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  • Goodwill Ambassador Vera Brezhneva and local stars are supporting people living with HIV in Kyrgyzstan

    May 16, 2017

    Goodwill Ambassador Vera Brezhneva and local stars are supporting people living with HIV in Kyrgyzstan

    On May 16, 2017 in Bishkek, a press conference will be taking place with the participation of the Goodwill Ambassador of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a singer, actress and TV presenter Vera Brezhneva.

  • UNODC enhances law enforcement inter-agency and cross-border cooperation at the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border

    May 11, 2017

    UNODC enhances law enforcement inter-agency and cross-border cooperation at the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border

    The State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) conducts joint simulation exercises at the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border crossing-point “Dostuk” to intercept drug trafficking and precursor chemicals.

  • Speed management key to saving lives, making cities more liveable

    May 8, 2017

    Speed management key to saving lives, making cities more liveable

    Managing speed, a new report from WHO, suggests that excessive or inappropriate speed contributes to 1 in 3 road traffic fatalities worldwide. Measures to address speed prevent road traffic deaths and injuries, make populations healthier, and cities more sustainable

  • In Kyrgyz mountain village hospital, UNICEF  helps resuscitators save child lives

    May 7, 2017

    In Kyrgyz mountain village hospital, UNICEF helps resuscitators save child lives

    ‘We don’t forget these cases’, says Dr. Arstanbek Karybekov. ‘When we save a child’s life, we feel such joy; the child’s family becomes our family.’ Thanks to a UNICEF-supported effort to bring down child mortality in Kyrgyzstan, he and his colleagues are now able to save lives they could not before.

  • On Kyrgyz-Tajik border, peaceful relations are built with mortar and bricks

    May 2, 2017

    On Kyrgyz-Tajik border, peaceful relations are built with mortar and bricks

    Tairbek Abdilashim uulu, 22, lives in a village in south Kyrgyzstan, a few hundred meters from the Tajikistan border. “It’s so close, but until a couple of years ago, we didn’t interact with our neighbors; we didn’t even say hello,” the 22-year-old recalls.

  • UNODC expert: “Victims may be more comfortable talking to a female officer”

    Apr 28, 2017

    UNODC expert: “Victims may be more comfortable talking to a female officer”

    Gender based violence remains a widespread problem in Kyrgyzstan. According to the Kyrgyz National Statistics Committee 14,467 people turned to crisis centres and other institutions providing social and psychological assistance in 2015, an increase by 26 percent compared to 2010.

  • Children from the border areas of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan holding a forum-theater

    Apr 27, 2017

    Children from the border areas of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan holding a forum-theater

    April 27, 2017 - A forum-theater is held in the border school named after B. Khojaev in the village of Aksay in Batken Oblast with the participation of schoolchildren from the neighboring school No.62 of Vorukh enclave, Tajikistan, as well as officers from the State Border Services of Kyrgyzstan. Forum-theaters will be conducted in 19 schools of Batken Oblast, where 1,000 adolescents and community members living in border areas will learn rules for crossing border and undisclosed border areas.

  • FAO and Eastern Europe and Central Asia countries  explore the role of social protection for food security, nutrition and rural development

    Apr 25, 2017

    FAO and Eastern Europe and Central Asia countries explore the role of social protection for food security, nutrition and rural development

    More than 40 participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan, and development agencies such as UNICEF, UNDP and ILO, will meet on 25-26 April in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to discuss how social protection can contribute to eradicating poverty, fighting hunger and malnutrition and contributing to the development of rural areas in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

  • Vaccines Work!

    Apr 24, 2017

    Vaccines Work!

    Kyrgyzstan joins the World Immunization Week to raise awareness on importance of the vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions.

  • UNICEF unites children from cross-border communities of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to achieve sustainable peace

    Apr 20, 2017

    UNICEF unites children from cross-border communities of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to achieve sustainable peace

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Kyrgyz Republic unites children and families, living in cross-border communities of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to promote peace by teaching them the language of friendship and collaboration.

