Press Releases

  • 12 Jun 2017 - Ashgabat, 12 June 2017 – The “High-Level United Nations-Central Asian Dialogue on Implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia” will take place in Ashgabat on 13 June 2017. Ministers and high level officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,...
  • 12 Jun 2017 - Osh, Kyrgyzstan, 11 June 2017 When I was here in 2010, the people of Osh were struggling to cope with the consequences of the tragic events in June that year. Those were terrible days but the people of Osh have demonstrated a remarkable resilience, an enormous patience and a...
  • 12 Jun 2017 - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 11 June 2017 Your Excellency Mr. Almazbek Atambaev, President of Kyrgyzstan, Ladies and Gentlemen, dear friends, I want first of all to express my deep gratitude to President Atambaev for his gentle invitation that allowed me to come back to Kyrgyzstan. I...
  • 12 Jun 2017 - Muynak, Aral Sea, Uzbekistan, 10 June 2017 Visiting the Aral Sea and seeing what was the fourth largest inland sea in the world almost dead has caused a tremendous shock. This is probably the biggest ecological catastrophe of our time. And it demonstrates that men can destroy...
  • 09 Jun 2017 - I am very happy to be here for this visit to Kazakhstan and to be participating, of course, in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit, and in the opening of the EXPO 2017 that I hope will be a landmark in our commitment to sustainable development, especially in relation...
  • The Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Ashgabat

    08 Jun 2017 -  Visit to Central Asia    The Secretary-General has left New York on Wednesday, seventh of June, for a visit to Central Asia that will take him to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. In Astana, Kazakhstan, the Secretary-General will attend the...
  • Anniversary logo
    16 May 2017 - ASHGABAT, turkmenistan:  The UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) is marking its tenth Anniversary as an entity working on a mandate focused on preventive diplomacy. The Centre, located in Ashgabat, was established at the initiative of five...
  • 13 May 2017 - BISHKEK,  kyrgyzstan SRSG Petko Draganov visited Kyrgyzstan on 11-12 May.  He held consultations with Vice-prime-minister Jenish Razakov, deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dinara Kemelova as well as met with representatives of the diplomatic corps and the UN country team....
  • 03 May 2017 - NEW YORK, UNITED NATIONS Journalists go to the most dangerous places to give voice to the voiceless. Media workers suffer character assassination, sexual assault, detention, injuries and even death. We need leaders to defend a free media. This is crucial to counter prevailing...
  • 28 Apr 2017 - DUSHANBE, Tajikistan On 27-28 April 2017, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG), Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), Petko Draganov conducted a visit to Dushanbe for meetings with Minister of Foreign Affairs...

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