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.
‘EcoWeek – 2015’ calls for consumption with careJun 2, 2015‘EcoWeek-2015’ dedicated to the celebration of the World Environment Day kicked off today in Uzbekistan. Until June 6, residents of the capital and other cities of the country will be able to participate in a variety of activities aimed at raising environmental awareness.
Improving the effectiveness of the local Kengashes of people's deputiesJun 2, 2015Round table on "Actual issues of improving the rule-making, supervisory powers and openness of the local Kengashes of people's deputies", the aim of which was to discuss the issues facing MPs in raising the effectiveness of the councils of people Deputies of Tashkent region held at the Academy of Public Construction under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on May 28, 2015.
Combining efforts to secure people’s health in KarakalpakstanJun 1, 2015The UN Volunteers (UNV) of UN Joint Programme “Sustaining Livelihoods Affected by Aral Sea Disaster” have been working for several years on raising awareness of tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases common to the Aral Sea disaster area. In 2014 1,730 community volunteers were trained to help the authorities to bring TB message to the rural areas of Karakalpakstan. Last week volunteers organized a workshop with local partners to discuss the results of volunteer activities at the conference hall of the Ministry of Health of Karakalpakstan. Representatives of educational and health institutions, international and local NGOs and Ministry of Health of Karakalpakstan gathered to hear about the activities and results of community volunteer work and to ponder next steps.
How to export to EU: Practical training on technical aspectsMay 26, 2015During 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.
Discussing the progress of cooperation in judicial branch May 22, 2015May 22, 2015 – Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan hosted a meeting of Interagency working group to discuss the up to date progress of the “Rule of law partnership in Uzbekistan” project since its official launch in November 2014. The project is a joint initiative of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and United Nations Development Programme.
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