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    Dushanbe, Friday 29 July. UNDP Tajikistan’s borders projects successfully completed their 17th Border Management Awareness (BMA) Course for Afghan and Tajik beneficiaries, held at the OSCE’s Border Management Staff College (BMSC) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The course brought together 22 Afghan Border Police Officers, including two women, and four Tajik Border Force Officers, also including two women. This was the first BMA course to deliver training to male and female Officers together, and worked extremely well. International experts from Moldova and America delivered some training but most experts were from Tajikistan itself, reflecting our belief that wherever possible Afghan and Tajik beneficiaries should be trained by experts from their own countries.


    13 June 2016, Dushanbe, Tajikistan – United Nations Development Programme in Tajikistan through UN Joint Advocacy Project on HIV/AIDS and with technical support from the National Association of Social Workers “Faroshturuk” conducted a round table discussion in Tajikistan. This round table presented the first methodological guidelines for social workers and health care professionals on case management technology in social work activities with vulnerable groups.

  • Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Jul 12, 2016

    United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) jointly with United Nations Development Programme in Tajikistan (UNDP) and Committee on Emergency Situations under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan (CoES) facilitated conduction of CASC Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction meeting which will be held in Dushanbe from the period of 12-14July 2016.

  • Presentation of Preliminary Results of Murgab Earthquake In Depth Assessment Jul 1, 2016

    A workshop on In Depth Assessment of post disaster damage and needs was held in the Dushanbe Plaza on 28 June 2016 with support of United Nations Development Programme in Tajikistan. The workshop was followed by the presentation on the result of Murgab Earthquake In Depth Assessment conducted by REACT (Rapid Emergency Assessment and Coordination Team) partners in GBAO during April and May, 2016.

  • UNDP supports conduction of the annual Trade Fair “Sughd-2016” Jun 20, 2016

    17-18 June, Khujand - The two-day International Trade Fair “Sughd-2016”, which started their work in Khujand gives the opportunity for over 100 Tajik producers and manufacturers, as well as producers from other countries to showcase their products, link up with their regional counterparts, and look for new partners for export of their products. Within the framework of the International Trade Fair, two international forums the “Food Forum” and the “Knowledge and Technology Transfer Forum” will be held, collecting over 200 private and public sector, as well as international organization representatives together to discuss the topics.

  • Assistant Secretary General, Assistant Administrator & UNDP Regional Director for Europe and the CIS visited Tajikistan Jun 14, 2016

    Ms. Cihan Sultanoğlu, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, visited Tajikistan from 12 to 14 June. During her visit Ms. Sultanoğlu, together with H.E. Sirojiddin Aslov, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan, opened the High-Level Experts Meeting on Finding Development Solutions to Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) and the UN Information Resource Center in the Tajik–Russian Slavonic University in Dushanbe.

  • Opening ceremony of the first UN Information Resource Center in Dushanbe takes place with participation of Minister of Foreign Affairs and United Nations Assistant Secretary General Jun 13, 2016

    Dushanbe, June 13, 2016 The first UN Information and Resource Center (UN IRC) in Tajikistan was officially inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Sirodjiddin Aslov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan and Ms. Cihan Sultanoglu, UN Assistant Secretary General, Assistant Administrator, Regional Director of the United Nations Development Programme for Eastern Europe and CIS countries, Regional UN Development Group Chair. The opening ceremony was moderated by Mr. Alexander Zuev, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Tajikistan. The ceremony was attended by the heads of UN Agencies in Tajikistan, representatives of diplomatic corps, civil society, young people and the media.

  • Tackling the structural causes of extremism requires development solutions, says Head of UNDP in Europe and CIS Jun 13, 2016

    Dushanbe – Combatting the rise of violent extremism in Central Asia and beyond will require long-term measures that include creating life opportunities for young people and a chance to serve and shape the future of their communities, said experts at a conference on the phenomenon that opened here today. “Comprehensive approaches are needed and there is a growing understanding that top-down, security-based approaches to countering violent extremism are not sufficient to deal with this complex phenomenon,” said Cihan Sultanoğlu, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS. Opening the event with Sirodjidin Aslov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Republic of Tajikistan, Ms. Sultanoğlu said the focus should be on addressing “the structural causes and drivers of violent extremism – problems like economic and social exclusion, inequality and injustice, the rejection of cultural and religious diversity, shrinking civic space and restrictions on basic democratic freedoms.”

  • The Guzgef School in Tajikistan is going Solar through UNDP and Crowdfunding May 31, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with local NGOs Little Earth, FLEX Alumni community and Public Fund “Fondi Rushd” launched a crowdfunding campaign on 30 May 2016 to collect donations to equip a rural school nr. 87 in mountainous village of Guzgef, Tajikistan with solar panels and proper insulation.


    Dushanbe, 25 May 2015. Five UN agencies have joined their efforts in improving livelihoods and social protection in Rasht Valley. The second 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 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.

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