• Assistant Secretary General, Assistant Administrator & UNDP Regional Director for Europe and the CIS visited Dushanbe

      Ms. Cihan Sultanoğlu, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, visited Tajikistan from 12 to 14 June. During her visit Ms. Sultanoğlu, together with H.E. Sirojiddin Aslov, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan, opened the High-Level Experts Meeting on Finding Development Solutions to Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) and the UN Information Resource Center in the Tajik–Russian Slavonic University in Dushanbe. She also met with high-level government officials H.E. Mr. Qohir Rasulzoda, Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan, H.E. Sirojiddin Aslov, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan, and H.E. Nematullo Hikmatullozoda, Minister of Economic Development and Trade.

    • UNDP supports conduction of the annual Trade Fair “Sughd-2016”

      17-18 June, Khujand - The two-day International Trade Fair “Sughd-2016”, which started their work in Khujand gives the opportunity for over 100 Tajik producers and manufacturers, as well as producers from other countries to showcase their products, link up with their regional counterparts, and look for new partners for export of their products. Within the framework of the International Trade Fair, two international forums the “Food Forum” and the “Knowledge and Technology Transfer Forum” will be held, collecting over 200 private and public sector, as well as international organization representatives together to discuss the topics.

    • Tackling the structural causes of extremism requires development solutions, says Head of UNDP in Europe and CIS

      Dushanbe – Combatting the rise of violent extremism in Central Asia and beyond will require long-term measures that include creating life opportunities for young people and a chance to serve and shape the future of their communities, said experts at a conference on the phenomenon that opened here today. “Comprehensive approaches are needed and there is a growing understanding that top-down, security-based approaches to countering violent extremism are not sufficient to deal with this complex phenomenon,” said Cihan Sultanoğlu, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS.

    • UN Peace Building Support Office (PBSO’s) Advisory Group and staff in Isfara district of Sugd

      April 4, 2016 The Head of Isfara city Mr. Dilshod Rasulzoda Jabbori also hosted the UN PBSO and UN Tajikistan delegation. During the meeting participants discussed initiatives aimed at strengthening cross-border relations and further steps for developing close cooperation between local authorities and UN agencies in efforts to address the sources of tensions between border communities of Isfara district in Tajikistan and Batken district in Kyrgyzstan. The mission then visited the border village of Somoniyon in Chorkuh municipality, which is adjacent to the Kyrgyz village of Koktash. Local residents, women and men, warmly welcomed the guests. During the conversation they highlighted the problems the community currently faces in its relations with its neighbors. They proposed projects aimed not only at resolving the existing problems but also contributing to the improvement of relations with their neighbors. The mission’s next meeting was with residents of Langari Bifotimai Zahro settlement of Chorkuh municipality. Residents gathered near a pump station which supplies irrigation water to their farmlands. Construction of the pump was supported by UNDP in 2015. This facility was built for the purposes of addressing the problem of water shortages and unauthorized access by the residents to a channel located in the territory of Kyrgyzstan. It is expected that UN agencies in Tajikistan will work on a number of similar initiatives in the framework of the current project supported by PBF/PBSO.

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UNDP has been on the ground in Tajikistan since 1994. Nowadays, Tajikistan is a peaceful and stable country, with a rapidly developing economy. However, it is still simultaneously facing challenges of transition, a post-conflict state and of “ordinary” poverty reduction. UNDP’s programme in the country consequently represents a broad spectrum of activities, within all five practice areas.

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Country Programme Document for Tajikistan (2016-2020)

The country programme outlines UNDP contributions to national results and serves as the primary unit of accountability to the Executive Board for results alignment and resources assigned to the programme at country level.

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