21.11.2013

WorkshopOn November 20, 2013, refugee cases in practice of courts workshop took place in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Republic of Belarus. The participants of the workshop were the following: representatives of the UNHCR Office, Human Rights Consultant of the UN Representation in the Republic of Belarus, Senior coordinator on the Protection of children’s rights of the United Nations Children's Fund, Main Specialist of the Division on Refugees and Asylum Issues of the Department on Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Chairman and Judge of the Minsk Court of Central District, judges of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus and Minsk City Court, Advocate of the Specialized Advocate Bureau No 1 of Minsk City, and Head of Legal Unit of Refugee Counselling Service of the “Belarusian Movement of Medical Workers”. The main purpose of the workshop was the discussion of the characteristics of judicial review of the refugee cases.

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19.11.2013

Poster made by studentsOn November 18, 2013, the events devoted to the International Day for Tolerance (November 16) took place at the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts. Students of the first-year of the specialization management of the international cultural relations met everyone who entered the hall of the building with cheerful hugs; they favored students, lecturers and visitors of the University with these hugs. After the flesh mob all the students went to the auditorium to listen to the lecture with participation of the invited guests.

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18.11.2013

Participants of the event during the discussionOn November 14, 2013 a round table on the issues of multicultural education for the members of the regional education departments and representatives of educational institutions of Brest and Brest region took place on the basis of Brest Regional Lyceum named after P. Masherov. The event was organized by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Office in the Republic of Belarus, Education Department of Brest Region Executive Committee and International Non-governmental Association for Scientific Research, Information and Educational Programmes «Evolutio». The event was held in the framework of the EU—UNHCR Project «Local Integration of Refugees in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine (phase II)».

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13.11.2013

StatisticsNumber of recognized refugees in the Republic of Belarus — 871 (by November 1, 2013)

 
12.11.2013

Country Origin InformationCountry Origin Information of Refugees (September 2013) (rus) was placed on our website

 
05.11.2013

Participants of the eventOn October 31, 2013 the Section «Migration, Refugees and Tolerance Issues in Contemporary World» was held in the framework of the XII International Scientific Conference «Belarus in Contemporary World». The event was conducted jointly by the UNHCR Office in the Republic of Belarus, the Faculty of International Relations of BSU and the International Non-governmental Association for Scientific Research, Information and Educational Programmes «Evolutio».

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04.11.2013

Work in groupsOn 30 October – 1 November 2013 UNHCR Belarus held the seminar «Decision-making process in refugee status determination procedure». The event was carried out within the framework of the project “Asylum Systems Quality Initiative in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus”. The representatives of the Department on Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus and its regional sub-detachments took part in the event. The main purpose of the seminar was to improve the quality of individual asylum claims’ assessment conducted by state asylum authorities, ensure fair and balanced decision-making within the framework of state refugee determination (RSD) procedure as well as the fact that asylum-seekers and refugees enjoy in reality all rights provided according to the 1951 Convention and national legislation.

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18.10.2013

Forced Migration ReviewThe most relevant information on the UNHCR's new Detention Guidelines is given in a new issue of the Journal "Forced Migration". You can find an electronic version of the Journal in English here.

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14.10.2013

Work in groupsOn October 10, 2013 a round table on the issues of multicultural education for the members of the regional education departments and representatives of educational institutions of Grodno and Grodno region took place on the basis of the Grodno Region Institute of Educational Development. The event was organized by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Office in the Republic of Belarus, Education Department of Grodno Region Executive Committee and International Non-governmental Association for Scientific Research, Information and Educational Programmes «Evolutio». The event was held in the framework of the EU—UNHCR Project «Local Integration of Refugees in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine (phase II)».

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11.10.2013

Number of recognized refugees in the Republic of Belarus — 867 (by October 1, 2013)

 
07.10.2013

Country Origin Information of Refugees (August 2013) (rus) was placed on our website

 
30.09.2013

On the web-site you can find the electronic version of the Journal of International Law and International Relations N 3 - 2013

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23.09.2013

Joint photo of instructorsEvery year thousands of people are forced to flee from their homes owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion. These people are located outside the country of their nationality, and are unable to or, owing to such fear, are unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of that country. Very often their way to a new safe life is becoming a harsh experience accompanied by the loss of the loved ones, humiliation and other hardship.

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18.09.2013

Participants of the eventOn September 18, 2013 the opening of the Seminar «Interviewing techniques and credibility assessment in the context of interviewing of persons seeking protection» took place in the Academy of the MIA of Belarus. Specialists among practitioners dealing with interviewing of persons seeking protection were present at the event. Representatives of the Department on Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, Region and Minsk city Departments on Citizenship and Migration, Minsk City Bar Association, Public Association «Belarusian Movement of Medical Workers» as well as members of the UNHCR Representation in the Republic of Belarus were among the participants.

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02.09.2013

Country Origin Information of Refugees (July 2013) (rus) was placed on our website

 
30.08.2013

Photo from the awarding ceremony of the previous yearAttention !!! Contest of scholarships for students, candidates for a master's degree, post-graduate students

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08.08.2013

Number of recognized refugees in the Republic of Belarus — 857 (by August 1, 2013)

 
07.08.2013

Country Origin Information of Refugees (June 2013) (rus) was placed on our website

 
31.07.2013

Rubric "Bulletin of the European Union and UNHCR Project "Local Integration of Refugees in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine" (rus) was updated

 
29.07.2013

On June 10—12, 2013 the Workshop on National hand-over strategies and fundraising, organized by the UNHCR Regional Office in the framework of the international technical assistance project «Local Integration of Refugees in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine (phase I)», took place.

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24.07.2013

On the web-site you can find the electronic version of the Journal of International Law and International Relations N 2 - 2013

russian version                        english summaries

 
10.07.2013

Country Origin Information of Refugees (May 2013) (rus) was placed on our website

 
28.06.2013

Participants of the eventSeminar for representatives of Mogilev region authorities on the issues of refugees integration organized in the framework of the joint EU—UNHCR project «Local Integration of Refugees in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine (phase I)» took place on June 6, 2013.

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27.06.2013

On June 14, 2013 the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus and Representation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Republic of Belarus conducted the Interuniversity Research and Methodology Seminar on Outstanding Issues of Training Process Arrangement and Refugee Education. This seminar was held in the framework of the international technical assistance project “Local Integration of Refugees in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine (phase I)”, funded by the European Union and implemented by UNHCR in close cooperation with national governmental and non-governmental organizations.

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20.06.2013

New UNHCR report says global forced displacement at 18-year high

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19.06.2013

Let It Be Warm, the Same as at HomeOn June 19, 2013, Gala-concert devoted to the World Refugee Day took place at the Center for Children and Adolescents “Evrika”. Organizers of the event were the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Office in Belarus and the CCA “Evrika”. During the concert the awarding ceremony of the winners of the contest of children’s art works “Let it be Warm, the Same as at Home” was held, the contest was organized by the UNHCR Office in Belarus together with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus and CCA “Evrika”.

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