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- 21 Nov 2014
04 Nov 2014
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND UNDP SUPPORT IMPROVEMENT OF LIVELIHOOD OF 1,000,000 RURAL POPULATION IN 9 DISTRICTS OF TAJIKISTAN
Dushanbe, 4 November 2014 - Today, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Tajikistan, His Excellency Mr. Igor Lyakin-Frolov and United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Tajikistan (UNDP), Mr. Alexander Zuevsigned a grant agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and UNDP in Tajikistan to support a three-year initiative "Livelihood improvement of 1,000,000 rural population in 9 districts of the Republic of Tajikistan." The Initiative with a total budget of US$ 6.7 million is funded by the Government of the Russian Federation and implemented by UNDP in Tajikistan. The high-ranked officials from the Tajik Government and representatives of diplomatic missions and development partners also attended the signing ceremony.
01 Nov 2014
High-level visitors from Tajikistan and Afghanistan study the best practices of “One Village – One Product” Initiative in Kyrgyzstan
1 November – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. UNDP Tajikistan organized a four-day study tour in Kyrgyzstan for high-level officials and donor representatives from Tajikistan and Afghanistan to learn from the experiences of the “One Village – One Product” initiative (OVOP) implemented by JICA Kyrgyzstan. The delegation included the Deputy Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development from Afghanistan, and from Tajikistan there were Deputy Chairman of Khatlon Region in Tajikistan, Representative of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Country Director of Asian Development Bank, JICA representatives, UNDP Country Director and other officials of the above-named organizations.
30 Oct 2014
Compliance with human rights and freedoms of individual is a foundation of the country's ongoing response to the HIV epidemic. October 30, 2014 in Dushanbe (Tajikistan) the round table for more than 35 Mass Media representatives of the country on “HIV infection: the importance of objective, accurate and politically correct media coverage” conducted. The event was organized through the initiative of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan in cooperation with United Nations Joint Advocacy Project on HIV/AIDS in Tajikistan (UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF), through the financial support of UNDP Regional Centre for Europe and CIS.
- 28 Oct 2014
22 Oct 2014
Hand-over of the school-books for 7-9 grades of secondary school in Braille for the blind students under “Promoting an accessible environment and improved access to the education for blind children” project of UNDP
On 22 October 2014 Country Director of UNDP Mr.Norimasa Shimomura, Director of Tajikistan National Mine Action Centre Mr. Muhabbat Ibrohimzoda, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of RT, Departments of Education of Hissor district, members of Public Organization “Tajik Blind Union” and mass media representatives (in total approx. 25 people) attended the formal hand-over of the schoolbooks in Braille for 7-9 grades to Republican boarding school for the blind children in Hissor district.
26 Sep 2014
Dushanbe, 26/September/2014 – The EU UNDP Border Management in Northern Afghanistan planned project activities require that coordination meetings and events involving Afghan, Tajik and other Central Asian border officials are organized, implemented and hosted by the Project. Therefore, UNDP’s EU-BOMNAF Project hosted a Workshop in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, during 25-26 September 2014 to discuss Heart of Asia activities associated with regional security, trade and migration, between Afghanistan and their Central Asian neighbour nations, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
15 Sep 2014
Russia's government to allocate $6.7 million to improve wellbeing of one million Tajiks September 15, According to the document, $2.5 million will be remitted to the UN Development Program for these purposes in 2014, and $2.1 million a year will be provided in 2015 and 2016
11 Sep 2014
MESSAGE TO THE COUNCIL OF HEADS OF STATE OF THE SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION Dushanbe, 11 September 2014 Delivered by Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs I am honoured to address the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). I appreciate the hospitality and friendship of the people of Tajikistan. I also congratulate the SCO on the 10th anniversary of the creation of the SCO Secretariat in Beijing and the Regional Counter-Terrorism Structure in Tashkent. In creating a forum conducive to cooperation in a region that has faced historical animosities and challenges, you took an important step forward. I look forward to a strengthened UN-SCO partnership in the years ahead.
05 Sep 2014
Dushanbe, Tajikistan 5 September, 2014 – State working group on elaboration of draft Law "On State Guaranteed Free Legal Aid", led by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan with support of UNDP Rule of Law and Access to Justice Programme and OSI Foundation with support of local NGO Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law, facilitated conduction of public hearings to receive recommendations and feedback to improve and finalize the draft Concept document "On State Guaranteed Free Legal Aid". Public hearings took place on 31 July in Kurgan-Tyube (Khatlon region), on 6 August in Garm district (Rasht valley), on 13 August in Khujand (Sugd region), and on 2 September in Dushanbe. About 80 relevant state institutions, civil society as well as bar associations and international organizations participated in presentation and discussion of the Concept.
