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.
Law enforcement agencies of Kyrgyzstan are adopting automated data collection and analysis systems with UNODC support
13 officers of analytical divisions of the State Border Service and Ministry of Interior of the Kyrgyz Republic were trained how to use specialized analytical IBM i2 and i2 Analyst Notebook software at the 5-day training course, organized by UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on 3-7 July 2017 in Osh city.
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-supported first forum of civil society organizations on addressing trafficking in persons held in Bishkek
The forum, held for the first time, serves as a discussion platform for representatives of 41 civil society organizations from seven provinces of the Kyrgyz Republic working on prevention of trafficking in persons.
UNODC enhances law enforcement inter-agency and cross-border cooperation at the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border
The State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) conducts joint simulation exercises at the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border crossing-point “Dostuk” to intercept drug trafficking and precursor chemicals.
UNODC expert: “Victims may be more comfortable talking to a female officer”
Gender based violence remains a widespread problem in Kyrgyzstan. According to the Kyrgyz National Statistics Committee 14,467 people turned to crisis centres and other institutions providing social and psychological assistance in 2015, an increase by 26 percent compared to 2010.
UNODC, State Penitentiary Service and Japan co-operation to address violent extremism in prisons
Chairperson of the Kyrgyz Prison Service, Taalaibek Japarov and Head of UNODC Programme Office in Kyrgyzstan Alexander Fedulov endorced Action Plan of the new UNODC Programme component on management of violent extremist prisoners (VEPs), funded by the Government of Japan.
UNODC-supported Prison Forum Highlights Social Reintegration of Offenders
What steps should be taken to facilitate social reintegration of offenders was the main topic for discussion at a major international prison forum organized by the State Penitentiary Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Penal Reform International (PRI).
80 women in police gathered at UNODC-supported capacity building training in Osh
OSH, 28 March 2017 – Strengthening policing skills and building management and leadership capacity of women in police is the focus of a four-day UNODC ROCA – supported training opened today in Osh city.
UNODC-supported Prison Forum Highlights Social Reintegration of Offenders
What steps should be taken to facilitate social reintegration of offenders was the main topic for discussion at a major international prison forum held on 28-29 March in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The event was organized by the State Penitentiary Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Penal Reform International (PRI).
UNODC and CARICC strengthen intelligence analytical capacity of Kyrgyz law enforcement agencies
Ensuring the efficient use of specialized crime and intelligence analysis software «IBM i2» in the everyday activity of the Kyrgyz law enforcement agencies involved in border protection is the top priority in enhancing comprehensive security and stability across the Central Asian countries.