UN Joint Programme – multilateral cooperation platform to support the development in the Aral Sea Region

An official launch event of the new UN Joint Programme “Building the resilience of communities affected by the Aral Sea disaster through the Multi-partner Human Security Fund for the Aral Sea” was held in Tashkent, on February 10, 2017. A special UN mission represented by Ms. Mehrnaz Mostafavi, Head of Human...

A major reform of the system for state registration of businesses

According to the Government resolution dated February 9, 2017 №66 “On measures to implement the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated October 28, 2016 No. PP-2646, aimed at improving the system of state registration of business entities, a conceptually new system of state registration...

Technovation Challenge Uzbekistan 2017 - Girls for a change!

Worldwide Information Technologies sector is undergoing a rapid growth, and often demand for qualified personnel in the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) far outnumbers supply. In addition, gender imbalances in STEM sectors remains relatively high. For example, women comprise no more than 26%...

A new boost for better regional governance

2017 has the potential to be a major year for developing stronger, regional-level governance – a new impetus behind the balanced growth of regional government, emboldened by key resolutions, a new government direction, and the declaration of the ‘Year of Dialogue with People and Human Interests’. The Local...

UNDP Supports Strategic Development Reforms in Uzbekistan

On January 27, 2017, UNDP participated as a co-organizer in a roundtable dedicated to “Uzbekistan’s Five-Area Development Action Strategy for 2017-2021”. In his welcoming address, Mr. Stefan Priesner, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan highlighted that the “Action Strategy for...

UNDP Facilitates Сapacity Building Trainings for Refrigeration Specialists

Four refrigeration specialists from Uzbekistan representing private sector and academia participated in the international training for trainers on “Safe handling of Propane (R290)  as ozone depleting substances -free refrigerant” held in Springe, Germany. The five-day training was organized jointly with the...

UN Agencies launch a joint programme to mitigate environmental crisis in the Aral Sea Region

Human induced activities more often become the reason for man-made environmental disasters. In Central Asia the chief among them is the Aral Sea disaster and desertification. It has had serious socio-economic impact on the livelihoods of millions. The issue of mitigating the Aral Sea disaster for population affected...

Home grown energy

Wood is a key resource around the world and in Uzbekistan. It is a source of fuel that if effectively maintained, can be carbon neutral and have a positive impact on the environment. Currently, though, far more naturally-growing wood is cut and burnt, than is replaced. In the past decade 1.2 million squares of...

Results of UNDP Project for enhancement of lawmaking and RIA were summed up

On December 23, 2016, a Project Board Meeting of the UNDP Project "Support to the Enhancement of Law-making, Rule-making and Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA)" was held in Poytakht Business Center to discuss the project's overall results achieved during operating period (2014 - 2016) and plans for the next...

Time to sum up and set further tasks

On December 22, 2016 in the conference room of Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan a session of the Interagency Work Group was held focused on the analysis of the progress of implementation of the joint Project of Supreme Court, USAID and UNDP named “Rule of law partnership in Uzbekistan”. Deputy...

Implementing accessible and convenient e-services: experience of Latvia discussed

Latvia has succeeded in improving the quality of public service delivery through effective and rational introduction of ICT in public administration. Today, 96% of businesses and over 73% of population in Latvia have access to high-speed Internet. More than 60% of population prefers digital form of getting public...