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  • 24 Jul 2014
    2014 Human Development Report

    Entitled Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience, the Report provides a fresh perspective on vulnerability and proposes ways to strengthen resilience. Persistent vulnerability threatens human development. And unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable.

  • 18 Jul 2014
    Recycling for Social Good

    This past Friday at Tashkent’s Gulshan Recreational Park, city residents including people living with disabilities and social innovation volunteers presented household items they made over a three day period.

  • 18 Jul 2014
    Aquaculture – Making an Existing Industry Better

    Uzbekistan is lucky to be blessed with some of the key resources needed for fish farming, particularly in its foothill regions that make up 25 per cent of the nation’s countryside, and the potential to streamline and expand the nation’s existing fish farming industry is significant. The raw resources needed to enhance this industry already exists in Uzbekistan, so all that’s needed to make fish farming even stronger is improved national knowledge about the field.

  • 16 Jul 2014
    Diversification of the Spectrum of HIV Prevention Services in Uzbekistan

    One of the significant factors of effectiveness to combat the HIV epidemic is to implement successful prevention practices and programs among most-at-risk populations (MARPs). Today, within the framework of the UNDP ‘Continuing Scale Up of the Response to HIV’ (funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria), a number of HIV prevention services will be made available to MARPs in Uzbekistan.

  • 10 Jul 2014
    Introducing Water Billing in two Mahallas of the Navoi Region

    A Support Centre for Public Services, designed to increase transparency and accountability of water supply services, has been launched in 2014 as part of the ‘Integrated Water Resource Management and Water Efficiency Plan for the Zarafshan River Basin’ (IWRM).

  • 10 Jul 2014
    Cooperation for Promoting the Rights of People Living with Disabilities

    On June 30, 2014 the UN agencies in Uzbekistan in partnership with civil society organisations representing the interests of persons with disabilities, held a joint meeting, whose main aim was to identify perspective areas of cooperation between DPOs and UN agencies on disability issues. The meeting was organised within the framework of the thematic group on social protection of the UNDAF.

  • 08 Jul 2014
    ‘Garbage Lab’ Social Innovation Laboratory on Creative Thinking

    Promoting social innovation and volunteerism in the country, offering innovative solutions to social problems, and generating interaction between different people and various organizations is an effective way to contribute to Uzbekistan’s prosperity. This time the UNDP/UNV Project ‘Social Innovation and Volunteerism in Uzbekistan’ is launching a new initiative – ‘Garbage Lab’, a three day social innovation laboratory on creative thinking.

  • 01 Jul 2014
    UNDP Project to Improve Water Use on Karmana District Farms

    The Zarafshan River Basin is a region with a significant population of 5 million people, and also a large quantity of agricultural land use, but faces significant difficulties in ensuring that the farmers have access to the water they require to maintain their fields. While 84 per cent of the basin’s water resources are used in agriculture, more than 50 per cent of this resource is lost through the use of traditional but inefficient irrigation practices.

  • 26 Jun 2014
    Development of innovative projects for Rule of Law, Human Rights, and Justice 'HuRiLab Fellowship'

    Since 2011, the UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre for Europe and Central Asia has been implementing the project ‘Promoting Human Rights and Access to Justice for Social Inclusion and Legal Empowerment – (PHASE)’ to enhance the capacity of human rights and justice institutions and UNDP Country Offices in the region, including Uzbekistan.

  • 25 Jun 2014
    Roundtable on 'Effective Work with Volunteers'

    On Wednesday the 25th of June a Roundtable organised by the UNDP/UNV Project ‘Social Innovation and Volunteerism in Uzbekistan’ will gather to discuss with national partners a ‘Toolkit for Working with Volunteers’.

  • 13 Jun 2014
    Notes for the Opening Speech Stefan Priesner, UNDP Resident Representative

    At the core of Human Development is a simply stated premise that “People are the real wealth of a nation.”

  • 10 Jun 2014
    Educating Educators on Human Development

    Nadira Janibekova is professor of Philosophy and Uzbekistan Culture at the Gulistan State University. Understanding trends in Uzbekistan’s cultural perceptions requires knowledge of the roles individual citizens play in their country. It also requires processing large quantities of statistical data, and understanding the meaning behind that information.

  • 10 Jun 2014
    UNDP in Uzbekistan – National Project Coordinators Meeting

    UNDP in Uzbekistan has held its annual National Project Coordinators (NPC) meeting - a key opportunity to take into account the successes gained by national projects both individually and within programmatic areas, and to identify possible future challenges to UNDP’s work. The event was also an important occasion to overview key objectives within the UNDP Strategic Plan for 2014-2017.

  • 05 Jun 2014
    Launching of eco bags

    Promotion campaign of eco bags in Uzbekistan starts on the World Environment Day which is widely celebrated on 5th of June all over the world. UNDP and UNV in cooperation with a retail network initiated social project to launch eco bags in Uzbekistan.

  • 03 Jun 2014
    Seismic safety assessment of a makhalla in Tashkent

    The greatest danger during earthquakes pose to buildings built up without seismic safety measures, particularly houses constructed of local low quality materials. Most of individual houses do not comply with the seismic safety construction rules and may easily be destroyed during disastrous earthquakes.

  • 02 Jun 2014
    EcoWeek 2014: Focus on Climate Change

    The annual EcoWeek, dedicated to the celebration of the World Environment Day, will be marked this year by a series of interesting activities involving the country’s government ministries, enterprises, research and arts people and students. It will start on June 2 in Tashkent to extend to Uzbekistan’s other several regions and end with a large-scale closing ceremony to be held in the capital city on June 8.

  • 02 Jun 2014
    Stefan Priesner: Opening Ceremony Eco-Week 2014

    We have once again gathered to celebrate the World Environment Day, through what has become a good tradition in Uzbekistan – the Eco-Week. This Day is celebrated all over the world to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the environment.

  • 01 Jun 2014
    Young Rescuers

    Tashkent hosted a Republican competition among “Young Rescuers” teams established based on the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers “On full-scale preparedness activities of population for emergency situations (natural or man-made disasters) caused by an earthquake”.

  • 26 May 2014
    The Best Practices of One-Stop-Shops in Chirchik, Djizak and Namangan Cities are Discussed

    The khokimyiat of Chirchik city hosted the Workshop entitled “Activity of OSS to provide public services to individuals and legal entities: practical experience and prospects”. The event was organized by the administration of Tashkent region, regional division of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Joint Programme of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan and UNDP 'Local Governance Support/Phase-2' (LGSP-2).

  • 26 May 2014
    The Next Generation of Human Development

    25-year-old Abbos Sulaymanov’s life passions are closely intertwined. In his professional life the Tashkent resident works with businesses in Uzbekistan, to ensure that they best utilise their skills and abilities, and respect the individuality of their employees, in line with international standards. In this way he makes organisations more effective, and better places to be employed.