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OHCHR establishes Central Asia regional office in Kyrgyzstan
Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Bishkek – The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic signed today an agreement establishing a regional office for the promotion and protection of human rights in Central Asia.

The Regional Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights will offer support to the governments of Central Asia in implementing their international human rights obligations and promote the incorporation of human rights, including economic, cultural and social rights, in national policies; the office will also cooperate with intergovernmental organizations, civil society, the private sector as well as relevant UN partners to realize human rights through their respective areas of work.

International Women’s Day, Financing Gender Equality 8th March – to be continued…
Saturday, 08 March 2008

International Women’s Day is a time for celebration. It is also a chance to reflect on the progress towards equal rights and opportunities for women and men. This year, the UN’s global theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Financing Gender Equality”. The UN reaffirms that investing in women and girls is one of the best investments the government can make.

Kyrgyzstan, the UN and EU join hands to promote gender equality in development and aid effectiveness
Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Bishkek, 20 February 2008 – The European Commission (EC), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), and the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC/ILO) are promoting a consultation meeting with key national stakeholders involved in development processes in Un House to discuss gender equality and the shift of the aid architecture toward new, more effective, modalities of development assistance.

Visit of the expert on CEDAW to Kyrgyzstan
Friday, 04 January 2008

5 – 6 November 2007 the UNIFEM CIS Regional Office arranged a visit of Ms. Pramila Patten, Member of the UN Committee on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women to Kyrgyzstan. This visit was arranged upon request of the women’s movement which expressed the need for an enhanced advocacy from the side of UN towards the commitments of the government for implementation of the CEDAW.

Observance of International Mountain Day, December 11 2007
Thursday, 20 December 2007

December 11-th is observed by international community as International Mountain Day. This initiative was supported by the resolution 553/24 of 10 November 1998, of the UN General Assembly and celebrated each year since 2003.

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