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  • 26 Sep 2013
    Programme Board of the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative Approved Results of the Initiative’s Work in 2013

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – On September 26 in conference-hall of the Ministry of Economy the third enlarged meeting of the Programme Board of the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) with participation of PEI Global and Regional teams from Nairobi, Geneva and Bratislava was held. Participants of the meeting several documents on strategic planning with focus on issues of poverty and environment. Moreover new members joined the board, which now includes not only representatives of the key ministries and agencies, but also NGOs and private sector.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    Further implementation of the Poverty-Environment Initiative will focus on gender equality and human rights

    Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan – A workshop on planning activities for the period of 2014-2017 as part of The UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative. In the upcoming years, the initiative activities will focus on gender and human rights aspects. The experts and other workshop participants had jointly discussed the issues related to promotion of this Initiative in Kyrgyzstan and interaction between the expert and inter-ministerial task forces. The two-day workshop was attended by the members of inter-ministerial task forces comprised of key ministries and employees, heads of village administrations of pilot villages, NGOs, representatives of UN agencies, as well as global and regional Poverty-Environment Initiative team from Nairobi, Bratislava and Geneva.

  • 24 Sep 2013
    A New 2013-2017 Local Self-Governance Development Strategy Discussed in Bishkek

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek hosted a discussion of the new Local Self-Governance Strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2013-2017. Members of Parliament, representatives of local self-governance bodies (LSG), civil society and mass media shared their opinions on the new strategy aimed at making LSG more sustainable, transparent and accountable, as well as at improving the quality of delivered services.

  • 10 Sep 2013
    Disaster Response Coordination Unit takes part in the international simulation exercise “Emergency – 2013”

    Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan – As part of the cooperation between Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states on disaster risk management efforts, Tamchy village of Issyk-Kul oblast will host“Emergency-2013” international exercise on management of natural and man-made emergencies. Disaster Response Coordination Unit will take part in this simulation exercise.

  • 05 Sep 2013
    Improving pre-school education: a kindergarten in Djal village of Sokuluk district was renovated and ready to accommodate 150 children

    Бишкек, Кыргызстан – В селе Джал Сокулукского района Чуйской области открылся обновленный детский сад, в котором теперь будут воспитываться 150 детей в улучшенных санитарных условиях. Ремонт детского сада стала ярким примером участия населения в процессах принятия решений по улучшению доступа к услугам на муниципальном уровне.

  • 30 Aug 2013
    Representatives of local self-government bodies and pasture committees of Naryn oblast visit Suusamyr to learn about pasture management practices

  • 27 Aug 2013
    UNDP launches a new project on improvement of potable water supply and sanitation in Kyrgyzstan, part of the GoAL WaSH

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek hosts an inception workshop of the UNDP project improvement of management policies on drinking water and sanitation. The main objective of the project is to provide a more sustainable and equitable access of rural residents to safe drinking water and sanitation by improving environmental conditions and increase the capacity of leadership at the national and local levels.

  • 15 Aug 2013
    Staff of Chui oblast social care institutions participated in a workshop on minimum standards of social care

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – On August 15, directors of residential social care institutions of Chui oblast of Ministry of Social Development participated in an introductory workshop on minimum standards of social services for people residing in social care institutions. The workshop participants discussed issues of providing social services, cooperation with territorial social, educational and health care departments.

  • 25 Jul 2013
    Leaders of Volunteer Rescuers from Naryn trained in Ministry of Emergency Situations

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – From July 16 till July 25 leaders of volunteer rescue teams of Konorchok and Ak-Chyi rural districts of Naryn oblast participated in a training course at the Kyrgyz Repulic Ministry of Emergency Situations Training Center. Volunteer rescuers gained were trained on rescuing and salvage operations, first aid, application of technical equipment during rescue operations etc.

  • 17 Jul 2013
    UNDP and residents of Talas province and Suusamyr valley continue successful implementation of joint projects

    Talas, Kyrgyzstan – UNDP is working with key partners in Talas province on a number of initiatives ranging from provision of public services to protection of environment. Progress in these areas was the main subject of the meeting between UNDP Resident Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic Alexander Avanessov and Deputy Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in Talas province Bayishbek Jumanazarov.

