 May. During the workshop the participants will discuss unified approaches to implementation of international standards in protecting the rights of victims of trafficking, improvement of cooperation between law enforcement agencies of the Member States of the Group of Friends and international organizations, and ways to optimize observation of human rights in the course of preventing and combating human trafficking.   More...
Efficiency of Methadone Substitution Therapy in Belarus: figures speak for themselvesEfficiency of Methadone Substitution Therapy in Belarus: figures speak for themselves

23 May 2013: Belarus continues the expansion of the network of methadone substitution therapy offices. Currently, there are about 1,000 patients throughout the country. The 18th methadone substitution therapy point was opened today on the premises of the Homiel Tuberculosis and Narcological Dispensary. Implemented by UNDP ongoing grants of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria sponsored the repair and installation of the equipment. The total costs for the methadone substitution therapy program within the framework of the Global Fund grants have exceeded US$ 1,152,000 from January, 2010 to July, 2012.   More...
Proposed amendments to the legislation on ecotourism developed within the USAID/UNDP project to be submitted to the Council of Ministers

20 May 2013: By the end of May 2013, the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus, which is the National Implementing Agency for USAID Project “Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development” (LEED) implemented by UNDP, will have submitted the list of proposed amendments to the legislation on ecotourism, which were developed by the LEED Project, to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.   More...
UNDP Regional Director for Europe and the CIS has visited BelarusUNDP Regional Director for Europe and the CIS has visited Belarus

18 May 2013: Cihan Sultanoglu, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS (RBEC), has visited Belarus during May 15-17. On the first day of the visit Ms. Sultanoglu accompanied by Vladimir Tsalko, Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, visited the project areas of UNDP-GEF joint project “Biodiversity” in the Valožin district.   More...
Address by Cihan SULTANOĞLU, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, at the Regional Conference "The Middle–Income Countries’ Perspective on Sustainable Development in CIS, Eastern and Southern Europe"

16 May 2013: On behalf of the UN system, let me welcome the participants of today’s conference and congratulate the Government of Belarus for organizing this event and contributing to the discussion on the role of middle–income counties in addressing issues of sustainable development.   More...
New UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative Sanaka Samarasinha presented his credentials to the Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich

13 May 2013: 13 May 2013 – “UNDP programs and projects in Belarus cover different areas of the economy and meet the national priorities of Belarus”, the Head of the Belarusian Government said today at a meeting with new UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus Mr. Sanaka Samarasinha.   More...
International Workshop in Minsk International Workshop in Minsk Discusses Specialization of Economic Courts in Belarus

19 April 2013: Participants at an international research and practice workshop in Minsk have discussed ways for specialization of economic courts in Belarus and suggested improvements in the country’s legislation in the respective areas. The workshop was held at the Institute for Re-training and Qualification Upgrading of Judges, Prosecutors and Legal Professionals at the Belarusian State University on April 18, 2013.   More...
Ways to improve legislation in the sphere of agro- and ecotourism are discussed in BelarusWays to improve legislation in the sphere of agro- and ecotourism are discussed in Belarus

10 April 2013: Round table discussions were held in Hrodna and Brest regions of Belarus. The participants of the round tables aimed to elaborated approaches to improvement and modernization of legislation governing agro- and ecotourism sector. The events were organized by the Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Project of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that is implemented by UNDP.   More...
Network of Methadone Substitution Therapy Points is DevelopingNetwork of Methadone Substitution Therapy Points is Developing

11 February 2013: The 16th methadone substitution therapy point opened in Minsk on 8 February within the framework of the grants of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria which are implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the Ministry of Health.   More...
A project aimed at improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings has been launched in BelarusA project aimed at improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings has been launched in Belarus

28 January 2013: Belarus is starting a new project run by UNDP, the Global Environment Facility and the Department of Energy of the State Committee for Standardization. The project’s title is "Improving the Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings in the Republic of Belarus."   More...
Contest of Tourist Territories: From Application to StrategyContest of Tourist Territories: From Application to Strategy

14 December 2012: The contest for selection of the pilot tourist territories in Hrodna and Brest Regions for participation in the Project “Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development” supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the UN Development Programme is under way in Belarus. On December 4-13 the project staff organized a series of workshops to inform potential applicants about the project and formulation of applications. The project has thus provided advisory support to stakeholders and drawn attention of potential applicants from all districts of the Hrodna and the Brest Regions.   More...
Separated Municipal Waste Collection and Composting Started in MastySeparated Municipal Waste Collection and Composting Started in Masty

12 December 2012: A ceremony of transferring equipment for municipal waste collection was held on 12 December in Masty (the Hrodna Region). The equipment had been procured within the framework of the joint project of the European Union and the UN Development Programme “Support to the development of a comprehensive framework for international environmental cooperation in the Republic of Belarus”.   More...
The First Regional Aarhus Center Opened in HrodnaThe First Regional Aarhus Center Opened in Hrodna

18 November 2012: The Regional Aarhus Center established in the Hrodna Regional Committee of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection within the framework of EU/UNDP Project “Support to the development of a comprehensive framework for international environmental cooperation in the Republic of Belarus” was opened on 16 November.   More...
EC/UNDP Project Has Provided Equipment for Separate Waste Collection to the Kobryn Municipal Public Utility CompanyEC/UNDP Project Has Provided Equipment for Separate Waste Collection to the Kobryn Municipal Public Utility Company

16 November 2012: Yesterday, on the World Recycling Day, the first set of equipment for municipal solid waste collection was provided to the town of Kobryn (the Brest Region). The equipment had been procured within the framework of the joint project of the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme “Support to the development of a comprehensive framework for international environmental cooperation in the Republic of Belarus”.   More...
Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Project has been launched in Hrodna and Brest regions

08 October 2012: Kick–off round tables under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) “Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development” Project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme were held in Hrodna and Brest regions on October 3–4, 2012.   More...
First Ecological Festival “Cranes and Cranberries” Took Place in MioryFirst Ecological Festival “Cranes and Cranberries” Took Place in Miory

02 October 2012: The first ecological festival “Cranes and cranberries” was held on 30 September in Miory (the Viciebsk region). The event was organized by local authorities together with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection and “Birdlife Belarus” NGO with support from EU/UNDP Project “Support to the development of a comprehensive framework for international environmental cooperation in the Republic of Belarus” and assistance of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism of Belarus.   More...
USAID Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Project Launched in Belarus

06 September 2012: An opening ceremony of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Local Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (LEED) Project, implemented in Belarus by the United Nations Development Programme, was held in Minsk on September 5.   More...
New Project on Improving Belarus’ Court System Launched in Minsk

05 September 2012: Yesterday the Institute for Re-training and Upgrading Qualifications of Judges, Prosecutors and Legal Professionals at the Belarusian State University hosted the launch of the joint project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) “Facilitating the improvement of the court system in Belarus through the development of the specialisation of courts”.   More...
New National Human Development Report Will Review Competitive Advantages of Belarus’ Regions

