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Public council for sustainable development set up in Belarus' Miory District

31.12.2019 A public council for local sustainable development has been set up in Miory District. The relevant document was adopted at a session of the local council of deputies, BelTA learned from the office of the project “Together for community and nature: strengthening development process in Miory District via cooperation between local authorities and civil society”.

The council includes 30 members: representatives of associations, enterprises, establishments, profit and non-profit organizations, business, and the local community. “One of the goals of the public council will be to promote a public-private dialogue, public discussion about matters regarding sustainable development, and people's involvement in the development and implementation of local initiatives. This will help us get a more comprehensive and detailed picture of local development, which will contribute not only to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Miory District but also to the development of Vitebsk Oblast and the country on the whole,” the project office noted. The public council is set to convene in the near future. The first meeting of the council will focus on drawing up a plan of action and establishing working groups on various activities concerning the development of the region. The council was established in line with the international project “Together for community and nature: strengthening development process in Miory District via cooperation between local authorities and civil society”. The initiative is 90% financed by the EU. The project is carried out by the Miory District Executive Committee in association with the APB BirdLife Belarus public association and the Latvian Rural Forum.

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