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  • Aug 27, 2019

    In rural Kyrgyzstan, Coding Caravan encourages girls’ leadership and entrepreneurship

    In rural Kyrgyzstan, the first ever Technovation Coding Caravan for girls has taught more than 600 girls the basics of computer programming. Launched in Talas Province, the caravan reached Issyk-Kul, Naryn, Jalal-Abad, Batken, and Osh provinces this spring.

  • Jul 25, 2019

    The UN welcomes the adoption of the Food Security and Nutrition Programme in Kyrgyzstan for 2019-2023

    The UN agencies in the Kyrgyz Republic welcome the adoption of a comprehensive program of food security and nutrition, which is aimed at ensuring the food security of every Kyrgyz citizen during 2019-2023.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    World hunger is still not going down after three years and obesity is still growing – UN report

    An estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row. This underscores the immense challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030.

  • Jun 24, 2019

    Speech of UN RC a.i. Andrea Bagnoli at UN-UCA Development Dialogue IV

    Through the Development Dialogues initiative, we as One UN system will be continuing our policy support to advise the national partners on long-term focus on approaches for inter-related dimensions of sustainable development, ensuring underlying emphasis on the commitment to leave no one behind, applying multi-stakeholder approaches and boosting implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Jun 24, 2019

    Experts Discuss Industrial and Technological Priorities in Kyrgyzstan

    The fourth in a series of development dialogues gathered leading experts, representatives of international organisations, as well as state ministries and agencies of Kyrgyzstan to discuss “Industrial and Technological Development of Kyrgyzstan”. The half-day development dialogue took place in Bishkek on June 24th, and was co-organised by the United Nations system in Kyrgyzstan and the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA). These dialogues support work on a long-term national policy on key development issues for Kyrgyzstan.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Kyrgyzstan celebrates the World Refugee Day!

    World Refugee Day is also a moment to recognize the communities and people around the world who have opened their hearts and doors to refugees. The Kyrgyz Republic established its national asylum system and has generously provided safety to over 20,000 refugees since the 1990s. Many of these refugees either locally integrated into the Kyrgyz Republic, or were resettled, or returned voluntarily to their countries. Currently there are about 400 asylum seekers and refugees in the Kyrgyz Republic.

  • May 29, 2019

    WFP and Good Neighbors International Team Up To Improve School Meals And Food Security In Kyrgyzstan

    WFP and Good Neighbors International in the Kyrgyz Republic will implement joint projects aimed at rural infrastructure developing, increasing agricultural production and improving healthy eating practices.

  • May 21, 2019

    UNODC - World Customs Organization strengthen Customs officers’ capacity in Strategic Trade and Export Control in Kyrgyzstan

    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) Global Container Control Programme conducted a Strategic Trade and Export Control awareness raising training-course for some 20 Customs officers on 13 to 17 May 2019 in the Regional Training Center of the World Customs Organization in Leninskoe village, Kyrgyzstan.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    UNODC and Partners Strengthen Capacity of Prison and Probation Staff to Manage Violent Extremist Offenders in Kyrgyzstan

    A 5-day training course on social rehabilitation of violent extremist offenders for some 25 newly recruited psychologists, social workers and inspectors of probation offices and open-type prisons from Jalal-Abad, Osh and Batken provinces in the south of Kyrgyzstan was conducted from 15 to 19 April 2019.

  • Apr 9, 2019

    Development Dialogue Addresses Health Emergency Preparedness in Kyrgyzstan

    Over 60 high-level government representatives, parliamentarians, development partners, researchers, technical experts on health, and civil society representatives came together to share inputs on strengthening health emergency preparedness and readiness to advance health security in the Kyrgyz Republic during a development dialogue on April 9th, 2019. The Development Dialogue was co-organised by the United Nations (UN) system in Kyrgyzstan, and the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA). This was the third in a series of six such development dialogues.

