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  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry and UNDP examine challenges of women entrepreneurs in Uzbekistan Oct 13, 2017

    The Chamber of Commerce and Industry and UNDP ‘Business Forum of Uzbekistan (Phase III)’ project with the support of the Women's Committee, and the Business Women’s Association has been conducting a research examining the barriers women face when starting, running and expanding a business in Uzbekistan. The results of the research will become the basis for a policy brief on stimulating the women entrepreneurship development in the country.

  • Freedom of religion is ‘vital investment’ for Uzbekistan reforms – UN expert Oct 12, 2017

    The raft of reforms under way in Uzbekistan must invest in the promotion and protection of human rights, including freedom of religion or belief, a UN expert has concluded at the end of an official visit to the country.

  • E-SUD as an innovative system of transparent and open justice Sep 28, 2017

    A court order has formally incorporated Uzbekistan’s all 75 civil courts into the national E-SUD system. The system was first developed in 2013, and has been implemented by the joint ‘Rule of Law in Uzbekistan’ project of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • Helena Fraser: Statement on the speech of H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the General Debate of the 72"d Session of the United Nations General Assembly Sep 25, 2017

    In his speech, the President highlighted the Action Strategy 2017-2021 and the ongoing reforms, stressing that peace, prosperity and people’s interests are at the heart of the Government’s reform agenda, which echoes with the pillars of United Nations – Peace and Security, Development and Human Rights

  • UNDP and Goskomecology to Launch a New High-Mountain Ecosystem Sustainability Initiative in Uzbekistan Sep 21, 2017

    The snow leopard, a globally acknowledged symbol of Central Asian mountains, lives in hard-t-reach areas of Uzbekistan. Its habitat – the mountains of Western Tien Shan and Pamir Alai – are highly significant for global biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods but, unfortunately, suffer from multiple serious threats. These, primarily, include continuous pasture and forest degradation caused by unsustainable use of natural resources. The new project of the Government of Uzbekistan and United Nations Development Programme sets ambitious targets to overcome and reduce the impact of these negative factors.

  • Helena Fraser: Statement on the Concept of Administrative Reform in the Republic of Uzbekistan Sep 14, 2017

    The United Nations in Uzbekistan welcomes the adoption of the Concept of Administrative Reform in the Republic of Uzbekistan on 8 September 2017. The Concept outlines priority reforms aimed at creating an effective and transparent public administration system in line with the Action Strategy 2017-2021, contributing to ensuring and protecting citizens’ rights and freedoms.

  • International Photo Contest on Climate Change and Ozone Winners Announced Sep 11, 2017

    The announcement ceremony of the winners of the international photo contest on climate change and ozone layer and a photo exhibition of winning photographs was held at the Art Gallery in Tashkent.

  • Are young women a key to the growth of Uzbekistan’s ICT industry? Sep 6, 2017

    There is currently a greatly untapped resource of women programmers, who are essential to the understaffed global ICT industry (an estimated 800,000 extra professionals will be needed in Europe by 2020). But women programmers, especially those in management roles, make up a small minority of the world’s IT professionals. The landscape for women programmers is not much different here in Uzbekistan. The share of women in technical universities is only 16-22 percent of the total number of students. Technovation Challenge.

  • Partners discuss development challenges, opportunities in Central Asia Sep 1, 2017

    Representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Central Asia and the European Union (EU) discussed in Brussels the development challenges and opportunities, and their future collaboration in the region.

  • Helena Fraser: Statement for the Roundtable Discussion on Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in Central Asia Aug 31, 2017

    Thank you for this excellent opportunity to be in Brussels to talk about sustainable development in the Central Asian region, and in particular in Uzbekistan. His Excellency the Ambassador has outlined clearly the commitment with which the Government of Uzbekistan has embraced the Sustainable Development Agenda, so I won’t go through that again. I will give you a quick snapshot of where we see we are now, and then I will make three important points.

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