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  • 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
    Afghanistan-Central Asia Trade and Migration’ workshop

    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

    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

  • 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 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

  • 21 Aug 2014
    UNDP increases regional cooperation in agribusiness with Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan

    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.

  • 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
    Establishment of Regional Monitoring and Early Warning System in Khatlon Oblast

    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
    Meeting of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Tajikistan

    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
    UNDP improves the capacity of SHP specialist

    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

    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
    National Partner Forum

    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.

  • 18 Jun 2014
    Chemical substances and precursors - National training in Tajikistan

    Dushanbe, Tajikistan (18 June 2014) – Twenty-six officers from Tajik law enforcement agencies completed Training on Chemical substances and precursors. The training was organized jointly within EU-UNDP Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA) and Border Management Program of OSCE Office in Tajikistan. The event is part of a series of training courses aimed at capacity development of Tajik border security agencies to better cope modern treats and challenges, especially in the area of identification of narcotics and precursors.

  • 05 Jun 2014
    Tajikistan: Steps towards preventing illegal/unwanted trade of Ozone-Depleting Substances

    The Republic of Tajikistan received the Ozone Protection Award Medal during the third award ceremony in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 20-21 May 2014.

  • 04 Jun 2014
    “Stolen Vehicles Search Techniques” - national training in Tajikistan

    Dushanbe, Tajikistan (04 June 2014) – Fourteen officers from custom service participated in search techniques of stolen vehicles training. The training was organized by the European Union funded Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA) which is implemented by the UN Development Programme.