The United Nations Population Fund

In Kyrgyzstan, UNFPA focuses on improving maternal health, increasing universal access to reproductive health services, and developing the capacity of young people based on human rights approach and gender equality.


Population dynamics as a component of sustainable development of Kyrgyzstan is also part of UNFPA’s mandate. Disaster preparedness and response in emergency situations to address reproductive health needs of population is integral part of UNFPA’s assistance in the country.


Agency News

  • “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.

  • UN talks "Every Girl Has a Dream" empower women and girls

    On 11 December 2018 the United Nations agencies conducted a meeting entitled “Every Girl Has a Dream!” in the format of UN talks in Bishkek. It was dedicated to the closure of the international campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” in Kyrgyzstan. This year, the campaign was held under the slogan "#HearMeToo: end violence against women and girls."

  • UN celebrates International Day of the Girl Child in Osh

    The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated annually on 11 October. The main aims of the day are to promote girl’s empowerment and fulfilment of their human rights while also highlighting the challenges that girls all over the world face.

  • Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA Executive Director

    Dr. Kanem brings to the position more than 25 years of strategic leadership experience in the fields of medicine, public and reproductive health, peace, social justice, and philanthropy. She started her career in academia with the Johns Hopkins and Columbia University schools of medicine and public health.

  • 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.

  • Presentation of a SitAnalysis of the Kyrgyz Republic

  • UNFPA and Russia partner to improve population data and policies in Kyrgyzstan

    The signing ceremony for the KYRGYZSTAT project marked another significant milestone in the cooperation between the two parties, following a similar UNFPA-led and Russia-supported programme in Belarus.

  • Message for World Population Day 2017

    Every day, vulnerable women, especially those who are poor and are refugees, face social, economic and geographic obstacles to voluntary family planning services and information.

  • Statement of Intent by the Kyrgyz Republic

    The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic recognizes that addressing sexual and reproductive health challenges is essential to the development of the country, ending poverty and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UN and the Kyrgyz Republic Sign Four-Year Development Assistance Framework

    The Kyrgyz Government and the United Nations (UN) signed today the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2018-2022, which is the planning framework for UN development collaboration in Kyrgyzstan over the next four years.

  • Empowering women and girls requires renewed efforts to end violence and harmful practices

    Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2016

  • Making Girls Count in the Sustainable Development Goals Era

    Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2016. “Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita, a teenager from Odisha, India.

  • Give teenage girls a voice!

    In 2016 the theme for the World Population Day is “Investing in teenage girls”. On this day, United Nations Population Fund UNFPA draws attention of the society to such issues as needs and challenges that face teenage girls.

  • Investing in teenage girls for a more just, stable and peaceful world

    The teenage years are for some girls a time of exploration, learning and increasing autonomy. But for many others, it is a time of increasing vulnerability and exclusion from rights and opportunities, or just plain discrimination...

  • Midwives: health heroes for women, adolescent girls and newborns

    On this International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, salutes the contribution of midwives to saving the lives of women, adolescent girls and newborns, sometimes under very difficult circumstances, in hard-to-reach communities, in humanitarian emergencies, and in fragile and conflict-torn countries.

  • A visit of Executive Board delegation to UNFPA sites in Kochkor and Naryn

    Under UNFPA youth program, during May 4-5 the EB delegation visited two sites: Youth friendly health service unit at the Primary health care center in Kochkor rayon; and Healthy life style at the vocational school #87 in Naryn city.

  • Shelter from the storm. Тransformative agenda for women and girls in a crisis-prone world

    UNFPA’s State of World Population 2015

  • New website of National Statistics Committee

    The NSC with the support of UNFPA has finished developing and updating the official website.

  • Fatherhood starts with….

    40% of surveyed students do not consider their home fathers a role model and a prime example, and 43% of girls do not want their future husband was like a father.

  • Story of Aktilek, a kidnapped bride

    I am Aktilek. I am 21 years old and I happened to be a girl who was forced to live with a man and to give birth to children.