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The Problem of refugees in a contemporary world

The Problem of refugees in a contemporary world
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The hall of documents of international organizations (room 207g) hosts a thematic exhibition "The Problems of refuges in a contemporary world", devoted to the World Refugee Day, from June 15th to July 19th.

The exposition contains around 100 documents in the Russian, English, and German languages. These books, brochures, mimeographed materials of the UN, periodicals, leaflets.

The documents will introduce the reader to the activities of international, non-governmental and human rights organizations aimed at ensuring the protection of refugees, their adaptation and integration in the countries that have granted asylum. The materials of the exhibition introduce the situation of refugees in the world, the activities of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as well as the domestic and foreign policy of the Republic of Belarus aimed at helping refugees in their search for a safe life, peace and stability.

Larger part of the exposition consists of documents of international organizations: UN reports, such as the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN report on the situation of refugees in the world, materials of workshops of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the European Refugee Council.

Among the documents presented at the exhibition are collections of international legal documents and national legislative acts on refugee issues, monographs, research materials on forced migration and refugee status issues, practical and training manuals, materials of scientific and practical conferences.

The exposition includes the following thematic sections:

  • Situation of the refugees in the world
  • Refugees in a contemporary international law
  • Function of the UNHCR in protection of the refugees’ rights
  • International cooperation and policy on refugees’ assistance
  • Refugee protection system in Belarus
The exhibition is intended for political scientists, lawyers, sociologists, employees of legislative and executive authorities, educational and scientific structures, as well as anyone interested in refugee problems and migration and asylum issues.

The World Refugee Day was established by the UN General Assembly on 4 December 2000 (Resolution 55/76) and celebrate annually on June 20th since 2001.

To date, according to the UN, 82.4 million people around the world have left their homes – this is the highest rate of forced migration in history. Every minute 24 people leave their homes because of wars, persecution or fear for their lives.

The international community is directing its efforts to alleviate the plight of these people. The UN General Assembly established the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 1950. The Office operates in more than 110 countries around the world and provides legal protection and assistance to millions of refugees, internally displaced persons and stateless persons.

Our country contributes to international efforts to solve refugee problems. The UNHCR representative office in Belarus was opened in 1995. The focus of the UNHCR in the Republic of Belarus is on providing assistance to public administration bodies in improving legislation in the field of migration and refugees, improving proficiency of personnel, ensuring legal and social protection of refugees, promotes cooperation between state bodies and public associations on issues related to the situation of refugees.

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The opening hours of the Exhibition corresponds to the opening hours of the Library.
The entry is by presenting a reader’s ticket and a ticket of social and cultural center.

For more info: (+375 17) 293 27 26.

By Official Documents Service Department.


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