Stefan Priesner: Opening Remarks for the International Workshop on Scrutiny of Draft Legal Acts

Welcome to the participants of the international workshop. UNDP is very pleased to cooperate with the Ministry of Justice, Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis and the Institute for Monitoring of Current Legislation on an issue of utmost importance – the quality of legislative and regulatory drafting. We believe that...

‘Single window’ centres simplify obtaining construction permits for entrepreneurs

Doing business is often associated with construction of new facilities (including cafes, restaurants, beauty salons, pharmacies, hotels); facade renovation or reconstruction of existing buildings, including the transfer of residential premises to non-residential category. According to the national legislation, special...

Stefan Priesner: Welcoming words for ICT Week

A very good morning to all of you and greetings on behalf of UNDP. I would like to commend the Government of Uzbekistan for excellent organization of the ICT WEEK UZBEKISTAN 2016, and express my appreciation for being co-organizer of this important event, which brings together leading experts from various...

Ozone and climate: Restored by a world united

September 16 – the date on which the entire world community celebrates the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. This designation was made after UN General Assembly adopted the resolution in 1994 to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol – the most powerful policy tool for issues...

Key Partnership for ICTWEEK Uzbekistan 2016

Information and Communication Technologies Week – ICTWEEK 2016 – will take place in Uzbekistan on September 19-23, 2016. The main purpose of this annual digital even is to discuss key achievements in ICT development in Uzbekistan, to demonstrate success stories of ICT implementation in different areas, to identify new...

Exploring environmental sustainability of the Gissar State Nature Reserve

Snow Leopards are among the world’s most iconic species and under the threat of disappearing. Uzbekistan is one of the few countries worldwide, where a sizeable population still exists both in the Pamir Alai and Western Tien Shan mountain ranges. A new project, the ‘Sustainable natural resource and forest...

Change from tradition with no-tillage farming
Change from tradition with no-tillage farming

Think of ‘traditional farming’ and images of heavy tractors, plows and machinery may come to mind – but in the greater scheme of history this has hardly been the standard. The practice of organic, simple, low-impact, low-cost farming, despite being more efficient and often creating tastier and cleaner produce, has...

Efforts underway for implementation of social services’ standards

Training workshop dedicated to introduction of standards of social services for lonely elderly and people with disabilities was conducted in Tashkent. The seminar was organized by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the assistance of the United Nations Development Program for management...

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the death of the President of Uzbekistan, H.E. Mr. Islam Karimov

The Secretary-General is saddened to learn of the death of H.E. Mr. Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan. He extends his sincere condolences to the bereaved family of President Karimov, the Government and the people of Uzbekistan.   The Secretary-General pays tribute to the late President's efforts to develop...

Helen Clark expresses sincere condolences

Excellency, It is a great sadness that we have learnt of the death of H.E. Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan. On behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, I would like to offer our sincere condolences, and extend our deepest sympathy to the people and the Government of Uzbekistan during this time...

Stefan Priesner: Remarks by UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence

On September 1, 1991, the Republic of Uzbekistan became a sovereign nation and entered a new period in its history. This year Uzbekistan will celebrate 25 years of independence. In a relatively short period of time, the country has achieved important milestones in moving forward its socio-economic development...