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.
UNODC initiates discussions on the role of women in preventing violent extremism in Kyrgyzstan
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of the Kyrgyz Republic have partnered to promote the participation and engagement of women and girls in efforts to prevent violent extremism. During the summer months, 250 neighbourhood and youth inspectors from all regions participated in training courses organized by UNODC and led by trainers from the MoI’s Countering Extremism and Illegal Migration Service.
Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July – UNODC Central Asia celebrates the Nelson Mandela Rules
On 18 July, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Programme for Central Asia honors the life, work and accomplishments of Nelson Mandela, former South African President, who spend 27 years in prison in the course of his struggle for human rights, equality, democracy, conflict resolution and reconciliation.
UNODC supported 12 small grants projects on security and crime reduction in Kyrgyzstan
Under the Small Grants Programme of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, "Prevention in Action", public associations and activists of six regions of Kyrgyzstan will launch 12 projects aimed at preventing offenses in the Republic.
UNODC supports the Kyrgyz Government in fight against drug trafficking
Some 50 representatives of governmental bodies, international organizations, civil society and media took part at the State Coordination Committee on drug control meeting, devoted to the 26 June – International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking. The event was organized by the Kyrgyz Ministry of Interior in cooperation with the United Nations Programme Office on drugs and crime in the Kyrgyz Republic (UNODC).
Kyrgyzstan marks World Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with UNODC support
In 2017, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Kyrgyzstan (UNODC) conducts anti-drug information campaign under the slogan “Listen First”. 'Listen First' is an initiative to increase support for prevention of drug use that is based on science and is thus an effective investment in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities.
UNODC and Kyrgyzstan team-up to promote sports for youth crime prevention
In mid-June, UNODC experts met with a range of Government officials and non-state actors in Kyrgyzstan to explore ways to expand cooperation in tackling crime and drug use through using sports. The meetings, held in the capital Bishkek, were an important step towards rolling-out UNODC’s global initiative which aims to prevent delinquency among at-risk youth as part of the Doha Declaration Global Programme as well as the Office’s 2015-2019 Regional Programme for Central Asia.
UNODC supports Kyrgyzstan to improve crime data collection and reporting on SDG implementation
Within the framework of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia 2015-2019, UNODC is undertaking new initiatives to assist the countries in the region with the production of crime and criminal justice statistics
The Kyrgyz Republic joins UNODC Global Action against trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants (GLO.ACT) launched today in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.
UNODC supports development and implementation of quality management system in the Kyrgyz center of the state forensic examinations
Today, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Kyrgyzstan awarded fourteen employees of the State Forensics Centre (SFC) under the Kyrgyz Ministry of Justice with internationally recognized certificates as the result of their participation at the high-quality foundation course “effective quality management system ISO 17025” held on 23 - 25 November 2016, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.