Annual UNICEF Gala Dinner brought $40 223 for children with disabilities in Belarus

On 7 October 2017 UNICEF friends and partners came together to UNICEF Black and White Gala to support the most vulnerable children in Belarus and raised $40 223 for UNICEF programmes for children with disabilities.

The evening, hosted by Renaissance Minsk Hotel, featured an exclusive performance from the world-renowned musician and philanthropist Rostislav Krimer and his East-West Chamber Orchestra, a special dinner from Marcello Spadone, Chef of Michelin-starred La Bandiera restaurant, and a charity auction and lottery raffle with exclusive lots provided by UNICEF friends and supporters.

All funds raised during the evening will go towards UNICEF programmes for children with disabilities in Belarus.

The key partners of the fundraising dinner were the Renaissance Minsk Hotel and PRCI. Official Partner - Epam Systems.


United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

Our programmes for children with disabilities are aimed to:

  • Promote inclusion in schools for all children – celebrate differences, support learning, and respond to individual needs.
  • Establish effective systems for early identification and early intervention for young children with disabilities and special needs.
  • Eliminate stigma and discrimination against children with disabilities and their families.