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28 Aug 2019

Belarusian Athletics Federation, UNICEF sign memorandum of understanding

Belarusian Athletics Federation, UNICEF sign memorandum of understanding

MINSK, 28 August (BelTA) – The Belarusian Athletics Federation and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed a memorandum of understanding, BelTA has learned.

“Last year we cooperated in the organization of the children’s race during the Minsk Half Marathon. UNICEF did a lot. Everything was organized fast and in a quality manner. This year we are organizing the children’s race again and would like to move further and document our cooperation plans in the form of a memorandum. Our cooperation has long-term prospects,” Chairman of the Belarusian Athletics Federation Vadim Devyatovsky said.

UNICEF Representative in Belarus Rashed Mustafa Sarwar said that the signing of the memorandum would simplify cooperation between the organizations. “It is important that UNICEF is an official partner of the Belarusian Athletics Federation today,” he stressed.

UNICEF in Belarus has been working in Minsk and other regions for 25 years and implementing the 2016-2020 Country Program together with the Belarusian government in such priority areas as social development, healthcare and education. The UNICEF also plays a coordinating role in work with NGOs, maintains close ties with the international community and diplomatic representations. The UNICEF’s priority areas of activity in Belarus include: enabling caring family and safe environment for every child; development and engagement of adolescents and young people, promotion of early childhood intervention and inclusion of children with disabilities, improvements of monitoring system and the quality of statistical data on children, knowledge generation and partnership.

 

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