UN Peacebuilding Fund to consider the results of the projects in the country
The representatives of the UN Peacebuilding Fund have arrived to the Kyrgyz Republic with an official visit. The visit will last from April 4 to April 8, 2016 and the international delegation will have several high level meetings. More specifically the members of the delegation will meet Mr. Farid Niyazov, the Head of the President's Office the Kyrgyz Republic, Ms. Mira Karybaeva, deputy head of the President's Office the Kyrgyz Republic as well as will have a number of field visits in the Batken and Osh provinces.
The objective of the visit of the UN Peacebuilding Fund representatives is to get acquainted with the activities of peacebuilding projects in the country within the Peacebuilding Priority Plan of the Kyrgyz Republic. This plan was elaborated in 2013 jointly with the Government and the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic with the support from international organizations, the expert community and the civil society. The plan aims at supporting programs in the area of human rights and the rule of law, strengthening peace at the local level through joint efforts of local self-governance bodies, public administration institutions and the civil society as well as development of common civil identity, multi-lingual education and respect to diversity. The UN Peacebuilding Fund allocated USD 15.1 million for the implementation of the Project.
The international delegation will also visit a number of educational institutions (the Batken State University, the Osh Pedagogical Institute, schools and madrasa). The guests will meet the Governor of the Batken province, mayor's office of Osh, population and local authorities in "Alga" ayil okmotu.
The delegation will study the results of programs of multi-lingual education, legal aid in the registration of proprietary rights, interventions to strengthen inter-ethnic accord and tolerance, development of entrepreneurial skills among the young people, optional courses for the youth, capacity building of the civil servants and local self-governance bodies.
All projects in the area of peacebuilding are targeted towards the most vulnerable groups of population, the problems which pose a threat of emergence of new conflicts and the solutions to which are of utmost importance for strengthening peace in the country. This primarily entails ensuring human rights, establishment of the rule of law, facilitating the development of inter-ethnic relations, promotion and implementation of the multi-lingual society and civic education policy as well as activities in other areas. These changes are expected to ensure the environment for stability in the society and strengthening peace.
The delegation includes the representatives of various countries: Mr. Bisrat Aklilu (Ethiopia), Ms. Misako Kaji (Japan), Ms. Lee Shin-wha (Korea), Ms. Torunn L. Tryggestad (Norway) and others.
The Plan is being implemented by the United Nations Organization Agencies, namely the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), UN-Women, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).