Press releases
  • JOINT ADVOCACY PROJECT ON HIV/AIDSApr 20, 2016On April 15, 2016, UN Joint Advocacy Project on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF) in Tajikistan, in cooperation with national and international partners organized the Project Board Meeting to approve the Annual Work Plan of the UN Joint Advocacy Project on HIV/AIDS (UNJAP).The event has brought together around 20 representatives from Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population of Tajikistan (MHSP), Tajik National University (TNU), National Coordination Committee on fighting against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (NCC), UN Agencies, Networks of people living with HIV and Civil Society Organizations.

  • UN Peacebuilding Support Office Advisory Group visited Sogd ProvinceApr 14, 2016UN Peace Building Support Office (PBSO’s) Advisory Group and staff, led by Director and Deputy Head of PBSO Ms. Mari Yamashita, and a UN Tajikistan team led by UNDP Country Director Jan Harfst, met with the Head of B.Gafurov district Mr. Naziri Zarif Valizoda and other district representatives. The meeting was devoted to issues of cooperation in order to prevent tensions in the border area as well as to strengthen good neighborly relations between communities living along the Tajik-Kyrgyz border. The Chairmen of Khistevarz and Ovchikalacha municipalities of B.Gafurov district, heads of the district departments on youth and women and family affairs as well as several community activists took part in the meeting.

  • Tajikistan National Mine Action Center CelebratesApr 4, 2016On April 4, 2016 Tajikistan National Mine Action Center (TNMAC) with UNDP Support to Tajikistan Mine Action Programme and participation of the UN agencies and Government of Tajikistan representatives, international organization such as OSCE, EU, NPA, FSD, ICRC and representatives of donor countries such as the US, France, UK, Iran, Afghanistan, Japan embassies as well as other national NGOs will commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. This day was officially announced as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action by resolution of UN General Assembly dated December 8, 2005, and it is annually celebrated at the international level. Tajikistan has been celebrating this event since 2006.

  • Navruz brings joy and health to population of Dusti district of KhatlonMar 23, 2016Residents of Dusti district, Khatlon region continue celebrating Navruz holiday. The opening ceremony of the rural health center took place on March 23, 2016. Deputy Chairman of the district, local authorities and representatives of UNDP in Tajikistan were welcomed by people living in Panjrud village with music and songs. Rural health center of Panjrud village was built in the framework of UNDP Tajikistan project "Livelihood Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas (LITACA)", financed by the Government of Japan through JICA Tajikistan.

  • Joint celebration of Navruz in bordering villages of Tajikistan and Kyrgyz RepublicMar 20, 2016Navruz relates to personification of life, beginning of a new day, and rebirth of nature. celebration of Navruz holiday associates with hope for a brighter future. On March 20th, 2016 in Vorukh Jamoat, Isfara District, a grand celebration of holiday was organized outdoors in the blooming garden. Joint celebration of Navruz is a good tradition for the residents of bordering villages of Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic. Guests from neighboring Batken region of the Kyrgyz Republic were invited to the event.

  • SUSTAINALBE AND SAFE DRINKING WATER FOR MORE THAN 1,100 RURAL POPULATION OF KHATLONMar 14, 2016On March 14 2015, an official handover ceremony of the community based water supply project was held in jamoat Childuhtaron of Muminobod district, Khatlon region. The project was executed by NGO “ACTED” within the New World: Inclusive Sustainable Human Development partnership initiative of UNDP and the Coca Cola Company. The new Water Supply System will benefit 1,125 people (541 men & 584 women) of 3 remote villages, namely Childuhtaron, Pakhmdara and Navobod. The local population greatly contributed to the project implementation by digging 13km of trenches for the installation of an inter-village water supply line. Sustainability of the project was assured through close collaboration with local and national governing bodies, civil society organizations and direct involvement of project beneficiaries in the establishment of community based organization (Water Cooperative), responsible for proper management, maintenance and operation of constructed WSSs.

  • Supporting Government Relief Efforts in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous OblastMar 7, 2016On 07 March 2016, UNDP Disaster Risk Management Programme delivered 22,000 liters of aviation fuel to be used for delivery of food items and construction materials to remote and earthquake affected villages of Bartang valley in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) of Tajikistan. Current support was provided through OCHA Emergency Cash Grant of 100,000 US Dollars for procurement of aviation fuel and coal, and is a part of a continued assistance provided by UNDP to support Government’s ongoing relief and recovery efforts following the 7.2-Magnitude earthquake that hit Murghab in December 2015.

  • Water policy makers reviewed alternative business modelsFeb 24, 2016Dushanbe, 24 February 2016 – In the conference hall of Dushanbe-Plaza, took place the Inter-Ministerial Working Group meeting on drinking water supply and sanitation in the framework of “National Policy Dialogue on Integrated Water Resources Management” with participation of responsible ministries and agencies, civil society and international organizations, actively involved in development of drinking water supply and sanitation (WS&S) sector in Tajikistan.

  • UN Agencies supporting sustainable peace and developmentFeb 17, 2016Dushanbe, February 17, 2016. The Steering Committee meeting of the Project “Cross-border Cooperation for Sustainable Peace and Development” took place at the conference hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan. The Project is funded by the United Nations Peace building Support Office/ Peace building Fund (PBF) - $1,500,000.0 and Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) - $1,011,705.0 and expected to be implemented by the group of UN Agencies (UNDP, WFP, UNICEF, UN-Women and FAO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan and other national counterparts.

  • UNDP promotes localization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Tajikistan by strengthening the capacity of Sughd region local experts on planning and monitoring toolsFeb 8, 2016From 2 through February 7, 2016 UNDP together with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) as part of the joint project of UNDP and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) "Poverty Initiative and Environment" (PEI) organized 2-day training on Sustainable Development Planning with participation of local experts, civil society and business community representatives. The curriculum was developed based on the "Methodological manual for cities and districts development and implementation programs" adopted by the MEDT and was presented by the group of environmental and economic experts with the UNDP Communities Programme PEI and SENACAM projects.