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  • EU-BOMNAF Upgrades Border Crossing Point (BCP) Aqina on the Afghan-Turkmen border Jun 19, 2017

    To improve legitimate flow of people and goods and enhance counter trafficking capacity, UNDP’s EU-BOMNAF Project recently completed construction of a new facility for passport control, registration, customs inspection, and vehicle search as part of an upgrade project of the Border Crossing Point (BCP) at Aqina, in Faryab Province, northwest Afghanistan, on the Afghanistan-Turkmenistan border. The facility also includes public toilet and shower rooms for male and female, and fencing around 180,000 square metres of enclosed area to improve security. The works were undertaken by Oxus Bakhtar Engineering & Construction Company, utilizing local labour from Andkhoy district and specialists from Mazar-e-Sharif. The facility is connected with the local water supply system and city power supplied from Andkhoy district.

  • Government of Tajikistan and United Nations in Tajikistan jointly held a high-level conference on partnership for sustainable development in Dushanbe Jun 14, 2017

    12 June 2017, Dushanbe, Kohi Navruz. Government of Tajikistan and United Nations system in Tajikistan jointly held a high-level conference on partnership for sustainable development during the visit of H.E. UN Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres to Tajikistan. The conference was opened by H.E. President of Tajikistan Mr. Emomali Rahmon, and H.E. UN Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres gave a key note address. It was attended by several Ministers and high-level officials from governmental agencies, diplomatic corps and representatives of development agencies, civil society, private sector and scientific institutions.

  • Roundtable for National Adaptation Plan to cope with Climate Change Jun 9, 2017

    9 June 2017, Dushanbe, Tajikistan: A roundtable was held by UNDP aimed at initiating development of National Adaptation Planning process (NAP) focused on integrating climate adaptation into sectoral policies and strategies in Tajikistan.

  • ‘Connect with Nature’ on the World Environment Day Jun 6, 2017

    Dushanbe, June 5th, 2017 the campaign for nature celebrating World Environment Day in Tajikistan’s has been held in two largest cities: Dushanbe and Khujand. The campaign exposed the way to an improved stewardship of our planet and in turn keep citizens healthy.

  • UNDP Strengthens Emergency Preparedness and Response Capacities of the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defence May 15, 2017

    On 15 May 2017, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tajikistan handed over eleven vehicles to the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defenсe (CoES) under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan to strengthen their search and rescue capacity.

  • ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS IMPROVING COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE Apr 27, 2017

    27- April 2017 in Tajikobod village of Dusti district the opening ceremony of newly built and equipped medical house was held in the framework of UNDP Tajikistan project on “Livelihood Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas" (LITACA), financed by the Government of Japan through JICA Tajikistan.

  • Houses for 18 flood affected Households in Sari Chashma jamoat of Shamsiddin Shohin (Shurobod) district, Khatlon province Apr 21, 2017

    Khatlon Province, Tajikistan, 21 April, 2017. In April 20th, 2017, UNDP Tajikistan in cooperation with the Local Executive Authorities of Khatlon Province officially handed over 18 three-roomed single-unit houses to the to 18 households, whose houses were destroyed by flood and mudslides in Sari Chashma Jamoat of Shamsiddin Shohin (Shurobod) district in 2014.

  • Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Emomali Rahmon met with the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative Dr. Pratibha Mehta Apr 12, 2017

    On April 11, 2017, President of Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Emomali Rahmon met with United Nations Resident Coordinator Dr. Pratibha Mehta. The current state and prospects of cooperation between Tajikistan and UN have been discussed.

  • Peaceful neighbors - good friends Apr 5, 2017

    Life in the border communities of the Kyrgyz and Tajik Republics requires understanding of ethnic differences, respect for the culture and traditions of two nationalities. Moreover, peaceful neighborhood requires certain knowledge and expertise of peacebuilding.

  • Tajikistan Hosts Central Asia Regional Meeting of the Heads of Emergency Services on Disaster Risk Reduction Mar 31, 2017

    Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 31 March, 2017. A regional ministerial meeting of the Heads of Emergency Services of the Central Asian countries was held today in Dushanbe hosted by the Government of Tajikistan to discuss and agree on the Regional statement of the countries of Central Asia at upcoming Fifth Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), which will be held in May 2017 in Cancun, Mexico. The disaster risk reduction partners from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan along with the in country represented CA diplomatic missions, UN agencies and other international development organizations have discussed an effective implementation of the national strategies under the Sendai DRR Framework and the progress achieved in the region up to date. The regional meeting contributed towards the regional dialogue and strategic planning on.