In order to rely upon a strategic analytical basis when developing the Cooperation Program for 2016-2020, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Office in Belarus and the Government of the Republic of Belarus jointly conducted a Situation Analysis of Children in Belarus.
The report “Realisation of Children’s Rights in the Republic of Belarus. Situation Analysis” was based on the assessment results of the most important aspects of children’s life and the analysis of the conditions enabling children to enjoy their rights in terms of equality and in accordance with the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Situation Analysis helped assess the progress achieved by the Republic of Belarus in the realization of children’s rights and also made it possible to 1. identify ways to improve the situation of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of children and 2. facilitate the planning and justification of joint actions for children.
This Situation Analysis was carried out in accordance with the UNICEF Strategic Plan for 2014-2017 and the Regional Knowledge and Leadership Agenda in such a way that the results obtained were compatible with and complemented the UNICEF Global Programme. The conceptual approach of this Situation Analysis includes the following: a differentiated assessment of trends in the realization of children’s rights in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child; cause-and-effect analysis of the emerging inequalities in the realization of the rights of different categories of children, including the study of gender equality issues; capacity profiles of various state agencies and non-governmental organizations involved in ensuring the realization of children’s rights.
For reference: The Situation Analysis of Children in Belarus was conducted in 2004. “The Situation of Children in the Republic of Belarus” National Report was prepared in 2006. Belarus submitted combined 3rd and 4th Periodic Reports on the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Optional Protocols to the Committee on the Rights of the Child in 2010.