20 July 2012: The UN Development Programme has launched the project on elaboration of the National Human Development Report for 2012-2013. The 9th NHDR for Belarus will present an analysis and assessment of the competitive advantages of each oblast of the country in close linkage with human capacity development.   More...
UNDP/GEF Project Organizes an Event for Conservation of “Returned” St. John’s Wort

14 June 2012: A nature conservation event aimed to conserve the Belarusian population of St. John’s wort (Hypericum Tetrapterum) was held today in the Telechany village (the Ivacevicy district of the Brest Oblast). The event is dedicated to the World Environment Day.   More...
Unit for Patients Suffering from Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Opens in Homiel

15 May 2012: Observance of infection control requirements is a prerequisite for effective treatment of tuberculosis. A renovated unit for patients suffering from multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) was opened in the Homiel Regional TB Hospital. The renovation works have been supported by the grant of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) which is managed by the UN Development Programme in Belarus.   More...
EU/UNDP Project Launched Public Information Campaign for Separate Waste Collection

04 May 2012: A series of interactive lessons on separate waste collection were held yesterday in seven schools of Masty and the Masty District (the Hrodna Region).   More...
Results of ICRIN Project Implementation in Belarus Have Been Presented

03 May 2012: The results of the Project “Development of International Chernobyl Research and Information Network (ICRIN)” in the Republic of Belarus were presented on 27 April in the conference hall of the Planeta Hotel in Minsk. The event was attended by the members of the Project Advisory Committee and beneficiaries of the international assistance who shared impressions and outlined plans for the future.   More...
First Results of the Information Strategy on HIV/AIDS Outlined at the Presentation of Its Manual

04 April 2012: The Manual on Information Strategy on HIV/AIDS in Belarus was presented today in the UN/UNDP Office. The publication summarizes the key concepts and messages of the Information Strategy Programme Document and is intended to support outreach work for the prevention of HIV infection.   More...
Ecological labels as one of the ways to protect the environment

20 March 2012: A roundtable “Ecological labeling in Belarus and in foreign countries” was organized on 20 March in Minsk by the European Union/UN Development Programme’s project “Support to the development of a comprehensive framework for international environmental cooperation in the Republic of Belarus”. The national implementing agency of the project is the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. One of the focuses of the joint project is a review of the most successful practices of using ecological labels in the European Union and subsequent elaboration of the required regulatory framework in Belarus.   More...
Substitution Therapy Point Opens in Barysau

06 March 2012: A drug substitution therapy point, which is already the 13th point in Belarus, opened today in Barysau. A network of substitution therapy points functions with the assistance of the grants of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria which are implemented by UNDP in cooperation with the Ministry of Health. Narcological dispensaries offering substitutions therapy have been renovated and provided with medical and laboratory equipment and alarm systems.   More...
List of rare biotopes of Belarus is proposed for public discussion

24 February 2012: The list of rare biotopes* of national and international significance and principles of their identification are developed in Belarus. The documents are prepared within UNDP/GEF project “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into Territorial Planning Policies and Practices in Belarus”. National implementing partner of the Project is Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus (MNREP).   More...
Filming Phase of “Beyond the Sky” Television Series Completed

26 January 2012: The television series has been filmed within the framework of a Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grant implemented by the United Nations Development Programme and aimed first and foremost at preventing HIV infection and reducing stigma and discrimination against HIV-positive people. Famous actors and actors who are just beginning their careers in the film industry, popular musicians, artists and sportsmen have starred in the film after going through the "people's casting."   More...
First Aaurhus Center to Open in Hrodna

18 January 2012: The regional Aarhus Center is to be established in the city of Hrodna within the framework of the joint project of the European Union and the UN Development Programme “Support to the development of a comprehensive framework for international environmental cooperation in the Republic of Belarus” (“Ecopartnership”). The Center is expected to help people to get an improved access to environmental information, to offer legal advice, to inform about the provisions of the Aarhus Convention and to involve the public and the student community in decision-making on environmental matters at the regional level.   More...
Calendar-2012 “It Affects Every Woman”: UNDP and Belarusian Stars Propose to Unite Efforts against Breast Cancer

30 December 2011: Famous Belarusian women have united for a noble purpose. They participated in a photo session for Calendar-2012 launching an information campaign against breast cancer “It affects every woman”.   More...
Human Development Report 2011 presented to the public

09 November 2011: A press-conference on the presentation of the Human Development Report 2011 took place today at the National Press Center of the Republic of Belarus. The HDR is a global analytical publication commissioned by the UN Development Programme and prepared annually by a group of international experts. This year’s report entitled “Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All” shows how sustainability is inextricably linked to equity and access to a better quality of life.   More...
Wards for HIV-Positive Children Put to Use on United Nations Day

24 October 2011: On the United Nations Day wards for patients living with HIV were put to use after renovation in the Children’s Infectious Diseases Hospital in Minsk. The renovation works were financed by the Project “Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Belarus – 2” which is implemented by the UN Development Programme in cooperation with the Belarusian Ministry of Health and is supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.   More...
UNDP/GEF Project Brings Back a Rare Flower

23 October 2011: On 20 October more than a thousand of sprouts of a rare flower – adenophora lilifolia – were planted in the Republican Biological Reserve “Sporauski” in the Biaroza district of the Brest Region. Planting became the final stage of works on rehabilitation of adenophora lilifolia performed by the staff of the Central Botanic Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus within the framework of UNDP/GEF Project “Catalyzing sustainability of the wetland protected area system in Belarusian Polesie through increased management efficiency and realigned land use practice”. The Zditau secondary school students actively participated in the event.   More...
The Results of the Largest Conference on Energy Efficiency Have Been Summarized

13 October 2011: The Second International Conference “Facilitation and Practical Experience of Attracting Investments in Energy Efficiency Improvements in the Republic of Belarus” was held in Minsk on 13 October within the framework of Belarus Sixteenth Energy and Environment Forum with support from the United Nations Development Programme. About 300 professionals from all regions of Belarus were given the opportunity to compare the experience of Belarus, Russia and Austria in the field of energy saving.   More...
Second Action on Restoration of Fish Population Held at Pripyat

07 October 2011: The second action on releasing more than 700 sterlet babies into the Pripyat river was held on 7 October in the Republican Landscape Reserve “Middle Pripyat” in the Luniniec district (the Brest region). The event was organized by UNDP/GEF joint project “Catalyzing Sustainability of the Wetland Protected Area System in Belarusian Polesie through Increased Management Efficiency and Realigned Land Use Practices” together with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Belarus. The first public action on stocking the Pripyat river with sterlet fish was held a year ago – on 19 October 2010 – also in the “Middle Pripyat”.   More...
The Valozhyn District is to Become a Center of Eco-Tourism

