‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World’ International Campaign 2015Nov 19, 2015The annual ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World’ International Campaign will start in Uzbekistan on 19 November 2015. A 16-day series of events across the country aim to bring public attention to women’s rights promotion and protection.
Estonia’s experience: What can judges from Uzbekistan learn from the high-tech leader?Nov 15, 2015November 15-20, 2015 – Judges of Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, Supreme Economic Court of Uzbekistan, regional civil courts and interdistrict civil courts of Tashkent, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications are visiting Estonia with an aim to explore its experience in developing and implementing ICTs in courts. The study tour is organized by the joint project of Supreme Court, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nations Development Programme “Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan” in cooperation with the e-Governance Academy of Estonia.
Adaption rather than confrontation – right strategy for increasing climate resilienceNov 12, 2015Increasing climate resilience is a sensitive and mostly discussed issue in environmental circles all over the world. Subject matter experts and scientists capable to put forward innovative solutions to this global issue are getting involved in the process of finding the solution. Negative climate changes, without a doubt, pose a serious threat, in particular, to the developing Central Asian countries, including Uzbekistan. So, the Aral Sea area, representing a part of the region, has been heavily affected by severe impacts of climate changes associated with degradation of the Aral Sea.
Sanitation and hygiene – cornerstones of good healthOct 31, 2015Water, sanitation and hygiene belong to the most fundamental human needs and have critical importance for human health and development. According to the data of WHO, 89 per cent of world’s population have access to an improved source of drinking water. Nonetheless, over 2.2 million people globally die from water-related and filth-borne diseases. Diarrhea and malaria are one of the main diseases causing death of children under five years of age. Specialists call for effective cooperation between healthcare and education sectors. In fact, sometimes it is enough to use basic rules of hygiene, improve quality of drinking water and follow the rules of water storage. In this context, the crucial role is played by sanitation and hygiene education, clarification of the necessity to wash hands, proper clothing and home care, that will result in reduction of the incidence of diseases by 40 per cent.
Uzbekistan celebrates the 70th anniversary of the United NationsOct 24, 2015Maintenance of peace and security, protection of human rights, and improvement of living conditions have been at the core of the activities of the United Nations, a global organisation founded 70 years ago for the benefit of humanity. The UN Office in Uzbekistan is staging broad celebrations of this milestone by holding a variety of events for the purpose of cementing cooperation with national partners and raising broad public awareness of the UN’s primary achievements since its inception as well as the outcomes of the UN’s cooperation with Uzbekistan and plans for the near future.
Introduction of ICTs to courts: workshop for attorneysOct 21, 2015October 20-21, 2015 – more than 30 practicing attorneys from Tashkent and Tashkent region participated in a workshop on introduction of ICTs in courts and improvement of civil litigation process. The workshop was held at “Poytakht” Business Center and organized by the joint project of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) "Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan" in cooperation with the Chamber of Lawyers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Stefan Priesner: Welcoming words for Eco Garden tree planting ceremonyOct 20, 2015Welcome to the tree planting ceremony to all of you at the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations Organization in Uzbekistan. I would like to extend a special welcome to the Mr. Alikhanov and the Eco Movement of the Parliament of Uzbekistan and express my sincere thanks for co-organizing this event. Many thanks also go to the Hokimyat of Tashkent for the organization of this ceremony.
Development of Uzbekistan’s oil and gas industry in line with biodiversity conservation principlesOct 19, 2015Uzbekistan’s steppes are some of the last temperate grassland biomes in the world. It can be confirmed on the example of the Ustyurt Plateau with its highly valued biodiversity where numerous endangered species of flora and fauna inhabit. In its turn, rich reserves of mineral resources, including hydrocarbons, in this area encourage dynamic growth of the oil and gas industry and cause development of the area. The scaled researches and exploration of hydrocarbon fields in this area being aimed at realization of the key tasks, as to form a sustainable raw base in the oil and gas industry providing energy independence of the republic that also requires extension of the social responsibility for the oil and gas companies which are to provide the ecologic safety, minimizing influence on the environment and biodiversity.
UNDP in Uzbekistan: out-of-the-box approach to solving complex issuesOct 16, 2015Although the residents of the Kanal-Yoqa village of Pastdargom district have gained access to drinking water only recently, today – together with neighbours from the the Sayram village – they are already mastering various techniques to diversify their labor thereby reducing the pressure on natural resources.
Innovations in waste management in YangiyulOct 16, 2015It took about four years since an innovative waste management approach has been implemented in Yangiyul. This practice based on public-private partnership still proves its efficiency.
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