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  • 26 May 2015
    How to export to EU: Practical training on technical aspects

    During May 25-26, 2015 a seminar on "Technical aspects of access of Uzbek fruit and vegetables products to the markets of European Union countries" was organized by the Aid for Trade Project of the UNDP in cooperation with "Uzstandard" Agency in order to enhance the capacity and skills of national exporters on the import regulation specifics for fruits and vegetables to the European Union.

  • 07 May 2015
    The results of volunteer work have been presented at the VIII Congress of Pulmonogists and Phthisiatricians

    In the week of 4 May 2015 around 500 medical professionals gathered in Tashkent at the 8th Congress of Pulmonologists and Phthisiatricians of Uzbekistan to discuss the current situation of tuberculosis and especially MDR-TB (multi drug resistant tuberculosis) burden in the area. UN Volunteers (UNV) attended the congress to present the results of ongoing public awareness campaign in Karakalpakstan. The presentation “Prevention of tuberculosis: from old views to new approaches” focused on self-prevention of tuberculosis arising from positive behavioral change and on UN Volunteers’ experience in Karakalpakstan.

  • 22 Apr 2015
    Property Registration in Uzbekistan Made Easier

    Until recently, the sale of commercial property was rather laborious process for both buyers and sellers, due to complicated process of securing rights to property in Uzbekistan. The World Bank’s report “Doing Business 2015” ranked Uzbekistan 143 out of 189 countries on the ease of registering property.

  • 30 Mar 2015
    In Uzbekistan, beekeeping benefits communities and the environment

    Kuralbay Nugmanov, an entrepreneur and farmer in Karakalpakstan, north of Uzbekistan, says his community is much better off since they installed bee hives. “This year we got much better fruits and vegetables, as compared to last year. We believe that this is thanks to our bees,” he says.

  • 17 Mar 2015
    Promoting inclusive social development in Karakalpakstan: We're In It Together

    It is a well-known that people with disabilities are more likely to become economically disadvantaged than people without a disability. Among other factors lack of access to funds is considered as a major obstacle for establishing business opportunities for people with a disability. Thus, the vast majority of people with a disability are unable to reach their potential, remain dependent on families for support and are denied the opportunity to contribute to the community’s development.

  • 12 Feb 2015
    Uzbekistan expanding export opportunities for agricultural products

    Uzbekistan presented its bright, colorful and aromatic fruits and vegetables at ‘Fruit Logistica 2015’ International Exhibition that was held during 4-6 February in Berlin (Germany).

  • 30 Jan 2015
    New Social Contract for Social Transformations

    On January 30, Center for Economic Research, supported by UNDP (SMART Project), hosted the first Development Dialogue meeting of this year, starting with "Formulating a New Social Contract for Sustainable Social Development". The topic is one of the key research topics within the Strategy of structural reforms of Uzbekistan for the 2030 period "Vision-2030", a joint initiative of the World Bank, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Government of Uzbekistan. The event involved heads of international organizations, embassies, development agencies, as well as national and international experts.

  • 22 Jan 2015
    Helen Clark: Speech on Year of Tough Choices for World Leaders

    “World leaders have a big opportunity this year to shift the world onto a path of inclusive, sustainable, and resilient development," said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  • 09 Dec 2014
    Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary- General Message on International Anti-Corruption Day

    Corruption is a global phenomenon that strikes hardest at the poor, hinders inclusive economic growth and robs essential services of badly needed funds. From cradle to grave, millions are touched by corruption’s shadow.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 24 Apr 2014
    Stefan Priesner: Opening Speech at the International Conference on “Ensuring labor rights: the experience of Uzbekistan and international labor standards”

    A very warm welcome on behalf of the UN system in Uzbekistan. It is a pleasure to be here in the international conference on “Ensuring labor rights: the experience of Uzbekistan and international labor standards”. I would like to congratulate the co-organizers of the conference, which is a very timely and important event. This is why I would like to look at the significance of the conference from three angles: from the perspective of the current development position of Uzbekistan; from the rights angle; and from the view of cooperation between the Government and the United Nations.

  • 27 Feb 2014
    How an artisan can become a successful exporter?

    Can I export leather products? Where and how can I get loan for start-up capital? How to register family based enterprise? Can I hire additional workforce if I’m an individual entrepreneur? These and other questions were discussed during the interactive training in Namangan and gathered more than 30 artisans and entrepreneurs of Namangan region.

  • 29 Jan 2014
    Humanity remains deeply unequal despite impressive progress, says UNDP report

    New York – A sustained reduction in inequality requires a shift to more inclusive growth patterns – supported by redistributive polices and changes in social norms – says a report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 13 Jan 2014
    Commemorating Richard Conroy (1947-2004)

    Today in 2004, the then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan expressed the sense of loss the UN system felt after Richard Conroy’s passing. “Richard was not only an exceptionally dedicated and talented colleague – he was also a thoroughly decent human being.”

  • 05 Jan 2014
    Public Administration Reform is a Core Area for UNDP’s Worldwide Support

    In January 2014, the Joint Project of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) “Local Governance Support: Participation and Partnership” (LGSP) met with its stakeholders and close partners at the khokimiyats of Djizak and Namangan regions to evaluate the results of LGSP’s activities during its project cycle 2010-2013.