The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund in the Kyrgyz Republic

Kyrgyzstan Overview

Total funding support: USD $41.9 million invested since 2011

The Fund first aided Kyrgyzstan after inter-ethnic violence and political crisis erupted in 2010 with a package of $10 million for activities covering the transition until elections in November 2011. In September 2013, the Fund approved $15.1 million priority plan under the PRF modality. In late 2014 PBF approved an additional $1.6m for two Immediate Response Facility projects in line with Secretary General’s Seven-Point Action Plan on Gender Responsive Peacebuilding. In late 2015, a $3million cross-border project with Tajikistan was approved ($1.6m for Kyrgyzstan and $1.4m for Tajikistan). A new PPP, approved by the PBF in December 2017, seeks to curb radicalization and violent extremism, including improving the State’s relationship with communities vulnerable to radicalization, improve the penitentiary system to stem the spread of radicalization, and address marginalization of women and youth. READ MORE

Peacebuilding Priority Plan 

in 2013, the PBF extended its investment with a USD $15.1 million package for the implementation of a Peacebuilding Priority Plan (PPP) to address longer-term drivers of instability. The Plan focused on the role of governmental policies and laws, and the capacity of local self-government units to bridge divides between local ethnic groups. Gender was mainstreamed throughout the PPP, through a commitment of between 15-30% of the total PBF allocation dedicated to women’s empowerment. A new PPP, approved by the PBF in December 2017, seeks to curb radicalization and violent extremism, including improving the State’s relationship with communities vulnerable to radicalization, improve the penitentiary system to stem the spread of radicalization, and address marginalization of women and youth.  READ MORE

         

Current Projects

The renewed PPP established in 2017 pays attention on the aspect of prevention of violent extremism. The PPP complements on-going PVE projects by PBF, which support youth and women who are vulnerable to risks of radicalization leading to violent extremism. Interventions under the new PPP will utilize the achievements and lessons learned in order to consolidate and scale up results through the joint efforts with wider stakeholders including national partners, civil society and religious communities. READ MORE

Related news

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Youth activists from around Kyrgyzstan gathered today at a conference to mark the results of a nationwide public awareness raising campaign to prevent human trafficking. For the second year running, the “100 Days against Trafficking in Persons” campaign reached out to communities all around the country to raise awareness of human trafficking as a serious crime.

  • Jan 21, 2019

    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently partnered with Kyrgyzstan’s Association of Women Judges to organize a two-day training on trafficking in persons for 12 trainers of the Higher School of Justice under the Supreme Court.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    On 10 December, 2018, in Bishkek President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Zheenbekov took part in the conference marking the 25th anniversary of the Constitution of Kyrgyzstan, the 80th anniversary of the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • Nov 28, 2018

    Prison rehabilitation programs serve to prepare offenders for life after prison, prevent recidivism and build a safe and resilient society. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the State Prison Service of the Kyrgyz Republic showcased an example of such a program during a handover ceremony of furniture and IT equipment for the vocational training school in male prison #3, which took place today in Novopokrovka village, not far from Bishkek city.