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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Y.Ambrazevich takes part in the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (second day)

08 December 2022


On December 7, 2022 the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Yuri Ambrazevich, took part in a round table organized at the United Nations by the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of the Philippines on the topic “Social and legal problems fueling trafficking in women and children”.

Among the participants of the event were representatives of UN Member States from all regions of the world, including members of the Belarus-led UN Group of Friends United against Human Trafficking, as well as a wide range of representatives from academia, international and non-governmental organizations.

The speakers noted the important contribution of Belarus to strengthening the coordination of international efforts to combat human trafficking, as well as pointed out a number of practical problems and proposed their solutions for a more effective joint fight against this criminal practice.

At a meeting with the Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Karina Hülshof, the Deputy Minister discussed issues of current and future cooperation with UNICEF aimed at the priority areas for the state of social development, health and education, protection of children and adolescents, inclusion of children with disabilities. The Deputy Minister called on UNICEF, as one of the most authoritative agencies of the UN system, to contribute to the assessment of the negative impact of Western economic sanctions on the efforts undertaken by states to achieve the SDGs.

Y.Ambrazevich held a meeting with the UN Under-Secretary-General, head of the Counter-Terrorism Department, Vladimir Voronkov. The interlocutors discussed topical issues of cooperation between Belarus and the UN Counter-Terrorism Office in the field of combating terrorism, as well as the challenges and threats facing the international community in this area.

The Deputy Minister noted that Belarus would continue to consistently and effectively respond to threats related to international terrorism, including as part of building capacity in the field of international information security and countering the use of information and communication technologies for terrorist and criminal purposes.

V.Voronkov stressed the constructive nature of Belarus' contacts with the UN Counter-Terrorism Office. He thanked Belarus for the successful organization and holding in 2019 in Minsk, together with the UN, of the High-Level International Conference “Combating Terrorism Using Innovative Approaches and the Use of New and Emerging Technologies”. He expressed hope for the continuation of fruitful cooperation on counter-terrorism issues.

Outlining the priority areas of Belarus' chairmanship in the CSTO, Y.Ambrazevich announced plans to hold an international conference on Eurasian security in Minsk with an emphasis on the interdependence of sustainable development and sustainable security.


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