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  • Win a new tablet! Oct 13, 2016

    On the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan and UNDP in Uzbekistan announce the contest for the best knowledge of the Dos and Don'ts during natural disaster emergencies.

  • Challenges of Modern Seismology discussed in Tashkent Oct 12, 2016

    On October 12, 2016, a three-day International Conference “Actual Issues of Modern Seismology – TASECO 2016”, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Tashkent Earthquake and founding of the Institute of Seismology of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, commenced its work in the capital city Business Centre “Poytaht”. Prof. Lutpullaev S.L., acting President of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, Mr. Aripov K.M., First Deputy Minister for Emergency Situations of Uzbekistan, and Mr. Garakhanov F., UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Uzbekistan opened the conference with their welcoming speeches where they underlined the significance of holding the event in this format with participation of global-level experts.

  • Academy of Public Administration and UNDP to launch a joint project “Support to civil service training in Uzbekistan” Oct 6, 2016

    On October 6, 2016, a local project appraisal committee meeting took place between representatives of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan (APA) and UNDP Uzbekistan to endorse a new joint project ‘Support to Civil Service Training in Uzbekistan’. The new project is designed to further enhance civil service training and re-training framework in Uzbekistan.

  • Shifting from traditional approaches to intensive horticulture Oct 5, 2016

    In October 2016, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the support of UNDP’s ‘Business Forum of Uzbekistan (Phase III)’ project will organize series of workshops in six regions of the country. Around 600 farmers will benefit and increase their knowledge on modern apple growing techniques, as well as develop practical skills to improve the efficiency of gardening.

  • Building-up efforts for biodiversity conservation Oct 5, 2016

    Biological diversity is about having a variety among living organisms, including diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems. The main threats to biodiversity today are habitat degradation, over-exploitation, pollution, invasion of non-native species, and climate change. UNDP and the State Committee for Nature Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan have a long-standing successful cooperation on biodiversity conservation and sustainable natural resources management of ecosystems of Uzbekistan rich in unique biodiversity. The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by these two parties has further strengthened this synergy.

  • UNDP supports enhancement of quality of services for lonely elderly and PWDs Sep 29, 2016

    The issues of social protection and support to vulnerable population were in the focus of social policy of Uzbekistan from early 90th. In particular adopted in May 28 of 1991 Resolution of Cabinet of Ministers #145 «About additional measures on social protection of lonely pensioners» established a number of benefits together with the set of goods provided to lonely elderly for free. This decision played particular role for maintenance of living standards of the most vulnerable part of population to overcome economic hardship after collapse of former Soviet Union.

  • ICT Week 2016 was held in close partnership with UNDP in Uzbekistan Sep 23, 2016

    From September 19 to 23, the main event in the area of information technologies and communication in Uzbekistan - annual “ICT WEEK Uzbekistan” was held in Tashkent. The key events of the Week – ICT SUMMIT and ICT FORUM – featured heads of public administration bodies, businesses, organizations in the ICT sphere, as well as foreign experts and representatives of international organizations, IT companies and more than 800 listeners.

  • Stefan Priesner: Opening Remarks for the International Workshop on Scrutiny of Draft Legal Acts Sep 22, 2016

    UNDP is very pleased to cooperate with the Ministry of Justice, Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis and the Institute for Monitoring of Current Legislation on an issue of utmost importance – the quality of legislative and regulatory drafting.

  • Laws should be sufficiently specific to ensure meaningful regulations Sep 22, 2016

    An international workshop “Urgent issues for further enhancement of evaluation of draft legislation” on September 22, 2016 brought together a broad range of experts in the fields of law and policy, as well as representatives of the government and diplomatic community in Tashkent.

  • Stefan Priesner: Welcoming words for ICT Week Sep 20, 2016

    I would like to commend the Government of Uzbekistan for excellent organization of the ICT WEEK UZBEKISTAN 2016, and express my appreciation for being co-organizer of this important event, which brings together leading experts from various countries in the area of ICT and e-government to discuss solutions, exchange ideas and promote prospective areas of cooperation.