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22 Feb 2018
Belarus interested in developing cooperation with UNIDO Belarus interested in developing cooperation with UNIDO
“We are not WTO members yet, we do not have a program with the IMF. In this regard, the cooperation within the framework of the UN organization is very important, and we count on UNIDO’s support,” the chairman of the Council of the Republic said. In his opinion, it would help raise the efficiency of integration processes...
21 Feb 2018
Anton Kushnir thanks Belarus’ president for support of Olympians in PyeongChang Anton Kushnir thanks Belarus’ president for support of Olympians in PyeongChang
“I am grateful to Alexander Grigoryevich [Lukashenko], who defended the honor of the country in a very decent manner and supported our team, me,” said Anton Kushnir...
21 Feb 2018
Belarusian nuclear power plant to be commissioned on schedule Belarusian nuclear power plant to be commissioned on schedule
"All the organizational measures have been taken. Today, all those involved in the construction of this facility clearly understand what needs to be done, what volumes to be covered"...
21 Feb 2018
MFA: Belarus attaches great importance to children's rights when working on SDGs MFA: Belarus attaches great importance to children's rights when working on SDGs
“Care of children should be the basis in the work on achieving economic and social sustainability. Children should have a priority right to our attention and resources," he added...
21 Feb 2018
Belarus’ starting positions on SDGs seen as good Belarus’ starting positions on SDGs seen as good
"Belarus started off at a good level. You have achieved the Millennium Development Goals. The initiatives undertaken by the country's government is the leadership that makes us happy,” Amina J. Mohammed noted...
21 Feb 2018
Contacts, solidarity, trust among peoples viewed as essential in achieving SDGs Contacts, solidarity, trust among peoples viewed as essential in achieving SDGs
Belarus has already built the national architecture of the work to achieve the SDGs and pays special attention to the parliamentary component and civil society, she said. "But I would like to emphasize that the work in a single country is not enough"...
21 Feb 2018
SDG forum in Minsk to contribute to regional and global stability SDG forum in Minsk to contribute to regional and global stability
According to the minister, Belarus has never been just an observer of international development efforts. Belarus, together with partners, developed a concept of sustainable development, suggested new ideas and content for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...
21 Feb 2018
Wiktorin: Belarus highly motivated to achieve SDGs Wiktorin: Belarus highly motivated to achieve SDGs
Andrea Wiktorin added that a lot of Belarus’ projects, supported by the EU, are aimed at achieving many of 17 global goals at the regional and national levels...
21 Feb 2018
Minsk SDG forum to intensify collective efforts for peace and prosperity in region Minsk SDG forum to intensify collective efforts for peace and prosperity in region
Alexander Lukashenko is convinced that the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the world leaders at the UN summit require joint large-scale actions, investment, persistence to secure economic growth, healthy environment, decent living conditions for every person and innovations...
21 Feb 2018
Mohammed: UN secretary general was envious of my visit to Belarus Mohammed: UN secretary general was envious of my visit to Belarus
“I would like to convey to you the best regards from your friend — UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. He has told me a lot about your personal contacts and was quite envious of my going to Belarus while he was unable to do the same”...
21 Feb 2018
EAEU: Belarus’ economic indicators inspire optimism EAEU: Belarus’ economic indicators inspire optimism
She added that Belarus has always been an active proponent of integration. "In those areas where we actively cooperate in the EAEU, we also work to achieve the sustainable development goals"...
21 Feb 2018
Belarus FM: Experience sharing is vital for achieving SDGs Belarus FM: Experience sharing is vital for achieving SDGs
According to the minister, the activity of the United Nations Organization is a key to the successful achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. “The exchange of experience between states is important,” he said...
20 Feb 2018
Minsk forum hailed as unique opportunity for sharing SDG achievement experience Minsk forum hailed as unique opportunity for sharing SDG achievement experience
The UN deputy secretary general pointed out that the regional forum of national SDG coordinators in Minsk had exactly that goal in mind. In addition to discussing what has been done already there are plans to talk about problems and work out ways to resolve them in Minsk...
20 Feb 2018
Belarus’ support for global, regional integration emphasized Belarus’ support for global, regional integration emphasized
Mikhail Myasnikovich said: “Belarus is an active adherent of integration both at the global level and the regional one.” The fact that the country hosts a regional forum of national SDG coordinators confirms it once again...
20 Feb 2018
Belarus suggests developing global database of best SDG practices Belarus suggests developing global database of best SDG practices
“Every country has its own initial conditions, its own solutions. We believe that the development of the database of the best practices will be useful to all. We could do the same job much faster”...
20 Feb 2018
FM: Belarus hopes for a new page in relations with Algeria FM: Belarus hopes for a new page in relations with Algeria
“I appreciate that you have accept our invitation to visit and that you honor the agreements reached during our meeting in New York in September,” Vladimir Makei said...
20 Feb 2018
Algeria seeks closer economic ties with Belarus Algeria seeks closer economic ties with Belarus
According to the Algerian minister, the level of political relations between Belarus and Algeria is high. The potential of economic cooperation, however, is still largely untapped...
20 Feb 2018
Bondar: Tourism can contribute to the development of cultural potential in Belarus Bondar: Tourism can contribute to the development of cultural potential in Belarus
According to the minister, there are many gaps in the issue regarding the use of tourism to develop the historical and cultural sites. Here Belarus should learn from its neighbors in Europe where cultural tourism is a substantial source of revenue and a source of capacity building in culture...
19 Feb 2018
Belarus’ CEC head: New local councils will go fully operational within a month Belarus’ CEC head: New local councils will go fully operational within a month
“The deputies will embark on work a month after the elections, maybe even earlier. By mid March all the local councils will be operating in full swing,” said Lidia Yermoshina...
19 Feb 2018
Opinion: Belarus, Russia need common concept for conservation of shared heritage Opinion: Belarus, Russia need common concept for conservation of shared heritage
Among the projects that could be supported by the Union State is the establishment of a museum in the village of Dostoyevo in Brest Oblast, which is considered the Dostoyevsky family seat. The issue is still under consideration...
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