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  • 11 Mar 2014
    As part of the ongoing reforms Kyrgyz Ministry of Emergency Situations opened a new fire and rescue service in Tokmok and received new cars

    The vehicles will be distributed among regional divisions of the MES fire and rescue services, located in hazardous zones and along main highways – Bishkek-Osh, Suusamyr-Talas, Osh-Sary Tash, Bishkek-Naryn, Balykchi-Karakol.

  • 07 Mar 2014
    UNDP supports legislative drafting process in the Kyrgyz Republic

    Ongoing judicial reform process is a great opportunity for Kyrgyzstan to build sound justice system serving the common man.

  • 21 Feb 2014
    UNDP’s area-based development programme funded by Russia will benefit 30, 000 people of Naryn

    UNDP in Kyrgyzstan launched a new programme on area-based development of Naryn Province. The goal of the programme is to reduce poverty in Naryn province through the creation of conditions for balanced and sustainable socio-economic development.

  • 07 Feb 2014
    10, 000 residents of Orok village district gain access to physiotherapeutic treatment

  • 31 Dec 2013
    The UN system in Kyrgyzstan presents a song "Tamchy Deniz" aimed at inspiring youth of Kyrgyzstan

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan - The UN system in Kyrgyzstan is pleased to present a new song "Tamchy deniz” (Ocean of drops) and its music video created with participation of Kyrgyzstan’s popular singers. We hope that the song will inspire young people of Kyrgyzstan to be more active and contribute to Kyrgyzstan’s development, because its development depends on each of us.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    UNDP and Government of Finland Join Efforts To Help Improve Access To Justice For Kyrgyz Citizens

    UNDP launches a new project on improving access to justice in Kyrgyzstan. it is funded by the Government of Finland.

  • 03 Dec 2013
    Kara-Suu Viillage Kids Will Attend a New Kindergarten, A Result of Active Citizen Engagement

    Today a new kindergarten opened in Kara-Suu village of Chui oblast. The kindergarten is fully equipped with new furniture, cooking utensils, study rooms and washing machines.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 07 May 2013
    A new bridge provides for a safe crossing through Itagar river for 2000 families in Avletim village district

    Jalal-Abad, Kyrgyzstan – Residents of Avletim village district constructed a new bridge over the river of Itagar that they have to cross to get to the hospital, government offices and a school. 80 meter-long bridge shortened the way to the nearest social institutions to 6-7 km and provides a safe crossing of the river for more than 2,000 families of the village district.

  • 01 Mar 2013
    Ministry of Healthcare received 6 million soms Equipment to Help Identify Persistent Organic Pollutants in Environment

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Preventive Healthcare and Expertise Department of the Kyrgyz Republic Ministry of Healthcare received equipment to identify polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) – persistent organic pollutants in environment. PCB management and disposal project in Kyrgyzstan has handed over 6 million KGS worth of equipment that include express-analyzers, gas chromatograph, and laboratory ware.

  • 22 Feb 2013
    Japan and UNDP Launch 204 Million Japanese Yen (2.2 US Dollars) Project to Strengthen Kyrgyzstan’s Capacity in Countering Disasters with a Focus on Cooperation in Central Asia

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – The Government of Japan has granted 204 million Japanese Yen ($2.2 million US Dollars) for a project aimed at strengthening disaster response and risk assessment capacities in Kyrgyzstan. The project will also help facilitate an increased dialogue in the area of disaster risk reduction within Central Asian countries. The funding is given through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support the Kyrgyz Republic Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) in implementing activities planned in Country Programme Action Plan 2012-16 signed between UNDP and the Government of Kyrgyzstan.