Statement of the Secretary General on World Autism Awareness Day
On this World Autism Awareness Day, let us all play a part in changing attitudes toward persons with autism and in recognizing their rights as citizens, who, like everyone else, are entitled to claim those rights and make decisions for their lives in accordance with their own will and preferences. Let us also renew our promise, engraved in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to leave no one behind and ensure that all people can contribute as active members to peaceful and prosperous societies.
The United Nations and the private sector in Kyrgyzstan: exploring areas for potential partnership
Bishkek, 22 March 2017 – International Business Council (IBC) arranged a roundtable to discuss the ways of building effective partnerships between the UN agencies and Kyrgyz businesses. The representatives of the UN Children Fund (UNICEF), the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and mining companies, cellular operators, financial institutions, as well as hospitality and tourism companies participated in the round table.
The Kyrgyz Government finalizes national priorities in cooperation with the UN
The UN system in Kyrgyzstan in cooperation with its national partners finalizes validation of strategic directions of cooperation within the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2018-2022). Four national consultations have been held during the past year where representatives of the President’s Administration, Government, Parliament civil society organizations, UN system and other stakeholders jointly identified four priority areas.
The Government of Japan allocates US$11.9 million for three projects in the Kyrgyz Republic to be implemented by UNDP and UNICEF
BISHKEK, 7 March 2017 – The official ceremony signing of the Exchange Notes, in order to launch three new projects took place among the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Yoshihiro Yamamura, UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Alexander Avanessov and UNICEF Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic Mrs. Yukie Mokuo. The projects were designed by UN agencies in close collaboration and consultations with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and reflect national priorities and interests.
Statement of the Secretary-General on International Women’s Day
Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed.
Final list of proposed Sustainable Development Goal indicators
The following global indicator framework was developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) and agreed to, as a practical starting point at the 47th session of the UN Statistical Commission held in March 2016. The report of the Commission, which included the global indicator framework, was then taken note of by ECOSOC at its 70th session in June 2016.
Message for the International Day to end violence against women and girls
At long last, there is growing global recognition that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. Yet there is still much more we can and must do to turn this awareness into meaningful prevention and response.
“Boys have more apples than girls in math examples - textbooks are not sensitive!" - uttered a participant at the meeting with the MPs.
I remember the song from our childhood “the girls are made of flowers and bells”. ”. This is a wrong meaning- today girls are involved in development of the country and one of good examples - girls-assistants to police. Therefore flowers are not to compare the girls with.
Representation of both genders means equal opportunities in the decision-making
A two–day workshop “Gender rating of political parties: achievements, challenges and pro-spects” was held on October 6–7, 2016 with the financial support of the Government of Roma-nia and the United Nations Development Program.
The situational analysis of the Kyrgyz-Tajik border
On September 29, UN Experts of “Cross-border co-operation for peace and development” project provided the report on the activities taken under the project at Kyrgyz-Tajik border region of Batken oblast. The meeting was held with the participation of the Plenipotentiary Representation of the KR in Batken oblast, Special representative of the Kyrgyz Republic on cross-border issues, Senior Adviser to the UNDP Resident Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic, local authorities and civil society members.
Ethno-cultural festival: For strengthening intercultural relations
On September 28, 2016 the ethno-cultural festival “We are Kyrgyz citizens” was conducted in Batken Regional Drama Theatre after A. Zhainakov, which was dedicated to the year of history and culture in the KR and was attended by more than 350 people.
International conference on implementation of the national system of monitoring of SDGs is being held in the Kyrgyz Republic
Representatives of national statistical services of the CIS countries, the Zhogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic, the President’s Office of the KR, the Government Office of the KR and international organizations are taking part in the International Conference on Implementation of the National Monitoring System of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is being held in Bishkek 19-20 September 2016.
Sign language to understand the world
To implement this initiative the agreement between PBC and UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic was signed. According to the Law “On the Rights and Guarantees of persons with disabilities” of the Kyrgyz Republic, disabled people with hearing problems are able to obtain information through sign language at least from one of the local TV channels.
Open data goes mobile
The creation of mobile application with statistical data will be one of the first steps towards the implementation of the concept of open data in Kyrgyzstan...
Early Response to Early Marriages
Every so often, browsing news feeds, I think about how the information life is short-lived. Daily news are being lost so much in other news and it seems that human mind can fit everything, nevertheless how is it analyzed and conclusions made after all, since there are in the queue dozens of other news?
Stats on the go
The concept of open data, reflecting the idea that information should be made available in machine-readable format for further use and distribution without copyright restrictions, patents or other controls, is widespread throughout the world. Government initiatives such as Data.gov influenced the growth of interest in open data. In turn, these initiatives contribute to the improvement and acceleration of the economies of countries that have adopted the principles of open data. Thus, according to research institute ETLA, small and medium enterprises that have access to public data, in the year grew by 15% more than the businesses that could not obtain such data.
If nobody respects the laws, why should I be the first one?
The road to an effective Rule of Law in the Kyrgyz Republic and elsewhere is a difficult one. The first obstacle is probably the pessimism about the public respect of the Laws...
When you dream...
“My mother left me when I was a 1 year old baby… Recently she has found me and wants to stay in contact with me. I don’t know whether I should ask her to apologize or not...
Climate Change and Security in Central Asia
Regional consultation meeting on Climate Change and Security in Central Asia took place in Bishkek.
Youth showcase their vision of Global Goals in #WorldYouSee contest
Four winners of #WorldYouSee, an online photography contest organised by the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub office, came together last week in Istanbul to receive their awards.