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  • 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.

  • 29 May 2014
    Regional meeting of the Heads and Representatives of Central Asian Customs Training Institutions within Customs Consortium

    Dushanbe, Tajikistan (2 June 2014) – on 29 June 2014, twenty customs service officers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan participated in 5th meeting of the Heads and Representatives of Central Asian Customs Training Institutions within Customs Consortium established with the support European Union funded Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA), implemented by the UN Development Programme.

  • 23 May 2014
    UNDP CONTINUES SUPPORTING ENTREPRENEURS OF TAJIKISTAN IN INCREASING THEIR EXPORT POTENTIAL The Sughd region entrepreneurs are exploring the ways of increasing their export volumes.

    21-23 May,2014, Khujand. Sughd region entrepreneurs are exploring the ways of development of their export potential and ways of increasing their export volumes on 3 days seminar organized by UNDP’s Aid for Trade project jointly with USAID’s Afghanistan trade and revenue Project (ATAR) and with close cooperation with Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sughd region.

  • 22 May 2014

    UNDP Partnership with EU Improves Lives, Secures Border, Promotes Trade Dushanbe, 22/May/2014 – As part of the Border Management for North Afghanistan project (BOMNAF) financed by the European Union (EU) at the amount of €8,000,000, ($10,710,000) and implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tajikistan, UNDP handed over a newly constructed Border Crossing Point to the Afghan Border Police. The event took place near the town of Djomarji Bolo, in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province, on the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border and is the culmination of one phase in UNDP’s Border Management Badakhshan Afghanistan (EU-BOMNAF) project.

  • 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.