  • Apr 8, 2019

    Speech of UNRC Ozonnia Ojielo at Development Dialogue III

    Development Dialogue III: Strengthening Health Emergency Preparedness and Readiness to Advance Health Security in the Kyrgyz Republic

  • Mar 27, 2019

    UNHCR is handing over prefabricated housing units to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Red Crescent Society of the Kyrgyz Republic

    UNHCR National Office in the Kyrgyz Republic held an official handover of 72 prefabricated housing units (PHUs) worth a total of 78,840 Euros to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic and 60 PHUs worth a total of 65,700 Euros to the Red Crescent Society of the Kyrgyz Republic and is conducting a two-day training on assembling the PHUs for the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Red Crescent Society personnel.

  • Mar 7, 2019

    UN Women Statement on the International Women's Day: “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”

    Statement for International Women’s Day by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. At a time when innovation is dominant, shaping and changing the way people live in every part of the world, we have to be intentional about its use to positively impact the lives of women and girls. That means making sure they are not only consumers of innovation, but take their place as innovators. With their engagement, both design and execution of solutions can address the unique needs of women and girls, from the creation of decent work to delivery of products, services and infrastructure for women in all walks of life.

  • Mar 6, 2019

    Why is a 30% gender quota in local councils important?

    On 6 March, a national forum was held in the state residence “Ala-Archa” with the participation of deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, women deputies from local councils, Roza Otunbayeva, former president of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission of KR, representatives of the President’s Office, independent experts, representatives of non-governmental and international organizations.

  • Mar 5, 2019

    “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”: United Nations celebrate the International Women's Day in Talas

    TALAS, 5 March 2019 – more than 400 young people gathered today in Talas to listen to speeches of famous Kyrgyz people, about how to achieve success in life and choose their dream profession. This event was held under the UN auspices, as part of a global campaign to promote the rights and opportunities of women and girls, which was dedicated to the International Women's Day, with an emphasis to promote equality, generate innovations and technology for the changes. UN agencies, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic and Talas regional state administration were the organizers of the meeting with the youth of Talas.

  • Mar 2, 2019

    UNODC “Line Up, Live Up” program continues building life skills of youth to promote peace and a culture of lawfulness in Kyrgyzstan

    Some 40 Kyrgyz sports coaches and physical education teachers summed up achievements of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) “Line up, Live Up” program at a roundtable dedicated to youth crime prevention through sports at the end of January 2019.

  • Mar 1, 2019

    UN hosts a Development Dialogue on Migration in partnership with the University of Central Asia

    Government representatives, development partners, representatives of academia, civil society and experts gathered in Bishkek to share inputs on the development of a comprehensive long-term, evidence-based migration policy for the Kyrgyz Republic. The half-day Development Dialogue on “Comprehensive Long-Term Evidence-Based Migration Policy for the Kyrgyz Republic” was co-organised by the United Nations in Kyrgyzstan, and the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Institute of Public Policy and Administration. This was the second in a series of six such development dialogues.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Kyrgyzstan Youth Movement Steps Up to Say No to Human Trafficking

    Youth activists from around Kyrgyzstan gathered today at a conference to mark the results of a nationwide public awareness raising campaign to prevent human trafficking. For the second year running, the “100 Days against Trafficking in Persons” campaign reached out to communities all around the country to raise awareness of human trafficking as a serious crime.

  • Jan 21, 2019

    UNODC supports training for Kyrgyzstan’s judges on cases of trafficking in persons

    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently partnered with Kyrgyzstan’s Association of Women Judges to organize a two-day training on trafficking in persons for 12 trainers of the Higher School of Justice under the Supreme Court.

  • Jan 16, 2019

    Validation Workshop “Health and Pollution Action Plan (HPAP) for the Kyrgyz Republic”

    On 16 January 2019, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) convened a high-level workshop in Bishkek for presenting a draft “Health and Pollution Action Plan” for validation with Kyrgyz and international stakeholders. This action plan was developed in the context of a global project funded by the European Union (EU), called “Mitigating Toxic Exposures in Low- and Middle-Income countries”. The project was supported by the EU with EUR 5 million over the past three years and is implemented by UNIDO. It aims to help governments in low- and middle-income countries to take action against environmental pollution and its impacts on human health. One of the five focus countries of the project is the Kyrgyz Republic.