03 October 2011: The new land management plan of the Valozhyn district provides for conservation of its biological diversity, development of eco-tourism, creation of the republican-level landscape reserve and optimization of its administrative and territorial arrangements.   More...
Rahachou Residents Have Made One More Step Towards Art

29 September 2011: On 23 September the town of Rahachou (the Homiel Region) hosted the official inauguration of the local initiative “Make a step towards art!” implemented within the framework of the UN project “Development of International Chernobyl Research and Information Network (ICRIN)”. With the opening of the exhibition hall in the town center (50, Lenin street) the dream of many artists of the district has come true.   More...
ICT Center Opens in Vietka

16 September 2011: A ceremony of the opening of the Center for Access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) established within the framework of the Development of International Chernobyl Research and Information Network (ICRIN) Project was held yesterday in Vietka (the Homiel Region). People living in Vietka and nearby districts can now visit the ICT Center at their convenience and use modern computers offering access to high–speed Internet.   More...
First Youth Serial Soon in Belarus

01 August 2011: The first serial about today’s Belarusian young people and today’s Minsk which will present the best Belarusian contemporary music will be soon produced in Belarus. The genre of the serial is dramedy, the format – 8 series, 44 minutes each. The premiere is scheduled for February 14, 2012.   More...
Belarusian Farmers Visited French Counterparts With a Study Tour

14 July 2011: In early July livestock breeders and technologists from the Slaŭharad district visited the suburbs of Lyons (the Rhone–Alps region) with a study tour entitled “Dairy production in France”. During a week they studied local practices of cow breeding, fodder production, cheese making and distribution.   More...
UN Human Rights Council Condemns Election-Related Violence

17 June 2011: The United Nations Human Rights Council today voted to condemn human rights violations before, during and after the presidential elections in Belarus late last year and urged the Government to end what it described as the “persecution” of opposition leaders.   More...
Nature Conservation Action Held on the Eve of the International Day for Biodiversity

22 May 2011: A nature conservation action was held on 19 May in the Valožin district within the framework of UNDP/GEF project “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into Territorial Planning Policies and Practices”. The action was dedicated to the International Day for Biological Diversity which is observed every year on 22 May.   More...
Report on Trade Policy Influence on Human Development Presented to the Audience

29 April 2011:
The Report “Belarus: The Human Development Implications of Trade Policy” prepared by the UNDP Regional Project “Wider Europe: Aid for Trade for Central Asia, South Caucasus and Western CIS” with financial support from the Foreign Ministry of Finland has been presented today in Minsk.   More...
On International Mother Earth Day UNDP Projects Planted Trees and Rescued Amphibia

25 April 2011: Two nature conservation events supported by UN/UNDP Office in Belarus were organized on International Mother Earth Day which is celebrated worldwide on 22 April. Long-lived trees were planted in the Kletsk district of the Minsk Region upon initiative of the Ministry of Forestry of Belarus. The event was attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, UN Office staff and representatives of the Kletsk District Executive Committee and the Kletsk Forestry Administration Unit.   More...
UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Maria Sharapova marks Chernobyl anniversary with a message of hope

22 April 2011: In a global online video address published in advance of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova expresses her solidarity with hundreds of thousands of people who were uprooted from their homes surrounding the site.   More...
UN Experts: Socio-economic recovery of Chernobyl-affected areas requires regular governmental interventions

20 April 2011: April 19, 2011 – Kyiv – During the workshop "Life in the Chernobyl–affected Areas: Outlook into the Future" organised by the UN International Chernobyl Research and Information Network (ICRIN) experts of four UN agencies: the IAEA, UNDP, UNICEF, WHO and the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation have informed about the current state of the Chernobyl–affected areas in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.   More...
Taking Stock of Energy Marathon 2010

04 April 2011: The fourth national contest of school projects dedicated to energy saving and thrift – Energy Marathon 2010 – has drawn to a close. Its final phase took place in Homiel on March 31 – April 1, 2011. The contest organizers were the Department of Energy Efficiency under the State Standardization Committee, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, and the Homiel Region Executive Committee. For the second year in a row, the contest took place with support from the UNDP/GEF Project “Removing barriers to energy efficiency improvements in the state sector in Belarus.”   More...
Regional Report on Business Solutions to the Problem of Poverty Presented in Belarus

01 March 2011: A presentation of the UNDP Regional Report on “Business Solutions to Poverty” took place today at the National Press Center. Inclusive business models presume involvement of people in need as employees, manufacturers and entrepreneurs from the supply side as well as consumers or clients from the demand side. Such models provide for arranging mutually beneficial contacts and relations between businesses and poor people.   More...
The First Resource Center for Specialists on Drug Abuse Treatment Opens in the Country

09 February 2011: The opening of a new resource center for specialists who work in the field of drug use prevention and treatment has taken place today at the Minsk Region Narcological Dispensary as part of a grant provided by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and implemented by the UNDP. A substitution therapy office has already been in operation on the premises of the regional narcological dispensary as part of the grant, where approximately 50 patients have been receiving substitution therapy to mitigate the risk of HIV infection, and a social support office has been in operation as well.   More...
Belarus: Ban again calls on Government to release detainees

01 February 2011: Voicing concern at reports of harassment of political opponents in Belarus, Secretary–General Ban Ki–moon today reiterated his call for the release of journalists, opposition candidates and their supporters detained after recent presidential elections. “The Secretary–General continues to call for respect for the rule of law, democratic principles and protection of human rights in Belarus,” spokesman Farhan Haq told a news briefing in New York.   More...
EU/UNDP/UNICEF Project Enhanced National Capacities in Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

28 December 2010: The joint EU/UNDP/UNICEF project “Preventing, Fighting and Addressing the Social Consequences of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Republic of Belarus” has been completed. The project has extended knowledge and skills of specialists of educational establishments in prevention of trafficking in human beings, improved effectiveness of the system of social assistance and rehabilitation of victims of trafficking, enhanced capacity of the law-enforcement agencies in prosecution of criminals, improved cooperation of the relevant agencies and organizations, and raised public awareness about the issue of human trafficking.   More...
60 ideas which have changed the life in Homiel Region

14 December 2010: The overall results of the joint EU/UNDP Action “Combat the Negative Effects of Chernobyl Disaster in Belarus” were presented during the final press-conference in Minsk yesterday. This Action has been implemented since July 2009 in 4 target districts in Homiel Region (Choiniki District, Zytkavicy District, Vietka District, Buda-Kasaliova District).   More...
Over 2,700 Students Received Knowledge about Safety Rules of Travelling Abroad

09 December 2010: On 2-8 December, an awareness raising campaign “Stop Human Trafficking!” aimed at improving the knowledge of young people about the rules of safety when travelling abroad was held in Brest, Hrodna, Vitsiebsk, Mahiliou, and Homiel.   More...
HIV Epidemic Stabilized, but Too Early to Be Complacent

