News

22 January 2007

  • Every fifth Belarusian pensioner keeps on working

    According to the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, every fifth Belarusian pensioner keeps on working.

  • The Law On Extremism Counteracting has come into effect

    The Belaruian Law On Extremism Counteracting came into effect on January 21. The Law clarifies the notions of 'extremism' and 'extremist activity', identifies the main principles and lines of extremism counteracting, introduces the bodies to counteract this phenomenon, and their authorities, and introduces certain measures with a view to extremism counteracting.


19 January 2007

  • Invitation for Participation

    Mykolas Romeris University invites for participation in the Change of Economic Systems in Central and Eastern Europe conference and workshop. The event will be held in Vilnius on February 21-23 this year. Deadline for applications submission: January 22, 2007.


18 January 2007

  • Foster parents have united

    Foster Parent Club was established in Narovlya. According to BELTA, the Club was formed on the basis of the District Social and Pedagodic Center. Its staff includes a psychologist, a social pedagogue, specialists from the local Education Department.

  • What amounts of pensions and benefits can be expected?

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare is planning improvement of people's living standard.


17 January 2007

  • Mama Cash launches global awareness raising campaign for womens groups

    Mama Cash, an international foundation that funds womens organisations and groups worldwide, launched a campaign of its own to keep the focus sharply on womens rights. Spanning 88 days — from December 10th 2006 to March 8th 2007, International Womens Day — the campaign aims to raise awareness and funds for womens groups which globally, are receiving significantly less funding than they did 5 years ago.

  • Wellcome Trust launches fellowships for health researchers from developing countries

    As part of its International Strategy in Global Health Research, the Wellcome Trust has launched a range of fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. The fellowships are open to basic scientists, social scientists, public health researchers and clinical researchers from developing countries, and cover all levels of career support from Master's training to senior fellowships.

  • Russia to double AIDS spending in 2007

    Russiaplans to double its support for fighting HIV/AIDS in 2007, to $289 million, in response to President Vladimir Putins call for a greater commitment against the disease as part of the countrys national health project.

  • Call for Applications: Big Lottery Fund International Strategic Grants

    Under its International programme, the Big Lottery Fund (BLF) invites applications for projects that aim to deliver one or more of the following outcomes: Improved mother and child health; Improved primary education, with a specific focus on girls; and Improved measures to prevent HIV/AIDS and mitigate its impact.

  • The Annual Asia-Europe Workshop Series 2007/2008

    The European Alliance for Asian Studies and the Asia-Europe Foundation welcome proposals for workshops on themes of common interest to Asia and Europe, to take place in 2007/2008.

  • Survey by German Marshall Fund US' reveals transatlantic opinions on global issues

    The German Marshall Fund (GMF) of the United States' Perspectives on Trade and Poverty Reduction survey, in its third year, shows that most Americans and Europeans support the lowering of tariffs and other trade barriers and also appreciate the economic benefits of freer trade based on the premises that it contributes to democracy, global stability, and prosperity.

  • New European foundation set to become one of the world's largest

    Established in 2006 by American businessman Maurice R. Hank Greenberg, the new Starr International Foundation, based in Zug, Switzerland, is set to become one of the largest charitable foundations in the world in terms of assets with a possible endowment of $20bn, according to the Financial Times. This puts it the same league as the Wellcome Trust, UK, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which have endowments of about EUR18bn and USD32bn respectively.

  • The Commission launches new scholarship scheme outside the EU

    The European Commission is launching a new "Erasmus Mundus External Co-operation Window" open to the EUs neighbours[1], Russia, Central Asia[2] and Iran, Iraq and Yemen. The first call for proposals will take place before the end of 2006 and will allow for a total of 1300 scholarships, of which 110 will be dedicated to Iran, Iraq and Yemen. These scholarships will facilitate the mobility of undergraduate, master, doctorate and post-doctoral students between these countries and the EU, as well as exchanges of academic staff for the purposes of teaching, training and research.

  • Grant Programme

    The Global Funds grantmaking programmes aim to provide practical support which can be given progressively over several years. Fund staff will work with applicants to ensure they make best use of the types of assistance available. A financial or in-kind commitment from local sources will be expected if a grant is made. Successful applicants will be required to participate in the Funds evaluation programme (see Glossary), which aims not only to improve the design and delivery of our grantmaking, but also to identify useful experiences that can be shared.


2 November 2006

  • New signatories join the CORE Programme Declaration of Principles

    For the past several days, three new entities have become signatories of the Declaration of Principles on the CORE Programme (Cooperation for Rehabilitation): a private enterprise Institute of Radiation Safety BELRAD, the Mogilev and Gomel regional executive committees.


9 October 2006

  • ANTI-AIDS MOTOR RALLY LAUNCHED IN BELARUS

    On 30 September, an action Motor Rally Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise started off at the main entrance to the Gorky Park in Minsk. The action is carried out under the UNDP project HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment in the Republic of Belarus implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Health with the financial support by the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.


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