UNESCO in the Kyrgyz Republic

UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was created in 1945, as one of specialized UN agencies. The UNESCO Almaty Office (established in 1994) works in four countries, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It works through and in cooperation with the National Commissions for UNESCO in each country and partner networks in its fields of competence. 

UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to peace and human development through Education, the Sciences, Culture and Communication. 

Throughout its activities and projects, UNESCO performs the following range of functions:

  • laboratory of ideas: UNESCO plays a key role in anticipating and defining the most important emerging problems in its spheres of competence, identifying appropriate strategies and policies to deal with them.
  • standard setter: UNESCO serves as a forum for articulating the ethical, normative and intellectual issues of our time, working towards universal agreements on these issues.
  • clearinghouse: UNESCO has a role in gathering, transferring, disseminating and sharing available information, knowledge and best practices in its fields of competence, identifying innovative solutions and testing them though pilot projects.
  • capacity-builder in Member States: UNESCO organizes international cooperation to serve its stakeholders in building human and institutional capacities.
  • catalyst for international cooperation: UNESCO as a technical multidisciplinary agency plays a catalytic role for cooperation.

Agency news

  • UNESCO IITE and UNAIDS present a video lesson on HIV with Vera Brezhneva
    Nov 23, 2016

    Many schools all over the world mark the 1st of December, the World AIDS Day, by organizing lessons or other special events to discuss with learners issues related to HIV prevention, treatment and care. To help teachers deliver HIV education, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE UNESCO) and UNAIDS Regional Support Group for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) have prepared a video lesson on HIV with participation of Vera Brezhneva, UNAIDS goodwill ambassador.

  • Glaciers melting in Central Asia to be discussed in Bishkek
    Nov 7, 2016

    The United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) and the UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office jointly organize the international seminar on “The Impact of Glaciers Melting on Water Resources in Central Asia in the Context of Climate Change” to be held on 8-9 November 2016 in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. The event is organized as a follow up to seminars that took place in Almaty (2013) and Dushanbe (2014).