Country Programmes

Building and strengthening alliances for inclusive policies and communities for persons with disabilities in Tajikistan

Start DateOngoingEnd Date
24 Oct 201431 Dec 2019
Programme Status
Programme Budget
US$ 550, 000
Thematic focus: Awareness Raising, Disability Policy and/or Law

Implementing Partners

UN Agencies

  • UNDP
  • WHO

Government Organizations

  • Presidential Executive Office of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Ministry of Labour
  • Employment and Migration of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Ombudsman’s Office

Organizations of Persons with Disabilities

  • Association of Parents of Children with Disabilities

The Programme

The UNPRPD project in Tajikistan seized a unique opportunity, following the Universal Periodic Review of 2013, to promote the ratification of the CRPD. It enabled UN agencies to partner with state and non-state actors to support the required steps ahead of Tajikistan becoming a party to the CRPD and to address some of the key barriers to the realization of the rights of people with disabilities. It also acknowledged that organizations of persons with disabilities and associations of parents of children with disabilities have the potential to play a stronger role in promoting the rights envisaged in the CRPD but need capacity-strengthening.


The project collaborated with state and non-state actors to conduct a comprehensive analysis of existing legislation and policies in order to inform the government’s deliberations and plans on joining the CRPD;

The project developed a comprehensive communication for social change strategy and initiate a comprehensive awareness campaign to reduce stigma and discrimination against persons with disabilities;

The project  leveraged the UNPPRD joint programme to demonstrate a community-based rehabilitation model in one target district and advocate for a public-private partnership to implement CBR  in other regions of the country.

Programme Documents