Resources: Kyrgyzstan

  1. Kyrgyzstan to interview 6,000 households within national child labour survey

    03 November 2014

    Kyrgyzstan’s National Statistics Committee will hold a child labour survey within the framework of the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (ILO-IPEC) in Central Asia, interviewing 6,000 households. The survey’s results will be used to monitor and evaluate child labour in the republic and will help Kyrgyzstan’s government and international organizations to take further steps to draft programmes on the elimination of child labour.

  2. Youth employment in the CIS discussed in St Petersburg

    13 October 2014

    Within the framework of the project “Partnerships for Youth Employment Project in the CIS”, a Peer Review Conference was conducted in St Petersburg on 13 – 17 October. The project is implemented by the ILO Moscow Office in partnership with Russian oil company LUKOIL.

  3. Combating Child Labour in Central Asia. Commitment becomes Action

    13 October 2014

    The ILO-IPEC Project “Combating Child Labour in Central Asia. Commitment becomes Action” organized two sub-regional workshops for tripartite participants from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan.

  4. Opportunities for upgrading training programmes in Tajikistan’s education system

    07 October 2014

    n October 7, Tajikistan’s Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of Population hosted a roundtable meeting to discuss opportunities for upgrading training programmes and curricula in Tajikistan’s education system.

  5. Working Against Child Labour in Kyrgyzstan

    08 September 2014

    Kyrgyzstan is one of the least developed countries in Central Asia. Poverty is widespread and there is constant migration in search of work, primarily in agriculture. There is also a deep tradition of child labour. But a new initiative to get Kyrgyzstan’s children out of child labour and into education and training is showing results. Now, communities are learning more about the costs of child labour and taking steps to ensure their children have a brighter future.

  6. Combating Child Labour in Central Asia

    08 September 2014

    There is a deep tradition of putting children to work in Central Asia. Across the region, hundreds of thousands of children can be found working in the markets, in agriculture and in dangerous, unsafe conditions. But a new initiative in three countries, in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan is showing promise in changing long held beliefs about child labour and changing's children's lives for the better.

  7. Fair WIND for safety (WIND programme in Kyrgyzstan)

    08 September 2014

    The Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development (WIND) is the ILO’s training programme that provides practical responses to the special problems of safety and health in agriculture. WIND applies a participatory and action-oriented training approach, designed for rapid and sustainable improvements in farmers' safety, health, living and working conditions. WIND is very much reliant on, and responsive to, farmers' own initiatives, knowledge and resources. This film is about WIND programme in the Kyrgyz Republic.

  8. A frank dialogue in an "Open Space"

    08 September 2014

    In June 2009 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the International Labour Organization (ILO) organized a two-day "Open Space" session in which young women and young men, employed, unemployed, with different education, met with policy-makers to discuss most challenging issues in the field of education, career guidance, employment and to develop clear proposals for improving the labour market for young people. The decision makers were so impressed with the volume and quality of the proposals and simply said "Wow!".

  9. My Skills, My Future

    08 September 2014

    The dream of many young people is to have higher education. Others believe the best jobs are out of the country. Too few look at the real opportunities in the country. But it is not easy, as ILO's school-to-work transition surveys reveals that it takes youth on average a year to find employment and in many cases this is not at all the dream job.

  10. Cooperation priorities discussed in Bishkek

    08 September 2014

    On September 8-9, Ms Dimitrina Dimitrova, Director of the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, visited Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to meet with representatives of the government, trade unions and employers’ organizations.