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Belarus to host international conference on children, SDGs in 2019

Minsk plans to host an international conference on children and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2019, Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN Valentin Rybakov said as he addressed the first regular session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) which is running in the UN Headquarters in New York on February 5-7, BelTA has learned.

The diplomat noted that this year celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and that Belarus has made visible progress in matters of child protection, reducing child mortality rate and expanding childrens access to education and healthcare.

Belarus president emphasizes uniting nature of Christmas ice hockey tournament

The Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament brings nations together despite political crises and differences of opinion. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement during the ceremony held on 3 January to open the International Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament and the national junior ice hockey competition Golden Puck, BelTA has learned.

The head of state congratulated athletes and fans on the beginning of the new sport year.

Lukashenko partakes in New Year charity event for children

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko took part in the New Year party for children as part of the Our Children charity campaign on 27 December, BelTA has learned.

"Dear friends, you are the main treasure of Belarus. These are not just beautiful words. There are love, care and the desire to protect you behind them," Alexander Lukashenko said.

The New Year party is the central event of the Our Children charity campaign.

Belarus social, economic development tasks for 2019 approved

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has signed decree No.483 on the countrys social and economic development tasks for the year 2019, the press service of the Belarusian leader told BelTA.

In line with the decree in 2019 social and economic development is supposed to secure economic growth in Belarus above the worlds average. Living standards of the Belarusian nation are expected to grow higher thanks to that.

Lukashenko reaffirms commitment to multipolar world

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko reaffirmed the countrys commitment to the multipolar world in an interview to the Russian federal state TV channel Russia 24. Excerpts from his interview with Russian TV presenter Sergey Brilev were published on Vesti.ru, BelTA has learned.

When I said at the Munich Conference that I was absolutely against the disintegration of the European Union, some were really surprised.

Belarusian children to announce voting results of national juries at Junior Eurovision 2018

MINSK, 23 November (BelTA) The Belarusian Television and Radio Company and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will give Belarusian schoolchildren an opportunity to announce voting results of national juries of the nine countries that take part in the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Television and Radio Company.

The winner of the Junior Eurovision 2018 will be determined on 25 November.

Ambassador: Turkey maintains political dialogue with Belarus

MINSK, 30 October (BelTA) Belarus and Turkey maintain regular political contacts, Ambassador of Turkey to Belarus Kezban Nilvana Darama said at a solemn event timed to the national holiday of Turkey on 29 October, BelTA has learned.

According to the diplomat, the two states cultivate close relations, including at the highest level. Business contacts are an important driving force in promoting bilateral cooperation.

Belarus government approves European Games ticketing program

MINSK, 24 October (BelTA) - The Belarusian government has set the ticket release dates and distribution rules of the 2nd European Games 2019. The government passed corresponding Resolution No. 751 on 20 October 2018, BelTA informs with a reference to the website of the government.

The regulation governing the sale of tickets to sporting events of the 2nd European Games 2019 and opening and closing ceremonies sets the start and end dates of ticket sales, ticket marketing organizations, purchase, use and return of tickets.

Krasnoyarsk TV channel launches special project dedicated to Belarus

MOSCOW, 18 October (BelTA) The Yenisei TV channel of Russias Krasnoyarsk Krai has launched a new special project dedicated to famous Belarusian brands and life in Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia.

The journalists from Krasnoyarsk spent several days in Belarus. They visited well-known companies, took a ride in a Minsk electro-bus, visited BelAZ and saw the legendary rock hauler that has been added to the Guinness World Records book.

Belarusian nuclear power plants first reactors physical launch scheduled for March 2019

OSTROVETS, 11 October (BelTA) The physical launch of the first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant is scheduled for March 2019, BelTA learned from Belarusian Deputy Energy Minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk on 10 October.

The official said: Bearing in mind the timeframe and technological requirements, the general contractor has put together a schedule, which specifies a number of key points and important events.

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