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Ambassador Speeches


Launch of UNFPA Projects

Embassy of India






(20 November, 2023; 4.30 pm; Hotel Orion, Hall Karkyra)



Chairperson of the Social Committee of the National Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic Her Excellency Ms. Vinera Raimbachayeva 

Chief of Police Monitoring and Reform Analysis Unit of the Administration office of the President of Kyrgyzstan H.E. Mr Tumonbaev Shaazadan 

Deputy Minister of Health H.E. Ms. Ayjamal Shambetova 

UN Resident Coordinator in the Kyrgyz Republic Ms. Antje Grawe, 

Country Director of UNFPA for Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Ronny Lindstrom; 

Distinguished Guests, 

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

Good evening! 

                 I am extremely delighted to be present here today at the launch of two Projects of the United Nations Population Fund.  Out of these, Government of India is happy to be associated with one of the two, namely, “Increase access of rural women to quality reproductive and maternal health services in maternity hospitals with the highest number of deliveries” in the Kyrgyz Republic. Our Government is extending funding support of US$ 1 million for this project from the India-UN Development Partnership Fund with an implementation period of two years. 

  1. Government of India established the India-UN Development Partnership Fund in 2017 to promote multilateralism and shared prosperity in the global South. This Fund contributes to the efforts of developing countries towards the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is supported and led by our Government and implemented in collaboration with the United Nations system. The Fund supports Southern-owned and -led, demand-driven and transformational sustainable development projects across the developing world. Government of India has committed an amount of US$ 150 million over a period of 10 years to the India-UN Fund.
  2. It is significant that the objective of the present project is to bring down preventable maternal and neo-natal mortality and morbidity in some of the selected regions of the Kyrgyz Republic. Tele-medicine and tele-consulting reproductive and maternal service will be made available through this project and would be accessible in five maternity hospitals covering a large catchment area. Two of these hospitals would be at the tertiary level at Bishkek and Osh and three at the secondary level at Jalal Abad, Karakol and Chui. E-Healthcare services would also be available in these hospitals. The project will enable the Kyrgyz Republic in moving towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
  3. As you are all aware, UNFPA has been involved in various projects in the Kyrgyz Republic focussing on achieving universal access to reproductive health care and rights and to reduce maternal mortality to improve the lives of women. UNFPA thus has all the experience and credentials to serve as the UN implementing agency for this project designed to compile quality-dis-aggregated data for evidence-based policy formulation, decision-making and monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals.
  4. Embassy of India in Bishkek would be a member of the Steering Committee of the Project to provide support, guidance and oversight of the progress of the project. Towards this end, we look forward to working in close coordination and collaboration with the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, Office of the UN Resident Coordinator, UNFPA, other UN agencies and development partners in the implementation of this project. The UN Office for South-South Cooperation is serving as a pillar of big support for this collaboration.
  5. I would like to covey our best wishes to the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, UNFPA and all the other stakeholders for the successful and timely execution of this project. 

Thank you!