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  • Mar 7, 2019

    UN Women Statement on the International Women's Day: “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”

    Statement for International Women’s Day by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. At a time when innovation is dominant, shaping and changing the way people live in every part of the world, we have to be intentional about its use to positively impact the lives of women and girls. That means making sure they are not only consumers of innovation, but take their place as innovators. With their engagement, both design and execution of solutions can address the unique needs of women and girls, from the creation of decent work to delivery of products, services and infrastructure for women in all walks of life.

  • Mar 6, 2019

    Why is a 30% gender quota in local councils important?

    On 6 March, a national forum was held in the state residence “Ala-Archa” with the participation of deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, women deputies from local councils, Roza Otunbayeva, former president of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission of KR, representatives of the President’s Office, independent experts, representatives of non-governmental and international organizations.

  • Mar 5, 2019

    “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”: United Nations celebrate the International Women's Day in Talas

    TALAS, 5 March 2019 – more than 400 young people gathered today in Talas to listen to speeches of famous Kyrgyz people, about how to achieve success in life and choose their dream profession. This event was held under the UN auspices, as part of a global campaign to promote the rights and opportunities of women and girls, which was dedicated to the International Women's Day, with an emphasis to promote equality, generate innovations and technology for the changes. UN agencies, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic and Talas regional state administration were the organizers of the meeting with the youth of Talas.

  • Mar 1, 2019

    UNODC “Line Up, Live Up” program continues building life skills of youth to promote peace and a culture of lawfulness in Kyrgyzstan

    Some 40 Kyrgyz sports coaches and physical education teachers summed up achievements of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) “Line up, Live Up” program at a roundtable dedicated to youth crime prevention through sports at the end of January 2019.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Kyrgyzstan Youth Movement Steps Up to Say No to Human Trafficking

    Youth activists from around Kyrgyzstan gathered today at a conference to mark the results of a nationwide public awareness raising campaign to prevent human trafficking. For the second year running, the “100 Days against Trafficking in Persons” campaign reached out to communities all around the country to raise awareness of human trafficking as a serious crime.

  • Jan 21, 2019

    UNODC supports training for Kyrgyzstan’s judges on cases of trafficking in persons

    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently partnered with Kyrgyzstan’s Association of Women Judges to organize a two-day training on trafficking in persons for 12 trainers of the Higher School of Justice under the Supreme Court.

  • Jan 16, 2019

    Validation Workshop “Health and Pollution Action Plan (HPAP) for the Kyrgyz Republic”

    On 16 January 2019, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) convened a high-level workshop in Bishkek for presenting a draft “Health and Pollution Action Plan” for validation with Kyrgyz and international stakeholders. This action plan was developed in the context of a global project funded by the European Union (EU), called “Mitigating Toxic Exposures in Low- and Middle-Income countries”. The project was supported by the EU with EUR 5 million over the past three years and is implemented by UNIDO. It aims to help governments in low- and middle-income countries to take action against environmental pollution and its impacts on human health. One of the five focus countries of the project is the Kyrgyz Republic.

  • Dec 18, 2018

    UNODC and SFIS hold seminar on combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism in Kyrgyzstan

    Issues related to combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism were discussed at a two-day seminar organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Programme Office in the Kyrgyz Republic in partnership with the State Financial Intelligence Service (SFIS) under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and financial support from the Government of the United States of America. The seminar was conducted on 18 to 19 December 2018 in Osh city.

  • Dec 18, 2018

    Migration with Dignity!

    To celebrate the International Migrants Day, IOM Kyrgyzstan has organized several activities in Hayat Regency hotel, where Extended Migration Profile, Research on Internal Migration presented and discussed with the representatives of NGO, state agencies and independent experts.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    President Sooronbay Jeenbekov's Speech on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of UDHR

    On 10 December, 2018, in Bishkek President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Zheenbekov took part in the conference marking the 25th anniversary of the Constitution of Kyrgyzstan, the 80th anniversary of the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • Dec 11, 2018

    UN talks "Every Girl Has a Dream" empower women and girls

    On 11 December 2018 the United Nations agencies conducted a meeting entitled “Every Girl Has a Dream!” in the format of UN talks in Bishkek. It was dedicated to the closure of the international campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” in Kyrgyzstan. This year, the campaign was held under the slogan "#HearMeToo: end violence against women and girls."

  • Dec 1, 2018


    There are approximately 1 billion volunteers across the globe, who dedicate their time, skills and passion to make the world a better place. They are often the first to act in moments of crisis. They create social bonds and give a voice to marginalized and vulnerable groups. And as the theme of this year’s observance highlights, they help build resilient communities, equipping people against natural disasters, political instability, economic shocks and other pressures.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    UN WOMEN supported “The best father-in-law” contests in provinces of the country

    “Super kaynata” (super father-in-law) contests were conducted in 16 villages of Talas, Issyk-Kul, Batken and Osh provinces of Kyrgyzstan. The aim of the contest was to draw attention to the problem of gender-based violence in order to demonstrate creative potential of older people and young people to strengthen intergenerational ties.

  • Nov 28, 2018

    UNODC, Qatar and Kyrgyzstan Prison Service cooperate to provide prisoners with job opportunities

    Prison rehabilitation programs serve to prepare offenders for life after prison, prevent recidivism and build a safe and resilient society. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the State Prison Service of the Kyrgyz Republic showcased an example of such a program during a handover ceremony of furniture and IT equipment for the vocational training school in male prison #3, which took place today in Novopokrovka village, not far from Bishkek city.

  • Nov 26, 2018

    United Nations supported opening of a street art to end gender-based violence

    On November 23, 2018 civil society with the support of the United Nations initiated the advocacy event on opening up of a street art in Bishkek, giving a start to the international campaign “16 days of activism against gender-based violence” in Kyrgyzstan.

  • Nov 12, 2018

    UNODC and UN Women team up to improve data collection on gender-based violence and human trafficking in Kyrgyzstan

    The National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic (NSC KR), in partnership with UNODC and UN WOMEN, launched a series of training courses on data collection in relation to gender-based violence and human trafficking today in Bishkek.

  • Oct 17, 2018

    UNODC supports the need for gender sensitivity in justice system to safeguard rights of women in Kyrgyzstan

    In Kyrgyzstan, UNODC has been promoting discussion on policies to increase participation and representation of women in the police force and has supported initiatives to ensure regular dialogue between police and women in local communities since 2014.

  • Oct 17, 2018

    UNODC supports Kyrgyzstan Government in enhancing prison security

    The Government of Japan provided financial contribution to UNODC to provide technical assistance to the Prison Service of Kyrgyzstan to address radicalization to violence and violent extremism in prison settings.

  • Oct 11, 2018

    UN celebrates International Day of the Girl Child in Osh

    The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated annually on 11 October. The main aims of the day are to promote girl’s empowerment and fulfilment of their human rights while also highlighting the challenges that girls all over the world face.

  • Oct 9, 2018

    Early childhood education leads to more, better, and higher paid jobs

    On 10 October 2018 the European Union, UN Women and the National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic launched a new country study on assessing costs for expanding early childhood education and care services and its effects on tax revenues, employment and gender equality in Kyrgyzstan.