SDGs in Belarus: focus on youth

The United Nations in Belarus

SDGs in Belarus: focus on youth
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The UN Country Team includes 7 resident UN Agencies that have permanent representative offices in Belarus: International Organization for Migration (IOM); Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); UN Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); and World Health Organization (WHO).

The extended UN family also includes the international financial institutions working in Belarus such as:

  • World Bank (WB);
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF);
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC).

A number of non-resident UN Agencies also actively support development in Belarus by collaborating closely with governmental and non-government organisations and participating in joint UN projects and activities in Belarus. These entities include:

  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • International Trade Centre (ITC)
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT)
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
  • United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
  • World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) have their National Correspondents in the country.

The UN Office in Belarus was opened in 1992. The UN mandate in Belarus was delineated by an Agreement between the Government of Belarus and the UN, signed on 15 May 1992, which calls upon the UN “to support and supplement the national efforts at solving the most important problems of its economic development and to promote social progress and better standards of life”.


The Sustainable Development Goals in Belarus

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Belarus: