The United Nations Children's Fund

Established in 1994, UNICEF in Kyrgyzstan became the Government’s main partner to improve the overall situation of children and to ensure the fulfillment of their rights, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The current 2012-2016 programme in Kyrgyzstan aims to create strong and sustainable policies; ensure that such systems are reaching the most excluded children; and empower youth and facilitate their participation in decision making and peace building processes.

 

Agency News

  • UNICEF: Nearly 400 babies to be born on New Year’s Day in Kyrgyzstan

    UNICEF: Nearly 400 babies to be born on New Year’s Day in Kyrgyzstan

    Approximately 400 babies will be born in Kyrgyzstan on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today. The estimated 385,793 babies will be born globally on New Year’s Day. Globally, over half of these births are estimated to take place in nine countries:

  • UNICEF welcomes announcement of next Executive Director

    UNICEF welcomes announcement of next Executive Director

    UNICEF welcomed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ announcement today that Henrietta H. Fore will succeed Anthony Lake as UNICEF Executive Director when his term ends on 31 December 2017.

  • UNICEF: Make the digital world safer for children – while increasing online access to benefit the most disadvantaged

    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.

  • The State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a digital world

    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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • In south Kyrgyzstan, multilingual education is path to opportunity and inclusion

    In south Kyrgyzstan, multilingual education is path to opportunity and inclusion

    Having biology, history, and other subjects taught in three different languages might seem like too much of a learning challenge. But students at this secondary school in Kyrgyzstan’s southern city of Osh are tackling the challenge, and asking for more.

  • UNICEF announces a worldwide contest for the best comic hero fighting with climate change!

    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.

  • UNICEF: Early Moments Matter for Every Child

    UNICEF: Early Moments Matter for Every Child

    Only 15 countries worldwide have three essential national policies that support families with young children – UNICEF New report says around 85 million children under five live in 32 countries that do not offer families two years of free pre-primary education; paid breastfeeding breaks for new mothers for the first six months; and adequate paid parental leave – three critical policies to support children’s early brain development.

  • Kyrgyz mountain village is unlikely base for Australian child disability specialist

    Kyrgyz mountain village is unlikely base for Australian child disability specialist

    The number of children with cerebral palsy is several times higher in Kyrgyzstan than in Western countries. At a Soviet-era sanatorium, located in a remote mountain valley, an Australian paediatrician is introducing new approaches to prevention and rehabilitation.

  • In Kyrgyz mountain village hospital, UNICEF  helps resuscitators save child lives

    In Kyrgyz mountain village hospital, UNICEF helps resuscitators save child lives

    ‘We don’t forget these cases’, says Dr. Arstanbek Karybekov. ‘When we save a child’s life, we feel such joy; the child’s family becomes our family.’ Thanks to a UNICEF-supported effort to bring down child mortality in Kyrgyzstan, he and his colleagues are now able to save lives they could not before.

  • On Kyrgyz-Tajik border, peaceful relations are built with mortar and bricks

    On Kyrgyz-Tajik border, peaceful relations are built with mortar and bricks

    Tairbek Abdilashim uulu, 22, lives in a village in south Kyrgyzstan, a few hundred meters from the Tajikistan border. “It’s so close, but until a couple of years ago, we didn’t interact with our neighbors; we didn’t even say hello,” the 22-year-old recalls.

  • Child Rights Award 2017: A call to broadcasters

    Child Rights Award 2017: A call to broadcasters

    KUALA LAMPUR/HONG KONG/BANGKOK/, 7 April 2017 - ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF are calling for entries for the 17th Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award from broadcasters and producers in the region. Eligible countries in the CEE/CIS region include; Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

  • Vitamin enriched flour to help prevent birth defects in Kyrgyzstan

    Vitamin enriched flour to help prevent birth defects in Kyrgyzstan

    Two-month-old Abdurahim was born with spina bifida and is awaiting surgery. The risk of birth defects such as these increases when a mother has a diet low in nutrients. In an effort to improve pregnant women’s nutrition, large mills in Kyrgyzstan are obliged by law to fortify flour with folic acid. UNICEF is working to help the Government enforce the law and raise awareness among mothers.

  • In Kyrgyzstan, becoming multilingual is child’s play

    In Kyrgyzstan, becoming multilingual is child’s play

    Sakhiba Abdullaeva looks around at the four-year-olds sitting in a half circle in front of her, and she can tell that some of them did not understand what she just explained in Russian. The teacher promptly picks up a green scarf and puts it on. It’s not just any scarf – it’s the one that tells the children she’s now an Uzbek speaker. She repeats her explanation, now in their native tongue, before taking off the scarf and once again repeating it in Russian – and the faces light up in comprehension.

  • Children with Disabilities: Home Sweet Home

    Children with Disabilities: Home Sweet Home

    Her smile of welcome floods the room like the sun piercing through a long night. She hugs us, snaps a selfie, and breaks into a brash but pitch-perfect rendition of a hit by the popular American singer, Ariana Grande. She grabs her late model smartphone. Her fingers fly as she edits a video, a skill she learned at a recent UNICEF workshop to teach young people technical skills and give them a voice in issues that affect them.

  • In Kyrgyzstan, courts become child friendly

    In Kyrgyzstan, courts become child friendly

    Bishkek, 15 December 2016 – In the course of just a few months, 11 courts in Kyrgyzstan have introduced child friendly facilities and procedures for children in contact with the law. The reform builds on UNICEF support. In March 2016, the Leninskiy district court in Bishkek first introduced a child friendly court model, developed by UNICEF in partnership with national authorities, with UK Government support. The model aims to promote child friendly justice for children in conflict with the law, and child sensitive procedures for children who have witnessed or been victim of crime.

  • UNICEF commemorates 70 years of tireless work for the world’s most vulnerable children

    UNICEF commemorates 70 years of tireless work for the world’s most vulnerable children

    The world’s largest children’s organization was established on 11 December 1946 to bring help and hope to children suffering in the aftermath of WWII NEW YORK, 11 December 2016 – On the 70th anniversary of its founding, UNICEF celebrates the immense progress made for the world’s children – and renews the urgent call to reach millions of children whose lives and futures are endangered by conflict, crisis, poverty, inequality and discrimination.

  • Uniform standards for child development from 0 to 3 years presented in Kyrgyzstan

    Uniform standards for child development from 0 to 3 years presented in Kyrgyzstan

    Bishkek, 21 November 2016 – Today, experts from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) presented standards for child development from birth to 3 years in Kyrgyzstan. The presentation took place at a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Social Affairs, Education, Science, Culture and Public Health. Based on approved standards, experts have developed a manual on early child development from 0 to 3 years, and a diary on child development from 0 to 7 years. The presentation was dedicated to the Universal Children's Day – 20 November, when the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted.