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22 Apr 2019

Belarus promised UN assistance with healthcare, environmental protection

Belarus promised UN assistance with healthcare, environmental protection

MINSK, 22 April (BelTA) – Belarus may count on assistance of the United Nations Organization in projects concerning healthcare and environmental protection, BelTA learned from UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus Joanna Kazana-Wisniowiecki.

The UN resident coordinator said: “In the future we intend to take care of matters concerning gender equality, counteraction of domestic violence. We will also pay attention to healthcare matters. There are also plans to develop projects in the sphere of climate and environmental protection. Belarus has managed to preserve its swamps. It is a unique experience on the world scale. We will help spread it into other countries. These areas represent examples of where Belarus can count on the UN’s assistance.”

Apart from projects designed for the entire country, the United Nations Organization works hard at the level of small towns. According to the UN resident coordinator, the regions are interested in getting involved in initiatives, in naming their priorities and growth points. “The European Union, the UN, and the UNDP are busy implementing a major program on the development of small and medium businesses. New opportunities for self-realization are made available thanks to the project,” Joanna Kazana-Wisniowiecki noted.

Belarus is a founding member of the United Nations Organization. The UN office in Belarus was established in autumn 1992. Since then UN agencies, foundations, and programs have worked in Belarus. They work together to satisfy needs of the nation’s development and improve economic and social conditions of life of Belarusians.

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