Sanitation and hygiene – cornerstones of good healthOct 31, 2015Water, sanitation and hygiene belong to the most fundamental human needs and have critical importance for human health and development. According to the data of WHO, 89 per cent of world’s population have access to an improved source of drinking water. Nonetheless, over 2.2 million people globally die from water-related and filth-borne diseases. Diarrhea and malaria are one of the main diseases causing death of children under five years of age. Specialists call for effective cooperation between healthcare and education sectors. In fact, sometimes it is enough to use basic rules of hygiene, improve quality of drinking water and follow the rules of water storage. In this context, the crucial role is played by sanitation and hygiene education, clarification of the necessity to wash hands, proper clothing and home care, that will result in reduction of the incidence of diseases by 40 per cent.
Uzbekistan celebrates the 70th anniversary of the United NationsOct 24, 2015Maintenance of peace and security, protection of human rights, and improvement of living conditions have been at the core of the activities of the United Nations, a global organisation founded 70 years ago for the benefit of humanity. The UN Office in Uzbekistan is staging broad celebrations of this milestone by holding a variety of events for the purpose of cementing cooperation with national partners and raising broad public awareness of the UN’s primary achievements since its inception as well as the outcomes of the UN’s cooperation with Uzbekistan and plans for the near future.
UNDP in Uzbekistan: out-of-the-box approach to solving complex issuesOct 16, 2015Although the residents of the Kanal-Yoqa village of Pastdargom district have gained access to drinking water only recently, today – together with neighbours from the the Sayram village – they are already mastering various techniques to diversify their labor thereby reducing the pressure on natural resources.
Innovations in waste management in YangiyulOct 16, 2015It took about four years since an innovative waste management approach has been implemented in Yangiyul. This practice based on public-private partnership still proves its efficiency.
A day without a car - our choice. Velokvest-2015.Oct 8, 2015Every year, on September 22 the world community celebrates - Day without a car. No need to reinvent the wheel in order to maintain a healthy atmosphere! In recent years, many of us have noticed the rising number of cars in the city. It has become difficult to breathe, especially in the afternoon and evening hours. And when there are a lot of cars and a little greenery in the city, you do not feel yourself healthy and full of energy. These two factors, and attributes of our cities has an extremely negative impact on the population. It would be much better if there were a lot of trees and greenery, and few cars, but it would be even better if majority of cars would be environmentally friendly.
Competition-based enrolment to Uzbek civil service is under discussionSep 8, 2015The Draft Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan on Measures to Further Improve Recruitment to National and Local Government Bodies, Professional Development, Roster Formation has been placed on the Single portal of interactive government services for public discussion. (https://my.gov.uz/ru/getPublicService/332?item_id=261&action=view )
UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summitAug 27, 2015UNDP has launched today a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide.
Nadejda's farm gives hope for more biogas in UzbekistanAug 26, 2015The problem of energy is one of the most vital in Uzbekistan, especially in rural areas. Many villages are connected to the centralized gas distribution grid but hardly any gas is supplied during the cold seasons of the year. Those who can afford it buy coal, while most that cannot afford coal rely on wood for heating and cooking, thus contributing to deforestation and releasing CO2 emissions.
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.
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.