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  • 18 Apr 2014
    Stefan Priesner: Speech at the joint seminar “Integrated Water Resources Management in Central Asia”

    Dear Co-organizers, dear delegations from all Central Asian countries, dear participants of the seminar! Welcome on behalf of the UN in Uzbekistan It is a pleasure to be here at the regional seminar on the Integrated Water Resources Management. Water is at the core of sustainable development.

  • 18 Apr 2014
    Regional Integrated Water Management

    In his opening speech, UN Resident Coordinator Stefan Priesner highlighted the need for the further promotion of integrated water resources management in a regional context, a focus in which sister agency UNRCCA is particularly active. He highlighted the need for regional cooperation in the management of water resources as of paramount importance regional sustainable development.

  • 28 Mar 2014
    Call for applications for participation at the Summer School 2014 on Human Development

    UNDP in Uzbekistan announces registration of applicants for Summer School on human development 2014. The main objective of the Summer School on human development 2014 is to equip participants with understanding of trends of human development at global, regional and national levels, to review tools to explore measurements of human development, including the Millennium Development Goals

  • 19 Mar 2014
    Meeting with staff of the ‘CNPC Silk Road Group LLC’ company

    The ‘CNPC Silk Road Group LLC’ company is one of the partners of the ‘Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Uzbekistan’s Oil and Gas Sector Policies and Operations’ project which is the joint project of UNDP/GEF/Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

  • 05 Mar 2014
    Inclusive Business: An Opportunity Where Everybody Wins!

    Businesses nowadays seek ways of becoming more active, innovative, and responsive to changes, and big potential for entrepreneurial development lies where it is not usually searched- among low income, vulnerable or marginalised layers of population. This led to the emergence of the ‘Inclusive Business’ concept, which is getting a lot of attention from companies nowadays.

  • 05 Mar 2014
    Registering Businesses Online: A Progressive Step Forward in Improving Uzbekistan’s Business Environment

    According to the law, state registration of enterprises and entrepreneurs as business entities is a starting point for any business. Given that the state registration for businesses is mandatory, the number of entrepreneurs is rising, and that technologies are spreading at a high speed, the President of Uzbekistan arranged to simplify business registration process (see Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated 18.07.2012 № UP - 4455).

  • 28 Feb 2014
    “E-SUD” information system

    In “E-SUD” information system developers combined such tasks as: implementation of electronic document flow in courts, usage of modern mechanisms to notify civil process parties, preparation of court decisions and interim rulings by using templates, unified calendar of court hearings, court decisions database, collection and preparation of statistical reportings of courts, etc. In addition project also plans to include the possibility of audio-video recording of court handlings and online participation in court hearings.

  • 28 Feb 2014
    Every Drop Matters

    Providing its people with clean drinking water is the country’s priority. With the financial support from the regional UNDP program ‘Every Drop Matters’ the project built a drinking water supply system for ‘Kanal Yoka’ and ‘Nurobod’ villages in the Samarkand Region. As a result of the works carried out, over 2,000 residents of these villages now have access to clean drinking water.

  • 28 Feb 2014
    Regional Training-of-Trainers Course for Staff of Border Management Agencies in Central Asia

    The five-day Regional Training-of-Trainers workshop, organised by the EU-UNDP Border Management in Central Asia Programme in partnership with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, was closed today. Twenty-two training instructors/trainers from Border Guard Service, Customs, Phyto-Sanitary, Veterinary and Quarantine Control from Central Asia participated in the workshop.

  • 27 Feb 2014
    How an artisan can become a successful exporter?

    Can I export leather products? Where and how can I get loan for start-up capital? How to register family based enterprise? Can I hire additional workforce if I’m an individual entrepreneur? These and other questions were discussed during the interactive training in Namangan and gathered more than 30 artisans and entrepreneurs of Namangan region.

  • 19 Feb 2014
    Towards more Efficient and Transparent Public Procurement

    Initial version of the draft Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Public Procurement” and draft Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers "On measures for further improvement of public procurement of goods (works, services)", have been discussed during the extended meeting of the Interagency Working Group held on 14-16 February 2014 in Tashkent region.

  • 29 Jan 2014
    Humanity remains deeply unequal despite impressive progress, says UNDP report

    New York – A sustained reduction in inequality requires a shift to more inclusive growth patterns – supported by redistributive polices and changes in social norms – says a report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 25 Jan 2014
    First in Uzbekistan Social Innovation Lab ‘Nature and Society’

    In the coming Saturday and Sunday UNDP/UNV Project ‘Social Innovation and Volunteerism in Uzbekistan’, Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP), together with Youth Movement ‘Kamolot’ are launching first Social Innovation Lab ‘Nature and Society’ in Uzbekistan.

  • 17 Jan 2014
    Youth and the United Nations: A Great Opportunity for Uzbekistan

    With the global economic crisis and one out of two young people being out of work in some parts of Europe, the challenges faced by youth have increasingly come to attention of the international community.

  • 14 Jan 2014
    Reporting on Local Governance initiatives

    Public administration reform is a core area for UNDP’s worldwide support. Today, UNDP is implementing in more than 124 countries over 500 projects, covering various aspects of public administration and local governance reform. In recent years in Uzbekistan UNDP has been contributing to enhancing of effectiveness, transparency and accountability of local governments.

  • 13 Jan 2014
    Commemorating Richard Conroy (1947-2004)

    Today in 2004, the then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan expressed the sense of loss the UN system felt after Richard Conroy’s passing. “Richard was not only an exceptionally dedicated and talented colleague – he was also a thoroughly decent human being.”

  • 05 Jan 2014
    Public Administration Reform is a Core Area for UNDP’s Worldwide Support

    In January 2014, the Joint Project of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) “Local Governance Support: Participation and Partnership” (LGSP) met with its stakeholders and close partners at the khokimiyats of Djizak and Namangan regions to evaluate the results of LGSP’s activities during its project cycle 2010-2013.

  • 13 Dec 2013
    UNDP is Fostering the Development of e-Government in Uzbekistan

    On November 29, 2013, a working meeting took place between representatives of the State Committee for Communications, Informatization and Telecommunication Technologies (SCCITT) and UNDP Uzbekistan to assess the new Joint project entitled ‘Promotion of e-Government to improve the quality of public services’.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    Introduction of ICT in Employment and Social Protection

    Joint press conference of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan (UNDP) on introduction of ICT in the area of employment and social protection of population was held today at the National Press Centre of Uzbekistan.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    ‘Thank You’ Community Award Ceremony

    “Much of the world is accelerating progress in responding to HIV…There is still much to do. If we want a future free of AIDS we will need continued investment, commitment and innovation to reach the vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths” – stated UN Secretary-General in his message on the World AIDS Day.