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  • Improving the courts’ performanceJul 31, 2015July 16-31, 2015 – International consultant on strategic planning and management of court systems, Kathryn Harrison, is visiting Tashkent within the framework of the research component of the “Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan” project. The goal of the mission is to study the existing mechanism of evaluation of courts’ performance in Uzbekistan; based on the international experience introduce best-practice methodologies and approaches to improve the evaluation system, including the development of methodology of civil courts’ user satisfaction survey. “Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan” is a joint project of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • Does the one-stop-shop approach open new opportunities for local entrepreneurs?Jul 27, 2015The huge demand for electronic document management system is evidenced by the compelling figures provided on the Single Portal of Interactive Public Services https://my.gov.uz/ . To date, out of more than 250,000 applications, approximately 140,000 (55%) have been made by entrepreneurs. Is this an indicator of the need to diversify the channels (ways) of public service delivery to businesses? Definitely. Then how one should solve the problem of limited access to the Internet and lack of trust in online procedures and call-centers?

  • Woman born to be happyJul 27, 2015Gender equality and empowerment has been reflected in the new proposed post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals that UN member-states will be adopting in September 2015. The Goals can be viewed here: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgsproposal

  • Climate change issues were discussed in Tashkent Jul 16, 2015On July 16, 2015 Uzbekistan’s readiness for the 21st Conference on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was discussed in the capital. The seminar was organized within the “Supporting Uzbekistan in Transition to a Low-Emission Development Path” UNDP project implemented jointly with the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

  • Preparing one-stop-shops to launchJul 10, 2015One-stop-shops providing public services to entrepreneurs are to be launched at the beginning of next year. Large-scale preparatory work is currently underway. These days a series of meetings are held to discuss the draft government resolution on the establishment of OSSs and the most convenient and simplified mechanisms for their operation.

  • Monitoring results on access of people with disabilities to public transportationJun 17, 2015The round table summed up the results of monitoring of the rights of persons with disabilities to access to transportation services in Tashkent city. The event was organized by the National Human Rights Centre, the National Association of NGOs of Uzbekistan and UNDP Country Office in Uzbekistan.

  • INTERVIEW: Heading to Central Asia, UN chief pledges to promote ‘common response’ to region’s diverse challengesJun 9, 2015Aiming to support and promote a common response to the many cross-border challenges Central Asia faces – from environmental degradation to drug trafficking and water scarcity – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to the region this week for meetings in which he will also touch on key UN priorities, such as ensuring sustainable development and tackling climate change.

  • Journalists Learn About the Treasury Based Budget ExecutionJun 4, 2015It is assumed that to discuss complicated issues like a treasury based system of the budget execution or other topic related to budgetary sphere, the experts in the field of finance and economics or practitioners from the budgetary organizations are usually involved. However, workshop entitled "Treasury based system of the State budget execution" was organized for the representatives of the so called 4th power, i.e. for the journalists who cover the events taking place in the economic and fiscal policy in the media. The specialists, who go into the financial world through their pens or TV and radio reports got together to discuss the specifics of the treasury based system of the State budget execution.

  • Meeting held at the Senate of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of UzbekistanJun 3, 2015On 3 June 2015, Stefan Priesner, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan held his first official meeting with Nigmatilla Yuldashev, the Chairperson of the Senate (Upper Chamber) of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

  • Stefan Priesner: Welcome Speech at the Eco-Week 2015 Opening CeremonyJun 2, 2015It gives me great pleasure to welcome you once again to an event dedicated to marking the World Environment Day in Uzbekistan, as part of EcoWeek-2015. This year’s global theme is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume With Care”, which highlights sustainable consumption, as the very essence of the current debate around the new global development framework – the Sustainable Development Goals.