29 November 2010: A press conference dedicated to World AIDS Day was held at the National Press Center of Belarus today. It saw the participation of the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus Antonius Broek and Deputy Minister of Health/Senior Sanitary Physician of Belarus Oleg Arnautov.   More...
Future Journalists Taught to Report Professionally on Trafficking in Human Beings

24 November 2010: A series of lectures on reporting on the issue of human trafficking in the media was conducted at the Institute of Journalism of the Belarusian State University in the framework of the EU/UNDP/UNICEF project “Preventing, Fighting and Addressing the Social Consequences of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Republic of Belarus”. Over 100 students of the Faculty of Journalism of the Institute attended the lectures.    More...
Journalists of Regional Mass Media Learned the Peculiarities of Covering the Issue of Human Trafficking

13 November 2010: Over 50 journalists of Brest and Mahilioú oblasts participated in the seminars on covering the issue of human trafficking in the media, which were organized on 10 and 12 November in Brest and Mahilioú in the framework of the EU/UNDP/UNICEF project “Preventing, Fighting and Addressing the Social Consequences of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Republic of Belarus”.   More...
Human Development Report 2010 was presented in Minsk

06 November 2010: On November 5 the Institute of Journalism of the Belarusian State University hosted a presentation of the Human Development Report 2010 – global analytical publication commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme and prepared by a group of international experts.   More...
International Energy Center Began its Work in Belarus

31 October 2010: On October 29, 2010 an official opening ceremony of a Closed Joint Stock Company “International Energy Center” took place. The CJSC "International Energy Centre” was established in the framework of the UNDP/GEF Project “Removing Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvements in the state sector in Belarus” in cooperation with the Energy Efficiency Department under the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus.   More...
EU Allocates 5 Million Euro to a New Joint Project

25 October 2010: Today, a contribution agreement has been solemnly signed between the United Nations Development Programme and the European Union that envisages the allocation of funds – more than 5 million euro – to a new environmental project that will be implemented for 3 years in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus.   More...
UNDP/GEF Project Returns Sterlet Back to Pripyat

19 October 2010: There is a possibility that in the near future sterlet fish will be back in the Pripyat River. Making such a statement became possible due to the action on stocking the river with young fish of this valuable sturgeon specie, which took place today at the territory of the National Landscape Reserve “Middle Pripyat” in the Luninets District, Brest Region.   More...
Results of the Public Opinion Survey on the Situation in Combating Human Trafficking in Belarus Presented to the Public

15 October 2010: On 15 October, the results of the survey on youth awareness about the situation in the area of combating trafficking in human beings in Belarus were presented in Minsk at a round table organized in the framework of the EU/UNDP/UNICEF project “Preventing, Fighting and Addressing the Social Consequences of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Republic of Belarus”.    More...
Belarusian Specialists Learn Danish Experience of Combating Human Trafficking

11 October 2010: On 3-8 October, a study tour to Denmark for representatives of Belarusian counter-trafficking state and non-governmental organizations was organized in the framework of the EU-UNDP-UNICEF project “Preventing, Fighting and Addressing the Social Consequences of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Republic of Belarus”.    More...
One more contribution of the EU/UNDP action to Chernobyl children’s health and wellbeing

29 September 2010: Yesterday another three renovated educational establishments for the youngest residents of Homiel Region were officially opened. A Rehabilitation, Education and Development Center in Chojniki town, Crèche and Kindergarten No.3 in Vietka town, local Comprehensive Primary School in Pykhan village, Vietka District, have been renovated and newly equipped within a joint EU/UNDP action “Combat the Negative Effects of Chernobyl Disaster in Belarus”.   More...
Over 200 social protection specialists will receive training on rendering assistance to victims of human trafficking

13 September 2010: A training program for social protection specialists on rendering social and psychological assistance to victims of human trafficking has started in the framework of the joint EU-UNDP-UNICEF project “Preventing, Fighting and Addressing the Social Consequences of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Republic of Belarus”.   More...
Three new sites – three wishes came true

09 September 2010: The 7th of September was an important day for Gomel Oblast marked by a couple of memorable events. Three different but interesting and important for people project sites were officially opened under EU/UNDP action “Combat the Negative Effects of the Chernobyl Disaster in Belarus”. The residents of the Vetka city, Gomel Oblast together with the guests celebrated a move to a renovated and newly equipped residential building.   More...
A Present for the New School Year from a Joint EU/UNDP Project

30 August 2010: On the eve of September 1, as many as two children’s preschool institutions of the Homieĺ Region overjoyed their kindergarteners by new sports and gaming facilities. On August 27, a welcoming and modern gym/music hall opened after renovation in the Crèche and Kindergarten No. 2 in the town of Chojniki, and a playground was put in operation on the premises of the kindergarten in the village of Sudkava in the Chojniki District. That became possible thanks to the financial assistance of the EU/UNDP project "Combat the Negative Effects of the Chernobyl disaster in Belarus".   More...
The Largest Belarusian Fair Revived with the Support of an EU/UNDP Project

23 August 2010: On August 21, the urban-type settlement of Zeĺva (Hrodna Region) hosted Anna’s Fair – formerly one of the largest trade and entertainment festivals in Europe. The revival of the fair is the result of joint efforts undertaken by the administration of the settlement and the EU/UNDP project “Sustainable Development at Local Level” that aims to revive the traditions of ancestors. The project provided financial and advisory assistance to Zeĺva residents to resume the fair.   More...
A Consultative Centre for Support Related to the Issues of Small and Medium Business Starts to Operate in Homiel

19 August 2010: Yesterday, a Centre for Expert and Consultative Support Related to the Issues of Small and Medium Business established within the framework of the joint EU/UNDP “Combat the Negative Effects of the Chernobyl Disaster in Belarus” opened in Homieĺ. The Centre operates on the premises of the “Business Centre Ltd.” Over the course of the first three months, free consultations on the issues of small and medium business will be provided to local residents here.
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UNDP Administrator thanks Maria Sharapova

19 August 2010: In her open letter, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Helen Clark has thanked the UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Maria Sharapova for contributing 250,000 dollars towards expanding youth–oriented programmes in Belarus, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine, and has invited the tennis–player to participate in the events planned for 2011 and dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.   More...
Journalists from the European Union commended the progress of EC/UNDP project "Sustainable development at local level"

26 July 2010: 13 journalists representing media from Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania and the UK visited Belarus on July 22–24. One of the main objectives of the visit was to familiarize the citizens of EU Member States with specific projects, which the European Union is implementing in Belarus within the European Neighbourhood Policy.   More...
Maria Sharapova Gives Quarter Million Dollars for UNDP projects

