Helena Fraser: Statement on the Concept of Administrative Reform in the Republic of Uzbekistan

The United Nations in Uzbekistan welcomes the adoption of the Concept of Administrative Reform in the Republic of Uzbekistan on 8 September 2017. The Concept outlines priority reforms aimed at creating an effective and transparent public administration system in line with the Action Strategy 2017-2021,...

International Photo Contest on Climate Change and Ozone Winners Announced

The announcement ceremony of the winners of the international photo contest on climate change and ozone layer and a photo exhibition of winning photographs was held at the Art Gallery in Tashkent. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol and the photo contest aimed at sending a global...

Are young women a key to the growth of Uzbekistan’s ICT industry?

Do you know who Margaret Hamilton is? Not many do. She was the computer scientist and systems engineer who programmed the Apollo 11 spaceflight. There is currently a greatly untapped resource of women programmers, who are essential to the understaffed global ICT industry (an estimated 800,000 extra...

Helena Fraser: Statement for the Roundtable Discussion on Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in Central Asia

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for this excellent opportunity to be in Brussels to talk about sustainable development in the Central Asian region, and in particular in Uzbekistan. His Excellency the Ambassador has outlined clearly the commitment with which the Government of Uzbekistan has embraced the...

Partners discuss development challenges, opportunities in Central Asia

Representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Central Asia and the European Union (EU) discussed in Brussels the development challenges and opportunities, and their future collaboration in the region. Having made considerable progress on multiple fronts since their independence in the...

Energy Efficient Houses will be constructed in rural regions in Uzbekistan

A new joint project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Architecture and Construction “Market Transformation for Sustainable Rural Housing” funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has started its implementation with  an Inception...

‘Startup Initiative' programme will help 40 teams to turn their idea into a business

Today, on August 21, a three-month Youth Startup Initiatives Support Programme kicked off. According to the results of the competitive selection, 40 startup projects from all over Uzbekistan take part in the second cycle of the ‘Startup Initiative’ Programme. This year, startup projects represent all regions of...

Trainings on application of Human Security Concept

On 17-18 August 2017, Nukus hosted a two-day training for 48 representatives of governmental bodies of the Republic of Karakalpakstan - specialists of local ministries, district khokimiyats and public organizations of Karakalpakstan. The trainings aimed at  enhancing professional skills of specialists involved in...

Gender financing to promote women's entrepreneurship

On August 15, a two-day seminar on gender aspects of financing small business for representatives of 28 commercial banks kicked off in Tashkent. The seminar was organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry-UNDP ‘Business Forum of Uzbekistan (Phase III)' project jointly with the Women's Committee and the...

Meeting with UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative

On 3 August 2017 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Komilov received Helena Fraser appointed UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan. Helena Fraser presented to the Minister the letter of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres about her appointment in...

How Technological Solutions Making the Uzbekistan Courts More User-Friendly

After her divorce in 2015, Tashkent city resident Gulbahor Rahimova had a difficult time claiming the alimony payments her ex-husband owed her for the support of their two children. In matters of sensitive family law (body of law regulating family relationships, including marriage and divorce, the treatment of...