RPO "BelAU"

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Full name in English: Republican Public Organization "Belarusian Association of UNESCO Clubs"

The organization's mission:

Advocacy of humanitarian principles and ideas of UNESCO in education, science, culture and communication through formation of UNESCO clubs all over the country

Objectives of the organization:

1. Inform society about UNESCO activity.

2. Involve children, young people and adults into the activities on advocacy of UNESCO ideals and principles.

3. Educate children and youth to be real citizens of the country with a proactive approach to life.

Organization structure: 

1. Supreme body - the Conference.

2. Governing body - the Board headed by the chairman.

3. Working body - the Secretariat, consisting of the Secretary-General and the program managers.

4. UNESCO Clubs - structural units of the NGO “BelAU”.

5. Members of the NGO “BelAU”- today about 2000 members, united in UNESCO Clubs.

 

The organization's activities:

1. Centralized programs- the programs implemented by the central office of the NGO “BelAU” - the Secretariat, and aimed to involve the clubs in the project activities, as well as young people who are not members of the clubs.

2. UNESCO clubs programs and activities. UNESCO clubs are independent to choose fields of work and to develop and implement projects and programs.

The educational programs are a priority of our work. All programs and projects proposed by the Secretariat, have an educational aspect and aimed to educate members of the clubs, who personally participate in seminars, trainings, meetings, universities; to educate other club members through knowledge transfer by prepared representatives of the clubs; to educate other people (children, youth and adults), who participate in the projects and programs implemented by the clubs or the association. 

 

Facts about the organization

Established: December 17, 1989.

Registered by the Ministry of Justice of Belarus: January 25, 1991, the certificate 40.

Registered by the Ministry of Justice of Belarus: August 31, 2006, the certificate 01521.

Included in the “Republican rregister of youth associations, supported by the government”on April 26, 2006, 251.

Structure: 56 UNESCO clubs.

Geographical representation:21 administrative districts of Belarus.

Quantity of members: fluctuates annually from 1000 to 2000 people.

Quantity of young people annually participating in NGO “BelAU” activities: about 30 000 people.

Membership:

  • World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations
  • European Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations
  • Belarusian National Youth Council (BNYC)
  • Baltic Sea network of NGOs against drugs
  • Association of HIV / AIDS NGOs Belarusian AIDS Network
  • Accreditation to European Voluntary Service (EVS)

 

Partners in Belarus:

More than 40 governmental and non-governmental organizations.

  • The Belarusian National Commission on UNESCO
  • Ministry of Education and educational institutions
  • Youth Administration of Ministry of Education
  • Youth Affairs Division Minsk regional executive committee
  • Youth Affairs Division Grodno regional executive committee
  • Youth Affairs Division Mogilev regional executive committee
  • Ministry of Health and health care establishments
  • Republican Centre of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Minsk Centre of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health
  • National Artwork Center for children and youth
  • Republican NGO Union "BNYC"
  • Belorussian Public Organization "Positive Movement"
  • Republican Public Oorganization "League of youth voluntary service"
  • Child Public Organization "The Association of Belarusian Guides"
  • Youth Educational Center "Fialta"
  • Vitebsk Women NGO "Uliana"
  • NGO "Club of Business Women"
  • NGO "Mogilev Women Center for support and self-education"
  • NGO "Mothers against Drugs"
  • Association of HIV / AIDS NGOs"Belarusian AIDS Network" etc.

 

Partners abroad:

More than 30 non-governmental and governmental organizations in more than 20 countries (Germany, Russia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Kazakhstan, etc.)

  • The National Ural-Siberian Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations, Russia
  • Kazakhstan National Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Kazakhstan
  • Romanian Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Romania
  • UNESCO Clubs, Serbia
  • UNESCO Club “Rafaelis”, Lithuania
  • Youth Centre Yatsis, Latvia
  • "Open House", Germany
  • AGSA, Germany
  • Youth Press Center, Germany
  • "Rempart", France
  • “Bridges of Education”, USA
  • Street Law, USA etc.

 

Partnersip with international organizations:

  • UN Office in Belarus
  • UNDP
  • Mission of UNICEF in Belarus
  • Mission of UNFPA in Belarus
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS UNAIDS in Belarus
  • Mission of Child Fund International in Belarus
  • UNESCO Office in Moscow for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova and the Russian Federation 

 

Brands:

1. At the present time:

  • International Summer University of UNESCO Clubs
  • Winter University of UNESCO Clubs
  • Volunteer camps in Belarus and abroad
  • Model UN
  • Linguistic camps
  • “Healing Magic”
  • “Traditions of the ancestors”
  • Academy of UNESCO Clubs
  • Spring and autumn festivals of UNESCO Clubs in Grodno
  • International Festival “Life water of friendship”in Gomel
  • “Bridge across generations”

2. In the past:

  • University on rights of the child
  • Forum Theatre
  • Artistic plein-air "Rainbow of Hope"
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • "Hope"

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