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  • 18 Jul 2014
    Recycling for Social Good

    This past Friday at Tashkent’s Gulshan Recreational Park, city residents including people living with disabilities and social innovation volunteers presented household items they made over a three day period.

  • 18 Jul 2014
    Aquaculture – Making an Existing Industry Better

    Uzbekistan is lucky to be blessed with some of the key resources needed for fish farming, particularly in its foothill regions that make up 25 per cent of the nation’s countryside, and the potential to streamline and expand the nation’s existing fish farming industry is significant. The raw resources needed to enhance this industry already exists in Uzbekistan, so all that’s needed to make fish farming even stronger is improved national knowledge about the field.

  • 16 Jul 2014
    Diversification of the Spectrum of HIV Prevention Services in Uzbekistan

    One of the significant factors of effectiveness to combat the HIV epidemic is to implement successful prevention practices and programs among most-at-risk populations (MARPs). Today, within the framework of the UNDP ‘Continuing Scale Up of the Response to HIV’ (funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria), a number of HIV prevention services will be made available to MARPs in Uzbekistan.

  • 10 Jul 2014
    Introducing Water Billing in two Mahallas of the Navoi Region

    A Support Centre for Public Services, designed to increase transparency and accountability of water supply services, has been launched in 2014 as part of the ‘Integrated Water Resource Management and Water Efficiency Plan for the Zarafshan River Basin’ (IWRM).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 05 Mar 2014
    Registering Businesses Online: A Progressive Step Forward in Improving Uzbekistan’s Business Environment

    According to the law, state registration of enterprises and entrepreneurs as business entities is a starting point for any business. Given that the state registration for businesses is mandatory, the number of entrepreneurs is rising, and that technologies are spreading at a high speed, the President of Uzbekistan arranged to simplify business registration process (see Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated 18.07.2012 № UP - 4455).

  • 05 Mar 2014
    Inclusive Business: An Opportunity Where Everybody Wins!

    Businesses nowadays seek ways of becoming more active, innovative, and responsive to changes, and big potential for entrepreneurial development lies where it is not usually searched- among low income, vulnerable or marginalised layers of population. This led to the emergence of the ‘Inclusive Business’ concept, which is getting a lot of attention from companies nowadays.

  • 17 Jan 2014
    Youth and the United Nations: A Great Opportunity for Uzbekistan

    With the global economic crisis and one out of two young people being out of work in some parts of Europe, the challenges faced by youth have increasingly come to attention of the international community.

  • 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.”

  • 13 Dec 2013
    UNDP is Fostering the Development of e-Government in Uzbekistan

    On November 29, 2013, a working meeting took place between representatives of the State Committee for Communications, Informatization and Telecommunication Technologies (SCCITT) and UNDP Uzbekistan to assess the new Joint project entitled ‘Promotion of e-Government to improve the quality of public services’.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    Introduction of ICT in Employment and Social Protection

    Joint press conference of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan (UNDP) on introduction of ICT in the area of employment and social protection of population was held today at the National Press Centre of Uzbekistan.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    ‘Thank You’ Community Award Ceremony

    “Much of the world is accelerating progress in responding to HIV…There is still much to do. If we want a future free of AIDS we will need continued investment, commitment and innovation to reach the vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths” – stated UN Secretary-General in his message on the World AIDS Day.

  • 05 Dec 2013
    Iker Casillas Encourages Youth in Uzbekistan to Volunteer

    The 5th of December is the day when the world is celebrating International Volunteer Day.

  • 03 Dec 2013
    First Step Towards Institutionalizing Volunteering in Karakalpakstan

    On December 3, on the eve of International Volunteer Day, a high level round table was held in Nukus to discuss the concept of institutionalizing volunteerism in the area, and to reach an agreement on how to carry out the planned activities.

  • 03 Dec 2013
    New Approach to Restore Biodiversity in Disturbed Territories

    If special measures designed to avoid and reduce negative impacts on biodiversity are not applied, oil and gas works or other works which result in the destruction of vegetation and animal habitats will lead to the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystems.

  • 03 Dec 2013
    Break Barriers, Open Doors: For An Inclusive Society For All

    More than 1 billion of us live with disabilities. We must remove all barriers that affect the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in society, including through changing attitudes that fuel stigma and institutionalize discrimination.

  • 01 Dec 2013
    The Secretary-General Message on World AIDS Day

    On this World AIDS Day, I am more optimistic than ever. Much of the world is accelerating progress in responding to HIV. There are significant decreases in new infections and deaths, and we are making good progress in realizing our target of ensuring 15 million people have access to antiretroviral treatment by 2015. This is crucial to halting and reversing the AIDS epidemic for good.

  • 29 Nov 2013
    New Social Enterprise ‘Qaraqalpaq Sheberi Manzura’ Starts to Operate in Muynak

    A new social enterprise ‘Qaraqalpaq Sheberi Manzura’ (‘Manzura - Karakalpakstan sewer’) is up and running.