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  • In Kyrgyzstan, youth are at the forefront of building peaceful communities

    Aug 8, 2017

    In Kyrgyzstan, youth are at the forefront of building peaceful communities

    A UN Women programme in Kyrgyzstan has empowered 15,000 young people to prevent violence, promote gender equality and build tolerance of diversity in their communities. Initiatives such as “My Safe and Peaceful School” and “My Prosperous Farm” are teaching respectful relationships, life and livelihood skills to young people in remote villages, building a better future for all.

  • Kyrgyzstan is one of the countries with low breastfeeding rates

    Aug 1, 2017

    Kyrgyzstan is one of the countries with low breastfeeding rates

    Bishkek, 1 August 2017 –UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO) jointly with other academic institutions have conducted research “The Global Breastfeeding Scorecard” which evaluated 194 nations and found that only 40 per cent of children younger than six months are breastfed exclusively (given nothing but breast milk) and only 23 countries have exclusive breastfeeding rates above 60 per cent. According to UNICEF research in Kyrgyzstan, only 41% of children under 6 months are exclusively breastfed, and the number of children who are on predominant breastfeeding, comprises 69,5 per cent.

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

    Jul 20, 2017

    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).

  • Peacebuilding programme for youth launched by UNICEF and the UK Government in Kyrgyzstan

    Jul 18, 2017

    Peacebuilding programme for youth launched by UNICEF and the UK Government in Kyrgyzstan

    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, 18 July 2017 – A new programme for youth and children to build social cohesion and prevent violence was announced today in Bishkek by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the UK’s Department for International Development and UNICEF.

  • Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July – UNODC Central Asia celebrates the Nelson Mandela Rules

    Jul 18, 2017

    Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July – UNODC Central Asia celebrates the Nelson Mandela Rules

    On 18 July, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Programme for Central Asia honors the life, work and accomplishments of Nelson Mandela, former South African President, who spend 27 years in prison in the course of his struggle for human rights, equality, democracy, conflict resolution and reconciliation.

  • UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, Ms. Afshan Khan visits Kyrgyzstan for first time

    Jul 13, 2017

    UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, Ms. Afshan Khan visits Kyrgyzstan for first time

    Batken/Osh/Bishkek, 13 July 2017 – UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, Ms. Afshan Khan will visit Kyrgyzstan from 13 to 18 July, 2017.

  • UN Women presents a research on "Professional and Marriage Choices of Youth in Kyrgyzstan"

    Jul 12, 2017

    UN Women presents a research on "Professional and Marriage Choices of Youth in Kyrgyzstan"

    In 2015 and 2016, UN Women Kyrgyzstan having worked on girl empowerment and youth participation for a number of years saw an opportunity to prepare a cadre of young national researchers and facilitate them in conducting research on professional and marriage choices of youth aged 14 through 28 in Kyrgyzstan. The aim was to understand the prevailing knowledge, attitudes and practices of youth that results in structural and socially accepted discrimination against girls and young women, and to identify strategies to empower them to make informed choices on marriage and career.

  • UN Women presents a research on "Professional and Marriage Choices of Youth in Kyrgyzstan"

    Jul 12, 2017

    UN Women presents a research on "Professional and Marriage Choices of Youth in Kyrgyzstan"

    In 2015 and 2016, UN Women Kyrgyzstan having worked on girl empowerment and youth participation for a number of years saw an opportunity to prepare a cadre of young national researchers and facilitate them in conducting research on professional and marriage choices of youth aged 14 through 28 in Kyrgyzstan. The aim was to understand the prevailing knowledge, attitudes and practices of youth that results in structural and socially accepted discrimination against girls and young women, and to identify strategies to empower them to make informed choices on marriage and career.

  • Message for World Population Day 2017

    Jul 11, 2017

    Message for World Population Day 2017

    Every day, vulnerable women, especially those who are poor and are refugees, face social, economic and geographic obstacles to voluntary family planning services and information.

