Lisbon, Portugal, 11 July 2018 - His Highness the Aga Khan arrived in Portugal for a visit commemorating his Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years of leadership as the spiritual leader of the world’s Ismaili Muslim community. This visit, at the invitation of the Portuguese Government, represents the culmination of celebrations that have been undertaken in many parts of the world since 11 July 2017.
Naryn, 28 June 2018 – In support of the objectives outlined by President Sooronbai Jeenbekov in the Declaration of 2018 as the Year of the Development of the Regions, the Naryn Town Municipality and Aga Khan Development Network agreed to cooperate on the master plan for the development of Naryn town. This was formally announced during the VI International Naryn Investment Forum organised earlier today by the Naryn Oblast Administration. Following the pronouncement, the Naryn Municipality and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, an AKDN agency, formally exchanged copies of a Memorandum of Cooperation.
Bishkek. On June 29, 2018, 11:00 a.m., at the Information Agency “Kabar”, a press session to be held for the media, where leaders of Batken, Karakol and Kochkor-Ata municipalities will announce the competition for civil society organizations to implement public benefit projects in accordance with the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On State Social Procurement (SSP)”.
On June 22, 2018, the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic, with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program, implemented by the East-West Management Institute, will inaugurate two Free Legal Aid Centers (FLACs) in Issyk-Kul Oblast. The opening of Free Legal Aid Centers in Cholpon-Ata will take place at 10 a.m. at Cholpon-Ata Rayon Administration located at 1 Sovetskaya Str. and at 2 p.m. in Balykchi at Balykchi Territorial Unit of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development at 3 Orozbaeva Str.
14 June 2018, Bishkek – Today the State Registration Service with the support of the UNDP, the Government of Switzerland and OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek opened the training centre with the aim to capacitate the staff of the SRS and CEC in preparations of elections in the Kyrgyz Republic. The Centre will become a platform for professional growth of the staff involved in the election and updating their skills and knowledge on digital innovations.
Bishkek, June 12, 2018. Today, the Center for Coordination of State-guaranteed Legal Aid (CCSGLA) under the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic holds its first coordination meeting with non-government organizations (NGOs) and legal clinics of universities.
BISHKEK/NEW YORK/GENEVA (18 May 2018) – “Fair and equal treatment of ethnic minorities is a prerequisite for a just society; helps prevent violent extremism”, said UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Andrew Gilmour, today in Bishkek. At the end of a three-day day visit in Kyrgyzstan, he said this was a lesson learned from UN experience in many countries confronting violent extremism. Human rights violations committed by governments, including discrimination among targeted groups, lead to a strong sense of alienation and often violence and terrorism.
Bishkek – On May 17, 2018 the Public Association "Kyrgyz Association of Women Judges", in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic, launched a series of guest lectures for students of universities and colleges (vocational institutions) in all regions of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Vienna, Austria, May 10, 2018—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has appointed a new Director for the Europe and Central Asia region, which comprises 28 countries and a portfolio of over $10 billion in investment and 89 advisory projects.