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  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    Oct 10, 2017

    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    This year’s theme for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, “Answering the Call to End Poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies”, celebrates the 25 year anniversary of the creation of this international day and the idea behind it: that hunger, lack of education, and violence are not inevitable. That extreme poverty must be something we all strive to eradicate.

  • Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA Executive Director

    Oct 2, 2017

    Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA Executive Director

    Dr. Kanem brings to the position more than 25 years of strategic leadership experience in the fields of medicine, public and reproductive health, peace, social justice, and philanthropy. She started her career in academia with the Johns Hopkins and Columbia University schools of medicine and public health.

  • UNICEF: Early Moments Matter for Every Child

    Sep 21, 2017

    UNICEF: Early Moments Matter for Every Child

    Only 15 countries worldwide have three essential national policies that support families with young children – UNICEF New report says around 85 million children under five live in 32 countries that do not offer families two years of free pre-primary education; paid breastfeeding breaks for new mothers for the first six months; and adequate paid parental leave – three critical policies to support children’s early brain development.

  • UN Secretary General announced the appointment of Natalia Gherman as his new Special Representative and Head of UNRCCA

    Sep 19, 2017

    UN Secretary General announced the appointment of Natalia Gherman as his new Special Representative and Head of UNRCCA

    Ms. Gherman succeeds Petko Draganov of Bulgaria, who completed his assignment on 4 September 2017. The Secretary-General is grateful for his dedication and leadership of UNRCCA.

Opinions & Stories

  • Kyrgyz mountain village is unlikely base for Australian child disability specialist
    May 29, 2017

    The number of children with cerebral palsy is several times higher in Kyrgyzstan than in Western countries. At a Soviet-era sanatorium, located in a remote mountain valley, an Australian paediatrician is introducing new approaches to prevention and rehabilitation.

  • In Kyrgyz mountain village hospital, UNICEF  helps resuscitators save child lives
    May 7, 2017

    ‘We don’t forget these cases’, says Dr. Arstanbek Karybekov. ‘When we save a child’s life, we feel such joy; the child’s family becomes our family.’ Thanks to a UNICEF-supported effort to bring down child mortality in Kyrgyzstan, he and his colleagues are now able to save lives they could not before.

  • Vitamin enriched flour to help prevent birth defects in Kyrgyzstan
    Mar 6, 2017

    Two-month-old Abdurahim was born with spina bifida and is awaiting surgery. The risk of birth defects such as these increases when a mother has a diet low in nutrients. In an effort to improve pregnant women’s nutrition, large mills in Kyrgyzstan are obliged by law to fortify flour with folic acid. UNICEF is working to help the Government enforce the law and raise awareness among mothers.

  • In Kyrgyzstan, becoming multilingual is child’s play
    Dec 19, 2016

    Sakhiba Abdullaeva looks around at the four-year-olds sitting in a half circle in front of her, and she can tell that some of them did not understand what she just explained in Russian. The teacher promptly picks up a green scarf and puts it on. It’s not just any scarf – it’s the one that tells the children she’s now an Uzbek speaker. She repeats her explanation, now in their native tongue, before taking off the scarf and once again repeating it in Russian – and the faces light up in comprehension.

  • Children with Disabilities: Home Sweet Home
    Dec 19, 2016

    Her smile of welcome floods the room like the sun piercing through a long night. She hugs us, snaps a selfie, and breaks into a brash but pitch-perfect rendition of a hit by the popular American singer, Ariana Grande. She grabs her late model smartphone. Her fingers fly as she edits a video, a skill she learned at a recent UNICEF workshop to teach young people technical skills and give them a voice in issues that affect them.

  • The speech of E. Abdyldaev at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly
    Nov 1, 2016

    The speech of E. Abdyldaev is published in full and without any adjustments: «Allow me, first of all, to congratulate Mr. Peter Thompson on his election as the Chairman of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. Also, allow me to thank the Chairman of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly Mr. Mogens Lykketoft for productive governance of its work. Kyrgyzstan supports the topic of the current discussion «Sustainable Development Goals: overall efforts to change the world» which is considered timely in light of the adoption of the seventeen Sustainable development goals and Paris climate change agreement in 2015.

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  • Common Country Assessment for the Kyrgyz Republic
    Sep 24, 2017

    A Common Country Assessment (CCA) is a first step that the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and country partners take when preparing for their next programming cycle. The CCA enables the UNCT and country partners to gain insight into the country context, identify development challenges and suggest where UNCT in the Kyrgyz Republic has a comparative advantage in supporting development priorities. Major challenges are addressed in the next step of the programming process - a multiyear United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) - that contains results and strategies for Government of the Kyrgyz Republic-UN cooperation.

  • UN Women presents a research on "Professional and Marriage Choices of Youth in Kyrgyzstan"
    Jul 12, 2017

    In 2015 and 2016, UN Women Kyrgyzstan having worked on girl empowerment and youth participation for a number of years saw an opportunity to prepare a cadre of young national researchers and facilitate them in conducting research on professional and marriage choices of youth aged 14 through 28 in Kyrgyzstan. The aim was to understand the prevailing knowledge, attitudes and practices of youth that results in structural and socially accepted discrimination against girls and young women, and to identify strategies to empower them to make informed choices on marriage and career.

  • A day in the life of a rural woman
    Jun 15, 2017

    This brochure provides insights into the everyday lives of women living in the rural areas of Kyrgyzstan, who despite the often harsh and drab realities of rural life continue to work heroically hard to improve their lives as well as those of others around them. Adopting a deliberately narrative approach, the brochure draws together stories of remarkably strong and yet at the same time soft women, whose bravery and confidence are inspirational to women and men alike and can serve as a proof of change for the better.

  • A study in the area of HIV in the Kyrgyz Republic
    Feb 20, 2017

    UNAIDS CO in Kyrgyzstan present a study in the area of HIV conducted in 2014-2015 years: “A study in the area of HIV in the Kyrgyz Republic” corresponds evaluation of the State programme on Stabilization of HIV epidemic in the Kyrgyz Republic for 2012-2016 as well as includes Continuum of HIV care on access to diagnoses, treatment and support for PWID/PLHIV. Moreover, the report contains recommendations for design concept and new strategy for period up to 2030.

  • A report on the results of optimizing Investments in Kyrgyz Republic’s HIV Response
    Feb 13, 2017

    UNAIDS CO is present a report on the results of optimizing Investments in Kyrgyz Republic’s HIV Response. This work is a product of the staff of The World Bank with external contributions. Note that The World Bank does not necessarily own each component of the content included in this work.

  • Final list of proposed Sustainable Development Goal indicators
    Feb 1, 2017

    The following global indicator framework was developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) and agreed to, as a practical starting point at the 47th session of the UN Statistical Commission held in March 2016. The report of the Commission, which included the global indicator framework, was then taken note of by ECOSOC at its 70th session in June 2016.