Department of Non-Profit Organizations

Department of Non-Profit Organizations
Head of: Kirichenko Elena
Phone: +375-17 200-62-51
Phone fax: +375-17 200-62-56
E-mail: dngo@minjust.by

General information

The Department performs the following functions:

  • registration of political parties, national trade unions, international and national associations and their unions, republican state-public associations, national and international foundations established in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce, organizational structures of international associations, established in the territory of foreign states, permanent international arbitration (arbitration) courts;
  • registration of other non-profit organizations in the cases stipulated by legislative acts;
  • conducting of the State registers of political parties, national trade unions, international and national public associations and their unions;
  • registration of anthems, badges, pennons, ties of political parties, national trade unions, international and national public associations and their unions, national state-public associations;
  • monitoring the compliance of the activities of political parties, national trade unions, international and national public associations and their unions), national and international foundations established in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, with the Belarusian law and their statutes;
  • monitoring the compliance of the activities of the republican state-public associations with their statutes;
  • issuance of certificates to the heads of political parties, national trade unions, international and national public associations and their unions, national and international foundations established in the territory of the Republic of Belarus;
  • issuance of permits to manufacture seals of political parties, national trade unions, international and national public associations, and their unions, national state-public associations, national and international funds established in the Republic of Belarus, permanent international arbitration courts and other non-profit organizations registered by the Ministry of Justice;
  • provision of the information contained in the State Register of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs related to the legal entities, registered by the Ministry of Justice;
  • provision of the information contained in the State Register of public associations and their unions, the State register of political parties and their unions;
  • guidance to the employees of Central Departments of Justice of regional and Minsk city executive committees that are entitled to carry out registration of local public associations, registration of the organizational structures of political parties, trade unions and other public associations, as well as monitoring their activity;
  • generalization of the application practice of legislation on public associations in Belarus, organization of seminars, meetings with the employees of the Central Departments of Justice of regional and Minsk city executive committees, other government and local executive bodies, with the representatives of all kinds of public associations on the issues of registration of political parties , trade unions, other public associations and their unions.

The Department’s activities statistic as of January1, 2014:

  • 15 political parties and 1057 party organizations;
  • 37 trade unions and 23193 trade union organizations;
  • 2521 public associations, including 231 international, 694 national and 1596 local;
  • 38915 organizational structures of associations;
  • 31 registered unions of associations;
  • 145 foundations (14 International 5 national, 126 local).
  • 579 Physical training and sports associations;
  • 390 charitable associations, 220 youth associations (33 of them children), educational, cultural, recreational;
  • 206 public associations, 110 public associations of national minorities, 83 public associations of invalids of war and labor veterans, 80 science and technology associations, 67 public associations of conservationists, 49 creative associations, 31 women’s associations, 544 other public associations .
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