  • UNODC supported 12 small grants projects on security and crime reduction in Kyrgyzstan

    Jul 11, 2017

    UNODC supported 12 small grants projects on security and crime reduction in Kyrgyzstan

    Under the Small Grants Programme of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, "Prevention in Action", public associations and activists of six regions of Kyrgyzstan will launch 12 projects aimed at preventing offenses in the Republic.

  •  Law enforcement agencies of Kyrgyzstan are adopting automated data collection and analysis systems with UNODC support

    Jul 7, 2017

    Law enforcement agencies of Kyrgyzstan are adopting automated data collection and analysis systems with UNODC support

    13 officers of analytical divisions of the State Border Service and Ministry of Interior of the Kyrgyz Republic were trained how to use specialized analytical IBM i2 and i2 Analyst Notebook software at the 5-day training course, organized by UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on 3-7 July 2017 in Osh 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

    Jul 6, 2017

    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.

  • Statement of Intent by the Kyrgyz Republic

    Jul 5, 2017

    Statement of Intent by the Kyrgyz Republic

    The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic recognizes that addressing sexual and reproductive health challenges is essential to the development of the country, ending poverty and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UNODC supports the Kyrgyz Government in fight against drug trafficking

    Jun 28, 2017

    UNODC supports the Kyrgyz Government in fight against drug trafficking

    Some 50 representatives of governmental bodies, international organizations, civil society and media took part at the State Coordination Committee on drug control meeting, devoted to the 26 June – International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking. The event was organized by the Kyrgyz Ministry of Interior in cooperation with the United Nations Programme Office on drugs and crime in the Kyrgyz Republic (UNODC).

  • Kyrgyzstan marks World Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with UNODC support

    Jun 26, 2017

    Kyrgyzstan marks World Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with UNODC support

    In 2017, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Kyrgyzstan (UNODC) conducts anti-drug information campaign under the slogan “Listen First”. 'Listen First' is an initiative to increase support for prevention of drug use that is based on science and is thus an effective investment in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities.

  • UNODC and Kyrgyzstan team-up to promote sports for youth crime prevention

    Jun 22, 2017

    UNODC and Kyrgyzstan team-up to promote sports for youth crime prevention

    In mid-June, UNODC experts met with a range of Government officials and non-state actors in Kyrgyzstan to explore ways to expand cooperation in tackling crime and drug use through using sports. The meetings, held in the capital Bishkek, were an important step towards rolling-out UNODC’s global initiative which aims to prevent delinquency among at-risk youth as part of the Doha Declaration Global Programme as well as the Office’s 2015-2019 Regional Programme for Central Asia.

  • Refugees deserve praise for resilience and courage

    Jun 20, 2017

    Refugees deserve praise for resilience and courage

    On June 20, World Refugee Day, we honour the resilience and courage of more than 65 million people who have been forced to flee war, persecution and violence. But it’s also a moment to recognise those communities and people around the world who receive refugees and the internally displaced in their midst, offering them a safe place, and welcoming them in their schools, their workplaces and their societies.

  • Rural women met with the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh and heads of the government bodies to discuss the role of rural women in the country’s development

    Jun 19, 2017

    Rural women met with the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh and heads of the government bodies to discuss the role of rural women in the country’s development

    More than 100 women activists from all parts of Kyrgyzstan have come together today to meet with the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, heads of the Government Office, Ministry of Labour and Social Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Melioration and other relevant government agencies to discuss the role of rural women in the country’s development.

  • More than half of young children deprived of play and early learning activities with their fathers - UNICEF

    Jun 16, 2017

    More than half of young children deprived of play and early learning activities with their fathers - UNICEF

    BISHEK/NEW YORK, 16 June 2017 – More than half – or 55 per cent - of children aged between 3 and 4 years-old in 74 countries – approximately 40 million – have fathers who do not play or engage in early learning activities with them, according to a new UNICEF analysis. In Kyrgyzstan, 61 per cent of children of this age lack play and early learning activities with their fathers.

  • World Day against Child Labour

    Jun 12, 2017

    World Day against Child Labour

    “Children in areas affected by conflict and disasters are among the most vulnerable. No child must be left behind.” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in his statement for World Day Against Child Labour.