Sustainable Development News

  • 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).

  • WFP and Japan Partner to Expand Hot School Meals Programme In Kyrgyz Republic

    The Government of Japan has contributed 5.8 million Kyrgyz som (roughly US$83,000) to help provide daily hot meals to more than 5,000 primary school students in 16 rural schools in the Chui and Issyk-Kul provinces of the Kyrgyz Republic.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.

    FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UN Women debriefed the Government Office on “Livelihoods through Participation and Equal Access to Water” project results

    The purpose of the meeting was the formal hand-over of knowledge products developed within the project and brief Government on its results. The Government officials thanked UN Women Kyrgyzstan for the practical approach to project implementation, real partnership with the state at various levels and the generation of replicable products in line with Government strategies, such as the AIMAK e-governance system.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • From a landfill to a greenhouse: a story of transformation

    A local farmer has managed to eliminate a landfill in the center of the village of Jylkeldi (Ak-Tash aiyl okmotu, Kara-Suu district, Osh region) and built a greenhouse on this spot with a total area of 770 square meters.