Balanced action on drugs and crime can mitigate development and security challenges for Central Asian countries
Zhenish Razakov, the Vice - Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, expressed particular concern about the close relationship between transnational organized crime, terrorism and illicit drug trafficking at the third meeting of the UNODC' Steering Committee for Central Asia for 2015-2019 that took place in Bishkek.
Kyrgyzstan launches improved data collection system to monitor gender-based violence and human trafficking
Kyrgyzstan’s authorities presented a new data collection system to monitor gender-based violence and human trafficking at a round-table organized in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the U.S. Government today in Bishkek.
UNODC enhances inter-agency cooperation between Counter Narcotics Agencies of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
The Counter Narcotics Service (CNS) of the Interior Ministry of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Counter Narcotics Directorate (CND) under Criminal Investigation Department of the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Uzbekistan conducted a two-day working meeting aimed at strengthening inter-agency cooperation in the field of countering transnational organized crime and illicit drug trafficking.
Prime Minister: “Social partnerships the way forward to prevent crime in the Kyrgyz Republic”
“Effective crime prevention mechanisms are key to ensuring our citizens’ safety”, said Sapar Isakov, the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic at a UNODC-sponsored crime prevention forum gathering over 120 practitioners in early March in Bishkek.
Football against Violence, Crime and Drug Use in Kyrgyzstan
On International Women's Day, UNODC and FFKR hosted a Women's Football Tournament in Bishkek. 150 girls from Bishkek and various villages surrounding the Kyrgyz capital participated in the tournament, which was aimed at promoting civic values and disseminating the benefits of sport in keeping youth away from drugs, crime and violence.
The Government of Japan allocates US$6.2 million for improving maternal and child health, and drug control in the Kyrgyz Republic
With the contribution of US$6.2 million from the Government of Japan, the Kyrgyz Republic launched two new initiatives on Strengthening Maternal and Child Health Care Systems, which will be implemented by UNICEF, and another on Supporting Drug Control, which will be implemented by UNODC.
UNODC and the Mayor’s office of Bishkek city present a report on Public Safety in Sverdlovskii Rayon
For the first time in Kyrgyzstan, a joint plan is developed and discussed in an urban setting by the local government, the police and civil society rallied around a common goal - making the city safer for all its inhabitants.
UNODC supports the development of effective and transparent crime data collection systems in Kyrgyzstan
To support this initiative, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently provided the General Prosecutor’s Office with 50 new computers and other related equipment worth over 2 million Kyrgyz soms.
UNODC and Japan partner with Kyrgyzstan’s Prison Service to prevent violent extremism
With funding provided by the Government of Japan, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been working with Kyrgyzstan’s Prison Service to enhance prison security, promote social rehabilitation of offenders and prevent violent extremist ideas from spreading in prisons.
Statement of UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, on Safer Internet Day
Today is Safer Internet Day. A day celebrated globally each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
UNODC, INL: new grassroots initiatives increase resilience to crime in Kyrgyzstan
Every year between 25,000 and 30,000 crimes are registered in Kyrgyzstan. One third of these crimes -- over 10,000 -- occur in the capital, Bishkek. With 1,341 crimes per 100,000 inhabitants in 2016, the Sverdlovsk district has the highest crime rate in the city.
Joint efforts of the Government, Civil Society, UNODC and the U.S. Embassy against Trafficking in Persons
The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in partnership with UNODC officially presents its 2017-2020 Government Program and Action Plan to combat trafficking in persons.
INL and UNODC Help Build Community-Based Partnerships on Crime Prevention in Kyrgyzstan
On 24 November, INL and UNODC teamed up with local authorities and police in Jeti-Oguz to open a renovated police station and local crime prevention centre.
UNODC supported “one-stop shop” improves access to policing services in Nookat
With the opening of a refurbished police station and local crime prevention centre in Nookat in the southern Osh province, INL and UNODC recently marked an important milestone for community policing and crime prevention in Kyrgyzstan.
UNODC enhances inter-agency cooperation between Kyrgyz Counter Narcotics Service and Tajik Drug Control Agency
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Drug Control Agency (DCA) under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan conducted a two-day working meeting aimed at strengthening inter-agency cooperation in the field of countering transnational organized crime and illicit drug trafficking.
UNODC contributes to public safety through supporting prison-based rehabilitation programme in Kyrgyzstan
Today, the State Service of Punishment under the Government of Kyrgyzstan and United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime signs an action plan to support implementation of vocational training and income-generating activities in female and male prisons to support bakery as well as shoe and sewing production. Overall UNODC will provide around 135 000 USD to support prison-based rehabilitation programme that will benefit more than 100 prisoners.
Training of sport trainers and physical education teachers on “Line Up Live Up” kicks off in Kyrgyzstan
UNODC, the Kyrgyz State Agency on Youth, Physical Culture and Sports, and Bishkek City Mayor’s Office teamed up to deliver a three-day pilot training-course for sports trainers and physical education school teachers to implement the Line Up Live Up curriculum for at-risk youth.
UNODC supported a five-day training-course for the Kyrgyz Counter Narcotics Service of the Ministry of Interior
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Programme Office in the Kyrgyz Republic in cooperation with the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Office in Bishkek has completed a five-day training-course on “Drug Unit Commanders Course” from 25 -29 September 2017.
UNODC promotes sports as tool for peace on Kyrgyz-Tajik border
Kulundu is a municipality in the southern Batken province of Kyrgyzstan on the border with Tajikistan. The people living in this remote, rural area - over 25,000 in total - mostly earn their living by engaging in agriculture and cross-border trade. Labour migration to Russia and other countries is common and remittances are an important source of income for the community.
Prevention of radicalization to violence in prisons – Central Asian perspectives on a global threat
Extremist and terrorist groups threaten peace, security and sustainable development. They pose a challenge to human rights and the rule of law and weaken the integrity and sovereignty of States. There is a risk of violent extremist groups converging with organized crime. Extremist recruitment is thought to occur in penitentiary institutions in many countries. In this global context, Central Asian states are stepping up their efforts to combat extremism and terrorism, including in prisons.