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20 July 2022, 11:44

UN rapporteur briefed about rights, guarantees for migrants, refugees in Belarus

MINSK, 20 July (BelTA) – The United Nations Organization's special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants Felipe Gonzalez Morales met with Belarus' Deputy Labor and Social Security Minister Marina Artemenko, BelTA learned from the ministry's press service.

"During the meeting, the special rapporteur was briefed about the rights and guarantees that Belarus provides to migrants and refugees in terms of employment, social protection and assistance," the press service said.

The Labor and Social Security Ministry also informed the special rapporteur about the ministry's mandate in the field of forced migration, employment opportunities for foreigners, the rights of migrants and refugees in the field of social services and social security, and also about provision of people with disabilities with technical means of social rehabilitation.

Felipe Gonzalez Morales was also informed about the involvement of the Labor and Social Security Ministry and subordinate organizations in the effort to provide the necessary assistance to migrants stranded on the border of Belarus and Poland in the autumn of 2021.

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