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Jalal-Abad hospitals receive resuscitation equipment to save child lives

Bishkek/Jalal-Abad, Kyrgyzstan, 12 April 2017
– On 12 April, Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic Taltanbek Batyraliev, Governor of Jalal-Abad province Kyanbek Satybaldiev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kyrgyz Republic Yoshihiro Yamamura, and UNICEF Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic Yukie Mokuo took part in the handover ceremony and provided life-saving medical equipment worth nearly US$40,000 to the Jalal-Abad Oblast Hospital.

Child Rights Award 2017: A call to broadcasters

Kuala Lumpur / Hong Kong / Bangkok /, 7 April 2017
- ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF are calling for entries for the 17th Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award from broadcasters and producers in the region.

UNICEF and the Football Federation of Kyrgyzstan continues cooperation in the interests of children

Bishkek, 24 March 2017
– The Asian Cup 2019 qualification football match between Kyrgyzstan and Macau will be devoted to health and survival of children following the joint initiative of the Football Federation of Kyrgyzstan and UNICEF. Children, including prematurely born ones, will escort the footballers of the national teams of Kyrgyzstan and Macau to open the football match, which will take place on 28 March at 19:30 in Bishkek.

In Kyrgyzstan, 60 percent of adolescents are confident with their own ability to stay safe while using the internet

Bishkek, 23 March 2017
– In Kyrgyzstan, 60 percent of adolescents are confident with their own ability to stay safe while using the internet according to the results obtained from the M-report survey conducted by the National Institute for Strategic Studies and UNICEF. 462 respondents took part in this survey representing all 40 districts in the country.

The United Nations and the private sector in Kyrgyzstan: exploring areas for potential partnership

Bishkek, 22 March
 – The International Business Council (IBC) organized a roundtable discussion to explore the ways of building effective partnerships between the UN agencies and the private sector in Kyrgyzstan. The representatives of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and mining companies, mobile operators, banks, as well as hospitality and tourism companies participated in the meeting.

Kyrgyzstan is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change in Central Asia

New York/Bishkek, 22 March 2017
– Some 600 million children – or 1 in 4 children worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UNICEF report released on World Water Day.

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

BISHKEK, 7 March 2017
– With the contribution of US$11.9 million from the Government of Japan, Kyrgyzstan launched three new programmes to support disaster risk reduction, build up e-governance system, and make schools safer in the country. These programme will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Vitamin enriched flour to help prevent birth defects in Kyrgyzstan

Two-month-old Abdurahim was born with spina bifida and is awaiting surgery. The risk of birth defects such as these increases when a mother has a diet low in nutrients. In an effort to improve pregnant women’s nutrition, large mills in Kyrgyzstan are obliged by law to fortify flour with folic acid. UNICEF is working to help the Government enforce the law and raise awareness among mothers.

UNICEF: 80 per cent of youth in the world recognize that internet can be a danger

Bishkek, 6 February 2017
– On 7 February, the world marks Safe Internet Day to promote responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people around the world.


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In Kyrgyzstan, 70th anniversary is opportunity for UNICEF outreach

Bishkek, 15 December 2016
- A series of 70th anniversary events have served to draw attention not only to UNICEF and the work it does for Kyrgyzstan’s children but also to engage and inform the public on how to improve the situation for children in the country:

UNICEF commemorates 70 years of tireless work for the world’s most vulnerable children

New York, 11 December 2016
– On the 70th anniversary of its founding, UNICEF celebrates the immense progress made for the world’s children – and renews the urgent call to reach millions of children whose lives and futures are endangered by conflict, crisis, poverty, inequality and discrimination.


The publication of a new book, For Every Child, Hope: UNICEF@70 1946-2016, which captures 70 years of the organization’s work for the most vulnerable children

In Kyrgyzstan, courts become child friendly

Bishkek, 10 December 2016
– In the course of just a few months, 11 courts in Kyrgyzstan have introduced child friendly facilities and procedures for children in contact with the law. The reform builds on UNICEF support.

Uniform standards for child development from 0 to 3 years presented in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek – 21 November 2016
– Today, experts from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) presented standards for child development from birth to 3 years in Kyrgyzstan. The presentation took place at a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Social Affairs, Education, Science, Culture and Public Health. Based on approved standards, experts have developed a manual on early child development from 0 to 3 years, and a diary on child development from 0 to 7 years. The presentation was dedicated to the Universal Children's Day – 20 November, when the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted.

Kyrgyzstan marks World Prematurity Day

Bishkek, 17 November 2016: Every year, some 8000 children are born prematurely in Kyrgyzstan (4.8 per cent of all births). The survival rate of children weighing 500 to 1500 grams is 49.2 per cent. According to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), complications of premature birth are the main cause of death for more than 1 million children under the age of 5 every year worldwide. The World Prematurity Day was first marked on 17 November 2009, at the initiative of the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants. Globally, 6-8 per cent of children are born prematurely.

Children with Disabilities: Home Sweet Home

Her smile of welcome floods the room like the sun piercing through a long night. She hugs us, snaps a selfie, and breaks into a brash but pitch-perfect rendition of a hit by the popular American singer, Ariana Grande.


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In Kyrgyzstan, becoming multilingual is child’s play

Sakhiba Abdullaeva looks around at the four-year-olds sitting in a half circle in front of her, and she can tell that some of them did not understand what she just explained in Russian. The teacher promptly picks up a green scarf and puts it on. It’s not just any scarf – it’s the one that tells the children she’s now an Uzbek speaker.

