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Ambassador Matthew Klimow attending virtual event
May 4, 2021

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Safe Migration in Central Asia activity and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, conducted the first online discussion on international best practices to introduce a Business Ombudsman in Turkmenistan that will oversee legal disputes on labor issues in the private sector.

May 3, 2021

On May 3, world over, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day. To learn about the freedom of speech and journalists’ rights in Central Asia, USAID’s partner, Internews, interviewed three media advocacy organizations in Kazakhstan to understand the challenges journalists face and what work is being done in the region to improve the situation.

USAID Provides Equipment to Support Tuberculosis Detection and Treatment in Tajikistan
April 27, 2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Eliminating Tuberculosis (TB) in Central Asia Project donated technical TB detection equipment to Tajikistan’s Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population and the Medical Department of the Main Directorate of the Penitentiary System in the Ministry of Justice to commemorate World TB Day and advance our bilateral joint efforts to end TB in Tajikistan.

April 26, 2021

Leila is 45 years old. She lives with her four children in Pavlodar, a small industrial city in the North-East of Kazakhstan. 

She greets everyone with a warm smile. It is the kind of smile that lights up her entire face. Even her eyes are smiling. Leila is very energetic; in a self-help group, she shares her story openly with no hesitance, believing that it can help someone else. She is strong, bubbly, and intelligent. 

April 22, 2021

Ahal province in central Turkmenistan, is home to the capital city of Ashgabat. The south-center of the country, bordering Iran and Afghanistan along the Kopet Dag mountains, produces one-fifth of the country’s agricultural production.


Last updated: May 11, 2021

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