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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Joint efforts of the Government, Civil Society, UNODC and the U.S. Embassy against Trafficking in Persons

    Nov 30, 2017

    Joint efforts of the Government, Civil Society, UNODC and the U.S. Embassy against Trafficking in Persons

    The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in partnership with UNODC officially presents its 2017-2020 Government Program and Action Plan to combat trafficking in persons.

  • World Aids Day: Right to Health

    Nov 30, 2017

    World Aids Day: Right to Health

    Quiz Night intellectual game took place in Bishkek on November 29, 2017 under the World AIDS Day campaign focused on the right to health The game was organized and conducted by the Country Office of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in cooperation with the Institute of Media Policy.

  • INL and UNODC Help Build Community-Based Partnerships on Crime Prevention in Kyrgyzstan

    Nov 27, 2017

    INL and UNODC Help Build Community-Based Partnerships on Crime Prevention in Kyrgyzstan

    On 24 November, INL and UNODC teamed up with local authorities and police in Jeti-Oguz to open a renovated police station and local crime prevention centre.

  • Multidisciplinary Approach to HIV Prevention is an Effective Way to Achieve the Global Target ‘90-90-90’.

    Nov 24, 2017

    Multidisciplinary Approach to HIV Prevention is an Effective Way to Achieve the Global Target ‘90-90-90’.

    A working meeting of multidisciplinary teams (MDT) took place on November 22 – 24 at family medicine centers of Osh, Batken, Jalal-Abad, Chui and Issyk-Kul oblasts. 80 people participated at this meeting, including FMC directors, physicians-in-chief, infectious disease doctors, nurses, peer consultants, international partners and representatives of non-for-profit organizations.

  • UNODC supported “one-stop shop” improves access to policing services in Nookat

    Nov 24, 2017

    UNODC supported “one-stop shop” improves access to policing services in Nookat

    With the opening of a refurbished police station and local crime prevention centre in Nookat in the southern Osh province, INL and UNODC recently marked an important milestone for community policing and crime prevention in Kyrgyzstan.

  • 15-year-old Kirsina Alieva demands to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities

    Nov 19, 2017

    15-year-old Kirsina Alieva demands to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities

    15-year-old Kirsina Alieva ‘took over’ the position of Dastan Bekeshev, Member of the Parliament in Kyrgyzstan in the framework of the World Children’s Day celebration. On behalf of 29,000 children with disabilities living in Kyrgyzstan, she demanded to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

  • UNODC contributes to public safety through supporting prison-based rehabilitation programme in Kyrgyzstan

    Nov 15, 2017

    UNODC contributes to public safety through supporting prison-based rehabilitation programme in Kyrgyzstan

    Today, the State Service of Punishment under the Government of Kyrgyzstan and United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime signs an action plan to support implementation of vocational training and income-generating activities in female and male prisons to support bakery as well as shoe and sewing production. Overall UNODC will provide around 135 000 USD to support prison-based rehabilitation programme that will benefit more than 100 prisoners.

  • Training of sport trainers and physical education teachers on “Line Up Live Up” kicks off in Kyrgyzstan

    Nov 1, 2017

    Training of sport trainers and physical education teachers on “Line Up Live Up” kicks off in Kyrgyzstan

    UNODC, the Kyrgyz State Agency on Youth, Physical Culture and Sports, and Bishkek City Mayor’s Office teamed up to deliver a three-day pilot training-course for sports trainers and physical education school teachers to implement the Line Up Live Up curriculum for at-risk youth.

  • UNICEF: Worldwide 300 million children suffer from violent methods of upbringing

    Nov 1, 2017

    UNICEF: Worldwide 300 million children suffer from violent methods of upbringing

    Three-quarters of the world’s 2- to 4-year-old children – around 300 million – experience psychological aggression and/or physical punishment by their caregivers at home, UNICEF said in a new report A Familiar Face: Violence in the lives of children and adolescents released today. Every 7 minutes a teenager dies from violent death in the world.

  • The UN Day is being celebrated in Bishkek

    Oct 20, 2017

    The UN Day is being celebrated in Bishkek

    Bishkek residents celebrated the UN Day on 21 October by spreading more information about the 17 Sustainable Developments (SDG) of 2030 Agenda. The event was opened by Gerald Gunther, UN Resident Coordinator a.i.

  • Celebration of the UN Day in Bishkek

    Oct 16, 2017

    Celebration of the UN Day in Bishkek

    Looking at the Sustainable Development Goals, it does not occur to anyone that an ordinary person can influence their achievement. Indeed, what can be done to eradicate poverty? Or how does climate change depend on me?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.