World Refugee Day Remarks by Mr. Jenish Razakov, Governor of Batken Province of the Kyrgyz Republic
Dear ladies and gentlemen,
Today the world is observing the World Refugee Day. I am proud to say that the Kyrgyz Republic is fulfilling its commitments in addressing refugee issues. Following the accession in 1996 to the UN Convention on the Status of Refugees, the Kyrgyz Republic was the first country in Central Asia to adopt a national law on refugees in 2002.
Peacekeeping is cost effective, but must adapt to new reality
By António Guterres
When I entered the United Nations Secretariat building for the first time as Secretary-General in January, my first act was to lay a wreath honoring more than 3,500 United Nations staff who died in the service of peace.
Kyrgyzstan debates UNODC-supported new Government Programme against human trafficking
The UNODC and the Kyrgyz State Migration Service gathered 50 Government officials, experts from crisis centres, victim support groups, other civil society and international organisations in Bishkek to discuss a draft new Government Programme against Trafficking in Persons for Kyrgyzstan for 2017-2020 years.
Experts of U.S. and Kyrgyzstan share experience in combatting new illicit drugs
On April 4-5, experts from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will share their experiences in intercepting synthetic drugs and the challenges investigating and prosecuting criminals who sell them.
U.S. experts team with Kyrgyzstan’s law enforcement investigators on methods to counter illicit drug trafficking
On April 11-15 U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) experts of the U.S. Department of Justice will share their best practices in investigating drug cases with counterparts from Kyrgyzstan’s Drug Control Service, Customs, and State Penitentiary Service.
A New Tool to Let the Numbers Do the Talking - UNODC Supports Data Collection on Drugs and Crime in Kyrgyzstan
Within the framework of its Programme for Central Asia 2015-2019, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime works to strengthen national capacities to produce, disseminate and use statistics on drugs and crime. The aim of UNODC’s assistance in this area is to enable the countries of Central Asia to develop appropriate policies for crime prevention and criminal justice.
Police Women in Kyrgyzstan: Challenges and Prospects
Conference on women in policing held on 3-4 March 2015 in Bishkek to mark the 5th anniversary of the Police Women Association of Kyrgyzstan and to discuss the role of women in police: challenges and prospects.
U.S. experts continue to team with Kyrgyzstan’s law enforcement drug unit commanders on methods to counter illicit drug trafficking
On April 18-22 U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) experts of the U.S. Department of Justice will continue to share their best practices in investigating drug cases with drug unit commanders from Kyrgyzstan’s Drug Control Service, Customs, National committee on state security and State Penitentiary Service.
Cooperation between Central Asian law-enforcement agencies for combating transnational organized crime and illicit drug trafficking
A liaison officer of the State service on drug control of the Kyrgyz Republic (SSDC) Nurlanbek Bazarbaev has begun his one month long service in Tajikistan after his formal presentation to the executive staff of the Drug control agency of Tajikistan (DCA) on March 14th, 2016.
A big step in cooperation between law enforcement agencies in Kyrgyzstan for better combatting illicit drugs
Today, April 6th, 2016 the State Service on Drug Control and the Ministry of Interior Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic signed a set of regulations on mutual cooperation between the two in drug prevention measures, combating trafficking of illicit drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors.
The Impact of External Factors on Security and Development in Central Asia
Participants discussed the problem of external challenges and threats to stability in Central Asia and ways to respond to external negative factors
Climate Change and Security in Central Asia
Regional consultation meeting on Climate Change and Security in Central Asia took place in Bishkek.
UNHCR trains Kyrgyz border officials on protection-sensitive border management
UNHCR organized a training for trainers of the Border Guard Service and other agencies on protection-sensitive entry systems in Issyk-Kul from 28 to 30 October. The training was conducted by UNHCR together with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic with financial support from the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration of the U.S. State Department.
Groundbreaking of New Forensics Lab – Laying the Foundation for Enhanced Rule of Law
The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Embassy of the United States of America marked a new milestone in their partnership to improve the rule of law at a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new forensics laboratory in the Kyrgyz capital on March 10, 2016.
In Kyrgyzstan, 60 percent of adolescents are confident with their own ability to stay safe while using the internet
Bishkek, 23 March 2017 – In Kyrgyzstan, 60 percent of adolescents are confident with their own ability to stay safe while using the internet according to the results obtained from the M-report survey conducted by the National Institute for Strategic Studies and UNICEF. 462 respondents took part in this survey representing all 40 districts in the country.
Kyrgyzstan: school children improve their preparedness to emergencies using an online course
Bishkek, 13 October 2016 – The Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic and UNICEF present online course on safety for school children on the International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction, celebrated globally on 13 October.
The online course www.koopsuzduk.kg explains safe behaviors in different emergency situations to protect life and health of children in case of disasters and accidents.
WFP and UK support disaster preparedness in Kyrgyzstan through a smart application
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) launched an online and mobile application to facilitate real-time management of disaster preparedness and response operations.
UNODC promotes sports as tool for peace on Kyrgyz-Tajik border
Kulundu is a municipality in the southern Batken province of Kyrgyzstan on the border with Tajikistan. The people living in this remote, rural area - over 25,000 in total - mostly earn their living by engaging in agriculture and cross-border trade. Labour migration to Russia and other countries is common and remittances are an important source of income for the community.
UNODC supports Kyrgyzstan to improve crime data collection and reporting on SDG implementation
Within the framework of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia 2015-2019, UNODC is undertaking new initiatives to assist the countries in the region with the production of crime and criminal justice statistics
UNODC initiates discussions on the role of women in preventing violent extremism in Kyrgyzstan
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of the Kyrgyz Republic have partnered to promote the participation and engagement of women and girls in efforts to prevent violent extremism. During the summer months, 250 neighbourhood and youth inspectors from all regions participated in training courses organized by UNODC and led by trainers from the MoI’s Countering Extremism and Illegal Migration Service.