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  • 13 May 2014
    The event "I'm for the safe roads, and what about you?" starts in Dushanbe, May 13, 2014.

    On 15th of May in Dushanbe city the wide civic awareness campaign under the slogan "I'm for safety on the roads, and what about you?" will be conducted by the initiative of the UNDP/GEF project "Support to the Sustainable Transport Management in Dushanbe city" and in close collaboration with the Mayor office of Dushanbe, the State Automobile Inspectorate of Dushanbe, the Public Organization "The 21st Century Youth" and the UN Volunteers. The campaign is targeted to behavioral change of drivers of public transports, pedestrians and public involvement to addressing problems of roads safety and public transport management of Dushanbe city. The purpose of this event is prevention of road traffic accidents, promotion to the efficient operation of the public transport, improving of drivers’ and pedestrians’ traffic literacy and behavioral change.

  • 08 May 2014
    National Training in Intelligence Analysis held in Tajikistan

    Dushanbe, Tajikistan (30 April 2014) – Fifteen officers from border control departments and units of all regions participate in a three-day training on document security, organized by the Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA), funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP, together with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

  • 07 May 2014

    On May 7, 2014 UNDP Aid for Trade Project jointly with USAID Afghanistan Trade and Revenue (ATAR) project have conducted the meeting with the entrepreneurs – potential exporters of Sughd Oblast. The topic of the meeting was aimed at the development of trade in frontier zone with Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and creation of favorable conditions for the business partnership enhancement in the neighboring countries. It should be noted that United Nations Development Programme in Tajikistan started active implementation of the III phase of Aid for Trade project aimed at improving SMEs’ trade and export capacity and increasing trade and export volumes, creation of trade promotion centers both at the national and local levels, as well as improving trade policy regime and other, that will be implemented on the national level.

  • 22 Apr 2014
    Presentation and discussion of the Report “Unemployment, Employment and Access to Jobs”

    22 April 2014 Presentation and discussion of the Report“Unemployment, Employment and Access to Jobs”, prepared with the support of International Labour Organization (ILO) for the National Human Development Report (NHDR) “Tajikistan: Access to Resources for Human Development”, was conducted in Dushanbe. UNDP Mainstreaming Human Development t in Tajikistan (MHDT) project is supporting the development of National Human Development Report (NHDR) “Tajikistan: Access to Resources for Human Development”. The report is being developed in cooperation with other UN Agencies. ILO, through engagement of Youth Employment Officer, has provided technical support in development of “Unemployment, Employment and Access to Jobs” Report.

  • 13 Apr 2014
    Immediate assistance to support victims of disaster in Shuroobod district

    On 12-13 April 2014, due to heavy rains and hailstorm, flash floods and mudslides hit six districts of south east Khatlon Province of Tajikistan. According to the Situation Assessment reports, fifteen people were killed due to being trapped under their houses, while one more person died in the hospital as a result of injury during the disaster. Additionally 37 people have been injured during the two days after the event. The heavy rains have also caused significant damage to households and local infrastructure. More than 487 households were affected; including 16 had their houses completely destroyed. The livelihoods of the affected population were also significantly damaged. The mudslide killed more than 1,000 heads of cattle on its way. For more details, please follow the below link:

  • 04 Apr 2014
    Tajik Female Demining Team, Spring 2014

    Gender is a priority issue for the United Nations. In particular, the United Nations Inter-Agency Mine Action Strategy states that ‘United Nations mine action work plans will address the impact of mine action on women, girls, boys and men and seek to involve them to the extent possible in the planning and implementation of mine action initiatives’. For many years, the UNDP TMAC made significant efforts to create an environment to promote the establishment of a female demining team (FDT) within the mine action framework. In 2010, the invitation to Norwegian People’s Aid in Tajikistan to implement land release tasks in the border areas of Tajikistan with Afghanistan opened up the way to investigating the experience applicable to forming a FDT. It is well known that the NPA has an experienced role in organizing and supporting FDTs in mine-affected countries. The NPA’s perspective is to support gender equality and women’s empowerment in mine-affected communities.

  • 03 Apr 2014

    This year, commemoration of Mine Action Day will be facilitated by the newly-established Tajikistan National Mine Action Centre (TNMAC). The TNMAC received its official status in January 2014 by decree of the President of the Republic Tajikistan. Within the framework of support for the Tajikistan Mine Action Programme, UNDP is assisting TNMAC in promoting and organizing this significant event devoted to the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on 12 April in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The celebration of this event will be supported by the Government of Tajikistan, UNDP, implementing partners, NGOs and international organizations involved in humanitarian mine action activities in Tajikistan. Hence, this event will raise awareness among Tajikistan’s population that every effort is required to effectively address the remaining problems related to landmines and the explosive remnants of war (ERW) in the country. Since 2003, UNDP within the TMAC project has supported mine action related activities as well as built national capacity in Tajikistan. During the last 10 years UNDP/TMAC has played a crucial role in management, coordination and planning, as well as monitoring and evaluation of all components (Land Release, Stockpile Destruction, Mine Risk Education, Victim Assistance and Advocacy) of the Mine Action Programme in Tajikistan.

