Feb 19, 2018
World Health Organization: Europe observes a 400% increase in measles cases in 2017 compared to previous year
Measles has rebounded in the WHO European Region. The disease affected 21 315 people and caused 35 deaths in 2017, following a record low of 5273 cases in 2016. The WHO Regional Office for Europe has released new data for 2017 one day ahead of a health ministerial meeting on immunization in Montenegro on 20 February 2018.
Feb 19, 2018
5 tips from UNDP intern to stand out in an interview and join UN agency
I guess, this will be one of important telephone ring ever in my life. The call from my supervisor, Project Coordinator whereupon my internship began: in July 2017, I became an intern of the BIOFIN project of the UNDP “Sustainable Development” Dimension.
Feb 14, 2018
Brand new pre-school facility to open in Jel Aryk
Children of pre-school education will go to brand new facility in Jel-Aryk village of the Kyzyl-Oktyabr Ayil Aimak very soon. In the energy efficient building constructed by UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic, they will learn early environmental education program.
Feb 13, 2018
A law on prohibition of child marriages is entering in its active phase of implementation
On February 13, 2018 Child’s Rights Defenders League (the League), with the support of UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic and the British Embassy in Kyrgyzstan, held a roundtable where representatives of authorized state bodies, international organizations and public organizations discussed further actions and activities to prevent child marriages and the protection of their rights with a view to eradicating this problem.
Feb 6, 2018
Statement of UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, on Safer Internet Day
Today is Safer Internet Day. A day celebrated globally each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Feb 6, 2018
Kyrgyzstan has become one step closer to E-Government with support of UNDP and the Government of Japan
On 6 February Sapar Isakov, the Prime Minister, Dr. Ozonnia Ojielo, the UN Resident Coordinator/ UNDP Resident Representative and HE Yoshihiro Yamamura, the Ambassador of Japan have participated in the handover ceremony of 16 mobile hubs. The Government of Kyrgyzstan has received 16 vans with special equipment to enhance the quality and the mobility of state services provided by the State Registration Service.
Feb 6, 2018
UNICEF: More than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day
More than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day – a new child every half second – UNICEF said today on the eve of Safer Internet Day, observed globally on 7 February. Digital access exposes these children to a wealth of opportunities, but also to a host of risks, including access to harmful content, cyberbullying, and misuse of their private information.
Feb 5, 2018
Warriors of invisible war
“I have never thought sexual violence would be such a challenging case to defend”-, says Aijan Orozakunova, one of the best lawyers that someone would know in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan. “When I have taken the rape case to follow, I was shocked by the assigned judicial sentence- the penalty was far from being fair. The perpetrator got three years and of course, we stepped in immediately to appeal for a stricter penalty. We won - he will be imprisoned for eight years now”
Feb 1, 2018
New report to provide key recommendations to improve hospital safety and disaster preparedness in Kyrgyzstan
WHO is to release a new report that will provide targeted recommendations on enhancing hospital safety and disaster preparedness in Kyrgyzstan. The report is based on an assessment of the safety of the country’s hospital system as a whole. The assessment identified weaknesses and informed remedial measures to strengthen hospital readiness and response as part of the national disaster preparedness strategy and related interventions.
Jan 24, 2018
UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Blockchain Start-ups
The UNICEF Innovation Fund (IF) is looking to make $50-90K equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity
Jan 22, 2018
Road safety: Kyrgyzstan sees decrease in deaths
A policy dialogue on road safety in Kyrgyzstan in October 2016 resulted in many initiatives to improve road safety. A year on, Deputy Minister of Health Dr Amangeldy Murzaliev invited 30 stakeholders from across Government, health service providers, the police force, Parliament and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to assess the progress made. WHO organized the meeting with the Ministry of Health as part of the biennial collaborative agreement between the 2 bodies.
Jan 11, 2018
UN Resident Coordinator of the UN System in the Kyrgyz Republic, Resident Representative of UNDP presented copies of credentials to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Today Mr Ozonnia Ojielo, Resident Coordinator of the UN System, Resident Representative of UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic had his first meeting with the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms Dinara Kemelova.
Jan 11, 2018
UNICEF: Nearly 400 babies to be born on New Year’s Day in Kyrgyzstan
Approximately 400 babies will be born in Kyrgyzstan on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today. The estimated 385,793 babies will be born globally on New Year’s Day. Globally, over half of these births are estimated to take place in nine countries:
Jan 7, 2018
The arrival of the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the Kyrgyz Republic – Mr. Ozonnia Ojielo
The United Nations in the Kyrgyz Republic is delighted to announce that Mr. Ozonnia Ojiello has assumed his new position as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the Kyrgyz Republic on 8 January 2018.
Jan 4, 2018
Bekzhan Arakeev (22 years old) is a young already well-known entrepreneur in Yzar village of Jalal-Abad province. He is an initiator of the successful project on creating the plastic windows and doors manufacturing workshop. This specialized workshop is the first in Yzar village, where there are 3173 residents, and it becomes more popular day by day among the villagers. For him, the UNDP project “Youth for peaceful change” at the expense of the UN Peacebuilding Fund has become the main tool to achieve his ideas and funding, that gave him an opportunity to not only become independent but also widely share information about the opportunities for active youth.
Jan 2, 2018
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.
Dec 24, 2017
UNICEF welcomes announcement of next Executive Director
UNICEF welcomed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ announcement today that Henrietta H. Fore will succeed Anthony Lake as UNICEF Executive Director when his term ends on 31 December 2017.
Dec 19, 2017
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.
Dec 17, 2017
16 teams created IT products aimed at combating discrimination and violence
Hackathon of social projects "Safe City and Safe Environment" where participants from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan created IT products aimed at combating discrimination and violation of human rights.
Dec 12, 2017
First training on global health diplomacy in Kyrgyzstan
On 13 December 2017, Kyrgyzstan hosted its first training on global health diplomacy in Bishkek. The event was the result of fruitful cooperation between the WHO Country Office and the Diplomatic Academy of the Kyrgyz Republic.