Mr. Jens Eric Sundby, UNODC Regional Representative ad interim in Central Asia and Ms. Zhuldyz Akisheva, Coordinator, UNODC project office in Kyrgyzstan took part in the UN Country Team Retreat held March 11-12in Bishkek. This year the UNCT meeting was focused on a discussion of UN cooperation with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in view of recent political and economic changes in the country (e.g. reform of public service), as well as on preparation for the forthcoming visit of the UN Secretary-General to Central Asiaand Kyrgyzstan, in particular.

The year 2010 is also a special one for the UNCT in Kyrgyzstan. For the first time UN agencies will implement the One UN Programme, which will be combined with preparation of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2011-2015 for Kyrgyzstan. All these issues were subjectsof discussion at the UNCT Retreat.