01 July 2010: Gomel, Belarus — Maria Sharapova, tennis star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador, today made a personal contribution of US $250,000.00 to expand a UNDP–supported programme that provides sports and physical activities for youth in the area affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. A report from the 2005 Chernobyl Forum, involving eight specialized UN agencies and the governments of Belarus, Russia and the Ukraine, found that although the health–related effects of the disaster have cleared up, poverty and diseases related to alcohol, smoking, stress and poor diets remain serious threats to people living in the region.   More...
Maria Sharapova heads to Belarus to visit youth affected by Chernobyl disaster and support recovery projects

24 June 2010: Geneva/New York, 24 June 2010 — United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Maria Sharapova will head from the 2010 Wimbledon tournament, to Belarus to visit an area affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The tennis star plans to travel to the Gomel region where her charitable foundation has helped fund a number of UNDP youth-focused projects.   More...
Armament Depots under the Protection of a UNDP/OSCE Project

17 June 2010: The depots of small arms and light weapons (SALW) retrofitted under the joint UNDP/OSCE project “Capacity Building of Small Arms and Light Weapons Stockpile Management and Security” were inaugurated yesterday in the military unit No. 20193 in the town of Barysaŭ.   More...
Two first Infocentres for sustainable development and ecotourism opened in Belarus

14 June 2010: Two information centers for sustainable development and ecotourism, established within EU/UNDP joint project “Sustainable development at local level”, were inaugurated June 11-12 in Navapolack and village Zaborje (Rasony district, Viciebsk region). The activities of both centers include research, information and training seminars and workshops, rendering of library services for sustainable development.   More...
35 project ideas will be implemented by the end of the year 2010

08 June 2010: On 9 June 2010 the Project Ideas’ Contest organized under the joint EU/UNDP project “Combat the Negative Effects of the Chernobyl Disaster in Belarus” is declared closed and the final results are summed up. Thirty five project initiatives are recognized as winners of the contest and will be implemented in 4 target districts of Gomel Oblast, namely, Vetka, Zhitkovichy, Khoiniki and Buda-Koshelevo. The total funding will exceed 0.5 million USD.   More...
New opportunities for children from the Chernobyl-affected District

01 June 2010: Today, in Veliky Bor kindergarten / secondary school named after B.I. Sachenko (Khoiniki District, Gomel Region) the first ever children handicrafts fair was held under the EU/UNDP project "Combat the Negative Effects of the Chernobyl Disaster in Belarus”. The organization and running of the handicrafts fair was initiated and carried out by the local children themselves.   More...
Two Days in Belarus under the Slogan “Quit Smoking – Breathe Freely!”

31 May 2010: The residents of Belarusian cities became witnesses to unusual actions on the last days of spring. On May 30–31, everyone who wished to do so had an opportunity not only to quit smoking, but also to get a reward for doing it – a t–shirt with the picture of a green tree and with the slogan of the action “Breathe Freely!"  The action started on May 30 near the National Library – competitions for professional and amateur bicyclists took place there.   More...
Recommendations for Journalists on Covering the Issue of Human Trafficking Developed in Belarus

31 May 2010: For the first time, recommendations for journalists on covering the issue of human trafficking and related crimes have been developed in Belarus. The document was elaborated by the journalists of the national and regional media and students of the Institute of Journalism of the Belarusian State University with participation of international experts from Ukraine during the training “Covering the Issue of Human Trafficking in the Media” organized in the framework of the EU–UNDP–UNICEF project “Preventing, Fighting and Addressing the Social Consequences of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Republic of Belarus”.   More...
Belarus receives more than $24 million to fight HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis

24 May 2010: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has awarded two major grants Belarus which will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme. The grants allocate US $17 million to fight tuberculosis and US $7.5 million to fight HIV/AIDS for the years 2010–2013. Vladimir Potupchik, Vice Premier of Belarus and Chair of the Belarussian Association of anti–HIV/AIDS NGOs, signed the agreements on behalf of Belarus.   More...
Head and Employees of the UN Office in Belarus Take HIV Tests

17 May 2010: The action “I have taken an HIV test!” with the participation of Mr. Antonius Broek, UN Resident Coordinator / UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus, and employees of UN agencies has taken place today within the framework of the information campaign “The Red Line. Let’s Stop AIDS Together!” The objective of the event timed to International AIDS Memorial Day was to draw public attention to the issues of HIV and AIDS. By participating in the action, UN representatives honored the memory of those who had died from the disease.   More...
New Dam Becomes a Reliable Defender from Annual Floods

14 May 2010: May 14, 2010 – an opening of the road dam event took place in the village Zapesochye, Gomel Oblast, an anti–flood construction, unique by its idea and implementation. The ecologically friendly dam was constructed within the joint EU/UNDP project “Combat the Negative Effects of the Chernobyl Disaster in Belarus”. Zapesochje village is located on the right bank of the picturesque Pripyat River, which is notable forits tricky character and is often called the Belarusian Poseidon.   More...
Centre for Youth Employment Promotion and Youth Entrepreneurship Development Opens in Minsk

13 May 2010: A Multi–service Centre to Promote Youth Employment and Participation of Youth in Private Sector Development, established under the joint project of the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) “Preventing, Fighting and Addressing the Social Consequences of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Republic of Belarus”, has opened in Minsk today.   More...
New Project to Help Conserve Biodiversity Outside the Boundaries of Specially Protected Natural Areas

06 May 2010: The new UNDP/GEF project “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into Territorial Planning Policies and Practices”, an inception seminar of which was held in Minsk yesterday, is designed to ensure environmentally balanced land use at the district level. Land use is environmentally balanced if production activities outside the boundaries of protected natural areas are conducted without distorting the normal operation of ecosystems and their components.   More...
International Mother Earth Day Marked by Environmental Actions with the Participation of the United Nations

23 April 2010: Two environmental actions dedicated to International Mother Earth Day were held in the Cherven District of the Minsk Region on April 22 by the EC/UNDP environmental project “Support to Environment and Sustainable Development in Belarus” and the UNDP/GEF project “Renaturalization and Sustainable Management of Peatlands in Belarus to Combat Land Degradation, Mitigate Climate Change and Ensure Conservation of Globally Valuable Biodiversity”.   More...
Drug Substitution Therapy Room Opened in Salihorsk

21 April 2010: Drug substitution therapy room was opened today in the Narcological Dispensary in Salihorsk within the framework of the Grant “Ensure Universal Access of the Key Affected Populations in Belarus to HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care” extended by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) which is administered by the United Nations Development Programme in collaboration with the Belarusian Ministry of Health.   More...
Belarusian Specialists Learn British Experience of Fighting Trafficking in Human Beings

14 April 2010: On 5–9 April, a study tour to London, UK for representatives of Belarusian counter–trafficking state agencies and NGOs was organized in the framework of the joint EU–UNDP–UNICEF project “Preventing, Fighting and Addressing the Social Consequences of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Republic of Belarus”.   More...
Mozyr residents participate in the first large-scale medical examination in the scope of the joint EU/UNDP project

