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The UN in Kyrgyzstan firmly believes that there is a strong synergy between resolution of the problems that youth face, improved evolution of human development in the country, and the mandate of the UN System. It is possible to achieve positive and sustainable impact with coherent programming in support of youth, even in the relatively short time frame of the current Country Development Strategy (2005 - 2010). This is a result of several factors: the total population in the country is small (so change can be effected rapidly); there is growing political recognition of the problem (with the creation of a State Agency focused on youth policy); and because the vast majority of UN agencies in the country work in one way or another with youth. 

There is great potential to achieve significant and lasting change through combining the efforts of UN agencies to achieve a coherent approach with greater and more sustained impact than the sum of current individual efforts. 


  • To unite efforts to better analyze and understand the challenges facing youth;
  • To review the current range and scope of actual and potential UN interventions;
  • To involve and empower youth in defining and advocating for the best possible youth policies, which harness their full potential to contribute to national development
  • To generate coherent, value added and results focused programming around the overlap of problems and potential response.


List of OMT Me members

Chair of UN Youth Theme Group – Neal Walker, UN Resident Coordinator

Name of the Agency
Name of the Team Member
United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Smaranda Popa, Deputy Representative
United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Hugh Salmon, Programme Officer
United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Anara Salamatova, Programme Officer
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Cholpon Asambaeva, Programme Officer
United Nations National Volunteers Youth / UNDP Programme Aigul Dogdurova, Manager
International Labour Organization (ILO) Alla Orda (IPEC Child Labour Project),
International Labour Organization (ILO) Aziz Kirgizbaev (Youth Employment Project)


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