Human Rights News

  • UNHCR and Partners Mark the 20th Anniversary of the Kyrgyz Republic’s Accession to the Refugee Convention

    UNHCR and Partners Mark the 20th Anniversary of the Kyrgyz Republic’s Accession to the Refugee Convention

    UNHCR organized a round table and reception to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the accession of the Kyrgyz Republic to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol. Many speakers recognized the progressive achievements made by the Kyrgyz Republic in protecting refugees and asylum seekers.

  • Kyrgyzstan restores documentation for 9,000 citizens

    Kyrgyzstan restores documentation for 9,000 citizens

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the State Registration Service of the Kyrgyz Republic held today the Seventh High-Level Steering Meeting on Reduction and Prevention of Statelessness in the Kyrgyz Republic. Government officials, representatives of civil society and experts reviewed progress in the implementation of the National Action Plan on Reduction and Prevention of Statelessness and agreed on the next steps to end statelessness.

  • UNODC supports development and implementation of quality management system in the Kyrgyz center of the state forensic examinations

    UNODC supports development and implementation of quality management system in the Kyrgyz center of the state forensic examinations

    Today, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Kyrgyzstan awarded fourteen employees of the State Forensics Centre (SFC) under the Kyrgyz Ministry of Justice with internationally recognized certificates as the result of their participation at the high-quality foundation course “effective quality management system ISO 17025” held on 23 - 25 November 2016, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

  • UNHCR partners with TIKA to continue peacebuilding projects for local citizens, assists refugees become self-reliant

    UNHCR partners with TIKA to continue peacebuilding projects for local citizens, assists refugees become self-reliant

    Turkish International Cooperation and Development Administration (TIKA) has agreed with UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to build a canal basin worth $62,000, which will supply water to two villages of Mirmakhmudov and Kara-Tash in Nookat district in the Osh province. For several years, there has been tension between the two communities over access to irrigation water. This initiative by TIKA is a continuation of UNHCR’s Peacebuilding project, which will not only bring water to the villages but will help their residents live in peace and harmony.

  • UNODC brings together Central Asian penal reform leaders to promote prison-based rehabilitation programmes

    UNODC brings together Central Asian penal reform leaders to promote prison-based rehabilitation programmes

    Over 50 policy-makers, justice professionals and other experts from Central Asian and other countries gathered at a regional workshop in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, from 20 to 21 December 2016, to discuss promising practices and existing challenges related to the management of prison-based rehabilitation programmes.

  • 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 Updates Annual Contingency Plan in case of Refugee Influx

    Kyrgyzstan Updates Annual Contingency Plan in case of Refugee Influx

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Ministry of Emergency Situations jointly convened the 5th annual High level Working Group meeting to update the Contingency Plan for refugees. Representatives of Defense Council, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Internal Affairs, State Committee for National Security, State Migration Service, State Border Service, State Agency for Local Self-Government and Interethnic Relations and other government agencies, as well as UN agencies participated in the annual review of the level of preparedness and established a working agenda for the next year.

  • Kyrgyzstan celebrates World Refugee Day

    Kyrgyzstan celebrates World Refugee Day

    Refugees, representatives of the Government, civil society, the media, and diplomatic corps gathered to commemorate the strength and resilience of more than 60 million people around the world forced to flee their homes due to war or human rights abuses.

  • Kyrgyzstan's Envoy to UN, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights discuss human rights cooperation

    Kyrgyzstan's Envoy to UN, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights discuss human rights cooperation

    AKIpress: Kyrgyzstan's Envoy to UN and other Geneva-headquartered international organizations Ulan Jusupov on November 6 met with High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

  • Deputy Foreign Minister, UN Representative discuss promotion of human rights in Kyrgyzstan

    Deputy Foreign Minister, UN Representative discuss promotion of human rights in Kyrgyzstan

    AKIpress: Deputy Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Askar Beshimov met with the Chief of the Europe and Central Asia Section at the UN Human Rights Office Hulan Tsedev

  • Kyrgyz Permanent Representative to the United Nations and UN High Commissioner for Refugees discuss cooperation

    Kyrgyz Permanent Representative to the United Nations and UN High Commissioner for Refugees discuss cooperation

    Permanent Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva Daniyar Mukhashev met with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports.

  • 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.

  • The State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a digital world

    The State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a digital world presents UNICEF’s first comprehensive look at the different ways digital technology is affecting children’s lives, identifying dangers as well as opportunities.

  • Values enshrined in Universal Declaration of Human Rights under assault, must be defended – Zeid

    Values enshrined in Universal Declaration of Human Rights under assault, must be defended – Zeid

    Statement by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, on the occasion of Human Rights Day.

  • Message for World Population Day 2017

    Message for World Population Day 2017

    Every day, vulnerable women, especially those who are poor and are refugees, face social, economic and geographic obstacles to voluntary family planning services and information.

  • Statement of the Secretary-General on International Women’s Day

    Statement of the Secretary-General on International Women’s Day

    Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed.

  • 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?

  • Refugees deserve praise for resilience and courage

    Refugees deserve praise for resilience and courage

    On June 20, World Refugee Day, we honour the resilience and courage of more than 65 million people who have been forced to flee war, persecution and violence. But it’s also a moment to recognise those communities and people around the world who receive refugees and the internally displaced in their midst, offering them a safe place, and welcoming them in their schools, their workplaces and their societies.

  • Statement of the Secretary General on World Autism Awareness Day

    Statement of the Secretary General on World Autism Awareness Day

    On this World Autism Awareness Day, let us all play a part in changing attitudes toward persons with autism and in recognizing their rights as citizens, who, like everyone else, are entitled to claim those rights and make decisions for their lives in accordance with their own will and preferences. Let us also renew our promise, engraved in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to leave no one behind and ensure that all people can contribute as active members to peaceful and prosperous societies.

  • 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...