UNFPA began its assistance to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in 1992 by supporting the preparation of the first national census, by delivering reproductive health commodities and by building national capacity. The first country programme was approved for 2000-2004 years. The Second Country Programme was planned over 5 years (2005-2009), then extended for 2 years and covered 3 main areas: reproductive health, population and development strategies and gender equality.

The current UNFPA country program takes into account national development policies, the goals and objectives of the ICPD and its reviews, MDGs, mid-term review results of UNFPA Strategic Plan 2008-2013, and Business Plan 2012-2013. It reflects national development goals set in the Mid-Term Country Development Strategy 2012-2014.

The third country program is contributing to three UNDAF pillars for priority national development challenges to be addressed by the UN system in the country: “Peace and Cohesion, Effective Democratic Governance, and Human Rights”, “Social Inclusion and Equity”, and “Inclusive and Sustainable Job-Rich Growth for Poverty Reduction”.

The third country program focuses on improving maternal health, and increasing access to reproductive health services in order to accelerate the country’s progress towards MDG 5 through emphasising human rights and gender equality and taking into account the nation’s population dynamics. Emphasis is placed on further integration between reproductive health and rights, gender equality and population and development issues. Special attention is given to the needs of young people. The program incorporates emergency preparedness and response measures to adequately address reproductive health service needs of the Kyrgyz Republic in emergency situations.

Mission Statement

Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA – because everyone counts

Agency’s major interventions (practice areas):

- Increased access to and utilization of quality maternal and newborn health services;
- Improved access to sexual and reproductive health services and sexuality education for young people (including adolescents);
- Improved data availability and analysis resulting in evidence-based decision-making and policy formulation around population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health (including family planning), and gender equality.

Major ongoing Projects:

- Capacity of health institutions is strengthened to provide quality maternal and newborn services;
- Strengthened RHCS system in the country;
- Strengthened capacity of national institutions to provide youth-friendly services on SRH and HIV;
- Improved awareness, attitudes and behaviour of young people towards SRH, HIV, STIs, and gender equality, including GBV in communities;
- Enhanced national capacity for the production, utilization and dissemination of statistical data on population dynamics, youth, maternal health, SRH and GBV;
- Strengthened national capacity for data analysis to inform decision-making and policy formulation around population dynamics and population issues (with focus on maternal health, SRH and GBV).

Main Agency’ Partners:
UNFPA country office collaborates closely with the Kyrgyz Parliament, Kyrgyz Government, and relevant ministries and agencies to improve production, dissemination and analysis of data for policy formulation. Also CO successfully works with Civil Society and other UN Agencies.

Director of Sub Regional Office for Central Asia and Country Director for Kyrgyzstan is Mr. Nikolai Botev, who is located in UNFPA Sub Regional Office in Almaty, Kazakhstan.