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  • Helena Fraser: Statement on the Concept of Administrative Reform in the Republic of Uzbekistan Sep 14, 2017

    The United Nations in Uzbekistan welcomes the adoption of the Concept of Administrative Reform in the Republic of Uzbekistan on 8 September 2017. The Concept outlines priority reforms aimed at creating an effective and transparent public administration system in line with the Action Strategy 2017-2021, contributing to ensuring and protecting citizens’ rights and freedoms.

  • International Photo Contest on Climate Change and Ozone Winners Announced Sep 11, 2017

    The announcement ceremony of the winners of the international photo contest on climate change and ozone layer and a photo exhibition of winning photographs was held at the Art Gallery in Tashkent.

  • Are young women a key to the growth of Uzbekistan’s ICT industry? Sep 6, 2017

    There is currently a greatly untapped resource of women programmers, who are essential to the understaffed global ICT industry (an estimated 800,000 extra professionals will be needed in Europe by 2020). But women programmers, especially those in management roles, make up a small minority of the world’s IT professionals. The landscape for women programmers is not much different here in Uzbekistan. The share of women in technical universities is only 16-22 percent of the total number of students. Technovation Challenge.

  • Partners discuss development challenges, opportunities in Central Asia Sep 1, 2017

    Representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Central Asia and the European Union (EU) discussed in Brussels the development challenges and opportunities, and their future collaboration in the region.

  • Helena Fraser: Statement for the Roundtable Discussion on Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in Central Asia Aug 31, 2017

    Thank you for this excellent opportunity to be in Brussels to talk about sustainable development in the Central Asian region, and in particular in Uzbekistan. His Excellency the Ambassador has outlined clearly the commitment with which the Government of Uzbekistan has embraced the Sustainable Development Agenda, so I won’t go through that again. I will give you a quick snapshot of where we see we are now, and then I will make three important points.

  • Energy Efficient Houses will be constructed in rural regions in Uzbekistan Aug 25, 2017

    A new joint project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Architecture and Construction “Market Transformation for Sustainable Rural Housing” funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has started its implementation with an Inception Workshop held on 25 August 2017.

  • ‘Startup Initiative' programme will help 40 teams to turn their idea into a business Aug 21, 2017

    Today, on August 21, a three-month Youth Startup Initiatives Support Programme kicked off. According to the results of the competitive selection, 40 startup projects from all over Uzbekistan take part in the second cycle of the ‘Startup Initiative’ Programme.

  • Trainings on application of Human Security Concept Aug 19, 2017

    On 17-18 August 2017, Nukus hosted a two-day training for 48 representatives of governmental bodies of the Republic of Karakalpakstan - specialists of local ministries, district khokimiyats and public organizations of Karakalpakstan. The trainings aimed at enhancing professional skills of specialists involved in socio-economic development of the region with focus on application of the principles of the Human Security Concept.

  • Gender financing to promote women's entrepreneurship Aug 15, 2017

    On August 15, a two-day seminar on gender aspects of financing small business for representatives of 28 commercial banks kicked off in Tashkent. The seminar was organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry-UNDP ‘Business Forum of Uzbekistan (Phase III)' project jointly with the Women's Committee and the Central Bank. The seminar aims to empower women in Uzbekistan.

  • Meeting with UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative Aug 3, 2017

    On 3 August 2017 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Komilov received Helena Fraser appointed UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan.