• Win a new tablet! Oct 13, 2016

    On the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan and UNDP in Uzbekistan announce the contest for the best knowledge of the Dos and Don'ts during natural disaster emergencies.

  • UNDP supports enhancement of quality of services for lonely elderly and PWDs Sep 29, 2016

    The issues of social protection and support to vulnerable population were in the focus of social policy of Uzbekistan from early 90th. In particular adopted in May 28 of 1991 Resolution of Cabinet of Ministers #145 «About additional measures on social protection of lonely pensioners» established a number of benefits together with the set of goods provided to lonely elderly for free. This decision played particular role for maintenance of living standards of the most vulnerable part of population to overcome economic hardship after collapse of former Soviet Union.

  • ICT Week 2016 was held in close partnership with UNDP in Uzbekistan Sep 23, 2016

    From September 19 to 23, the main event in the area of information technologies and communication in Uzbekistan - annual “ICT WEEK Uzbekistan” was held in Tashkent. The key events of the Week – ICT SUMMIT and ICT FORUM – featured heads of public administration bodies, businesses, organizations in the ICT sphere, as well as foreign experts and representatives of international organizations, IT companies and more than 800 listeners.

  • Laws should be sufficiently specific to ensure meaningful regulations Sep 22, 2016

    An international workshop “Urgent issues for further enhancement of evaluation of draft legislation” on September 22, 2016 brought together a broad range of experts in the fields of law and policy, as well as representatives of the government and diplomatic community in Tashkent.

  • ‘Single window’ centres simplify obtaining construction permits for entrepreneurs Sep 19, 2016

    Doing business is often associated with construction of new facilities (including cafes, restaurants, beauty salons, pharmacies, hotels); facade renovation or reconstruction of existing buildings, including the transfer of residential premises to non-residential category. According to the national legislation, special permits should be obtained from authorized government bodies to undertake such work.

  • Efforts underway for implementation of social services’ standards Sep 6, 2016

    Training workshop dedicated to introduction of standards of social services for lonely elderly and people with disabilities was conducted in Tashkent. The seminar was organized by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the assistance of the United Nations Development Program for management staff of social assistance units of regional and district healthcare associations of Tashkent city and Tashkent Region, staff of the National Center for Rehabilitation and Prosthetics and Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

  • Garment Design Center starts operating in Namangan Aug 26, 2016

    On August 26, 2016, the Garment Design Center was officially opened in Namangan, marking the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Uzbekistan’s independence. As an investment of financial and technological resources, the centre will help establish a strong textile brand for the Namangan Region. It will also offer essential on-the-job experience, particularly for young women, thereby improving their employment opportunities and living standards.

  • International Workshop for civil servants on Ethical code of conduct Aug 18, 2016

    On August 18, 2016 Tashkent hosted an International Workshop “Compliance with Ethical Code of Conduct as a prerequisite for effective public administration”, jointly organized by the Prosecutor General Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the assistance of UNDP and OSCE Project Coordinator Office in Uzbekistan.

  • Uzbekistan advanced 20 positions in UN e-Government Ranking Aug 11, 2016

    On July 30, 2016 the United Nations published another review of e-government development in the world for 2016 (UN E-Government Survey 2016), entitled "E-Government for Sustainable Development». This survey is conducted every two years by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs since 2003 and is one of the most well regarded rankings of e-government in 193 countries.

  • Continuous education of judges, court personnel and candidate judges: foreign and national best practices Jul 22, 2016

    A round table discussion on international and national best practices of continuous education of judges and court personnel was held at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The round table was organized by the joint project of the Supreme Court, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nations Development Programme “Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan” within the framework of international consultancy of expert on the rule of law and access to justice Joanna Brooks (United Kingdom).