UNDP launches new initiatives on the development of women's entrepreneurships in Uzbekistan

The project of the CCI and UNDP ‘Business Forum of Uzbekistan (Phase-III)’ launches a new component to expand legal and economic opportunities for the development of women's entrepreneurships in Uzbekistan. Small business, accounting for 56.9% of the country’s GDP, provides employment for 78.1% of the population...

‘Startup Initiatives’ Programme: How is students' interest in business growing?

The second cycle of the Youth Startup Support Programme was launched this year to cover students and teachers of all the universities in Uzbekistan. Compared to the previous cycle, the number of applications submitted has increased by 1.4, and the number of participating universities has reached 57. Applications...

More than 2000 Uzbek entrepreneurs registered their businesses online

Since April 1, 2017, Uzbekistan has launched a unique national automated system of state registration of business which enable applicants to obtain a certificate of state registration within 30 minutes. Within one month from the launch of the new system, over 21,000 business entities were registered through this...

Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein at a press conference during his mission to Uzbekistan

This has been the first ever visit to Uzbekistan by any of the six UN High Commissioners for Human Rights, since the Office of the High Commissioner was established in 1993, just two years after Uzbekistan became independent, and one year after it became a member of the United Nations. It has been a very brief...

UNDP Energy Efficiency of Rural Housing in Uzbekistan Project to Contribute to the Implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

The United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan commends Uzbekistan’s recent signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Paris Agreement is the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal, which was adopted at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework...

First set of project applications for the Green Climate Fund selected in Uzbekistan

Interagency Working Group of the project “Green Climate Fund Readiness Programme in Uzbekistan” selected first set of project applications for the Green Climate Fund. The Interagency Working Group (IWG), consisting of representatives of various ministries and organizations, discussed ten project applications...

UNDP and national partners discussed measures to improve the business environment

On May 2, 2017, a joint project of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and UNDP 'Business Forum of Uzbekistan (Phase III)' held a round table on further improving the business environment and raising Uzbekistan’s ranking in the World Bank's ‘Doing Business’ report. Today, the intensification of efforts aimed to...

Effective land management requires involvement of the community

Uzbekistan, located between two great Asian rivers, indeed possesses the diversity of natural landscapes, rich soil, and resources.  The figures speak for themselves. Total landmass of Uzbekistan is 44,900,000 hectares.  Currently 9.7% of land of Uzbekistan (4,325,700 hectares) are used for irrigated farming, about...

Caring about Earth – Universal Contribution to the Sustainable Future

These days a series of events dedicated to the International Earth Day were held in Tashkent and the regions. The events were held everywhere with involvement of the academia, ministries, agencies, social institutions, businesses, and most importantly, those, for whom caring about the environment is equivalent to...

E-SUD to be launched in Fergana valley

About 130 court chairpersons, judges, heads of offices of inter-district civil courts, public utilities and state tax inspection employees, as well as lawyers of Andijan, Namangan and Ferghana regions participated in specialized trainings to further increase the use of the National information case management system...

National Transparency Index Reveals Most Open Government Institutions in Uzbekistan

National Transparency Index of Uzbekistan published ranking of 47 government agencies on how open and transparent their activities are from the viewpoint of citizens as required by the Law on Transparency. The joint project of UNDP and Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications on...