19.06.2015

Press conference devoted to World Refugee DayOn June 18, 2015 a press-conference devoted to World Refugee Day was held at the National Press Centre of the Republic of Belarus. Jean Yves Bouchardy, UNHCR Representative in the Republic of Belarus, Aleksey Begun, Head of the Department on Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Boris Letunovich, Head of the Main Department of Operative Activities of the State Border Committee of Belarus, as well as Dmitry Kovalyonok, Deputy Head of the Department of Customs Control of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus, took part in the press conference (to be updated). 

 
15.06.2015

Results are summed up!Results of the contest on the best poster “Refugees: They Need Our Support”, which was held in March—May 2015 by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, International Non-governmental Association for Scientific Research, Information and Educational Programmes “Evolutio” and Belarusian State Art Academy were summed up.

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04.06.2015

Exhibition of children art worksThe Exhibition of Children’s Drawings and Posters within the framework of the republican competition of children art works opened today at the Museum of the History of the City of Minsk. The event is devoted to World Refugee Day (20 June). The Competition and Exhibition are organized jointly by the Representation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the Republic of Belarus (UNHCR), the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, Centre for Children and Youth Evrika (CCY Evrika) with financial assistance of Priorbank. The exposition will be exhibited at the museum from 4 to 21 June. 110 best art works are presented to the audience. 

See photos from the opening ceremony here.

 
03.06.2015

Children art worksRepresentation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the Republic of Belarus (UNHCR), jointly with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, Centre for Children and Youth Evrika (CCY Evrika) with financial assistance of Priorbank, JSC opens the Exhibition of Children’s Drawings and Posters at 11.00 on 4 June 2015 at the Museum of the History of the City of Minsk. The exposition contains 110 best art works submitted to the Nationwide Children’s Competition, which is one of the events carried out on the eve of World Refugee Day celebrated on 20 June. 

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26.05.2015

Joint photo of participantsRegional project enhanced capacity of the asylum system in Belarus.

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11.05.2015

Country Origin Information of RefugeesCountry Origin Information of Refugees (February 2015 and March 2015) (rus) were placed  on our website.

 
07.05.2015

Journal of International Law and International RelationsOn the web-site you can find the electronic version of  N 1 - 2015 of the Journal of International Law and International Relations
russian version                        english summaries

 
07.05.2015

Statistics Number of recognized refugees in the Republic of Belarus — 906 (as of May 1, 2015)

 
06.05.2015

Pupils of the 4th formOn May 4, 2015 an open lesson for pupils of the 4th form took place at Minsk Secondary School №2. Increasing the role of civil-patriotic and legal upbringing of pupils by means of informing them, in particular, with the refugee problems was stated as the main goal of the lesson. In general, the information hour was aimed at raising the acknowledgement on the problems which representatives of other nationalities face coming to Belarus. Prevention of latent discrimination is also amidst the core ideas of the lesson.

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05.05.2015

Participants of the "round table"On April 29, 2015 the «round table» on the topic «The Role of Social Pedagogues and Psychology Specialists of Vocational Education Institutions in Raising the Level of Parental Legal Competence on the Protection of the Rights and Legal Interests of Minors» took place at the national exhibition center «BelExpo». Representatives of the republican socio-psychological and pedagogical service participated in this event.

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05.05.2015

Participants of the eventOn 28 – 30 April 2015, Belarus hosted the regional workshop on adults learning methodology under the project “Quality Initiative in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus”. The event was aimed at improvement of the trainers’ skills in preparation and conduction of successful trainings using special methodology elaborated with particular emphasis to peculiarities of adults as learners. The workshop gathered representatives of asylum authorities and UNHCR from six countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

 
17.04.2015

BSAA studentsToday the introductory lecture on refugee issues for students of the Faculty of Design and Applied Arts was conducted at the Belarusian State Arts Academy.

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16.04.2015

FIR MUN delegatesModel of United Nations took place on 8-11th April at the Faculty of International Relations of the BSU. Faculty of International Relations Model United Nations (FIRMUN) is an event which is held twice a year: in autumn and spring. About one hundred students, who represent various universities of the Republic of Belarus and foreign countries’ universities, participate in the FIRMUN.

