Gulrivoj Mirova, 17, has gone against the stereotypical perception of women in Tajik society by simply choosing to be an electrician. To her, it is a childhood dream come true. “I used to stand next to electricians, when they came to us [to fix something], flood them with questions and watch closely as they worked,” she says. To her village, however, it is a question of necessity.
Dushanbe, 25 December 2018 – UNDP holds the second annual technical meeting today to bring officials from the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense under the Government of Tajikistan and the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority together in an effort to advance cross-border cooperation in disaster preparedness and risk mitigation. The meeting is the next step after last year’s initiation of the partnership through establishing a dialogue platform between the two government’s responsible bodies.
Kulyab, Tajikistan - On December 22, 2018, the official opening of the Civil Registration Office in the Kulyab city after reconstruction, which on a pilot basis will begin to function according to the concept of providing services in the “One-Stop Shop” format, implemented as part of the UNDP project “Support to Civil Registration System Reform in Tajikistan ”, funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation Office in Tajikistan.
Dushanbe, 06 December 2018 – United Nations Development program has conducted the first national workshop on strengthening opportunities for women in energy sector, one that has been inherently perceived as masculine. Representatives of governmental institutions, including the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources and Committee of Women and Family affairs, private sector, donors, financial institutions, and international organizations gathered to discuss ways of increasing women’s participation in the industry.
Dushanbe, 9 November 2018 – United Nations in Tajikistan has officially launched the human rights awareness month with “Your Rights Are Your Opportunities” campaign to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
15 October 2018, Dushanbe – Within 2017, 720 cases of avalanches, 41 mudflow and 23 landslides have been registered in Tajikistan, the Committee of Emergency Situation under the Government of Tajikistan (CoES) reports during an interview organized by the UNDP Disaster Risk Management Programme to mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction. According to the CoES mudslides and floods are the top hazards causing the most significant damage to the national economy.
Tanyol, Khatlon, 18 September 2018 – The UNDP has built a public bath within its water supply and sanitation project for the people of Tanyol and the surrounding villages, where 32,000 people live. The bathhouse is equipped with autonomous heating system and tanks for uninterrupted hot and cold water supply.

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8.742 million

(2017, source: TAJSTAT) Population

31%

(2016, source: MEDT)
Poverty rate

925.9 USD

(2015, the World Bank)
GNI per capita

0.624

(2016, source: UNDP)
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