17 November 2023
Photo exhibition by UNDP, UNICEF, WHO and UNFPA in Belarus as part of the Climate Dialogue
18 August 2023
On World Humanitarian Day, UN professionals and partners in Belarus reflect on how their daily work brings hope to people in need
04 August 2023
UN Belarus Results Report 2022 Presented in Minsk
The Sustainable Development Goals in Belarus
The UN Resident Coordinator underlined that in order to maintain the status confirmed by WHO, Belarus has to implement one of Global Validation Committee’s recommendations, which is to remove disease-specific articles 157 and 158 of the criminal code regarding HIV and STIs exposure and transmission. To date, 87% of people living with HIV in Belarus are receiving antiretroviral therapy. Thanks to the availability of effective antiretroviral therapy, HIV is now a chronic disease, not a fatal one. Attracting attention to the problem, reliably informing the population about the main prevention measures and diagnostic methods, as well as creating a social environment that excludes stigma and discrimination in relation to the topic of HIV/AIDS, help to reverse the HIV epidemic. The full text of the speech is available here.
One could always count on his wisdom, knowledge, openness, and humor. Not everything we discussed was possible, much has changed. His life was cut way too short, but his gentle legacy will last and inspire us for long. Rest in peace, Oleg.