Unique initiative helps spread the word about new global goals

A train known as the UN70 Belarus Express is helping to spread the word about the new Sustainable Development Goals (

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UNFPA working to protect the elderly from domestic violence in Belarus

Poverty has fallen dramatically in Belarus, but some groups remain vulnerable, particularly single-parent households, families with more than three children and the elderly.

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Belarus gets behind UN-backed development plan

Paying for major infrastructure projects is a challenge that many countries rich and poor must confront, if they’re to meet ambitious global development goals, also known as SDGs.

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"Constructive engagement" way forward for human rights in Belarus

The human rights situation in Belarus remains a concern for the United Nations, but “constructive engagement” is the way forward, according to the UN’s senior representative in the country.

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‘No sign of improvement’ for human rights in Belarus, warns UN expert

Amid the continuing application of death sentences, the harassment of human rights defenders and independent journalists, and a new censorship law clamping down on internet freedom, the Government of Belarus shows no imminent sign of bettering its human rights record, a United Nations expert has declared.

UN agency, EU partner to reduce risks from pesticides in Belarus

Over the next two and a half years, the United Nations food agency will provide technical assistance to Belarus in managing its stocks of obsolete pesticides, it was announced today.

UN expert urges Belarus to guarantee the right to elect and to be elected

Belarus is the only country in Europe with no opposition in parliament, a United Nations independent expert has said urging the Government to strengthen the right to elect and to be elected.

UN expert urges Belarus to cooperate on improving human rights situation

An independent United Nations expert today urged the Government of Belarus to grant his request for an official visit the country and to engage with his mandate to improve its human rights situation.

UN human rights office calls on Belarus to free opposition leaders

Following the release last week of two opposition leaders from prison in Belarus, the UN human rights office today called on the country’s authorities to begin dialogue with the opposition and to unconditionally release all prisoners who are serving sentences for exercising their fundamental human rights.

UN human rights panel deplores Belarus execution

The United Nations Human Rights Committee today voiced grave concern over the execution in Belarus of a person whose case was under its consideration after he was found guilty of last year’s bombing of a subway in the capital, Minsk.