|The UN System in the Kyrgyz Republic has an excellent record in formulating and implementation of Joint Programmes. Although total funding in 2007 was small, the UNCT fully implemented two successful Joint Programmes in area of HIV/AIDS and Human Rights. In 2007, the participating UN agencies, programmes and funds signed additional two Joint Programmes envisaged to be implemented in 2008 - one supporting the UN coordination functions of the RC unit and another one in area of Disaster Response Coordination. The latter one was signed by eight UN Agencies, Swiss Agency for Development, IOM, National Red Crescent Society and the Prime Minister.
Current UN Joint Programmes:
1. ACTION 2 piloting in the Kyrgyz Republic: The main objective of the project is to support the UN Country Team in its contribution to efforts of the Kyrgyz Republic in strengthening national human rights promotion and protection systems. The program aims to increase awareness and capacity of the UN country team and UN staff in Kyrgyzstan to integrate human rights into their work, utilizing human rights based approaches to programming, mainstream Human Rights into the UNDAF during its revision in 2006.
2. Joint UN Support for the country response to HIV/AIDS: The program aims at ensuring optimal UN support to the country response to HIV/AIDS. As a result of the program it is expected that young people and other vulnerable groups reduce their vulnerability to HIV/AIDS by adopting safer behaviors and that all vulnerable groups exercise their rights to develop in a safe and supportive environment that provides protection from and care for HIV/AIDS.
3. Enhancing coordination for disaster response in the Kyrgyz Republic: The main objective of the project is to strengthen cooperation and coordination for disaster response between the Government, UNCT, Red Cross&Red Crescent Movements and other major actors in this field to be able to respond adequately and effectively to possible emergency situations. As a result of the program, effective coordination and information sharing amongst the different sectoral groups should take place, and the work of the different sectoral groups should be integrated into a coherent overall response; sectoral meetings at the capital level and in the regions will be streamlined and early recovery planning will be integrated into all sectors or areas of activity. Strategic planning will become coherent throughout the country, i.e. at the national (capital) level, between capital and the regions, and among the regions.
4. Joint UN Program of the UN Gender Theme Group: The program aims at increasing employment and income generation, with special emphasis on women and the disadvantaged, to expand choices of the poor. To achieve this goal, UN organizations bring their comparative advantage in gender equality and women’s human rights to UNCT joint effort and to coordinated UNCT action on gender equality supported by gender sensitive strategic and policy frameworks (UNDAF, JCSS, MDG etc)