Sustainable Development News

  • WFP and Kyrgyz Institute for Strategic Studies Develop Food Insecurity Warning System

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Strategic Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS) have developed an innovative online platform which can forecast food security crises before they become critical. The system, which collects and analyses massive amounts of food price data, provides early warning so that governments can take action before it is too late.

  • Bishkek Primary School Children Will Improve Their Nutrition Knowledge During The WFP-Supported Healthy Eating Week

    On the kick-off of the new academic year, the UN World Food Programme, Bishkek City Hall and the Russian Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute (SIFI) today launched the Healthy Eating Week in the capital school #64. The weeklong initiative include sessions on healthy food and active life-style as well as art master-classes and sports activities aiming to promote healthy eating and hygiene skills among children and their parents.

  • More countries acting to combat antimicrobial resistance in food and agriculture

    Efforts to confront the spread of antimicrobial resistant pathogens on farms and in food systems are gathering momentum, thanks to strong backing by governments and technical support that is boosting national capacities to respond to the problem, FAO said today.

  • WFP Expands School Meals Programme In Kyrgyzstan

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up hot school meals to cover more than half of Kyrgyzstan’s primary schools over the next five years, thanks to a contribution of US$10 million from the Russian Federation.

  • Kyrgyz Government and WFP Team Up to Improve Food Security and Nutrition

    Under the MoU, WFP’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) will be jointly implemented with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. It prioritizes school meals, food security and nutrition, as well as the improvement of rural livelihoods and food productivity in the face of climate change.

  • Japan Steps Up Support To Rural Women In The Kyrgyz Republic

    The Government of Japan has made a contribution of US$600,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support rural women in the Kyrgyz Republic in order for them to play a greater role in entrepreneurship and farming.

  • Secretary-General's video message to Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection International Forum

    High-level delegations from all 12 snow leopard range countries and senior representatives of international organizations a progress made by the Kyrgyz Republic to the save leopard and also mitigate the effects of climate change in the world.

  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    This year’s theme for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, “Answering the Call to End Poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies”, celebrates the 25 year anniversary of the creation of this international day and the idea behind it: that hunger, lack of education, and violence are not inevitable. That extreme poverty must be something we all strive to eradicate.

  • The forest map goes digital

    To launch a single database, 6 desktops of increased capacity and additional equipment were handed over to the forestry of the country. The equipment was procured by UNDP and was handed over to the Department of the State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

  • Russian Federation Boosts Support to WFP to Strengthen Rural Livelihoods of the Most Vulnerable in the Kyrgyz Republic

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a new contribution from the Russian Federation that will be used to support rural livelihoods and strengthen national productive safety nets for the most vulnerable communities in the Kyrgyz Republic.

  • WFP & Japan Boost Partnership To Empower Rural Women In The Kyrgyz Republic

    The Government of Japan has contributed US$500,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to empower rural women and benefit more than 2,500 households in the Kyrgyz Republic.

  • UNIDO project’s Advisory board meeting took place

    UNIDO project “Promoting community level job creation and income generating activities through the development of cost-effective building materials production in Kyrgyzstan” today organized a panel discussion with the members of project’s Advisory Board, composed of representatives of Governmental offices, scientific-academic circles and private sector.

  • Countries meet to accelerate progress in maternal and newborn health in Central Asia and the Caucasus

    BISHKEK, 20 July 2017 - Health experts from around the world have come together in Bishkek to an intercountry Symposium to discuss ways and opportunities to accelerate maternal and newborn health in Central Asia and the Caucasus regions, all part of the strategy to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • UNODC, INL: new grassroots initiatives increase resilience to crime in Kyrgyzstan

    Every year between 25,000 and 30,000 crimes are registered in Kyrgyzstan. One third of these crimes -- over 10,000 -- occur in the capital, Bishkek. With 1,341 crimes per 100,000 inhabitants in 2016, the Sverdlovsk district has the highest crime rate in the city.

  • UNICEF and the European Union strengthen the resilience of 700,000 children to cope with natural disasters in Central Asia and the South Caucus

    BRUSSELS/ BISHKEK, 6 July 2017 – More than 1 million people including 700,000 children are better prepared to cope with natural disasters in eight countries prone to earthquakes, floods and landslides in Central Asia and the South Caucus as the result of a UNICEF programme supported by the European Union.

  • Food Security Atlas, Kyrgyz Republic, 2016

    The National Food Security Atlas reviews 28 indicators selected for measuring various aspects of food security in accordance with the Food Law of the Kyrgyz Republic which defines food security as a state where physical and economic access to food is guaranteed for the population, in accordance with minimal norms of food consumption6. To support a better understanding of food security situation, the National Food Security Atlas groups these indicators into four dimensions of food security: availability, access, utilization and stability.

  • UNDP Kyrgyzstan, Aarhus Centre hold lecture in Bishkek on UN 70th anniversary

    AkiPress: Meeting of the UNDP program coordinator for Kyrgyzstan Vladimir Grebnev with the faculty and students of the Kyrgyz National Agrarian University

  • UN representative awards government of Kyrgyzstan for child mortality reduction

    AkiPress: The UN representative, Alexander Avanesov, has awarded the Kyrgyz government in the person of Prime Minister Temir Sariyev for the achievement of the MDG4

  • Message on United Nations Day 24 October 2016

    This year’s observance of United Nations Day occurs at a time of transition for the world and for the United Nations. Humanity has entered the era of sustainability – with a global commitment to fulfil the great promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this, the Organization’s 71st year, we have 17 goals to propel us towards a better future for all on a healthy planet. The world is also moving at long last beyond the mindset which viewed the burning of fossil fuels as the path to prosperity. At a time of record heat, Member States have embraced the Paris Agreement on climate change in record time. This landmark measure will enter into force on 4 November. Across that historic threshold lies our best chance for greener, cleaner, low-carbon growth.

  • 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.