06 April 2010: From March 29 till April 2 a large–scale medical screening of adults and children was held in Mozyr town (Gomel Region) within the joint EU/UNDP project “Combat the Negative Effects of the Chernobyl Disaster in Belarus.”
The screening was conducted in the premises of the Mozyr central clinic with the assistance of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education within the project component “Establishment of International Scientific and Practical Centre of Thyroid Disease”.   More...
Call for participation: Fabos International Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

16 March 2010: United Nations Development Programme announces a competitive selection among qualified candidates for participation in the Fabos International Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning in Budapest, Hungary (8 – 11 July 2010) under award of the UNDP Project “Sustainable Development at Local Level”.   More...
EC/UNDP project received EU communications prize

10 March 2010: February, 25 in European Union Headquarters (Brussels), three best EU projects have been determined in the sphere of communications, PR and press in the framework of EuropeAID annual conference. Joint project of the EC and UNDP "Support to environment and sustainable development in Belarus” was named among these three best projects of the European Union during the award ceremony “EuropeAID Communication Awards — Project of the year”   More...
The Project Ideas Contest is declared open!

03 March 2010: The Contest of Project Ideas is announced on 2nd March under the joint EU/UNDP action “Combat the Negative Effects of Chernobyl Disaster in Belarus”. The contest closes on March 31, 2010.   More...
Contest for Mass Media with the Theme “Tuberculosis and Human Fates” is Underway

02 February 2010: A contest for the best coverage of the topic “Tuberculosis and Human Fates” in the national mass media is conducted in the frameworks of the information campaign of GFATM’s grant “Support to the National Programme “Tuberculosis” in the Republic of Belarus” implemented by UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.   More...
UNDP and 4 districts of the Gomel region sign a Memorandum of Understanding

18 December 2009: On December 17, Gomel hosted the ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP and representatives of local authorities of the four districts of the Gomel region (the Buda–Koshelevo, Vetka, Zhitkovichi and Khoiniki districts) that participate in the joint EU/UNDP project “Area Based Development of the Chernobyl–Affected Areas of Belarus”.   More...
Educational event “Climate is changing. And You?” took place in Minsk Environmental School ¹ 19

17 December 2009: In the framework of EC/UNDP project “Building capacity for Strategic environmental assessment and implementation of environmental conventions in Belarus” a PR action “Climate is changing. And You?”  has been conducted in Minsk Environmental School ¹ 19. This action confined to Copenhagen UN summit on climate change and the output of the project’s “dynamic” brochure aimed to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions  in atmosphere.   More...
Two depleted peatlands are successfully renaturalised in the Vitebsk Region by UNDP/GEF project

11 December 2009: At the beginning of December 2009 the UNDP/GEF project “Renaturalization and Sustainable Management of Peatlands in Belarus to Combat Land Degradation, Ensure Conservation of Globally Valuable Biodiversity and Mitigate Climate Change” has completed works on renaturalisation and stabilisation of the hydrological regime at depleted peatland “Osinovskoye–1” (2131 ha) in the Dubrovensky District, Vitebsk Region. One month earlier construction works have been completed at “Osinovskoye–1” peatland (1189,3 ha).   More...
International scientific and practical centre of thyroid disease to be established in Belarus

07 December 2009: On December 4–5, under the joint EU/UNDP project, the two–day International Scientific and Practical Conference “Early diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with thyroid cancer” was held.
Assembly hall of the restaurant “Seventh Heaven” hotel “Minsk” has gathered more than 200 participants and guests from all over the Republic of Belarus, as well as the world's leading scientists in the field of diagnosis and treatment of thyroid diseases.   More...
Public Awareness Event for Youth “Stop Human Trafficking!” Took Place in Minsk

03 December 2009: On December 2, the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, in “Centralny” cinema hall in Minsk a public awareness event for youth titled “Stop Human Trafficking!” was organized in the framework of the EU–UNDP–UNICEF project “Preventing, Fighting and Addressing the Social Consequences of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Republic of Belarus” jointly with the Administration of Moskovsky district of Minsk.   More...
A National Cinema Action dedicated to the World AIDS Day has gathered over 7,500 viewers

03 December 2009: Yesterday 17 towns of Belarus hosted a cinema action dedicated to the World AIDS Day. The action included the showing of thematic videos and the feature film And the Band Played On. The event was held in the frameworks of the UNDP project "Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Belarus" funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.   More...
UNDP awards Sharapova scholarships in Belarus

17 November 2009: Geneva/Minsk/New York, 17 November 2009 – The United Nations Development Programme marked International Students Day by awarding five–year university scholarships to three students in Belarus in two separate ceremonies. The scholarships are funded by tennis champion Maria Sharapova as part of a wider UNDP effort to help overcome the legacy of the Chernobyl nuclear accident of 1986. The students come from Chernobyl–affected areas of Belarus and will pursue degrees in fine arts, two at the Belarusian State Academy of Arts and one at the Belarusian State University.   More...
The Human Rights Project rolls out its results

21 October 2009: A roll–out of results of the project  “Promotion of a wider application of the international human rights standards in the administration of justice in Belarus” took place yesterday in Minsk. The project, funded by the European Union, was implemented by the United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Children’s Fund and the Ministry of Justice of Belarus between April 2007 and September 2009.   More...
Social Assistance to Victims of Human Trafficking in the Focus of the Joint EU-UNDP-UNICEF Project

20 October 2009: During the press conference which took place on October 19 at the Public Press Center of the House of Press, representatives of the national media learned about the social assistance to victims of trafficking provided in the framework of the joint project of the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) “Preventing, Fighting and Addressing the Social Consequences of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Republic of Belarus”.    More...
Human Development Report 2009 presented in Minsk

07 October 2009: Yesterday the National Press Center of the Republic of Belarus hosted a presentation of the Human Development Report 2009 “Overcoming Barriers: Human mobility and development” commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme. The report breaks a new ground in the study of both internal and international migration. It discusses how the improved policies on people’s mobility could contribute to human potential development.   More...
A playground in Vetka is open under EU-UNDP post-Chernobyl project

07 October 2009: A children's playground near a 60–apartment house located in the center of the town of Vetka (Gomel Region) was fully renovated under the EC–UNDP joint project. The official opening of the playground was held on 5 October with participation of UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus, Mr. Antonius Broek, Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraineand Belarus, Ambassador José Manuel Pinto Teixeira, representatives of the local authorities.   More...
Minsk Hosts International Conference on Problems of Penitentiary Medicine

10 September 2009: The 4th International Scientific and Practical Conference “Challenges of the Penitentiary Medicine. Tuberculosis and Other Socially Important Diseases in Prisons” is taking place in the conference hall of the National Library of Belarus under the UNDP project “Support of the State Programme “Tuberculosis” in Belarus” which is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Health and funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.   More...
Belarus will receive almost ? 24 million to fight HIV/AIDS

