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I belong to Kyrgyzstan. I want to become a citizen! Send to a friend Print Version
I belong to Kyrgyzstan. I want to become a citizen!
UNHCR (Osh oblast), 22 August - People patiently waited in a queue line for their turn to find out more about the process of receiving identification documents. Among them were many elderly people with expired Soviet passports, and women who arrived many years ago from Uzbekistan in order to marry their Kyrgyz spouses. Rohilazhon Dekhonova is one of them. She left her village in 1994 and never thought that she will end up with no valid personal documents.
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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE ON THE 500-DAY MARK TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS “500 DAYS OF ACTION TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD” Send to a friend Print Version
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE ON THE 500-DAY MARK TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS “500 DAYS OF ACTION TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD”

18 August 2014

There are many fires raging around the world today -- political turmoil, bloodshed, public health emergencies and human rights abuses.  But there also burns a flame of hope – encouraging progress in the global drive to improve the lives of the world’s poorest through the Millennium Development Goals.

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL - MESSAGE ON WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY Send to a friend Print Version
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL - MESSAGE ON WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY

19 August 2014

On World Humanitarian Day, we renew our commitment to life-saving relief efforts -- and we remember all those who died serving this noble cause.

Last year, more humanitarian workers were kidnapped, seriously injured or killed than ever before. This is an outrage.

 In recent weeks, dozens of humanitarians -- including members of the UN family -- have lost their lives in South Sudan and Gaza. Too many people have died or suffered from deliberate attacks.

 Humanitarian workers

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY Send to a friend Print Version
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

12 August 2014

A new publication from the United Nations shows that 20 per cent of the world’s young people experience a mental health condition each year.  The risks are especially great as they transition from childhood to adulthood.  Stigma and shame often compound the problem, preventing them from seeking the support they need.  For this year’s observance of International Youth Day, the United Nations wants to help lift the veil that keeps young people locked in a chamber of isolation and
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SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES Send to a friend Print Version
SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

New York, 9 August 2014

This year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples comes at a critical moment as the world endeavours to meet the Millennium Development Goals, forge a new vision for sustainable development and prepare the groundwork for the adoption of a new legal climate agreement – all by 2015.

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The shores of Issyk-Kul host the next generation champions of gender equality Send to a friend Print Version
The shores of Issyk-Kul host the next generation champions of gender equality

UN Women, Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek: On the 21 July 2014, more than 50 students and several teachers from seven regions of Kyrgyzstan arrived at the “Sinegorye” resort to receive coaching skills and gain knowledge on gender equality and the empowerment of girls. The activity is under a project funded by the UN Peace-building Fund at the specific request of President Atambaev.

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UN Women: In Kyrgyzstan students and teachers are using their summer vacations to learn about principles of human rights and gender equality Send to a friend Print Version
UN Women: In Kyrgyzstan students and teachers are using their summer vacations to learn about principles of human rights and gender equality

BISHKEK, 14 July. In Kyrgyzstan, issues like bride kidnapping, domestic violence, early marriages, and racketeering at schools stand on the way of successful development of a peaceful and safe environment in schools and society as a whole. Therefore, during July, 2014, students and teachers from more than 50 schools will be empowered and educated to train their peers on the basics of gender equality and human rights.

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Bishkek is hosting Young Activists Forum, "The future we want!" Send to a friend Print Version
On July 13 2014, in Besh-Kungey on the outskirts of Bishkek a Youth Forum was launched to discuss the Post 2015 development agenda of Kyrgyzstan. The Forum will continue until July 18.
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