28 Aug 2014
UNDP supported publication of the new textbook on Human Development for students of universities of Tajikistan
UNDP supported publication of the new textbook on Human Development for students of universities of Tajikistan Dushanbe, 28 August 2014 – official presentation of the Textbook “Human Development”, that was developed with technical and financial support of UNDP for university students of Tajikistan, was conducted. After presentation delivered by national experts, Textbooks “Human Development” in Tajik and Russian were donated to universities’ representatives.
21 Aug 2014
UNDP increases regional cooperation in agribusiness with Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan 21 August, Dushanbe – UNDP Tajikistan hosted a scoping mission of the UNDP Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development to define opportunities for enhancing regional cooperation in the field of agribusiness.
21 Aug 2014
UNDP brings a solution in addressing the challenges of environment protection through introducing the waste-management system in Spitamen district, Sughd oblast
UNDP brings a solution in addressing the challenges of environment protection through introducing the waste-management system in Spitamen district, Sughd oblast August 21, 2014, Khujand – The sorting line for solid waste was launched in “Nau” village of Spitamen district, Sughd oblast with financial support of Department of International Development of the UK Government (DFID), UNDP and contribution of Executive Body of State Power in Sughd Oblast as well as local authority and community. UNDP Communities Programme brings a solution in addressing interconnected development challenges. The protection of environment and the problem of disposal of house-hold and construction wastes remain one of the global challenges and unfortunately, Tajikistan is not an exception. Given that only 7% of the territory of Tajikistan is land, however the large areas of land are employed for waste discharges and most of them are settled nearby inhabited localities
06 Aug 2014
UNDP jointly with local community improves access to irrigation water for twenty members of Dekhkan Farm “Dilnur”
August 06, 2014, Khujand. - UNDP Communities Programme completed one of its small irrigation project in Jamoat Mehnatobod of Zafarabad district, Sughd oblast, which enables more than 20 members of Dekhkan Farm - “Dilnur” to irrigate their15 ha agricultural lands.
01 Aug 2014
Kurgan – Tyube, 1 August 2014: Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on establishment of Regional Monitoring and Early Warning System (RMEWS) in Khatlon Oblast was signed between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade RT (MEDT) and the Government of Khatlon Oblast.
24 Jul 2014
Dushanbe, 24 July 2014: the National Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) meeting chaired by Mr. Murodali Alimardon, Deputy Prime Minister and the Chairman of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction was held. Members of the National Platform on DRR, representing 17 Ministries and State Agencies, as well as REACT partners (Rapid Emergency Assessment and Coordination Team) representing donor agencies including Swiss Cooperation Office in Tajikistan, UN agencies, including UNDP, UNOCHA, UNICEF, UNWFP and UNFAO as well as international organizations including International Federation of Red Crescent Society, German Red Cross, ACTED, HELVETAS, GIZ, OXFAM, FOCUS, German Agro-Action, Save the Children, and Mercy Corps have actively participated at the meeting.
15 Jul 2014
Dushanbe, July 15, 2014. From 14 to 19 July in Dushanbe in the framework of the UNDP / GEF project "Transfer technology and market development of SHP in Tajikistan" launched a series of training "on the development of small hydropower plants." During the training, along with representatives of the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of Tajikistan, Tajik Technical University, OSHC "Barki Tojik" Association of Power Engineers Tajikistan SUE "TAJIKTEXTILMASH" and other interested local parties also attended by representatives of the Ministry of Energy and Industry of Kyrgyzstan.
04 Jul 2014
Dushanbe, 4 July 2014. Five different UN agencies have joined their efforts in improving livelihoods and social protection in Rasht Valley. Steering Committee Meeting on Project “Empowering Rural Communities with Better Livelihood and Social Protection”, jointly implemented by UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women and UN WFP, has been conducted today. The three-year Project with the total amount of 3.5 million US dollars is financed by the UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and five UN Agencies involved in project implementation.
24 Jun 2014
ENTREPRENEURS OF CENTRAL ASIA, AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN GET OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPANSION OF COOPERATION
23-24 June, 2014, Hyatt Regency Hotel Dushanbe. Tajik entrepreneurs explore the opportunities for regional trade and investment cooperation between the entrepreneurs from Central Asian countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Economic Business forum which was held in “Business to Business” format and organized by UNDP Aid for Trade project (AFT) jointly with USAID Afghanistan trade and revenue Project (ATAR), with close cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan.