  • 12 Jul 2013
    Human Development as the Focus of Local Self-Government: HERE AND NOW!

    The level of human development in the Kyrgyz Republic is largely dependent on the development of local self-government (LSG) It is at the local self-government level the most important basic services that create an environment for human development are provided. Here a person receives primary and secondary education, which largely determines his future. Here are opened or not opened opportunities for personal development. These ideas are reflected in the National Human Development Report published by the United Nations Development Programme in the Kyrgyz Republic. "The report explores interrelations between concepts of local self-governance and human development" notes the preface to the 2012 report. "This is an important finding of authors that explicitly show that in the center of local self-government is a human being with his or her personal needs and development opportunities."

  • 09 Jul 2013
    Draft Third MDG Progress Report was Discussed in Bishkek

    Discussion of the draft third report on progress in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the Kyrgyz Republic took place in Bishkek. The third report focuses on strengthening approaches for better and full consideration of opinions from interested parties, i.e. representatives from ministries, state departments, UN agencies, who worked jointly on Report’s Sections.

  • 04 Jul 2013
    Experts discuss development of mountain skiing tourism in Kyrgyzstan

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (July 4, 2013) – The Conference titled “Mountain skiing dimension and competitiveness of Kyrgyzstan” took place in Bishkek on July 4 2013. Participants of the conference discussed the concept of developing mountain skiing and a newly developed “Kerege-Tash” ski resort project.

  • 25 Jun 2013
    Final workshop on macro and micro simulation for achievement of MDGs in Kyrgyzstan took place in Bishkek

    The final workshop on macro and micro simulation to assess development support measures and strategies took place on June 25, 2013 in Bishkek. It was the closing workshop of the 14 others that were organized in 2012-2013 for staff of the key ministries and agencies with involvement of the representatives of scientific and educational institutions.

  • 21 Jun 2013
    Government officials of Kyrgyzstan are preparing climate change adaptation measures

    Koi-Tash, Kyrgyzstan (June 21, 2013) – On June 19-20 representatives of ministries and government agencies participated in the introductory workshop “Adaptation to Climate Change” – the first in a series of activities to build capacity of state and local government officials on climate change issues. The workshop was conducted for officers of ministries and state agencies who are directly concerned with adaption to climate change – agriculture, healthcare, energy industry, prevention of emergency situations, conservation of water, forest resources and biodiversity.

  • 17 Jun 2013
    UNiTE goes to rural areas

    A series of activities to promote women's economic rights will take place from June 17 to 21 in four village districts of Batken province as part of the UN Secretary-General's campaign "UNiTE to End Violence against Women and Girls!" These villages are pilot sites of the EU and UN project on promoting good governance for social justice.

  • 17 Jun 2013
    Local authorities and communities of Naryn and Osh provinces join their efforts to develop tourism

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – About 50 representatives of local communities and the private sector involved in tourism, as well as representatives of local authorities of Osh and Naryn oblasts participated in workshops on community based tourism. Participants learned about international experience of community based tourism and benefits of this type of tourism for their regions.

  • 05 Jun 2013
    Back to Peace through Rebuilding Trust: Women and Youth in Batken

    Women and youth in the remote southern villages of Iskra and Andarak in Kyrgyzstan are organized into the initiative self-help groups since September 2012 as part of local community peace building efforts. The women’s self-help groups in two villages that included unemployed representatives of two ethnic groups, Kyrgyz and Tajik, jumped in the joint income generating activities.

  • 03 Jun 2013
    E-Leadership Week Launched in Bishkek

    Kyrgyz Republic Government and UNDP launched the E-Leadership Week in Bishkek which will take place from 3 June to 9 June 2013. During the week members of the government, expert community, international organizations as well as representatives of best practice countries will discuss the prospects for promoting E-Governments and E-Governance in the country. The issues related to E-Governance implementation in Kyrgyzstan along with the achieved progress will be addressed during the scheduled events.

  • 27 May 2013
    Statement of UNDP Country Office in the Kyrgyz Republic

    UNDP stands ready to cooperate with NGOs, maintaining transparent financial accounting and reporting, and operating in compliance with the rules and procedures of the UNDP and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.