Participants of the "round table"Materials from the "round table" on refugee legislation improvement are available in the new issue of the Journal "Belaruskaya Dumka".


Talk show "Position"Talk show "Position" devoted to refugee issues as well as attitude of Belarusian society towards this category of persons was held on the ONT TV Channel. The following question was brought forward: "Who does the kind attitude towards refugees depend on?" Andrey Selivanov, Executive Director of the INA "Evolutio", Jean Yves Bouchardy, Representative of the UNHCR in the Republic of Belarus, Aleksey Begun, Head of the Department on Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, as well as Maira Mora, EU Representative in Belarus, took part in the program. Exchange of opinions between experts and ordinary people on the most relevant issues in this sphere took place. Watch talk show "Position" on the ONT website and on Youtube.


See talk show "Position"Dear users of our site! Today at 9.05 p.m. see talk show "Position" devoted to World Refugee Day on the ONT Channel. See more information as well as broadcast here.


Global Forced DisplacementGENEVA, June 20 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency reported today on World Refugee Day that the number of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people worldwide has, for the first time in the post-World War II era, exceeded 50 million people.


20 June - World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

Awarding ceremonyOn June 19, 2014 Gala-concert devoted to World Refugee Day took place at the Gymnasium №20 (Minsk, Odintsova street, 89). Organizers of the event were the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Office in Belarus and the Centre for Supplementary Instruction «Evrika». During the concert the awarding ceremony of the winners of the contest of children’s art works «Let’s be together» was held, the contest was organized by the UNHCR Office in Belarus together with the Centre for Supplementary Instruction «Evrika».


Aleksey BegunOn June 19, 2014 a press-conference devoted to World Refugee Day was held at the National Press Centre of the Republic of Belarus.


Radio broadcastDear users of our site! On June, 20 a radio broadcast devoted to World Refugee Day will take place on the First Channel of Belarusian Radio at 12.05 a.m. and 11.20 p.m. Catch the wave at a frequency of 106.2 FM in Minsk, 100.0 FM in Brest, 100.5 FM in Vitebsk, 105.1 FM in Gomel. Find more information as well as the program schedule on the official website of the First National Channel of Belarusian Radio


Participants of the awarding ceremonyThe results of the contest of art “Refugees: Belarus is Our Common Home”, which was held in March—May 2014 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 have been summed up.


Participants of the "round table"On June 12-13, 2014 a 2—day «round table» for journalists «Forced Migration Issues in Mass Media» took place in the Sport Centre Logoisk. Event’s goal is to attract republican and regional Belarusian mass media journalists to refugee and forced migration issues, to get them acquainted with the major coverage aspects which are necessary for preparation of the materials concerning this topic, and also to avert mistakes and inaccuracies in the future for the avoidance of difficulties with representatives of other nationalities who for now suffer enough from being without home and family.


Participants of the auctionIn May of 2014, the World Ice Hockey Championship was held in Belarus. In sight of this worldwide known competition, UNHCR Belarus organized a fundraising event to benefit 800 refugees in Belarus. The planning and preparation of this successful event took around 6 months. It required a number of meetings and close cooperation with more than 10 embassies and Ice Hockey Federations of the teams that participated in the Championship: Belarus, Russia, Latvia, Canada, the United States of America, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Kazakhstan, Italy, and France. Generous contributions, kind donations and assistance of the diplomatic community to collect the hockey items for the auction helped to raise funds for the refugee children in Belarus. World Ice Hockey Championship became essential part not only in the life of Belarusians but also helped to make the lives of the refugees in Belarus better.


Children performancesOn June 4, 2014 the Grand Opening of the Children Paintings and Posters Exhibition took place in the Minsk City Hall (Minsk, pl. Svabody, 2A) as an integral part of the Republican Contest of Children Art Works «Let’s be together». Traditionally exhibition is held within the World Refugee Day framework which is celebrated on 20th June. It is organised with the support of Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, UNHCR Representation in Belarus and Centre for Supplementary Instructon of Children and Youth «Evrika» in Minsk.


PosterA grand opening of the children paintings and posters exhibition in the framework of the republican contest of children art works will take place on June 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Minsk City Hall. Pupils whose works were assessed as the best, representatives of the UNHCR Office in the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Education, Educational Committee of Minsk City Executive Committee, Department of Education, Sport and Tourism of Frunzenski District administration, heads of national communities as well as creative groups of the CCA "Evrika" will participate in the event. The event is devoted to World Refugee Day. 



Participants of the "round table"On May 21, 2014 the «round table» on refugee legislation issues organized by INA «Evolutio» and the Journal «Belaruskaya Dumka» with the support of UNHCR was held on the Faculty of International Relations of BSU.


StatisticsNumber of recognized refugees in the Republic of Belarus — 884 (by May 1, 2014)


Attention! Contest is announced!Attention!!! Contest on the best coverage in mass media of the topic "Refugees in Belarus: a New Homeland" is announed!

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Participants of the eventOn 24 – 25 April 2014, the face-to-face session of the training within EAC module “Drafting and Decision Making” was organized by UNHCR Belarus in cooperation with the Department on Citizenship and Migration of MIA of Belarus. The main purpose of the training was to improve the quality of the decisions on asylum claims. The representatives of DCM, its regional sub-departments, NGO “Belarusian Movement of Medical Workers” as well as the representatives of national asylum authorities of Azerbaijan and Georgia took part in the event. The training was organized within the framework of the project “Quality Initiative in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus”.


Joint Project AMBELThe joint EU/UNDP project “Supporting the Republic of Belarus in Addressing Irregular Migration and Promoting Human Rights of Vulnerable Migrants” (AMBEL) started last year in the Republic of Belarus. Now you may find more information about the Project activities on the following page of Facebook


Participants of the event9-12 April, 2014 on the Faculty of International Relations of Belarusian State University was held Model United Nations. For today this activity has become regular and gathers every half a year around 100 students from different BSU Faculties and other Universities. This time Model UN was held with the support of the FIR BSU, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and INA «Evolutio».


Journal of International Law and International RelationsOn the web-site you can find the electronic version of  N 1 - 2014

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StatisticsNumber of recognized refugees in the Republic of Belarus — 884 (by April 1, 2014)


UN Security Council meetingThe Model UN "FIR MUN" has started at the Faculty of International Relations of BSU!


Live broadcastingWatch Live Broadcasting of the Model UN "FIR MUN" opening and Security Council meetings on April 10-12, 2014, it starts on April, 10 at 10.00 a.m.

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Follow us on Facebook and Вконтакте!Dear users of our site! Now follow us on Facebook and Vkontakte. Find the latest news and announcements here!


Forced Migration ReviewThe most relevant information on migrants in crisis is given in a new issue of the Journal "Forced Migration Review". You can find an electronic version of the Journal in English here.


The Syrian refugees came to Lebanon at the beginning of the year having left their homes in the west of Syria. The number of Syrian refugees exceeded 2.563 million people. The UN refugee agency on Friday issued a report saying there was a sharp rise in asylum claims in 44 industrialized countries over the course of last year, driven primarily by the crisis in Syria.

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