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In the heart of Kyrgyzstan, a sanctuary for animals

Kyrgyzstan’s Alatai State Nature Park is a bastion of endemic species, rich flora & fauna. UNDP/GEF are working with the park to conserve its biodiversity, protect against poaching & empower its…  


The pandemic is putting those with HIV and tuberculosis at higher risk

COVID-19 places a higher risk on those with HIV and TB. And the climate of the pandemic also puts further challenges on their treatment.  


Young people speak up about what cultural heritage means to them

Cultural heritage and monuments are reminders of the diversity of our communities that we live in, as well as of co-existence and mutual respect.  


How we’re adapting UNDP’s existing programmes to fight Coronavirus

Around the region, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed our country offices to take their “usual business” and quickly adapt it to address the current context.  


From predatory bugs to future-proofing: 10 years of lessons on trade from Central Asia

The Aid for Trade project supported the creation of 4,000 new jobs and US$560 million in export contracts the past 4 years alone. After 10 years, we look at some lessons on trade in Central Asia.  


Lawyers on wheels: 'solidarity bus' represents Kyrgyzstan's landless women

A small van bounds along rural roads to bring lawyers, notaries and social workers to remote parts of the country to resolve villagers' legal quandaries - for free.  


Kyrgyzstan's kidnapped brides use fashion and flags to end marriage taboo

Bride kidnapping was outlawed in 2013 in Kyrgyzstan, but was still evident. Now, a new generation of women are eschewing acceptance of this abuse, with their campaign escalating in 2018.  


#HearMeToo: Activists in Central Asia break ground in fight against violence

Three women activists are part of a growing movement to counter violence against women and girls in Central Asia, where the problem remains largely unaddressed.  


Central Asian governments call for the elimination of violence against women and girls

Government and parliamentary representatives from Central Asia gathered at a United Nations regional conference to discuss holistic strategies to combat all forms of violence against women and girls…  


UNDP, Japan team up to help curb the rise of violent extremism in Central Asia

UNDP and the Government of Japan launched a US$6.15 million regional project to help stop violent extremism among youth in Central Asia, addressing high unemployment and lack of involvement in local…  

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