23 July 2009: Belarus will receive 23.8 million EUROs to prevent HIV and reduce AIDS–related mortality rate. An agreement to this end was sighed today between the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the United Nations Development Programme. The agreement was also sealed by vice–premier of Belarus Vladimir Potupchik. The grant will be implemented by UNDP together with the Ministry of Health of Belarus.   More...
New Joint Project on Preventing Human Trafficking Launched

21 July 2009: The joint project of the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) “Preventing, Fighting and Addressing the Social Consequences of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Republic of Belarus” was officially launched yesterday at the National Press Center.   More...
Maria Sharapova Foundation Scholarships are Open for Application

15 July 2009: Belarusian State University and Belarusian State Academy of Arts have announced a competition for Maria Sharapova Foundation scholarships. This is a joint initiative of the Maria Sharapova Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme, where she serves as Goodwill Ambassador. The scholarships will provide financial support for talented young people from Chernobyl–affected regions.   More...
An eco-educational center opened in Sporovsky Nature Reserve

26 June 2009: New opportunities for development of ecological tourism in Belarusian Polesie were provided with the opening of an eco–educational center on the premises of the Sporovsky National biological reserve. Yesterday, the village Vysokoye (Berioza District of Brest Region) hosted an official ceremony of opening the center established under the UNDP/GEF project “Catalyzing sustainability of the wetland protected area system in Belarusian Polesie” and the GEF Small Grants Programme.   More...
Family Health Project Completed

23 June 2009: The “Family Health” joint project of the UNDP, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of Emergencies of Belarus was officially completed yesterday in Stolin (Brest Region) within the final Health Fair. The long-term objective of the project was to improve health of population leaving in the Chernobyl-affected communities of Stolin District.   More...
Development of Trade and Promotion of Export in Today’s World: Prospects for Belarus

18 June 2009: Today in Minsk experts from different countries have discussed development of trade and promotion of export in the current world. The international roundtable was organized by UNDP project “Assisting the Government of the Republic of Belarus in accession to the World Trade Organization through strengthening national institutional capacity and expertise”.   More...
Obolskoye Peatbog Restored under UNDP/GEF Project

19 May 2009: Another peatbog was restored under the joint project of the United Nations Development Programme and the Global Environmental Facility on renaturalization and sustainable management of peatlands in Belarus. The depleted Obol–1 peatland in Shumilino district of Vitebsk region was the eighths one in the row of degraded peatbogs rehabilitated under the UNDP/GEF project.   More...
UN agencies mark Chernobyl anniversary with launch of US$ 2.5-million project

24 April 2009: NEW YORK/GENEVA/VIENNA – Four United Nations agencies marked today the 23rd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident by launching a US$ 2.5 million programme designed to meet the priority information needs of affected communities in Belarus, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine.   More...
Training Center for Tuberculosis Opens in Orsha

10 April 2009: A tuberculosis information and training Center for medical staff of the prison service was opened yesterday in the city of Orsha(Vitebskregion) on the premises of correctional facility No. 12 which houses TB hospital. The Center was created under the UNDP project “Support of the National Programme “Tuberculosis” in the Republic of Belarus” financed by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.   More...
BUMAD Implementation Outcomes Summed Up

21 March 2009: A conference on summing up the outcomes of the joint EU/UNDP project “Programme for the Prevention of Drug Abuse and the Fight against Drug Trafficking in Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova“ (BUMAD) implemented since 2003 was held yesterday in Minsk.   More...
Works on Renaturalisation of Morochno Mire Hydrological Regime Completed

16 March 2009: Construction works on renaturalisation of Morochno raised bog (situated in Stolin District, Brest Region) degraded hydrological regime were completed at the beginning of March 2009 in the framework of the UNDP/GEF Project on renaturalisation and sustainable management of peatlands in Belarus.   More...
A New Manual “AIDS in Belarus: Christian Churches’ Response” Comes Out

27 February 2009: A new manual “AIDS in Belarus: Christian Churches’ Response” was presented on 26 February in Minsk. The publication consisting of a multimedia and a printed version was prepared by an interdenominational mission “Christian Social Service” under UNDP/UNAIDS project “Contributing to the HIV and AIDS Activities of Christian Churches in Belarus”.   More...
International Technical Assistance Programmes: Best Practice Exchange is at Place

11 February 2009: Yesterday, Gomel was hosting a seminar on best practices on participation of Brest, Gomel and Grodno regions in international technical assistance programmes (ITAPs). The objective of the seminar was to enhance competitiveness of project proposals of Belarusian regions for ITAPs.   More...
UNDP/GEF Project Embarks on the Osveiskoye Peatland Rehabilitation

03 February 2009: In January 2009, rehabilitation of the degraded peatland Osveiskoye started in Verhnedvinsk district of Vitebsk region. The area hydrological regime is to be restored through cascade damming by a drainage network. The works are to be completed within three months. The project presupposes construction of 11 dams and creation of a system of shallow reservoirs with regulated water depth.   More...
New opportunities of training medical personnel in fighting tuberculosis

26 January 2009: A new training centre for medical personnel was officially opened yesterday at the premises of the Scientific and Research Institute of Pulmonology and Phthisiology of the Ministry of Health of Belarus. The centre was established under the UNDP/Ministry of Health project “Support of the National Programme “Tuberculosis” in the Republic of Belarus” financed by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.   More...
The Minsk District Becomes the First Pilot Site of a Partner Project on Telemedicine

03 December 2008: A new step in the development of telemedicine has been taken under the UN Global Compact. The Minsk district has become Belarus’ first pilot site, where cellular communications technologies were applied in telemedicine.A partner project of business, the state and UN agencies on the development of telemedicine in Belarusian regions was launched on March 27, 2008 at the meeting of a working group comprised of representatives of the Ministry of Health of Belarus, Belarusian Center for Medical Technology, Scientific and Research Institute of Oncology, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Mobile TeleSystems Ltd. (MTS), World Health Organization, and UNDP.   More...
Belarusian Stars Become Comic Characters to Unite Their Efforts in Fighting AIDS

01 December 2008: Today, Minsk secondary school #161 hosted an unusual action dedicated to the World AIDS Day. The members of the Star Team to fight AIDS, which was created last year under the UNDP project “Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Republiñ of Belarus”, held an autograph session and a presentation of comics where they featured.   More...
Representatives of Churches Elaborate Recommendations on HIV

23 October 2008: Leaders and representatives of the Christian churches of Belarus are tackling the issues of HIV/AIDS at an international conference “Christian Response to HIV: Theory and Practice” held on 22–24 October in Minsk. The forum arranged under the UNDP project “Contributing to the HIV and AIDS Activities of Christian Churches in Belarus” has gathered guests and speakers from the CIS countries, Poland, Sweden, and South Africa.   More...
International Motor Race “STOP-AIDS!” Finishes in Minsk

