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Human Rights Day 2017

10.12.2017 — Local news Tajikistan

In exactly one year from today, on 10 December 2018, Switzerland together with the international community will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which 70 years after its adoption, remains of unequivocal relevance. Human rights are a necessity for our societies, an invaluable ingredient to boost peace and stability and to foster sustainable development. Human rights are at the heart of the values represented by Switzerland and its political model, which is founded on the principles of democracy, non-discrimination, gender equality, peaceful coexistence, and mutual respect among people having different religious, linguistic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Switzerland calls upon its partners to join it in making this Human Rights Day 2017 a day of unequivocal relevance for the promotion and the protection of human rights.


Disaster Risk Reduction Week on Ecosystem – based DRR and Adaptation to Climate Change

13.10.2017 — Local news Tajikistan

A Stocktaking meeting and Round Table as well as a number of trainings concentrating on ecosystem-based solutions to disaster risk reduction (EcoDRR) and climate change adaptation (EbA) were initiated in Dushanbe in the week of 9 to 13 October. The “EcoDRR and EbA week” is supporting the International Day for Disaster Reduction on October 13, annually celebrated on October 13 according to the General Assembly resolution since 1989.


Opening of the Spatial Data Infrastructure Centre in Tajikistan

11.10.2017 — Local news Tajikistan

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, October 5, 2017 – The Spatial Data Infrastructure Centre opens its doors in the Head Department of Geology of the Government of Tajikistan. The Center is accessible to the Government, international organisations, donor agencies, NGOs and other researchers or practitioners in this field.   


Experts Explore Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Development in the remote Pamirs, Tajikistan.

21.08.2017 — Local news Tajikistan

The first international Summer University on Disaster Risk Management was held in Khorog, in the Pamir Mountains, from 7 to 18 August 2017. The Summer University was organised by the University of Central Asia’s Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI), and jointly conducted with the University of Bern in Switzerland, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna and the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH). The event was funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) under its "Creating Opportunities in a Safe Environment" development project, aimed at fostering self-sustaining and resilient communities in the Pamirs.


Contest of photos for annual calendar “Tajikistan 2018-2019”

21.08.2017 — Local news Tajikistan

The Swiss Cooperation Office in Tajikistan invites professional and amateur photographers to participate in the contest of photos with the subject “Best touristic places and things worth to see in Tajikistan” for its next Calendar “Tajikistan 2018-2019”





There is no prosperity without water

12.07.2017 — Local news Tajikistan

After 20 years of not having access to safe drinking water, a Swiss-funded project has finally connected the people of Rudaki district to the water supply. On Thursday, 6 July, local people assembled together to celebrate the newly rehabilitated water system, which will provide safe drinking water to more than 10,000 people in the district near the capital Dushanbe. The ceremony was attended by hundreds of people and included a performance by local school students on the importance of safe drinking water and good hygiene.


Switzerland helps create a safer environment for Tajiks

30.06.2017 — Article Tajikistan

The mountains surrounding the small town of Muminabad in the southeast of Tajikistan look magnificent and charming. Rolling green hills with grazing cattle and little streams running down their flanks. However, a closer look reveals that all that glitters is not gold. The mountain slopes show significant signs of centuries of erosion.


Cross-border water management as an instrument for stability: Federal Councillor Burkhalter opens conference in Astana

19.06.2017 — Media release Tajikistan

Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter is scheduled to launch a Swiss initiative that sets a new course for cross-border water cooperation in central Asia. This will take place at a conference in the Kazakh capital Astana on 19 June 2017. In his opening speech, Mr Burkhalter will emphasise that structured water management is a factor for stability. The conference in Astana builds on Switzerland’s long-standing engagement for sustainable water use in the region.

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