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.
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.
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.
Jun 9, 2017
#СуперАта: UNICEF launched a worldwide campaign to emphasize the important role of fathers in early development of children
BISHKEK/NEW YORK, 9 June 2017 – UNICEF launched a new campaign to celebrate fatherhood, and highlight the importance of love, play, protection and good nutrition for the healthy development of young children’s brains. David Beckham, Hugh Jackman, Novak Djokovic and famous fathers in Kyrgyzstan Mirbek Atabekov, Janar Akaev, Kairat Primberdiev, Ilyaz Abdrazakov, Semetei Sultanov joined the initiative #SuperDads #EarlyMomentsMatter.
Jun 5, 2017
Rural Women in the Kyrgyz Republic improve agricultural productivity and design gender-sensitive local development plans through joint UN/Government project
Participants of the joint UN and the Kyrgyz government “Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment” (RWEE) project increased their agricultural production by 30-70 percent over a 4 year period, thus confirming the benefits of increasing economic opportunities for rural women. Additionally, RWEE participants achieved a 30 percent increase in income from the launch of business activities such as greenhouses, bakeries, photo studios, computer courses, and carpet workshops, and contributed to reduced rural unemployment.
Jun 2, 2017
At least 2.7 million children are living in residential care worldwide, UNICEF says
GENEVA/NEW YORK/BISHKEK, 2 June 2017: At least 2.7 million children live in residential care worldwide according to official records from 140 countries, according to a new estimate by UNICEF. Yet the figures published today are likely to be just the tip of the iceberg, with wide gaps in data collection and accurate records found in the majority of countries.
Jun 1, 2017
Children of Kyrgyzstan - the Link of Times
BISHKEK, 1 June 2017 – UNICEF together with Bishkek City Administration and News Agency ‘ Sputnik Kyrgyzstan’ launched a photo project “Children of Kyrgyzstan – the Link of Times”. This interactive project includes photos depicting the life of Kyrgyz children from different parts of the Republic in the period of 1900-1990.
May 31, 2017
The Kyrgyz Republic joins UNODC Global Action against trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants (GLO.ACT) launched today in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.
May 31, 2017
Strong tobacco control policies in Kyrgyzstan can avert 121 500 deaths over 40 years, new projections show
New projections from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that implementing strong tobacco control policies in line with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) will result in significant positive health impacts over both the short- and long-term in countries of the WHO European Region.
May 30, 2017
UNODC-supported first forum of civil society organizations on addressing trafficking in persons held in Bishkek
The forum, held for the first time, serves as a discussion platform for representatives of 41 civil society organizations from seven provinces of the Kyrgyz Republic working on prevention of trafficking in persons.
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.
May 12, 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.
May 10, 2017
Competition "Breaking Silence on Violence towards Women and Girls
The competition is open to all citizens of Kyrgyzstan and is held in three categories: TV/radio; print media/internet outlets; and blogs/multimedia (photography, viral videos and audios, posters). All entries submitted to the competition should be published in a mass media outlet and/or social media with sufficient outreach.
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.
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.
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.
Apr 24, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.