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Republican Institute for Vocational Education (RIPO) - WorldSkills Belarus


WorldSkills stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. WorldSkills unequivocally condemns the use of violence and large-scale aggression by the Government of Belarus against Ukraine.

WorldSkills is politically and denominationally neutral. Belarus, by its active support of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, has breached our Code of Ethics and Conduct.

The government of Belarus has made choices that forfeit its access to participate in events and activities organized by WorldSkills and its Members. Accordingly, WorldSkills International (WSI) applies the following penalties and sanctions, effective immediately:

  1. Cancels WorldSkills Belarus’ participation in WorldSkills Shanghai 2022.
  2. Suspends WorldSkills Belarus’ membership of WorldSkills International and consequently any involvement with WorldSkills Competitions, projects, and activities outside of Belarus.

WorldSkills statement and position
1 March 2022