The country programme document (CPD) for 2021-2025
UNICEF in Belarus
Belarus – UNICEF country programme of cooperation, 2021–2025.
Programme priorities and partnerships
The goals of the country programme are to integrate international child welfare standards into policies and systems and provide more inclusive and participatory processes. UNICEF will expand partnerships at the national and local levels between the Government, development agencies, the private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs), parents and children. The focus will be on the most vulnerable child and adolescent groups, to end child deprivation and ensure enjoyment of their rights, while safeguarding gender equality and emergency preparedness and responses. The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the importance of ongoing analysis of risks to children and the need to advance greater flexibility and resilience of existing systems and social safety nets for children.
The programme was designed in close dialogue with government authorities, CSOs, and children and youth. Building on the comparative advantage of UNICEF as a credible monitor and advocate for child rights, and its recognized ability to convene stakeholders and give children a voice, outcomes are aligned with national priorities such as the National Strategy on Sustainable Development 2035; the National Plan of Action on the Improvement of the Status of Children and Protection of their Rights 2017–2021; the National Plan of Action on the Implementation of the Provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for 2017–2025; the UNICEF Strategic Plan, 2018–2021; and the 2020 Concluding observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child. Results will contribute directly to four outcomes of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF).
The main components of the CDP are:
- Supportive family environments
- Access to justice
- Future generations
- Partnerships and investments for children