The UN welcomes the adoption of the Food Security and Nutrition Programme in Kyrgyzstan for 2019-2023
The UN agencies in the Kyrgyz Republic welcome the adoption of a comprehensive program of food security and nutrition, which is aimed at ensuring the food security of every Kyrgyz citizen during 2019-2023.
World hunger is still not going down after three years and obesity is still growing – UN report
An estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row. This underscores the immense challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030.
WFP and Good Neighbors International Team Up To Improve School Meals And Food Security In Kyrgyzstan
WFP and Good Neighbors International in the Kyrgyz Republic will implement joint projects aimed at rural infrastructure developing, increasing agricultural production and improving healthy eating practices.
“Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”: United Nations celebrate the International Women's Day in Talas
TALAS, 5 March 2019 – more than 400 young people gathered today in Talas to listen to speeches of famous Kyrgyz people, about how to achieve success in life and choose their dream profession. This event was held under the UN auspices, as part of a global campaign to promote the rights and opportunities of women and girls, which was dedicated to the International Women's Day, with an emphasis to promote equality, generate innovations and technology for the changes. UN agencies, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic and Talas regional state administration were the organizers of the meeting with the youth of Talas.
UN talks "Every Girl Has a Dream" empower women and girls
On 11 December 2018 the United Nations agencies conducted a meeting entitled “Every Girl Has a Dream!” in the format of UN talks in Bishkek. It was dedicated to the closure of the international campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” in Kyrgyzstan. This year, the campaign was held under the slogan "#HearMeToo: end violence against women and girls."
UN celebrates International Day of the Girl Child in Osh
The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated annually on 11 October. The main aims of the day are to promote girl’s empowerment and fulfilment of their human rights while also highlighting the challenges that girls all over the world face.
Japan Steps Up Support To Rural Women In The Kyrgyz Republic
The Government of Japan has made a contribution of US$600,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support rural women in the Kyrgyz Republic in order for them to play a greater role in entrepreneurship and farming.
Kyrgyz Government and WFP Team Up to Improve Food Security and Nutrition
Under the MoU, WFP’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) will be jointly implemented with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. It prioritizes school meals, food security and nutrition, as well as the improvement of rural livelihoods and food productivity in the face of climate change.
WFP Expands School Meals Programme In Kyrgyzstan
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up hot school meals to cover more than half of Kyrgyzstan’s primary schools over the next five years, thanks to a contribution of US$10 million from the Russian Federation.
WFP and Kyrgyz Institute for Strategic Studies Develop Food Insecurity Warning System
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Strategic Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS) have developed an innovative online platform which can forecast food security crises before they become critical. The system, which collects and analyses massive amounts of food price data, provides early warning so that governments can take action before it is too late.
WFP and Japan Partner To Expand Hot School Meals Programme In Kyrgyz Republic
To signal a fresh start for the new academic year, 16 rural schools in Chui and Issyk-Kul provinces of the Kyrgyz Republic today launched a hot meals programme for 5,000 primary school students, thanks to the valuable contribution from the people of Japan and technical expertise from the UN World Food Programme.
Bishkek Primary School Children Will Improve Their Nutrition Knowledge During The WFP-Supported Healthy Eating Week
On the kick-off of the new academic year, the UN World Food Programme, Bishkek City Hall and the Russian Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute (SIFI) today launched the Healthy Eating Week in the capital school #64. The weeklong initiative include sessions on healthy food and active life-style as well as art master-classes and sports activities aiming to promote healthy eating and hygiene skills among children and their parents.
Rural Women in the Kyrgyz Republic improve agricultural productivity and design gender-sensitive local development plans through joint UN/Government project
Participants of the joint UN and the Kyrgyz government “Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment” (RWEE) project increased their agricultural production by 30-70 percent over a 4 year period, thus confirming the benefits of increasing economic opportunities for rural women. Additionally, RWEE participants achieved a 30 percent increase in income from the launch of business activities such as greenhouses, bakeries, photo studios, computer courses, and carpet workshops, and contributed to reduced rural unemployment.
UN and the Kyrgyz Republic Sign Four-Year Development Assistance Framework
The Kyrgyz Government and the United Nations (UN) signed today the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2018-2022, which is the planning framework for UN development collaboration in Kyrgyzstan over the next four years.
The United Nations and the private sector in Kyrgyzstan: exploring areas for potential partnership
Bishkek, 22 March 2017 – International Business Council (IBC) arranged a roundtable to discuss the ways of building effective partnerships between the UN agencies and Kyrgyz businesses. The representatives of the UN Children Fund (UNICEF), the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and mining companies, cellular operators, financial institutions, as well as hospitality and tourism companies participated in the round table.
The Sputnik’s Chief Editor Will Join WFP on a Live Broadcast to discuss Gender Equality in Kyrgyzstan
The Sputnik International News Agency and Radio (Sputnik) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will join forces to discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment during a live broadcast attended by the Sputnik’s Chief Editor Margarita Simonyan.
WFP and Japan Partner to Expand Hot School Meals Programme In Kyrgyz Republic
The Government of Japan has contributed 5.8 million Kyrgyz som (roughly US$83,000) to help provide daily hot meals to more than 5,000 primary school students in 16 rural schools in the Chui and Issyk-Kul provinces of the Kyrgyz Republic.
WFP and Bishkek City Hall Launch Meals in City Schools with Russian Federation Support
On International School Meals Day, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Kyrgyz Ministry of Education and Bishkek City Hall today launched a hot meals programme in city schools, thanks to valuable support from the Russian Federation and expertise from the Russian Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute (SIFI).
Wanted: Your Ideas for Zero Hunger
The World Food Programme and Singularity University have launched the Global Impact Challenge, an open call for bold ideas to ensure sustainable access to local and nutritious food in emergencies.
WFP & Japan Boost Partnership To Empower Rural Women In The Kyrgyz Republic
The Government of Japan has contributed US$500,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to empower rural women and benefit more than 2,500 households in the Kyrgyz Republic.