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  • Jun 18, 2018

    United Nations in Kyrgyzstan refuses single-use plastic

    On June 14, 2018 the United Nations Country Team in Kyrgyzstan made a decision to stop using single-use plastics at meetings and events supported by the United Nations. We will work with hotels, service providers, and partners to urge them to follow our green policy. It is aimed at deepening environmental awareness about the major environmental challenges created by omnipresent global products, especially plastic bottles and plastic shopping bags.

  • May 31, 2018

    UN Women improved access to irrigation water for over 20000 water users with over 3000 from vulnerable groups in Kyrgyzstan

    With a strategy of leaving no one behind, the project aimed at strengthening and creating opportunities for vulnerable people, women and youth, to participate in fair and equitable distribution of water resources and to use effectively natural resources.

  • May 31, 2018

    UN statement on bride kidnapping and child marriage

    The United Nations System in Kyrgyzstan is concerned about the crime reported in the media when a victim of bride-kidnapping was murdered by her abductor.

  • May 29, 2018

    UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health visits Kyrgyzstan

    During his 10-day visit, Mr. Pūras will be looking at the efforts undertaken in the country to realise the right to physical and mental health, including measures taken for its successful realization and obstacles faced. The Special Rapporteur is coming to Kyrgyzstan at the invitation of the Government.

  • May 6, 2018

    Best short film of 2018 on the refugee stories in Kyrgyz Republic

    As part of the upcoming World Refugee Day (20 June 2018) events and its global #WithRefugees campaign, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UN Refugee Agency – UNHCR), together with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, announces contest among journalists, producers, students, directors and creative individuals for the best short films on the refugee stories in Kyrgyz Republic.

  • May 3, 2018

    Balanced action on drugs and crime can mitigate development and security challenges for Central Asian countries

    Zhenish Razakov, the Vice - Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, expressed particular concern about the close relationship between transnational organized crime, terrorism and illicit drug trafficking at the third meeting of the UNODC' Steering Committee for Central Asia for 2015-2019 that took place in Bishkek.

  • May 2, 2018

    UNICEF statement on observing children’s right to privacy and confidentiality

    UNICEF is concerned about the recent public release of pictures, names and personal data of children allegedly involved in some crimes. In line with the principle of the best interest of the child, enshrined in the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic as well as in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF calls all the authorities and media outlets to avoid identification of children in contact with the law.

  • Apr 29, 2018

    Kyrgyz Government and WFP Team Up to Improve Food Security and Nutrition

    Under the MoU, WFP’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) will be jointly implemented with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. It prioritizes school meals, food security and nutrition, as well as the improvement of rural livelihoods and food productivity in the face of climate change.

  • Apr 25, 2018

    UN Women and Justice Rapid Response animated web feature on sexual and gender-based violence wins the prestigious Webby Award

    UN Women's animated web feature, Justice now: Ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence as international crimes, has won a Webby Award. The web feature was selected by the Academy as the 2018 Webby Award recipient under the law category for websites.

  • Apr 19, 2018

    UNICEF: "Strengthening Maternal and Child Health Care Systems" has been presented today at the state administration of Osh oblast

    A new project "Strengthening Maternal and Child Health Care Systems" has been presented today at the state administration of Osh oblast for the heads of health organizations located in Osh, Batken and Jalal-Abad provinces, and Mandatory Health Insurance Fund.

  • Apr 18, 2018

    UNICEF: How to build your own business in the village - children of Suzak district present their ideas.

    Today the representatives of the school parliaments and local authorities conducted iTalk on participation of youth in the development of regions in the office of Suzak district administration (Suzak village, Jalalabad oblast).

  • Apr 18, 2018

    Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    UN Women’s new flagship report, provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective.

  • Apr 17, 2018

    Kyrgyzstan launches improved data collection system to monitor gender-based violence and human trafficking

    Kyrgyzstan’s authorities presented a new data collection system to monitor gender-based violence and human trafficking at a round-table organized in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the U.S. Government today in Bishkek.

  • Apr 16, 2018

    UNODC enhances inter-agency cooperation between Counter Narcotics Agencies of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

    The Counter Narcotics Service (CNS) of the Interior Ministry of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Counter Narcotics Directorate (CND) under Criminal Investigation Department of the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Uzbekistan conducted a two-day working meeting aimed at strengthening inter-agency cooperation in the field of countering transnational organized crime and illicit drug trafficking.

  • Apr 12, 2018

    WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities

    WHO and UNICEF issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually. The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding encourages new mothers to breastfeed and informs health workers how best to support breastfeeding. Breastfeeding within the first hour of birth protects newborn babies from infections.

  • Apr 10, 2018

    Changing Behavior to End Violence against Women and Girls in Kyrgyzstan

    A new three-year project funded by the European Union to end violence against women and girls in Kyrgyzstan started out today, 10 April 2018, at City Hotel, Bishkek. The Inception Workshop of the new project “Across Generations and Gender Borders – Communities Combatting Gender-Based Violence in Kyrgyzstan” of today brings together EU and UN representatives, Kyrgyz government officials, parliament members and civil society representatives to discuss the way forward for eliminating violence against women and girls.

  • Apr 6, 2018

    UNDP: Green Technologies Embracing Our Villages

    According to experts, global energy demand will increase by 37 percent by 2040. Renewable energy will make a breakthrough sooner or later. It is encouraging that advanced technologies are being introduced in schools as well. Buazhar Kochkonbaeva, Secondary school principal of Shoro-Bashat village in Uzgen district, Osh oblast explains how energy efficiency can change people's lives and help them grow professionally.

  • Mar 22, 2018

    UNDP: Prospects of the Rural Tourism Development in Osh Oblast

    The holiday of Nooruz marks the first day of spring and the renewal of nature. In 2009 it had been included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as a cultural tradition of many peoples. A celebration of Nooruz promotes the values of peace and solidarity, both between generations and within the family, as well as reconciliation and good-neighborliness, which contributes to the preservation of cultural diversity and the strengthening of friendship between peoples and various communities.

  • Mar 16, 2018

    Playing a soccer: philosopher’s stone of friendship

    The social integration using sports activities for youth living in the border zone has become a successful strategy in many countries of the world because the passion for football has unique ability to blur the boundaries in communication between people. With the support of UNDP project “Cross-border cooperation for sustainable peace and development”, funded by funded by UN Peacebuilding Fund and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the sport is becoming a means of creating new initiatives to team up the youth residing in the border of the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan.

  • Mar 14, 2018

    Prime Minister: “Social partnerships the way forward to prevent crime in the Kyrgyz Republic”

    “Effective crime prevention mechanisms are key to ensuring our citizens’ safety”, said Sapar Isakov, the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic at a UNODC-sponsored crime prevention forum gathering over 120 practitioners in early March in Bishkek.