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Two hundred world-renowned writers come together for children’s rights

New York/Bishkek, 14 November 2016
- Over 200 prominent writers including novelists, playwrights and poets, have joined a global literary campaign this week, penning ‘tiny stories’ of around seven lines each to highlight Universal Children’s Day and the injustice so many of the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged children still face.  The short story series kicks off UNICEF’s commemoration of its 70th year working to bring help and hope to every child.

Community kindergartens address preschool education gap in Kyrgyzstan

Batken/Karakol, Kyrgyzstan, 26 October 2016
– Four-year-old Malika has been going to community kindergarten in the village of Yrdyk, Issyk-Kul province for the past several months. “I play there with girls and draw letters. I like it in kindergarten,” she says.

Kyrgyzstan: school children improve their preparedness to emergencies using an online course

Bishkek, 13 October 2016
– The Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic and UNICEF present online course on safety for school children on the International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction, celebrated globally on 13 October.


Football match Kyrgyzstan - Turkmenistan devoted to the International Day of the Girl Child

Bishkek, 11 October 2016 – Friendly match between the national football teams of Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan took place today at the ‘Spartak’ stadium in the city of Bishkek. UNICEF and the Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic devoted it to the International Day of the Girl Child celebrated today all over the world.


Kyrgyz children join World’s Largest Lesson

Bishkek, 6 October 2016
- Conducting the World’s Largest Lesson has become a tradition in Kyrgyzstan. This year, it was organized by the UN agencies, includingUNICEF, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science. Like in many countries around the world,it aims to teach a lesson, introducing students to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Every child needs a family: promoting family care through football

Bishkek, 5 October 2016
- Today, President of the Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic SemeteiSultanov, Representative of UNICEF in the Kyrgyz Republic Yukie Mokuo, coach of the national team of Lebanon MiodragRadulovic and coach of the national football team of the Kyrgyz Republic Alexander Kristinin spoke at the press conference on the eve of the friendly football match Kyrgyzstan – Lebanon.



UNICEF and Red Jolbors Fest honour best advertisers for promoting social issues in Central Asia

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 18 September 2016
–The fifth annual Red Jolbors Fest – the leading festival of advertising andmarketing in Central Asia - awarded best social ads produced by creators from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan,   Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine. The Red Jolbors Fest gathered over 300 communication professionals from creative agencies, production studios, PR companies as well as representatives of corporate sector in Kyrgyzstan.  This year, the Festival celebrated its 5th birthday and the 70th anniversary of UNICEF to raise awareness on the importance of promoting children’s rights and attracting public attention to urgent social issues using ads for good.


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UNICEF and Football Federation of Kyrgyzstan join efforts to promote children’s rights

6 September 2016, Bishkek
– Today, a friendly football match between the national teams of Kyrgyzstan and Philippines takes place devoted to the rights of children with disabilities. Earlier this year, UNICEF and the Football Federation of Kyrgyzstan (FFKR) launched a partnership to promote children’s rights in the country. The dream of children with disabilities is about to come true: they will escort the players of the national football teams to the central stadium after D.Omurzakov in the city of Bishkek.

77 million newborns globally not breastfed within first hour of life - UNICEF

NEW YORK, 29 July 2016
–Some 77 million newborns – or 1 in 2 – are not put to the breast within an hour of birth, depriving them ofthe essential nutrients, antibodies and skin-to-skin contact with their mother thatprotect them from disease and death, UNICEF said.

New global partnership and fund to end violence against children everywhere

New-York/Bishkek, 13 July 2016 - 
Today at the United Nations children joined world leaders to launch a new partnership and fund to make ending violence a public priority and a collective responsibility.
End Violence Against Children - The Global Partnership brings together governments, foundations, the UN, civil society, the academia, the private sector and young people in driving action toward achieving the new global target to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children. 

National Forum on Nutrition and Food Security a milestone for Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, 23 June 2016 - On 20 June 2016, the Multi-stakeholder Platform on Food Security and Nutrition was formalised at the National Forum on Nutrition and Food Security. The Kyrgyz government, with support from UNICEF Kyrgyzstan, brought together representatives from academia, civil society, international organisation and business to improve coordination in the field of nutrition and food security, including the signing of a memorandum of understanding.

Parliamentarians for Evaluation on the way to achieve SDG

Bishkek, 18 June 2016 - Every society aspires to a transparency, sustainable changes and development. Echoing this aspiration, parliamentarians around the world united to advocate for evaluation in the context of Sustainable Development Goals and formed the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation. 

British Ambassador Robin Ord-Smith and UNICEF Representative Yukie Mokuo visiting Batken province

Bishkek/Osh/Batken, 13 June 2016
 – Today British Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan H.E. Robin Ord-Smith and UNICEF Representative in Kyrgyzstan Yukie Mokuo start their visits to Batken province. As part of a wider Ambassadorial visit to the South, H.E. Robin Ord-Smith will join the UNICEF Representative from 13-14 June to witness the results of past projects implemented by UNICEF with the UK Embassy’s support.

Challenge the social norms in Kyrgyzstan with the first TEDxYouth event

Bishkek, 4 June 2016
- Over 300 hundred young people from across Kyrgyzstan attended a live broadcast of the #TEDxYouthBishkek organized by UNICEF and partners.

Representatives of 18 countries start a joint Executive Boards visit to Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, 2 May 2016
 - Delegates from the Executive Boards of UNICEF, UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UN Women and WFP start today their first Joint Field Visit to Kyrgyzstan. The members of the delegation represent 18 countries’ permanent missions to the UN.

Building technologies for children in Kyrgyzstan: how to improve HIV treatment for children via mobile tools?

Bishkek, 28 March 2016
– The Google Developers Group Kyrgyzstan and UNICEF organized the first hackathon “Technologies for Children” attended by thirty IT specialists on 25-27 March.

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