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President of Kyrgyzstan visits Peacebuilding Support Office, New York


President of Kyrgyzstan and Assistant Secretary-GeneralH.E. Ms. Roza Isakovna Otunbayeva, the President of Kyrgyzstan took time from her busy schedule at the United Nations General Assembly on 19 September 2011 to visit the Peacebuilding Support Office. During the visit, the President expressed her appreciation for the US$10 million of rapid support provided from the Peacebuilding Fund. The resources enabled UN organizations – including: FAO; OHCHR; UNDP; UNFPA; UNHCR; UNICEF; UNWOMEN; and WFP – to support her Government’s Policy of Reconciliation and Ethnic Consolidation. Key activities include: community-based reconciliation; establishing infrastructures for peace; water-resource management for multi-ethnic reconciliation; administration of justice; strengthening media capacity to promote peace and tolerance; empowering youth and women in peacebuilding and reconciliation. The funding passed through the Fund’s Immediate Response Facility.