Peace and Security News

  • UNHCR trains Kyrgyz border officials on protection-sensitive border management

    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.

  • U.S. experts team with Kyrgyzstan’s law enforcement investigators on methods to counter illicit drug trafficking

    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.

  • Cooperation between Central Asian law-enforcement agencies for combating transnational organized crime and illicit drug trafficking

    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

    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.

  • Experts of U.S. and Kyrgyzstan share experience in combatting new illicit drugs

    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 continue to team with Kyrgyzstan’s law enforcement drug unit commanders on methods to counter illicit drug trafficking

    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.

  • Climate Change and Security in Central Asia

    Climate Change and Security in Central Asia

    Regional consultation meeting on Climate Change and Security in Central Asia took place in Bishkek.

  • The Impact of External Factors on Security and Development in Central Asia

    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

  • Groundbreaking of New Forensics Lab – Laying the Foundation for Enhanced Rule of Law

    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.

  • A New Tool to Let the Numbers Do the Talking - UNODC Supports Data Collection on Drugs and Crime in Kyrgyzstan

    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

    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.

  • WFP and UK support disaster preparedness in Kyrgyzstan through a smart application

    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.

  • Message on the International Day of Peace

    Message on the International Day of Peace

    Every year on the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls on warring parties to lay down their arms and observe a 24-hour global ceasefire. The symbolism of a day without fighting is a crucial reminder that conflict can and must come to an end.

  • UN Women presented results of the “Building a Constituency for Peace” project

    UN Women presented results of the “Building a Constituency for Peace” project

    The International Day of Peace, on a day of strengthening the ideals of peace among all countries and nations, at Hayat Regency in Bishkek representatives of government agencies, local authorities, UN agencies and international organizations took part in the final conference on the results of the PRF-funded UN Women “Building Constituency for Peace” project. Around 80 participants attended the event, including representatives from state agencies, international organizations and civil society.

  • Kyrgyzstan: school children improve their preparedness to emergencies using an online course

    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.

  • 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...

  • World Refugee Day Remarks by Mr. Jenish Razakov, Governor of Batken Province of the Kyrgyz Republic

    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.

  • 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...

  • “My Safe and Peaceful School" Manual

    “My Safe and Peaceful School" Manual

    “My Safe and Peaceful School" Manual is the key element of the last component of the UN Women project “Building a Constituency for Peace” funded by UN Peacebuilding Fund and from 2016 year is being implemented within the UN Women project “Livelihoods through participation and equal access to water” funded by the Government of Finland. From this book youth will learn about gender equality, human rights, the rights and duties of citizens as rights holders and state functionaries as duty bearers. It will also further train their mind to think analytically and assess the current situation in their school, university, or community in a balanced way, with a view to addressing, mitigating and resolving conflicts, and bringing about (as the title of this manual suggests) safe and peaceful schools, higher education institutions, and communities.

  • Collaborative approaches to rights protection and conflict

    Collaborative approaches to rights protection and conflict

    The manual has been prepared by the Foundation for Tolerance International (FTI) under the project “Building a Constituency for Peace” financed by UN Peacebuilding fund and implemented by UN Women Country Office in the Kyrgyz Republic.This Manual is an educational course aimed at developing knowledge and practical skills to improve preven­tion and response to conflicts arising at the local level from human rights and gender perspec­tives.