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26 June 2020, 15:01

UN Charter published in Belarusian language

MINSK, 26 June (BelTA) – The presentation of the United Nations Charter in the Belarusian language was held in the Loshitsa Estate Museum in Minsk at an event on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the UN Charter on 26 June, BelTA has learned.

This is the first edition of the UN Charter in the Belarusian language in the history of the sovereign Belarus. So far, it is available for download at https://bit.ly/2BJDisn. Later it will be handed over to the National Library of Belarus and other major libraries of the country.

The publication of the UN Charter in the Belarusian language will help ensure the continuity of generations and preserve the historical memory of Belarus' contribution to international peace, Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said as he took part in the event.

The UN Charter was signed at the UN San Francisco Conference on 26 June 1945 by representatives of 50 countries, including People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic Kuzma Kiselev. This proved that the international community recognized the contribution of the Belarusian nation to the victory in World War II and paid tribute to millions of Belarusians who had given their lives and held out in the fight for the world without fascism.

The Loshitsa Estate Museum was chosen as a venue for the event for a reason. In 1946-1947, it was home to the first UN office in Belarus – the humanitarian mission of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) that aimed to provide relief to Belarus as one of the worst-hit countries by the war.

Photos by Oksana Manchuk

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