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  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    Oct 10, 2017

    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.

  • WFP and Kyrgyz Institute for Strategic Studies Develop Food Insecurity Warning System

    Oct 10, 2017

    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.

  • UNICEF announces a worldwide contest for the best comic hero fighting with climate change!

    Oct 3, 2017

    UNICEF announces a worldwide contest for the best comic hero fighting with climate change!

    Leading up to the UN Climate Conference (COP23), UNICEF is asking young people, up to 25 years old, to conceptualize an original superhero who is combatting climate change for a chance to develop and publish their own comic book. Submissions will be received through our campaign website.

  • UNIDO SMART BUILD center opened its doors

    Oct 3, 2017

    UNIDO SMART BUILD center opened its doors

    Bishkek, 3 October 2017 – UNIDO officially opened its SMART BUILD Center in an event, which was attended by the representatives of state officials, academic institutions, private sector and international organizations.

  • Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA Executive Director

    Oct 2, 2017

    Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA Executive Director

    Dr. Kanem brings to the position more than 25 years of strategic leadership experience in the fields of medicine, public and reproductive health, peace, social justice, and philanthropy. She started her career in academia with the Johns Hopkins and Columbia University schools of medicine and public health.

  • UNODC supported a five-day training-course for the Kyrgyz Counter Narcotics Service of the Ministry of Interior

    Sep 29, 2017

    UNODC supported a five-day training-course for the Kyrgyz Counter Narcotics Service of the Ministry of Interior

    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Programme Office in the Kyrgyz Republic in cooperation with the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Office in Bishkek has completed a five-day training-course on “Drug Unit Commanders Course” from 25 -29 September 2017.

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

    Sep 27, 2017

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

    To signal a fresh start for the new academic year, 16 rural schools in Chui and Issyk-Kul provinces of the Kyrgyz Republic today launched a hot meals programme for 5,000 primary school students, thanks to the valuable contribution from the people of Japan and technical expertise from the UN World Food Programme.

  • Family planning is a right for life

    Sep 26, 2017

    Family planning is a right for life

    WHO estimates that 225 million women in developing countries would like to delay or avoid pregnancy but do not use any method of contraception. Complications during pregnancy and delivery are the main reason of death among young women. More than 287 000 women die in the world annually during pregnancy and delivery. Maternal death rates in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are among the highest in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

  • Common Country Assessment for the Kyrgyz Republic

    Sep 24, 2017

    Common Country Assessment for the Kyrgyz Republic

    A Common Country Assessment (CCA) is a first step that the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and country partners take when preparing for their next programming cycle. The CCA enables the UNCT and country partners to gain insight into the country context, identify development challenges and suggest where UNCT in the Kyrgyz Republic has a comparative advantage in supporting development priorities. Major challenges are addressed in the next step of the programming process - a multiyear United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) - that contains results and strategies for Government of the Kyrgyz Republic-UN cooperation.

  • UNICEF: Early Moments Matter for Every Child

    Sep 21, 2017

    UNICEF: Early Moments Matter for Every Child

    Only 15 countries worldwide have three essential national policies that support families with young children – UNICEF New report says around 85 million children under five live in 32 countries that do not offer families two years of free pre-primary education; paid breastfeeding breaks for new mothers for the first six months; and adequate paid parental leave – three critical policies to support children’s early brain development.

  • UNODC promotes sports as tool for peace on Kyrgyz-Tajik border

    Sep 20, 2017

    UNODC promotes sports as tool for peace on Kyrgyz-Tajik border

    Kulundu is a municipality in the southern Batken province of Kyrgyzstan on the border with Tajikistan. The people living in this remote, rural area - over 25,000 in total - mostly earn their living by engaging in agriculture and cross-border trade. Labour migration to Russia and other countries is common and remittances are an important source of income for the community.

  • UN Secretary General announced the appointment of Natalia Gherman as his new Special Representative and Head of UNRCCA

    Sep 19, 2017

    UN Secretary General announced the appointment of Natalia Gherman as his new Special Representative and Head of UNRCCA

    Ms. Gherman succeeds Petko Draganov of Bulgaria, who completed his assignment on 4 September 2017. The Secretary-General is grateful for his dedication and leadership of UNRCCA.

  • Bishkek Primary School Children Will Improve Their Nutrition Knowledge During The WFP-Supported Healthy Eating Week

    Sep 18, 2017

    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.

  • New challenges, what is ahead?

    Sep 18, 2017

    New challenges, what is ahead?

    In September 18 - 19, 2017 Bishkek for the first time during a long period hosted the national high - level conference “New Challenges of HIV and TB”. The main message of this event was to draw the attention of politicians and decision - makers to the problems of HIV and tuberculosis infection in the country and the region in order to strengthen interaction and implement innovative approaches in the HIV and TB prevention pro-grams.

  • Prevention of radicalization to violence in prisons – Central Asian perspectives on a global threat

    Sep 15, 2017

    Prevention of radicalization to violence in prisons – Central Asian perspectives on a global threat

    Extremist and terrorist groups threaten peace, security and sustainable development. They pose a challenge to human rights and the rule of law and weaken the integrity and sovereignty of States. There is a risk of violent extremist groups converging with organized crime. Extremist recruitment is thought to occur in penitentiary institutions in many countries. In this global context, Central Asian states are stepping up their efforts to combat extremism and terrorism, including in prisons.

  • UNFPA and Russia partner to improve population data and policies in Kyrgyzstan

    Sep 4, 2017

    UNFPA and Russia partner to improve population data and policies in Kyrgyzstan

    The signing ceremony for the KYRGYZSTAT project marked another significant milestone in the cooperation between the two parties, following a similar UNFPA-led and Russia-supported programme in Belarus.

  • UNODC initiates discussions on the role of women in preventing violent  extremism in Kyrgyzstan

    Aug 30, 2017

    UNODC initiates discussions on the role of women in preventing violent extremism in Kyrgyzstan

    The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of the Kyrgyz Republic have partnered to promote the participation and engagement of women and girls in efforts to prevent violent extremism. During the summer months, 250 neighbourhood and youth inspectors from all regions participated in training courses organized by UNODC and led by trainers from the MoI’s Countering Extremism and Illegal Migration Service.

  • Secretary-General's video message to Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection International Forum

    Aug 24, 2017

    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.

  • 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.