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Kyrgyzstan: Education agreement concluded

10-03-2004 News Release 04/31

On 9 March the Ministry of Education of the Kyrgyz Republic, the ICRC regional delegation for Central Asia and the Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan signed a cooperation agreement aimed at ensuring a sustainable professional basis for teaching international humanitarian law in the country’s secondary schools and institutions of higher education.

Starting this year, the parties to the agreement will begin to train trainers, instructing qualified teachers in the methods and principles of teaching humanitarian law. From 2007 on, the Ministry of Education will run the programme independently. The ICRC will provide the expertise, equipment and materials needed to implement the agreement.

 For further information, please contact:  

 Graziella Leite Piccolo, ICRC Tashkent, tel. ++ 99 871 120 5290/91