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  • 16.10.2017 Belarus participates in the dialogue with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Member States held an interactive dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights as part of the work of the Third Committee of the 72th session of the UN General Assembly. Deputy Director of Global Policy and Humanitarian Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Andrei Taranda underlined the important role of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in technical cooperation for strengthening national capacity. He informed about the results of the OHCHR technical mission's visit to Belarus. He noted with satisfaction long lasting and fruitful cooperation between Belarus and the OHCHR in the field of combating trafficking in persons and expressed hope for expansion of such cooperation in other areas of human rights issues.
  • 12.10.2017 Belarus holds a Side Event at the UN Headquarters On the margins of the First Committee of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly Belarus in cooperation with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) held a thematic dialogue regarding the destruction of anti-personnel landmines in the context of interconnection between disarmament and development.
  • 10.10.2017 Delegation of Belarus participates in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly October 10, 2017, Belarusian delegation at the First Committee of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly spoke at the UN headquarters in New York on behalf of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) with a joint statement on the issues focused on ensuring the comprehensive global stability.
  • 05.10.2017 Valentin Rybakov makes a statement at the premiere of film “Trafficked” Permanent Representative of Belarus to the United Nations Valentin Rybakov made a statement at the premiere of a feature film “Trafficked” dedicated to victims of human trafficking and held at the UN Headquarters in New York.
  • 04.10.2017 Delegation of Belarus participates in work of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly The Third Committee of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly dealing with social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues has started its work at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The Belarusian delegation made a statement on the agenda item entitled “Crime prevention and criminal justice” and “International drug control”.
  • 03.10.2017 V. Rybakov delivers a statement on the Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the UN Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations Valentin Rybakov delivered a statement at the plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly on the Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the United Nations.
  • 03.10.2017 Delegation of Belarus participates in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly The First Committee of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly dealing with disarmament and international security has started its work at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The Deputy Head of the International Security and Arms Control Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Nikolay Ovsyanko takes part in the Committee’s work.
  • 28.09.2017 About visit of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Dapkiunas to the United Nations Headquarters (second day) During his visit to the United Nations headquarters in New York Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Andrei Dapkiunas made a statement on behalf of the Group of Friends United against Human Trafficking, coordinated by Belarus, on the thematic dialogue “Trade in Minors in the Digital Age: Waking Up the World to the Dire Need to Stop Trafficking in Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, Including Via the Internet”. While visiting the UN Headquarters, Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus also met with UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Liu Zhenmin. A. Dapkiunas also met with UN Under-Secretary-General for Public Information Alison Smale. Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Belarus Andrei Dapkiunas inaugurated a documentary photo exhibition “Day-to-Dayness of Language Professionals: Bringing Nations Together” at the UN Headquarters in New York, dedicated to the first official celebration of the International Translation Day in the United Nations.
  • 27.09.2017 Deputy Minister A. Dapkiunas participates in the events against trafficking in persons (first day) During his visit to the United Nations headquarters in New York Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Andrei Dapkiunas took part in the High-level meeting of the General Assembly on the appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs also made a statement on behalf of the Group of Friends United against Human Trafficking at the opening ceremony of the film festival, a part of the two-day special event on trafficking in children, child pornography and child prostitution, including via the Internet, organized on the initiative of Belarus by the Group of Friends together with partners from international and American non-governmental organisations.
  • 21.09.2017 V. Makei speaks at UN GA general debate Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei addressed the UN General Assembly during the general debate.