Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950. The UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees — the legal foundation of helping refugees — and UNHCR Statute, guiding further organization’s work, were adopted in 1951.
UNHCR is governed by the Executive Committee, composed of 98 members, elected by UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The Organization is headquartered in Geneva.
UNHCR coordinates international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide regardless of their race, religion, political views and sex.
UNHCR’s primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily. UNHCR strives to find a sustainable solution to the problem of refugees.
The Agency is operating in 137 countries, provides legal assistance to millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people.
The UNHCR plays an important role in implementing the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and in the context of the Global Compact for Refugees.
Belarus has been cooperating with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees since 1994. UNHCR Office was established in Belarus in 1995.
UNHCR in Belarus focuses on assisting public administration bodies in improving migration and refugee legislation, facilitating relevant training, providing refugees with legal and social protection. UNHCR contributes to cooperation between the government and NGOs on issues related to a refugee status.
Statement by Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (September, 2022)
77 лет Победы // Victory Day. 77th Anniversary (2022)
Интервью Министра В.Макея китайскому телеканалу CGTN // FM Vladimir Makei gives an interview to CGTN
Visa-free travel to Belarus
Беларусь и ЮНЕСКО / Belarus in UNESCO
СМИД СНГ в Минске / Minsk hosts the Meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers
Official Internet Resources
President of the Republic of Belaruswww.president.gov.by
Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belaruswww.government.gov.by
Council of the Republicwww.sovrep.gov.by
House of Representativeswww.house.gov.by
National Agency of Investment and Privatizationwww.investinbelarus.by
International ICT Forum TIBO 2022www.tibo.by
National Center of Legal Informationwww.ncpi.gov.by
National Tourism Agencywww.belarustourism.by
Information export support website Export.bywww.export.by
Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchangewww.butb.by
Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industrywww.cci.by
Official website of the Republic od Belaruswww.belarus.by
Radio Belarus Internationalwww.radiobelarus.by
Business network TradeBelwww.tradebel.com
National Academy of Science of Belaruswww.nasb.gov.by
Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belaruswww.edu.gov.by
Ministry of Natural Resources of the Republic of Belaruswww.minpriroda.gov.by
Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belaruswww.minzdrav.gov.by
Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belaruswww.economy.gov.by