Children and Youth News

  • WFP works with the Ministry of Education and Russian Federation to boost school meals in Kyrgyz schools

    WFP works with the Ministry of Education and Russian Federation to boost school meals in Kyrgyz schools

    The UN World Food Programme and the Kyrgyz Ministry of Education and Science are expanding the Kyrgyz Republic’s school meals programme in the country’s poorest rural areas with financial and technical support from the Russian Federation.

  • Refugee kids escorted National football players on to the pitch

    Refugee kids escorted National football players on to the pitch

    Under UNICEF’s program, that promotes family unity and values “Every child needs family” and in collaboration with UNHCR, two refugee children were invited to the soccer game to escort football players onto the pitch.

  • Kyrgyz Republic, Russia and WFP to scale up collaboration to promote social development

    Kyrgyz Republic, Russia and WFP to scale up collaboration to promote social development

    The Kyrgyz Republic and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that social protection measures in the country will be amplified thanks through collaboration between WFP and the Government and with financial support from the Russian Federation.

  • Early Response to Early Marriages

    Early Response to Early Marriages

    Every so often, browsing news feeds, I think about how the information life is short-lived. Daily news are being lost so much in other news and it seems that human mind can fit everything, nevertheless how is it analyzed and conclusions made after all, since there are in the queue dozens of other news?

  • WFP and Pepsico foundation partner to introduce hot school meals

    WFP and Pepsico foundation partner to introduce hot school meals

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide, and the PepsiCo Foundation launched an initiative today to give 2,000 primary school students in the Kyrgyz Republic access to daily, hot school meals.

  • When you dream...

    When you dream...

    “My mother left me when I was a 1 year old baby… Recently she has found me and wants to stay in contact with me. I don’t know whether I should ask her to apologize or not...

  • Making Girls Count in the Sustainable Development Goals Era

    Making Girls Count in the Sustainable Development Goals Era

    Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2016. “Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita, a teenager from Odisha, India.

  • UNICEF and Red Jolbors Fest honour best advertisers for promoting social issues in Central Asia

    UNICEF and Red Jolbors Fest honour best advertisers for promoting social issues in Central Asia

    The fifth annual Red Jolbors Fest – the leading festival of advertising and marketing in Central Asia - awarded best social ads produced by creators from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine. The Red Jolbors Fest gathered over 300 communication professionals from creative agencies, production studios, PR companies as well as representatives of the corporate sector in Kyrgyzstan. This year, the Festival celebrated its 5th birthday and the 70th anniversary of UNICEF to raise awareness on the importance of promoting children’s rights and attracting public attention to urgent social issues using ads for good.

  • Situation Analysis of Children in the Kyrgyz Republic

    Situation Analysis of Children in the Kyrgyz Republic

    Since conducting Situation Assessment of Children in 2011, the situation of children in the Kyrgyz Republic has improved in some areas. More children are surviving and gaining access to preschool education, and many more are enjoying access to adequate sources of water supply and sanitation, and are enrolling in primary school.

  • Analysis of the situation of children’s residential institutions in the Kyrgyz Republic

    Analysis of the situation of children’s residential institutions in the Kyrgyz Republic

    This research report fills current gaps in national data on children in child care residential institutions in the Kyrgyz Republic and provides an analysis of the situation in the institutions.

  • EU and UNICEF renews partnership to protect children from disasters in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus

    EU and UNICEF renews partnership to protect children from disasters in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus

    The joint initiative will directly benefit more than 2,500 children and teachers in disaster-prone communities as well as representatives from national and local governments in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

  • British Ambassador Robin Ord-Smith and UNICEF Representative Yukie Mokuo visiting Batken province

    British Ambassador Robin Ord-Smith and UNICEF Representative Yukie Mokuo visiting Batken province

    As part of a wider Ambassadorial visit to the South, H.E. Robin Ord-Smith will join the UNICEF Representative from 13-14 June to witness the results of past projects implemented by UNICEF with the UK Embassy’s support.

  • Invest in better social protection for the most disadvantaged children: UNICEF

    Invest in better social protection for the most disadvantaged children: UNICEF

    Children who are falling furthest behind in society benefit the most when countries invest in more effective social protection, according to a new UNICEF Report launched today.

  • Talking menstruation

    Talking menstruation

    Some girls suffer so much that in some cases even commit suicide. Why? Because they are having their period for the first time. In Kyrgyzstan, many young girls are not aware of menstruation, nobody talks to them about this and they are left alone with their fear.

  • Challenge the social norms in Kyrgyzstan with the first TEDxYouth event

    Challenge the social norms in Kyrgyzstan with the first TEDxYouth event

    Over 300 hundred young people from across Kyrgyzstan attended a live broadcast of the #TEDxYouthBishkek organized by UNICEF and partners.

  • Give teenage girls a voice!

    Give teenage girls a voice!

    In 2016 the theme for the World Population Day is “Investing in teenage girls”. On this day, United Nations Population Fund UNFPA draws attention of the society to such issues as needs and challenges that face teenage girls.

  • Investing in teenage girls for a more just, stable and peaceful world

    Investing in teenage girls for a more just, stable and peaceful world

    The teenage years are for some girls a time of exploration, learning and increasing autonomy. But for many others, it is a time of increasing vulnerability and exclusion from rights and opportunities, or just plain discrimination...

  • Every child needs a family: promoting family care through football

    Every child needs a family: promoting family care through football

    BISHKEK, 5 October 2016 - Today, President of the Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic Semetei Sultanov, Representative of UNICEF in the Kyrgyz Republic Yukie Mokuo, coach of the national team of Lebanon Miodrag Radulovic and coach of the national football team of the Kyrgyz Republic Alexander Kristinin spoke at the press conference on the eve of the friendly football match Kyrgyzstan – Lebanon.

  • Kyrgyz children join the World’s Largest Lesson

    Kyrgyz children join the World’s Largest Lesson

    Bishkek, 6 October 2016 - Conducting the World’s Largest Lesson has become a tradition in Kyrgyzstan. This year, it was organized by the UN agencies, including UNICEF, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science. Like in many countries around the world, it aims to teach a lesson, introducing students to the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • In Kyrgyzstan, courts become child friendly

    In Kyrgyzstan, courts become child friendly

    Bishkek, 15 December 2016 – In the course of just a few months, 11 courts in Kyrgyzstan have introduced child friendly facilities and procedures for children in contact with the law. The reform builds on UNICEF support. In March 2016, the Leninskiy district court in Bishkek first introduced a child friendly court model, developed by UNICEF in partnership with national authorities, with UK Government support. The model aims to promote child friendly justice for children in conflict with the law, and child sensitive procedures for children who have witnessed or been victim of crime.