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09.04.2015

FIR MUNModel UN opened today at the Faculty of International Relations of BSU.  

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08.04.2015

Statistics Number of recognized refugees in the Republic of Belarus — 904 (by April 1, 2015)

 
03.04.2015

Press-briefingOn April 2, 2015 press briefing with Jean Yves Bouchardy, UNHCR Representative in the Republic of Belarus, and Aliaksandr Tatura, Deputy Head of the Department on Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, took place at the Faculty of International Relation of Belarusian State University. Representatives of the inforamtion agency Belta, newspapers "SB-Belarus Segodnia", “Minskaya prauda”, “Na strazhe”, “Nastaunitskaya Gazeta”, as well as the BSU Newspaper “Universitet” and journalists of the TV Channel CTV were present at the event. The press-briefing was organized by the International Non-Governmental Association for Scientific Research, Information and Educational Programmes “Evolutio”.

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26.03.2015

Attention! Contest!The Contest on the best poster "REFUGEES: THEY NEED OUR SUPPORT" is announced!

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23.03.2015

StatisticsNumber of recognized refugees in the Republic of Belarus — 904 (by March 1, 2015)

 
23.03.2015

Jean Yves Bouchardy and Iskui AbalyanThe other day, UNHCR Office in Belarus was pleased to host Ms. Iskui Abalyan, a singer with a charming voice, a talented presenter of music shows and concerts – a Belarusian celebrity-supporter who has been actively engaged into the UNHCR Belarus’ activities for two years. The occasion of the meeting was presenting Ms. Abalyan with a thank you letter, personally addressed to her by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

In his letter, the High Commissioner conveyed his deepest appreciation to Ms. Abalyan for the contributions she has made to the refugee cause: “The work you do to help us raise awareness and support for people whose lives have been torn apart by war and violence is vital”.

 
20.03.2015

Watch videoThis 1-minute video is about a person who
• cannot study, get medical treatment, or travel,
• is not allowed to work,
• cannot even marry the person he loves…
Legally, he does not exist. Watch the video to find out the reason of such injustice. ‪#‎ibelong

 
20.03.2015

#ibelongIn 2003, 39 countriesdid not allow women to pass on their nationality to children. In 2015, this number has dropped to 27.

In 2014 UNHCR launched campaign to end statelessness. It is aimed at every person in the world to be under the protection of his country and to have corresponding rights within 10 year. #ibelong

 
17.03.2015

Visit to Mogilev oblastJean Yves Bouchardy, UNHCR Representative in the Republic of Belarus, and Zeynal Hajiev, Head of the International Organization for Migration Office in Belarus, completed their joint visits to Belarusian regions.

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16.03.2014

Country Origin Information of RefugeesCountry Origin Information of Refugees (January 2015) (rus) was placed on our website.

 
12.03.2015

Direct telephone lineThe Ministry of Internal Affairs informs: On March, 19 the direct telephone line with Mikhail Grib, Deputy Head of the Department on Citizenship and Migration of MIA Belarus, will take place.

You may ask questions related to citizenship, passport issues and traveling abroad from 11 a.m. till 12 p.m. Tel: (8-017) 218-55-30.  

 
09.03.2015

Students of the 9th formsAnd we continue delivering special introductory information hours for students and pedagogues of schools and colleges on the topic «Solution of Refugee Issues in Contemporary World». Today the similar event was organized for students of the 9th forms of the Republican Gymnasium-College under the Aegis of Belarusian State Music Academy. Students of art specialties listened to the presenters with keen interest and asked questions of concern.

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04.03.2015

Elizaveta Zhuk, INA “Evolutio” Organization and Educational Support AdvisorOn March 3, 2015 Liubou Kravets, INA “Evolutio” Public Information Assistant, and Elizaveta Zhuk, INA “Evolutio” Organization and Educational Support Advisor, delivered the lecture «Solution of Refugee Issues in Contemporary World» for the listeners at the Faculty of Training and Retraining of Personnel under the Republican Institute of Professional Education. Specialists of the institutions of professional and secondary special education listened to the presenters with keen interest and asked questions of concern.

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