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  • Brand new pre-school facility to open in Jel Aryk

    Feb 14, 2018

    Brand new pre-school facility to open in Jel Aryk

    Children of pre-school education will go to brand new facility in Jel-Aryk village of the Kyzyl-Oktyabr Ayil Aimak very soon. In the energy efficient building constructed by UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic, they will learn early environmental education program.

  • A law on prohibition of child marriages is entering in its active phase of implementation

    Feb 13, 2018

    A law on prohibition of child marriages is entering in its active phase of implementation

    On February 13, 2018 Child’s Rights Defenders League (the League), with the support of UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic and the British Embassy in Kyrgyzstan, held a roundtable where representatives of authorized state bodies, international organizations and public organizations discussed further actions and activities to prevent child marriages and the protection of their rights with a view to eradicating this problem.

  • Statement of UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, on Safer Internet Day

    Feb 6, 2018

    Statement of UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, on Safer Internet Day

    Today is Safer Internet Day. A day celebrated globally each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

  • Kyrgyzstan has become one step closer to E-Government with support of UNDP and the Government of Japan

    Feb 6, 2018

    Kyrgyzstan has become one step closer to E-Government with support of UNDP and the Government of Japan

    On 6 February Sapar Isakov, the Prime Minister, Dr. Ozonnia Ojielo, the UN Resident Coordinator/ UNDP Resident Representative and HE Yoshihiro Yamamura, the Ambassador of Japan have participated in the handover ceremony of 16 mobile hubs. The Government of Kyrgyzstan has received 16 vans with special equipment to enhance the quality and the mobility of state services provided by the State Registration Service.

  • Warriors of invisible war

    Feb 5, 2018

    Warriors of invisible war

    “I have never thought sexual violence would be such a challenging case to defend”-, says Aijan Orozakunova, one of the best lawyers that someone would know in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan. “When I have taken the rape case to follow, I was shocked by the assigned judicial sentence- the penalty was far from being fair. The perpetrator got three years and of course, we stepped in immediately to appeal for a stricter penalty. We won - he will be imprisoned for eight years now”

  • New report to provide key recommendations to improve hospital safety and disaster preparedness in Kyrgyzstan

    Feb 1, 2018

    New report to provide key recommendations to improve hospital safety and disaster preparedness in Kyrgyzstan

    WHO is to release a new report that will provide targeted recommendations on enhancing hospital safety and disaster preparedness in Kyrgyzstan. The report is based on an assessment of the safety of the country’s hospital system as a whole. The assessment identified weaknesses and informed remedial measures to strengthen hospital readiness and response as part of the national disaster preparedness strategy and related interventions.

  • Road safety: Kyrgyzstan sees decrease in deaths

    Jan 22, 2018

    Road safety: Kyrgyzstan sees decrease in deaths

    A policy dialogue on road safety in Kyrgyzstan in October 2016 resulted in many initiatives to improve road safety. A year on, Deputy Minister of Health Dr Amangeldy Murzaliev invited 30 stakeholders from across Government, health service providers, the police force, Parliament and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to assess the progress made. WHO organized the meeting with the Ministry of Health as part of the biennial collaborative agreement between the 2 bodies.

  • UN Resident Coordinator of the UN System in the Kyrgyz Republic, Resident Representative of UNDP presented copies of credentials to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Jan 11, 2018

    UN Resident Coordinator of the UN System in the Kyrgyz Republic, Resident Representative of UNDP presented copies of credentials to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today Mr Ozonnia Ojielo, Resident Coordinator of the UN System, Resident Representative of UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic had his first meeting with the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms Dinara Kemelova.

  • UNICEF: Nearly 400 babies to be born on New Year’s Day in Kyrgyzstan

    Jan 11, 2018

    UNICEF: Nearly 400 babies to be born on New Year’s Day in Kyrgyzstan

    Approximately 400 babies will be born in Kyrgyzstan on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today. The estimated 385,793 babies will be born globally on New Year’s Day. Globally, over half of these births are estimated to take place in nine countries:

  • The arrival of the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the Kyrgyz Republic – Mr. Ozonnia Ojielo

    Jan 7, 2018

    The arrival of the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the Kyrgyz Republic – Mr. Ozonnia Ojielo

    The United Nations in the Kyrgyz Republic is delighted to announce that Mr. Ozonnia Ojiello has assumed his new position as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the Kyrgyz Republic on 8 January 2018.

