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  • Elderly people receive better assistance and home care Dec 2, 2016

    Traditionally the elderly were a lynchpin in Uzbekistan’s family-led society – they hold respect from their families and communities, and the care they receive from their families is an assumption. But if for some reasons the elderly persons become lonely they can feel abandoned and isolated. Lubov Kuzmina has lived this life.

  • 13 Student Teams Pitch their Startup Ideas at Demo Day Nov 30, 2016

    On November 30, 2016, a Demo Day of the Startup Support Programme will be held in Tashkent. The Demo Day is a final event of the three-month Programme, where finalists will present their startup projects to potential investors and other stakeholders to build further partnership.

  • The biggest biogas facility became operational in Andijan region Nov 28, 2016

    Uzbekistan has substantial renewable energy potential, which is still largely untapped. According to the preliminary estimates, total potential of biogas in Uzbekistan is estimated to exceed 8.9 billion cubic meters annually. As the calorific value, this corresponds to 6.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas, accounting for more than 10% of annual demand for energy in Uzbekistan.

  • UN in Uzbekistan supports the Global Campaign Against Gender Based Violence Nov 25, 2016

    The United Nations System in Uzbekistan supports the global call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. Every year, the campaign entitled “16 Days of Activism against gender based violence” is marked globally. It starts on the International Day against Violence against Women (25 November) and ends on the International Human Rights Day (10 December), symbolically linking these occasions together to send the message that violence against women is an act of violation against human rights.

  • IT for efficient agriculture Nov 21, 2016

    Within the framework of the UNDP and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry ‘Business Forum of Uzbekistan (Phase III)' project, weather stations will be installed in a number of rural areas of the country. The aim of this initiative is to increase the efficiency of agriculture through the introduction of IT, automation of farming processes, optimization of planning and management processes in the sector.

  • Uzbekistan celebrated International Women's Entrepreneurship Day Nov 19, 2016

    The role of women's entrepreneurship in the economy of Uzbekistan and prospects of its development have been discussed in Tashkent within the framework of a conference, dedicated to the celebration of International Women's Entrepreneurship Day.

  • Participate in the European Commission Programme and win a scholarship Nov 18, 2016

    Are you an undergraduate student in the field of agriculture and water management? Do you want to contribute to managing water resources in the country? You have a great chance to participate in the European Union Programme to win a scholarship to a European-recognized University in Water Management! Limited places are available!

  • Latvian Regional Development practice discussed in Tashkent Nov 18, 2016

    A number of senior employees responsible for regional development of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Finance, khokimiyats of Jizzakh, Namangan and Tashkent regions visited Latvia on September 4-12, 2016 to learn the Latvian practice of regional governance and development. The study tour was organized by the UNDP and the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • MIT.UZ Open Data Challenge 2016 contest will take place in Tashkent Nov 17, 2016

    On November 24-27 in Tashkent will take place an annual contest to develop applications using open government data –MIT.UZ Open Data Challenge 2016. The contest is organized by the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan, UNDP Uzbekistan, «Electronic Government» System Development Center, Public Youth Movement "Kamolot", Inha University in Tashkent and UZINFOCOM Center.

  • UNDP and national partners to foster cooperation on human rights in Uzbekistan Nov 11, 2016

    Uzbekistan is state-party to more than 70 international human rights instruments, including 6 (ICERD, ICCPR, ICESCR, CEDAW, CAT, CRC) out of the 9 core UN human rights conventions as well as 4 optional protocols. After ratification of these conventions, Uzbekistan had taken a number of legislative and institutional measures taking into account the recommendations of the UN Treaty Bodies on human rights and Universal Periodic Review (UPR). In particular, the Parliament of Uzbekistan has adopted many legislative acts regulating fundamental human rights and freedoms.