  • Valuable species of almond were sowed in the "Predtechenka" forest management sector

    Apr 20, 2017

    Valuable species of almond were sowed in the "Predtechenka" forest management sector

    Currently, dry forest areas of Kyrgyzstan are significantly degraded, and there is limited access to knowledge and innovative technologies for sustainable forest management (SFM) which contribute to obtain multiple ecological and socio - economic benefits.

  • 21 vehicles from the Government of Japan to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

    Apr 20, 2017

    21 vehicles from the Government of Japan to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

    Today, the handover ceremony is carried out at the field office of the Department of Chemicalization and Plant Protection under the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Industry and Melioration of the Kyrgyz Republic. H.E. Zheenbekov Sooronbai, Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic and H.E. Yashihiro Yamamura- the Ambassador of Japan to the Kyrgyz Republic and Kinlay Dorjee, FAO Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic opened the ceremony.

  • UNODC, State Penitentiary Service and Japan co-operation to address violent extremism in prisons

    Apr 12, 2017

    UNODC, State Penitentiary Service and Japan co-operation to address violent extremism in prisons

    Chairperson of the Kyrgyz Prison Service, Taalaibek Japarov and Head of UNODC Programme Office in Kyrgyzstan Alexander Fedulov endorced Action Plan of the new UNODC Programme component on management of violent extremist prisoners (VEPs), funded by the Government of Japan.

  • Jalal-Abad hospitals receive resuscitation equipment to save child lives

    Apr 12, 2017

    Jalal-Abad hospitals receive resuscitation equipment to save child lives

    Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic Talantbek Batyraliev, Governor of Jalal-Abad province Kyanbek Satybaldiev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kyrgyz Republic Yoshihiro Yamamura, and UNICEF Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic Yukie Mokuo took part in the handover ceremony and provided life-saving medical equipment in the amount of US$40,000 to the Jalal-Abad Oblast Hospital.

  • Child Rights Award 2017: A call to broadcasters

    Apr 7, 2017

    Child Rights Award 2017: A call to broadcasters

    KUALA LAMPUR/HONG KONG/BANGKOK/, 7 April 2017 - ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF are calling for entries for the 17th Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award from broadcasters and producers in the region. Eligible countries in the CEE/CIS region include; Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

  • How Economic Empowerment Helped a Rural Kyrgyz Women to Become a Deputy at Local Council

    Apr 3, 2017

    How Economic Empowerment Helped a Rural Kyrgyz Women to Become a Deputy at Local Council

    I used to be a housewife, sitting at home, doing chores around the house, taking care of my children and husband. During my free time, I produced local handcrafts to earn some money to support my family...

  • Statement of the Secretary General on World Autism Awareness Day

    Apr 1, 2017

    Statement of the Secretary General on World Autism Awareness Day

    On this World Autism Awareness Day, let us all play a part in changing attitudes toward persons with autism and in recognizing their rights as citizens, who, like everyone else, are entitled to claim those rights and make decisions for their lives in accordance with their own will and preferences. Let us also renew our promise, engraved in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to leave no one behind and ensure that all people can contribute as active members to peaceful and prosperous societies.

  • UNODC-supported Prison Forum Highlights Social Reintegration of Offenders

    Mar 29, 2017

    UNODC-supported Prison Forum Highlights Social Reintegration of Offenders

    What steps should be taken to facilitate social reintegration of offenders was the main topic for discussion at a major international prison forum organized by the State Penitentiary Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Penal Reform International (PRI).

  • 80 women in police gathered at UNODC-supported capacity building training in Osh

    Mar 29, 2017

    80 women in police gathered at UNODC-supported capacity building training in Osh

    OSH, 28 March 2017 – Strengthening policing skills and building management and leadership capacity of women in police is the focus of a four-day UNODC ROCA – supported training opened today in Osh city.

  • UNODC-supported Prison Forum Highlights Social Reintegration of Offenders

    Mar 29, 2017

    UNODC-supported Prison Forum Highlights Social Reintegration of Offenders

    What steps should be taken to facilitate social reintegration of offenders was the main topic for discussion at a major international prison forum held on 28-29 March in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The event was organized by the State Penitentiary Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Penal Reform International (PRI).