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Birth registration affects life

Birth registration is an undervalued but critical first step towards safeguarding lifelong protection and access to rights. Every year in Tajikistan, parents fail to obtain birth certificates for…  


Positive women

What’s it like living as an HIV positive woman in the Tajikistan of today? Delve into the lives of Madina and Tahmina and explore their struggles in this graphic novel.  


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.  


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…  


Women rangers to the rescue

Brave women rangers from Tajikistan aim to save snow leopards from extinction.  


Jobs do grow on apricot trees

Tajik companies expand their businesses by expanding exports  


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…  


These human rights defenders are standing up for others — and themselves

These individuals have stood up for their rights and those of others. They have contributed to equality and justice, improving lives, preventing human suffering, and reminding us that human rights are…  


Trade and development agencies join forces to boost Central Asia’s capacity to export

Three international organizations launched a new trade intelligence training programme for Central Asia, to support the trade and export capacities of the businesses in this region. The programme…  


OPEC development fund to support energy access in Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic

A new grant from the OPEC Fund for International Development will help rural populations in Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic get access to sustainable energy.  

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