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The Transition to a More Inclusive Green Economy: How will it improve life in Kyrgyzstan?

“-- I moved to a village near to Bishkek because of several reasons. My mom has been coughing a lot. We lived right in the city centre. We felt the dust, noise of the street. With the deterioration of…  


Stronger Parliamentary Oversight to Underpin the Kyrgyz Republic’s Progress Towards Achieving Agenda 2030

“The importance of parliamentary oversight should not be underestimated. It is our core function to make sure that we properly oversee the work of the Government to ensure improvements in the lives of…  


Going Beyond The Gender Equality Seal Gold Membership

In October 2019 UNDP Office in Bishkek became one of the eight Country Offices worldwide which became a Gold Member of Gender Equality Seal Program. The program is a corporate mechanism that measures…  


Women Guardians of The Nature in Western Tian Shan

In Kyrgyzstan, women are increasingly joining the rangers or “the stewards of nature” protecting the unique ecosystems of the mountains and the forests. Nurgul Omorova and Aitmyrza kyzy Erkegul are…  


Our Green Family

The problem of environmental pollution is becoming more important around the world, including in Kyrgyzstan. The human factor plays an important role in the development of this problem when people are…  


Our Green Family

The problem of environmental pollution is becoming more important around the world, including in Kyrgyzstan. The human factor plays an important role in the development of this problem when people are…  


President of Kyrgyzstan signs off a bill on gender quota in local parliaments

“Do I have to be a man to be elected to the office?”- is the slogan of one of the posters that Ms. Avazkan Ormonova, acting local council deputy, a very strong advocate for gender quotas and UNDP…  


DREAM BIG!

“I now understand that every woman can achieve everything, and she should protect and advocate her rights. The most important thing is to dream big without fear regardless of gender. Working together…  


Five reasons why paternity leave needs to get more attention

I still remember the first night we came home from the hospital with our first child in 2015. In a few days, the house transformed into a latrine, strewn with diapers, gauze, clothes and food;  


For every girl in Kyrgyzstan or how religious leaders are contributing to eradication of early marriages

In 2018, UNDP launched a project to prevent early marriages, one component of which aims to involve religious leaders – women and men, in informational campaigns across the country, especially for…  

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