How to live in mercury-free environment?

When the mercury-containing devices are broken, mercury enters the environment. Its vapors can lead to serious poisoning: if the substance is not collected in time, it results into fumes that create a dangerous concentration in the air.

Safety nets vital to counter rise of exclusion in Europe and Central Asia

Tackling discrimination, joblessness, and unequal political participation key to region’s continued progress, UNDP’s latest global Human Development Report finds.

Government of Japan allocates US$11.9 million for governance, disaster risk reduction in Kyrgyzstan

With USD 11.9 million from the Government of Japan, Kyrgyzstan today launched three major programmes to respectively build up the country’s civil registry, increase capacity to respond to disasters, and make schools safer. These will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

The Government of Japan allocates US$11.9 million for three projects in the Kyrgyz Republic to be implemented by UNDP and UNICEF

The official ceremony signing of the Exchange Notes, in order to launch three new projects took place among Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Yoshihiro Yamamura, UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Alexander Avanessov and UNICEF Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic Mrs. Yukie Mokuo.

One more important step forward in the judiciary-legal reform process of Kyrgyzstan

3 March 2017, the first meeting of the Coordination council to oversee the implementation of the package of progressive laws within the judiciary-legal reform process took place in the Government’s office under the leadership of the vice-prime-minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Jenish Razakov.

Caravan of export to introduce the world to the Kyrgyz honey

The growth of sales of honey in Japan accelerated after 2014. The number of yogurt and honey consumers has grown. In 2015 there was a sharp jump in honey growth of 24% in price and. After the media enlightened on the benefits of digestion of consuming yogurt in combination with honey, the volume has significantly increased by 19%.

Women deputies to fight against early marriages

Just think for a moment, focusing on the following facts. Laws protecting the rights of vulnerable groups, the law introducing severe punishment for bride kidnapping, the law on domestic violence as proposed in the new edition, the law on prosecution for holding a religious ceremony of mar-riage with under-aged ... all of them were proposed by MPs - women ...

Can we reduce HIV by 50% till 2021?

Ulan Kadyrbekov, Director of the “AIDS” Republican Center during the meeting in Bishkek, at the "City" Hotel, 31 January 2017, noted one of the important goals of the state program to fight HIV in the Kyrgyz Republic is to reduce disease by 50% till 2021.

“They want the same - peace in our villages,” - stressed a young man from Batken during a meeting with youth from Tajikistan

“Changing the stereotype of young people living on different sides of “One Street” is one of the most important parts of the project to build a cross-border cooperation in border communities,” - says Akyn Bakirov, the UNDP specialist in the Kyrgyz Republic.

We want 50/50 by 2030 or how UN Peacebuilding Fund helps women to reach the goal

Innovative conference was held in Bishkek where participants and partners of project used an interactive approach to visualize results of work, lessons learned and recommendations to the public bodies in the Kyrgyz Republic.

New Year Greetings from Zorka – “Ms. Identification of Kyrgyzstan»

UNDP colleagues visited famous cow Zorka, living in the aksakal Bektursun Orozaliev’s in Luxemburg village, Chui oblast. Zorka was the first caw in the Kyrgyz Republic who received in a solemn ceremony the first electronic identification passport #000000001 18 November 2016.

Equal rights = Equal opportunities

Over two hundred representatives of local self-governments, civil society organizations representing interests of persons with disabilities from seven oblasts of the country took part in the Republican conference “Equal rights = Equal opportunities”, dedicated to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Give us a Convention

There are more than 172 million persons with disabilities live in the Kyrgyz Republic today and their number, unfortunately, is continuing to grow. Despite the changes in the legislation in order to improve their rights, persons with disabilities continue to face barriers to their participation in society as equal members.

120 000 som Award: peace laboratory of Yntymak

20 young people graduated the Media laboratory, established on the basis of the Public Regional Television and Radio Broadcasting Company “Yntymak”. They were trained in preparing news and radio reportages and got knowledge on peacebuilding journalism.

Serbian criminalists demonstrated new technologies in investigating crimes of violence against women

During two days experts of the Serbian Criminalistics Centre demonstrated how to determine spatial boundaries of the crime scene, to secure the crime scene from contamination and taught the procedure of forensic investigation and documentation of evidence.

Proper operation of automatic ballot boxes during elections depends on the knowledge of more than 4 thousand specialists

4750 specialists will be trained in the Kyrgyz Republic. Two people from each polling station. Trained specialists act as operators of automatic ballot boxes and will be responsible for their proper operation during Election Day.

Photo story: Naryn forwards are guiding the ball

Colleagues from Area Based Development Office in Naryn are playing the game during their regular playoff.

Civil defense responded to the earthquake and the fire

Simulation exercises to respond to emergencies have been held last week in the town of Orlovka and the villages Ak-Tuz, Min-Kush and Kadji-Sai for the members of the Civil Defense and local residents. A mechanism to respond to an earthquake with an emergence of a fire in the buildings of secondary schools was simulated in accordance with the scenario.