  • Garage start-up

    Jan 4, 2018

    Garage start-up

    Bekzhan Arakeev (22 years old) is a young already well-known entrepreneur in Yzar village of Jalal-Abad province. He is an initiator of the successful project on creating the plastic windows and doors manufacturing workshop. This specialized workshop is the first in Yzar village, where there are 3173 residents, and it becomes more popular day by day among the villagers. For him, the UNDP project “Youth for peaceful change” at the expense of the UN Peacebuilding Fund has become the main tool to achieve his ideas and funding, that gave him an opportunity to not only become independent but also widely share information about the opportunities for active youth.

  • From a landfill to a greenhouse: a story of transformation

    Jan 2, 2018

    From a landfill to a greenhouse: a story of transformation

    A local farmer has managed to eliminate a landfill in the center of the village of Jylkeldi (Ak-Tash aiyl okmotu, Kara-Suu district, Osh region) and built a greenhouse on this spot with a total area of 770 square meters.

  • UNODC, INL: new grassroots initiatives increase resilience to crime in Kyrgyzstan

    Dec 19, 2017

    UNODC, INL: new grassroots initiatives increase resilience to crime in Kyrgyzstan

    Every year between 25,000 and 30,000 crimes are registered in Kyrgyzstan. One third of these crimes -- over 10,000 -- occur in the capital, Bishkek. With 1,341 crimes per 100,000 inhabitants in 2016, the Sverdlovsk district has the highest crime rate in the city.

  • 16 teams created IT products aimed at combating discrimination and violence

    Dec 17, 2017

    16 teams created IT products aimed at combating discrimination and violence

    Hackathon of social projects "Safe City and Safe Environment" where participants from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan created IT products aimed at combating discrimination and violation of human rights.

  • First training on global health diplomacy in Kyrgyzstan

    Dec 12, 2017

    First training on global health diplomacy in Kyrgyzstan

    On 13 December 2017, Kyrgyzstan hosted its first training on global health diplomacy in Bishkek. The event was the result of fruitful cooperation between the WHO Country Office and the Diplomatic Academy of the Kyrgyz Republic.

  • UNICEF: Make the digital world safer for children – while increasing online access to benefit the most disadvantaged

    Dec 10, 2017

    UNICEF: Make the digital world safer for children – while increasing online access to benefit the most disadvantaged

    The State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a digital world presents UNICEF’s first comprehensive look at the different ways digital technology is affecting children’s lives, identifying dangers as well as opportunities.

  • Kyrgyzstan strengthens health services delivery through high-level policy dialogue

    Dec 7, 2017

    Kyrgyzstan strengthens health services delivery through high-level policy dialogue

    Valuable recommendations on strengthening health services delivery were developed during a high-level policy dialogue on 4–7 December 2017 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan organized the dialogue together with development partners. The event brought together representatives from the offices of the President, Government and Parliament, the Mandatory Health Insurance Fund, development partners and international organizations.

  • UNICEF: Children in contact with the law: introduction of child-friendly procedures in Kyrgyzstan

    Dec 5, 2017

    UNICEF: Children in contact with the law: introduction of child-friendly procedures in Kyrgyzstan

    Karakol, Kyrgyzstan, 5 December 2017 – Today the City Department of Internal Affairs and the City Court in Karakol opened child-friendly facilities for children in contact with the law implementing the State Programme on Justice for Children (2014-2018). Member of the Parliament Irina Karamushkina, British Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Robin Ord-Smith, UNICEF Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic Yukie Mokuo, and Deputy Governor of the Issyk-Kul province Elmira Usenova opened child-friendly courtrooms and waiting rooms designed to provide a friendly environment to child victims, witnesses and children in conflict with the law.

  • The forest map goes digital

    Nov 30, 2017

    The forest map goes digital

    To launch a single database, 6 desktops of increased capacity and additional equipment were handed over to the forestry of the country. The equipment was procured by UNDP and was handed over to the Department of the State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

  • 105 000 doses of vaccine flown into Kyrgyzstan to kick-start influenza immunization campaign

    Nov 30, 2017

    105 000 doses of vaccine flown into Kyrgyzstan to kick-start influenza immunization campaign

    WHO and the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan encourage health-care workers and those at risk of influenza-related complications to get vaccinated against influenza during the immunization campaign that starts in the country on 28 November 2017. An additional 105 000 doses of influenza vaccine were shipped to Kyrgyzstan to allow more people to be vaccinated. The new influenza vaccine was presented during an official ceremony on 21 November 2017.