  • 20 Mar 2014
    Presentation of new initiatives implemented within the UNDP Communities Programme

    Khujand, March 20, 2014, Kohi Matbuot hall Sughd Region Brand and Guideline for Investors, developed by Executive Body of State Power of Sughd Region with the assistance of Communities Programme of United Nations Development Programme, have been presented. Support is provided in the framework of "Aid for Trade" project, funded by the Government of Finland.

  • 19 Mar 2014

    Dushanbe, 19 March 2014 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tajikistan signed today an Exchange of Note with the Government of Japan and Grant Agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to support the “ Project for Livelihood Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas (LITACA)”. The new three-year initiative, with funding totalling US$ 10.7 million, will be financed by the Government of Japan through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and will be implemented by UNDP Tajikistan in cooperation with UNDP Afghanistan.

  • 08 Mar 2014
    Women and Earth (Zan va Zamin) – Tajikistan

    The organization Zan va Zamin (Women and Earth) was established in 1999 by an all female group of teachers, scientists and doctors to tackle issues including poor healthcare standards, ecological degradation and women’s rights. The spearhead of the organization is Muhabbat Mamadalieva, one of Tajikistan’s few female biologists.

  • 07 Mar 2014
    2014 GMM – Tarrytown Outcomes

    Tarrytown, New York, 6 MARCH 2014. The 2014 Global Management Meeting (GMM) was held in Tarrytown, New York, from 2 to 7 March 2014. It brought together UNDP HQ senior managers, Resident Coordinators/Resident Representatives, Country Directors and select Deputy Resident Representatives, leaders of Representative Offices, Regional Service Centres, Global Policy Centres, the Chair of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Staff Council, and one national officer per region.

  • 04 Mar 2014

    3-4 March. The Embassy of Japan and the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Tajikistan, supported by the EU-funded UNDP-implemented BOMCA and BOMNAF Programmes, will host a two-day conference on ways to enhance border management and cross-border co-operation between Tajikistan and Afghanistan. The Conference has been designed within the framework of agreements reached at the EU-Japan summits, which took place respectively in Tokyo on the 28th April 2010 and in Brussels on the 28th May 2011, where Japan and the European Union reconfirmed their commitment to work together in partnership with the Government of Afghanistan, the United Nations and other international organisations to promote a secure, stable and prosperous future for the people of Afghanistan.

  • 26 Feb 2014
    UNDP launches Phase III of ‘Support to Institutional Development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of RT’ project

    Dushanbe, Tajikistan, February 26, 2014. Today UNDP held an official signing ceremony of the Project Document ‘Support to Institutional Development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan’ Project.

  • 25 Feb 2014

    Dushanbe, Tajikistan, February 26, 2014. Today UNDP held an official signing ceremony of the Project Document ‘Support to Institutional Development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan’ Project.

  • 19 Feb 2014
    Tajikistan Poverty-Environment Initiative Phase II is officially launched

    February 19, 2014. Dushanbe. The United Nations Development Programme in Tajikistan organized an Inception Workshop to officially launch Phase II of the Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI). The PEI is a global UNDP-UNEP programme that helps countries to integrate poverty-environment linkages into national and sub-national development planning, from policymaking to budgeting, implementation and monitoring.

  • 22 Jan 2014
    UN opens global call for nominations to identify local sustainable development solutions that can change the world

  • 13 Dec 2013
    From an assessment of school services to democratization of school management: New approach to collaboration between students, parents and teachers is introduced in Rasht Rayon

    The Community Score Cards (CSC) was applied to assessing the quality of school education services in December 2013 in Rasht district for the first time in Tajikistan. This method implies engagement of school children and parents (as «service users») and teachers and school management (as «service providers») in defining indicators for assessing performance of their school, analysis of current probelms and joint eleboration of a plan for improving the school education services. The CSC method was piloted in Tajikabad district in August 2013 for assessing a rural water supply system. CSC are widely used for monitoring performance of services in many Asian countries. In particualr, this method proved to be effective in influencing the quality of school education.

  • 05 Jul 2013
    Promotion of dialogue on ways to address economic development at the local level: new perspectives and approaches

    Global practice shows that countries which pay more attention to improving the business environment and supporting entrepreneurship are more likely to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth: they tend to be more successful in increasing production, attracting new investments, creating jobs, introducing new technologies, all of which ultimately lead to enhanced economic and social development.

  • 03 Jul 2013
    Mutual Trust as the basis for Sustainable Development

    UNDP has been working with development partners to implement the Rural Growth Programme (RGP) in Sughd oblast since 2010. The programme is implemented with financial support from the UK Department for International Development, and in partnership with the German Organization for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Regional Administration (RA) of Sughd oblast.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    Fostering Strengthening of Tajikistan’s Environmental Policy on Reduction of Mercury Pollution and Human Health Protection