Stefan Priesner: Remarks by UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independenceAug 29, 2016On 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 through a process of gradual reforms.
Garment Design Center starts operating in NamanganAug 26, 2016On August 26, 2016, the Garment Design Center was officially opened in Namangan, marking the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Uzbekistan’s independence. As an investment of financial and technological resources, the centre will help establish a strong textile brand for the Namangan Region. It will also offer essential on-the-job experience, particularly for young women, thereby improving their employment opportunities and living standards.
International Workshop for civil servants on Ethical code of conductAug 18, 2016On August 18, 2016 Tashkent hosted an International Workshop “Compliance with Ethical Code of Conduct as a prerequisite for effective public administration”, jointly organized by the Prosecutor General Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the assistance of UNDP and OSCE Project Coordinator Office in Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan advanced 20 positions in UN e-Government RankingAug 11, 2016On July 30, 2016 the United Nations published another review of e-government development in the world for 2016 (UN E-Government Survey 2016), entitled "E-Government for Sustainable Development». This survey is conducted every two years by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs since 2003 and is one of the most well regarded rankings of e-government in 193 countries.
‘Startup Initiatives’ Programme to Support Launching of 33 StartupsAug 8, 201633 teams have successfully passed three stages of the competitive selection process and will participate in the three-month ‘Startup Initiatives’ Programme, which will kick off on August 8, 2016.
Continuous education of judges, court personnel and candidate judges: foreign and national best practicesJul 22, 2016A round table discussion on international and national best practices of continuous education of judges and court personnel was held at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The round table was organized by the joint project of the Supreme Court, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nations Development Programme “Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan” within the framework of international consultancy of expert on the rule of law and access to justice Joanna Brooks (United Kingdom).
A step forward in strengthening Uzbekistan’s readiness for accessing climate finance from the Green Climate FundJul 21, 2016Overall in the Central Asia region, and in particular in Uzbekistan there is an observed trend of increased climate warming. According to the UNEP aridity index , most of Uzbeksitan’s territory is characterized by increasing aridity. It is classified as a drought zone, suseptible to land degrdation and desertification. The annual average temperature has increased by 0.29 0C for each 10 years, which implies higher vulnerability to the effects of climate change by population and territories, than in some other countries, as intensity of warming is taking place at double the average pace for the world.
Estonian E-Governance Specialist Visits UzbekistanJul 18, 2016Estonian electronic governance specialist Dr. Villem Alango visited Uzbekistan for a 2-week mission, within the framework of the ‘Improving quality of service delivery for persons with disabilities and lonely elderly people’ Project. Drawing on Estonia’s experience in providing electronically-delivered public services in the social protection, health, property management, and other fields, this visit was a key opportunity for information exchange.
Improving the quality and sustainability of Central Asia’s fruit and nut industryJul 13, 2016The three-day ‘Agri-Food Supply Chains in Cross-Border Trade of Nuts and Dried Fruit’ workshop was held in Tashkent from the 11th to the 13th of July – the first of its kind in Uzbekistan, bringing together international experts, UNECE , UNDP and GIZ representatives, as well as regional public and private sector representatives. These participants have exchanged knowledge about improving food quality, food safety, and sustainable agricultural trade in Central Asia.
“Young rescuers” – always on the alert!Jul 1, 2016In Bukhara, 112 boys and girls from all over the country demonstrated their knowledge in protection of population in emergencies, skills in premedical first aid, capabilities to use different accessories and to take vital decision within a very short time.