06 October 2008: A charity gala–concert of the international motor race “STOP–AIDS!” took place yesterday in the centre of Minsk, with Belarusian and Russian singers participating. The motor race, which started on 27 August in Moscow, went through the cities of Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus.   More...
Presentations of the mostly asked-for administrative procedures are put on the Internet

05 October 2008: Since now on, any citizen of Belarus using the Internet has an opportunity without leaving home to find out where to apply for one or another permit or certificate, which documents to submit, and what expenses to cover. Web presentations of certain administrative procedures, mostly asked for by Belarus’ citizens with state administrative bodies, were made public for the first time on 3 October in Kirovsk (Mogilev region) during a workshop “Positive practice of administrative procedures regulation in Belarus” arranged by the UNDP project.   More...
Maria Sharapova launches programme of scholarships for youth from Chernobyl-affected areas in Belarus

18 September 2008: Geneva/ Minsk 18 September 2008 Tennis star Maria Sharapova announced today that she is launching a $210,000 scholarship programme for students from Chernobyl–affected areas of Belarus. The programme is a joint initiative of the Maria Sharapova Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), where she serves as Goodwill Ambassador. The scholarships will enable 12 talented young people from Chernobyl–affected regions to follow a full course of studies at two leading universities in Belarus.   More...
New UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative Antonius Broek presented his credentials to the Prime Minister of Belarus Sergei Sidorsky

31 July 2008: Belarus welcomes the UN assistance and partnership initiatives, Prime Minister of Belarus said at a meeting with new UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus Mr. Antonius Bernardus Broek on 31 July 2008. Mr. Antonius Broek presented Sergei Sidorsky his credentials from the UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki–moon who designated him as UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus.   More...
A Balloon with the World AIDS Campaign Slogan Flew Up during the Slavyansky Bazaar Festival

17 July 2008: A balloon with the World AIDS Campaign slogan “Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise” flew up yesterday over Vitsebsk, which was hosting the 17th International Arts Festival “Slavyansky Bazaar”.  The balloon was lifted during an electronic music concert–festival “360 Open Air: Music against AIDS” arranged as part of the Bazaar programme.   More...
EC and UNDP Launch Environmental Protection Project in Belarus

17 July 2008: The European Commission (EC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement on July 16, 2008 to launch a joint initiative entitled “Support to environment and sustainable development in Belarus”   More...
National Cinema Action Contributes to Fight against Drugs

27 June 2008: A national cinema action “Keep your Dream – Say “No” to Drugs” was organized yesterday within the framework of the BUMAD–3 project implemented jointly by the EU and UNDP. The objective of the action timed to the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was to attract attention of the society to the drug addiction problem.   More...
Peatlands Restoration Project Demonstrates the First Results

23 June 2008: The first practical results of hydrological regime restoration by the example of depleted peatland “Bartenikha” have been presented during field workshop “Methods of Hydrological Regime Restoration at Depleted Peatlands” which was held on June, 20 interms of UNDP–GEF project.   More...
Mr. Antonius Broek Appointed New UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus

05 June 2008: Mr. Antonius Bernardus Broek is to become the new UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in the Republic of Belarus. The Government of Belarus has cleared his appointment. Mr. Broek joined the United Nations in 1984 and worked for different UN agencies in a number of countries.   More...
New Microfinance Development Project is in Operation

23 May 2008: A new project of UNDP, which was officially launched yesterday at the press-center of the National Bank of Belarus, will help to improve access of population and small business to finance and credit resources by developing microfinance services and raising financial culture.   More...
Creativity Changes the Approach to Drug Prevention Activities

19 May 2008: 50 experts representing educational institutions of the Mogilev region learned advanced methods of prevention of drug abuse among young people during a workshop, which was arranged from 14 to 16 May in Mogilev. The workshop “Interactive Methods and Drama Art in the System of Drug Prevention” was conducted under one of the components of the “Programme for the Prevention of Drug Abuse and the Fight against Drug Trafficking in Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova” (BUMAD-3) funded by the European Commission and Implemented by UNDP. Similar workshops will be arranged in all regional centers of Belarus within the year.   More...
Biomass as Alternative Energy Source for Belarus

24 April 2008:
Yesterday the town of Radoshkovichi (Minsk region) hosted the final seminar on the project “Biomass Energy for Heating and Hot Water Supply in Belarus”, which has been implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for almost five years.   More...
Regions Discuss the Administrative Procedures Reform

27 March 2008: A series of workshops on improving administrative procedures was launched in Belarus on 25 March. Brest hosted the first seminar arranged within the UNDP project “Promoting the Administrative Procedures Reform in Belarus” implemented by the National Center of Legislation and Legal Research of the Republic of Belarus.   More...
The 2008 TB Information Campaign will be Carried Out under the Slogan “I can Stop TB”

20 March 2008: March 24, 2008, the World Tuberculosis Day, will see the launch of the national information campaign “I can Stop Tuberculosis”. This campaign will be conducted within the project “Support of the National Programme “Tuberculosis” in the Republic of Belarus” implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior and the Belarusian Red Cross.   More...
Minsk Hosts Presentation of International and National Reports on Drug Abuse in 2007

19 March 2008: Today the National Press Center hosted a presentation of the Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) for 2007, and two other publications – the Report on Drug Abuse and Illegal Drug Trafficking in the Republic of Belarus for 2007 and the Guide on Rehabilitation Centers for Drug Addicts, which were prepared under the Programme of Assistance for the Prevention of Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking in Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova (BUMAD) supported by the EU and the UNDP.   More...
Japan Provides 1.5 million US Dollars to Enhance Human Security in the Chernobyl Affected Area of Belarus

31 January 2008: The Government of Japan has approved the release of US$ 1,506,230.83 from the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security, to finance the project entitled “Enhancing Human Security in the Chernobyl Affected Area of Belarus”. The project will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in cooperation with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Belarus.   More...
Health Saving Information Becomes Comprehensible

18 January 2008: A new joint project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) entitled “Family Health” was launched in Belarus. The official presentation of the project took place yesterday in Stolin (Brest region) on the premises of the district hospital.   More...
UNDP staff awarded with the Certificates of Merit

15 January 2008: By Order of the Chairman of the State Border Guards Committee of Belarus, Major-General Igor Rachkovsky, staff of the UNDP Office in Belarus were awarded with the Certificates of Merit of the State Border Guards Committee for the assistance in the implementation of the EU/UNDP Programme “Enhancing the System of Immigration Control at the State Border of the Republic of Belarus” (BOMBEL-2).   More...
Belarusian Road Police Join UNDP in Fighting AIDS

08 January 2008: The State Road Police in partnership with the UNDP project “Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Belarus” are performing a joint action in Belarus under the global campaign “Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise”.   More...


 
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