Press releases
  • 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.

  • Body Language Reading and Profiling Training for Afghan and Turkmen Border Officers Mar 17, 2017

    17 March 2017 - In partnership with OSCE Centre in Asghabat, UNDP’s EU-BOMNAF project conducted a week-long training course for ten Afghan Border Police (ABP) ten Turkmen State Border Service Officers (SBS), about Body Language Reading and Profiling. Training for these beneficiary participants, who serve on the Afghan-Turkmen border, was held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan during the second week of March.

  • UNDP Presents Regional Human Development Report for 2016 Mar 9, 2017

    Dushanbe 9 March 2017. Regional Human Development Report for 2016 on inequalities in Eastern Europe, Turkey, and Central Asia. Mr. Ben Slay, UNDP Senior Advisor and Report lead author introduced participants, development partners, UN agencies, media representatives, academia on the importance of this Report and the impact of global narratives on inequalities in the region.

  • UNDP Connects Microfinance to Environmental Sustainability Feb 21, 2017

    February 13, 2017. The series of trainings on the “Integration of environmental management in small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and the microcredit funds (MCF), as well as on «Criteria for environmental sustainability of business activities...

  • DRR initiatives implemented under LITACA will ensure the safety of 6025 people Feb 17, 2017

    The abnormality with weather conditions back in 2015 triggered several mudflows and floods throughout Tajikistan highlighting the threat posed by climate-related disasters. Recognizing this threat, the United Nations Development Programme within the framework of “Livelihood Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas (LITACA)” project conducted a feasibility study in eastern Khatlon to identify locations for implementation of disaster risk reduction initiatives.


    UNDP’s EU-BOMNAF project conducted a week-long training course for Afghan Customs Officers

  • Qualification improvement and management skills courses conducted for SHHP employees in Tajikistan Feb 10, 2017

    From December 2016 to January 2017, professional courses were conducted as the part of the UNDP / GEF project "Transfer of technology and market development of small hydropower plants in Tajikistan" to enhance the capacity of the technical staff of small hydropower plants, according to UNDP Tajikistan.

  • 300,000 people benefit from 76 implemented infrastructure projects under Litaca Jan 25, 2017

    Dushanbe January 24, 2016. The 6th Steering Committee (SC) meeting of “Livelihoods Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas (LITACA)” project brought together representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Embassy of Japan in Tajikistan, JICA Tajikistan and Afghanistan, as well as UNDP representatives of both countries. Progress of project implementation, challenges faced, ways forward and work plan for 2017 were presented to the SC members.

  • Towards Improving Disaster Risk Reduction and Response capacities in Tajikistan. Press Release Jan 19, 2017

    Dushanbe, 19 January, 2017. The first joint Steering Committee meeting of projects recently launched within UNDP Disaster Risk Management Programme for the period of 2016-2021 has been conducted with participation of all contributing agencies, national implementing stakeholders and international partners.


    Dushanbe, 10 January, 2017. The last Steering Committee meeting of “Empowering Rural Communities with Better Livelihood and Social Protection” project, jointly implemented by UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women and UN WFP for the last three years has been conducted with participation of the representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of RT, Rasht valley authorities, SDC and UN Agencies.

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