Children and Youth News

  • 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?

  • Garage start-up

    Garage start-up

    Bekzhan Arakeev (22 years old) is a young already well-known entrepreneur in Yzar village of Jalal-Abad province. He is an initiator of the successful project on creating the plastic windows and doors manufacturing workshop. This specialized workshop is the first in Yzar village, where there are 3173 residents, and it becomes more popular day by day among the villagers. For him, the UNDP project “Youth for peaceful change” at the expense of the UN Peacebuilding Fund has become the main tool to achieve his ideas and funding, that gave him an opportunity to not only become independent but also widely share information about the opportunities for active youth.

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

    In Kyrgyz mountain village hospital, UNICEF helps resuscitators save child lives

    ‘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.

  • On Kyrgyz-Tajik border, peaceful relations are built with mortar and bricks

    On Kyrgyz-Tajik border, peaceful relations are built with mortar and bricks

    Tairbek Abdilashim uulu, 22, lives in a village in south Kyrgyzstan, a few hundred meters from the Tajikistan border. “It’s so close, but until a couple of years ago, we didn’t interact with our neighbors; we didn’t even say hello,” the 22-year-old recalls.

  • Children with Disabilities: Home Sweet Home

    Children with Disabilities: Home Sweet Home

    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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Working children in Kyrgyzstan

    Бул басылма Кыргыз Республикасынын Улуттук статистика комитети тарабынан Эл аралык эмгек уюмунун (ЭЭУ) финансылык жана техникалык колдоосу менен жүргүзүлгөн Иштеген балдардын экинчи улуттук изилдөөсүнүн жыйынтыктарын көрсөтөт. Бул отчет иштеген балдар жөнүндө маалыматтарда болгон кенемтелерди толтурат жана балдарды коргоо саясатын жана стратегиясын иштеп чыгуу үчүн ишенимдүү маалыматтарды берет, ошондой эле ЭЭУнун № 138 жана № 182 конвенцияларын аткаруудагы прогресстин деңгээлин баалоого мүмкүнчүлүк түзөт. Бул публикация авторлор жана консультанттар тобу тарабынан МОТ-ИПЕК учун иштелип чыкан. 2014-2015 жылдардагы балдар эмгегинин изилдөөсү Иштеген балдардын экинчи улуттук изилдөөсү болуп саналат.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kyrgyzstan marks World Prematurity Day

    Kyrgyzstan marks World Prematurity Day

    Complications of premature birth are the main cause of death for more than 1 million children under the age of 5 every year worldwide. In Kyrgyzstan, some 8000 babies are born prematurely. Bishkek, 17 November 2016: Every year, some 8000 children are born prematurely in Kyrgyzstan (4.8 per cent of all births). The survival rate of children weighing 500 to 1500 grams is 49.2 per cent.

  • UN Women presents a film "Cool Five" about young girls successful in their studies and lives

    UN Women presents a film "Cool Five" about young girls successful in their studies and lives

    UN Women decided to use “innovative way” by using “positive deviants”, who regardless of existing challenges in the community are reaching success and acting as positive role models for youth of Kyrgyzstan.

  • Uniform standards for child development from 0 to 3 years presented in Kyrgyzstan

    Uniform standards for child development from 0 to 3 years presented in Kyrgyzstan

    Bishkek, 21 November 2016 – Today, experts from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) presented standards for child development from birth to 3 years in Kyrgyzstan. The presentation took place at a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Social Affairs, Education, Science, Culture and Public Health. Based on approved standards, experts have developed a manual on early child development from 0 to 3 years, and a diary on child development from 0 to 7 years. The presentation was dedicated to the Universal Children's Day – 20 November, when the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted.

  • Two hundred world-renowned writers come together for children’s rights

    Two hundred world-renowned writers come together for children’s rights

    Paulo Coelho, Christina Lamb and Nuruddin Farah join writers around the world to pen ‘Tiny Stories’ highlighting the world they want for children. In Kyrgyzstan, Mar Baidjiev, Vyacheslav Shapovalov, Shailoobek Duysheev, Sadyk Sher-Niyaz and others join UNICEF’s initiative.

  • 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.

  • 77 million newborns globally not breastfed within first hour of life - UNICEF

    77 million newborns globally not breastfed within first hour of life - UNICEF

    NEW YORK, 29 July 2016 – Some 77 million newborns – or 1 in 2 – are not put to the breast within an hour of birth, depriving them of the essential nutrients, antibodies and skin-to-skin contact with their mother that protect them from disease and death, UNICEF said.

  • UNICEF commemorates 70 years of tireless work for the world’s most vulnerable children

    UNICEF commemorates 70 years of tireless work for the world’s most vulnerable children

    The world’s largest children’s organization was established on 11 December 1946 to bring help and hope to children suffering in the aftermath of WWII NEW YORK, 11 December 2016 – On the 70th anniversary of its founding, UNICEF celebrates the immense progress made for the world’s children – and renews the urgent call to reach millions of children whose lives and futures are endangered by conflict, crisis, poverty, inequality and discrimination.

  • Youth showcase their vision of Global Goals in #WorldYouSee contest

    Youth showcase their vision of Global Goals in #WorldYouSee contest

    Four winners of #WorldYouSee, an online photography contest organised by the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub office, came together last week in Istanbul to receive their awards.