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  • 17 Nov 2014
    ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World’ International Campaign 2014

    A roundtable and press conference to launch the annual ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World’ International Action will be held in Tashkent on November 17. The key goal of the events, organized by the UN, national public organizations and interested donors, is to draw public attention to and promote the protection of women’s rights.

  • 04 Nov 2014
    PUBLIC DIALOGUE: What Job Opportunities Do Uzbek Youth Expect from Local Governments?

    This topic was on the agenda of the Public Dialogue that put together local government officials from three Tashkent regional areas – Almalik city, Angren city, and Akhangaran district, and the activists of local civil society organizations along with administration and students of professional colleges.

  • 31 Oct 2014
    Cihan Sultanoğlu Visits Uzbekistan

    From the 27th to the 30th of October, the Assistant Administrator and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS Ms. Cihan Sultanoğlu, visited Uzbekistan. In addition to meeting with national partners, Ms. Sultanoğlu also attended the conference on ‘The development of cooperation in the Aral Sea Basin to mitigate environmental catastrophe’.

  • 27 Oct 2014
    Stefan Priesner: Opening Remarks at the Inception Workshop ‘Developing climate resilience of farming communities in the drought prone parts of Uzbekistan’

    We have gathered on the occasion of an Inception Workshop, which marks the official launch of our newest climate change adaptation project, which will be implemented jointly with our long-time partner, Uzhydromet. Some three years, in close consultation with our national partners we have started developing this project proposal – we are launching the project today, which also happens to be the largest climate change adaptation initiative to date in Uzbekistan.

  • 21 Oct 2014
    'Vital Opportunities for Cooperation' – UNDP chief concludes her visit to Uzbekistan

    UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark has just completed a five-day visit to Uzbekistan, during which she met with the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. HE Islam Karimov, and ministers, met with national and international development partners, and visited important historical sites in Khorezm and Bukhara which are vital to the tourism sector. The visit directed attention to a number of key initiatives and their impact. Helen Clark emphasised the need to always work to scale up initiatives. She was delighted to see the emergence of new opportunities for co-operation in a number of priority areas.

  • 20 Oct 2014
    Helen Clark: Speech at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent “From the MDGs to a new set of Global Development Priorities”

    I thank the University of World Economy and Diplomacy under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, and in particular Mr. Nodir Jumaev, Rector, for inviting me to speak to you today on progress on the Millennium Development Goals, and the current global debate on what should succeed them at the end of 2015.

  • 20 Oct 2014
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark’s Presentation at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy ‘From the MDGs to a new set of Global Development Priorities’

    On the last day of her visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan UNDP Administrator Ms. Helen Clark made a key-note presentation to students and professors at Tashkent’s University of World Economy and Diplomacy. Her speech showed her appreciation of Uzbekistan’s continued commitment to achieving the Millennium Development Goals by the end of 2015. It also highlighted the need for continued collaboration and cooperation, in order to guarantee the nation’s positive human development trends persist into the post-2015 era.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark’s visit to Tashkent’s Earthquake Simulation Complex

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Mr. Martin Taschner, Deputy Head of ECHO’s Unit for the European Neighbourhood, Middle East, and Central Asia will visit Tashkent’s Earthquake Simulation Complex at the Institute of Civil Defence in Tashkent City. The facility will serve to build public awareness of Uzbekistan’s vulnerability to seismic events, and educate the public on the best means of preparing for and behaving during earthquakes.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    Helen Clark: Message to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October

    Each year on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we can recommit to that goal, and, in the words of the UN Secretary-General's message for this day this year, plan for a world where no-one is left behind.

  • 16 Oct 2014
    Helen Clark: Speech at Launch of Rule of Law Partnership with the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan

    It is an honour for me to participate in this official launch of “The Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan” project. UNDP is proud to be a partner of the Supreme Court in this important initiative, generously supported by USAID co-funding. I would like to express my appreciation to USAID for the partnership in this important initiative.

  • 16 Oct 2014
    Rule of Law Project Launched – UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visit to the Supreme Court

    UNDP Administrator Ms. Helen Clark is attending the launch of the ‘Rule of Law Partnership’ project at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The project is a continuation of extensive work undertaken by UNDP and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in strengthening the efficiency and accessibility of the nation’s courts, and the population’s access to essential judiciary services.

  • 15 Oct 2014
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Visit to Uzbekistan

    To review achievements made by UNDP Uzbekistan and to pave the way for future initiatives, UNDP Administrator Ms. Helen Clark will visit national project sites and meet with key national partners in Uzbekistan from the 15th to the 20th of October. Her visit will include meetings with representatives of government partners and a tour to regional project sites.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    Mainstreaming gender aspects into the budgeting process

    On October 9-10, 2014 a workshop on gender budgeting was held in the capital city’s "Poytakht" business center.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    International Day for Disaster Reduction, 2014

    On the 13th of October, UNDP joined the Ministry of Emergency Situations in hosting a celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR). The day’s exhibition, inauguration ceremony and concert drew attention to the need for disaster preparedness, especially among Uzbekistan’s older citizenry.

  • 08 Oct 2014
    UNDP global leader in transparency

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the most transparent aid organization, according to a leading global ranking released today.

  • 06 Oct 2014
    HCFC Project Inception Workshop

    An inception workshop for the joint project ‘Initial Implementation of Accelerated Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) Phase Out in the Countries with Economies in Transition - Uzbekistan’ took place on the 25th of September. The event was organised by project partners including the State Committee for Nature Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Development Programme. It was an opportunity to recognise UNDP’s continued efforts in Uzbekistan to limit the nation’s contribution to the depletion of the Ozone Layer, and to discuss plans to ensure this effort is enhanced and sustained.

  • 29 Sep 2014
    Establishing Stronger Partnership in Rule of Law

    On the 24th of September, 2014, an official meeting between the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, and the Chairperson of Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan, took place at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The meeting was held in order to overview achievements made in strengthening the Rule of Law in Uzbekistan, and to agree on future initiatives in this field.

  • 26 Sep 2014
    Helping to Make Courts More Independent

    International roundtable ’Gradual Strengthening of the Judicial Power: Ensuring Independence’ was organized on September 18 by the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the support of UNDP in Uzbekistan and the OSCE Project Coordinator’s Office in Uzbekistan.

  • 26 Sep 2014
    Stefan Priesner: Opening Speech at the International Roundtable “Gradual Strengthening of Judiciary: Ensuring Judicial Independence”

    Honorable Chairperson of the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, Mr. Shayunus Gaziev Honorable Chairperson of Higher Economic Court, Mr. Kozimdjon Kamilov, Your Excellencies, Messrs. Ambassadors György Szabó and Naythart Höfer-Wissing Distinguished organizers and participants of this International roundtable, It is a great pleasure and honour for me to be at this roundtable in beautiful Khorezm, where travelers, traders and scientists have exchanged goods, knowledge and wisdom for thousands of years on the cross roads of the Great Silk Road.

  • 25 Sep 2014
    Stefan Priesner: Welcoming Speech at the Inception Workshop «Initial Implementation of Accelerated Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) Phase Out in the Countries with Economies in Transition (CEIT) Region–Uzbekistan»

    Protection and preservation of the ozone layer of our planet remains as an important issue today. Three stories can illustrate on how his challenge was tackled, they have different timelines but are interrelated in achieving global success.