Belarus' important organizations include the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Belarus. Important agricultural and industrial organizations include the Belarusian Peasants' Union, the Union of Entrepreneurs and Farmers, and the Union of Small Ventures. The National Academy of Sciences promotes public interest and education in science. The Belarusian Think Tanks is a public policy center involved in developing and promoting ideas to create democracy, market economy, and respect for human rights in Belarus.
Political interest youth organizations include the Belarusian Patriotic Youth Union and the Youth Front of Belarus (est. 1993). The Belarus Youth Information Center (YIC) was founded in 1994 to encourage and support youth involvement in science, culture, and education. The Belarusian Students Association is an affiliate member of the National Union of Students in Europe (ESIB). A scouting organization is also present.