Children and Youth News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • Brand new pre-school facility to open in Jel Aryk

    Children of pre-school education will go to brand new facility in Jel-Aryk village of the Kyzyl-Oktyabr Ayil Aimak very soon. In the energy efficient building constructed by UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic, they will learn early environmental education program.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WFP and Bishkek City Hall Launch Meals in City Schools with Russian Federation Support

    On International School Meals Day, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Kyrgyz Ministry of Education and Bishkek City Hall today launched a hot meals programme in city schools, thanks to valuable support from the Russian Federation and expertise from the Russian Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute (SIFI).

  • UNICEF: 80 per cent of youth in the world recognizes that Internet can be a danger

    BISHKEK, February 6, 2017 – On 7 February, the world marks Safe Internet Day to promote responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people around the world.

  • The Government of Japan allocates US$11.9 million for three projects in the Kyrgyz Republic to be implemented by UNDP and UNICEF

    BISHKEK, 7 March 2017 – The official ceremony signing of the Exchange Notes, in order to launch three new projects took place among the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Yoshihiro Yamamura, UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Alexander Avanessov and UNICEF Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic Mrs. Yukie Mokuo. The projects were designed by UN agencies in close collaboration and consultations with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and reflect national priorities and interests.

  • Kyrgyzstan is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change in Central Asia

    New York/Bishkek, 22 March 2017 – Some 600 million children – or 1 in 4 children worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UNICEF report released on World Water Day.