The Belarus Public Association of Veterans (BPAV) was set up in March 1987.
The Association is represented by the overwhelming majority of veterans of the republic. Under guidance of the Association there were established 6055 veteran organizations bringing together veterans of the Great Patriotic War, Armed Forces, law enforcement and security agencies and veterans of labour.
Main areas of activities:
- assistance to representatives of the executive power and social security meant to define and satisfy needs and wants of veterans;
- patriotic education of the youth, strengthening of combat and labor traditions;
- comprehensive strengthening of friendly ties among veteran organizations of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Recent years have seen a striking activity of relations among veteran and youth organization of Belarus and other states on joint search works.