19 Jun 2014
19 June 2014 – National Partner Forum was held under chairmanship of National Coordination Committee to fight with HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to discuss three National Strategic Plans on HIV, TB, and Malaria Control developed for the period 2015-2020. High-level governmental officials, representatives of oblast khukumats; three directors of Republican AIDS Control Center, Republican TB Control Center, Republican Tropical Diseases Centre; heads of international donor agencies as well as representatives of civil society have actively participated in the forum to deliberate the goals and objectives of these strategic documents, to refine inconsistencies, and conclude the final statements in line with National Development Strategies.
- Norimasa Shimomura, UNDP Country Director UNDP: 20 Years of Partnership in Tajikistan I have been asked to write about UNDP’s work and its future in Tajikistan as UNDP celebrates its 20th anniversary in the country this year. Throughout these years, we stood by the people and sought for meaningful and sustainable development solutions to improve their lives, going beyond our need to respond to their immediate humanitarian needs. These support included building the capacities of central and local government offices so that they could communicate, understand and better respond to the needs of the people they serve. We have worked with women, youth, elderly, disabled persons, private sector, civil society representatives along with the Government officials on the ground to encourage them to participate in the process of designing their own future. As a result, many children now have access to education, at a school that is safe and warm, and with running water. We helped establish the micro credit market in this country, and helped tens of thousands of people to receive cash to start their own businesses that now thrive on the streets of Ayni, Khujand, Kurgan Tube, Kulyab, Shartuuz, Gharm, Dushanbe and more. So where do we go from here? Tajikistan has come a long way from its independence and post-conflict humanitarian stage to a stage where people look for a much more forward-looking development. In the past in Tajikistan, perhaps the international community had offered more “fish” rather than enabling our partners to become able to catch the fish. Now, we have stronger and committed leadership at all levels where our partners can ably be in charge of their own development processes. Looking outside the country, development assistance has been affected significantly in the recent years among others by the international financial crisis, and it appears we are starting to witness some kind of a process of re-definition in the governance of international assistance, as we see a welcoming rise in the profile of non-OECD/DAC countries as partners of international development cooperation. In short, Tajikistan has changed to the better and international environment is also changing – and so will UNDP. Around the world, UNDP delivers US$ 5 billion of assistance every year, and in Tajikistan we deliver over US$ 30 million thanks to our donors and partners who have trust in our mission and ability to deliver results, and also thanks to the people and Government of Tajikistan who look at UNDP as the partner of their choice. For UNDP to remain relevant globally, we recently adopted our corporate Strategic Plan that puts the poorest and vulnerable population including women at the center of our assistance. Under the umbrella of the new Strategic Plan, we will offer support through reducing poverty and promoting economic growth in a manner that can benefit these people over generations beyond the term of our project activities – so they have better access to schools, clinics, water, electricity and jobs, without degrading the environment! We will offer assistance to strengthen Government offices so that they can better support the people, including an effort for these institutions to become able to hear the voices and respond to the needs of the poor, rural women and others like the disabled persons who need free legal assistance and other support. We will help institutions and communities to be prepared for possible crises and disasters and to be able to recover quickly from them if they occur, so that damages over hard-won results of development efforts can be kept to a minimum. UNDP in Tajikistan is critically reviewing its work in the country to understand how better it can respond to the changing needs of the people by aligning our services to the Strategic Plan. I am writing this essay in the plane out of Bishkek on my way to Istanbul. In Turkey, we are going to discuss how UNDP’s headquarters and regional network of experts can better support the country offices of UNDP, as all parts of UNDP undergo changes including the 10 percent staff cut in our headquarters. Meanwhile in Bishkek, I was with high-level officials from Tajikistan and Afghanistan for us all to learn from a successful small business development initiative that was supported by the Agency for Japan International Cooperation (JICA), as we wish to replicate this success in both Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Participants were delighted with the fact that UNDP could mobilize so many partners from different countries and organizations to promote knowledge sharing around the subject that will have tangible benefits to our peoples. In fact, we do a lot of this, by putting our programme countries together to learn from each other and also to facilitate them to work with industrialized countries also to learn from the experiences of the latter. The UN’s neutrality as well as universal presence UNDP has in most parts of the world enable us do this quite effectively. Our access to the expertise of the sister UN agencies also keeps UNDP’s support in strong demand. So, although UNDP continues to change to the better, there are things that probably do not have to change: Partnership and knowledge will continue to remain at the heart of UNDP’s values, as effective means to help improving the lives of the people we serve. And we do this with the highest level of integrity and transparency. As we pass the 20-year milestone in Tajikistan, UNDP continues to be creative and innovative. We will not stop to be proud of ourselves and at the same time be ever more grateful for the opportunities given to us – the opportunities to work in Tajikistan, with the people of Tajikistan, and for the bright future of Tajikistan. 10 hours ago
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