News

Filter
Showing 21 - 40 of 97
  • 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.

  • 02 Feb 2014
    Imkoniyat.uz: New opportunities for people with disabilities

    Interesting opportunities for people with disabilities, the results of research carried out by specialized NGOs in Uzbekistan, inspiring examples and stories, fascinating social videos and other useful information is now available on a single online resource - www.imkoniyat.uz

  • 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.

  • 29 Nov 2013
    Training Course for Dog Handlers from Central Asian Border Management Agencies Completed

    A closing ceremony of the Regional advanced training course has been held at the National Dog Training Centre in Tashkent. The training was arranged by the EU-UNDP Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA) together with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) for twenty practicing dog handlers from border management agencies representing Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

  • 25 Nov 2013
    From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World

    From the 25th of November to the 10th of December, UN Family and relevant NGOs will conduct the national component of the ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World’ international campaign in Uzbekistan, designed to raise awareness of violence against women as a violation of human rights, and to highlight the need for its prevention.

  • 19 Nov 2013
    Training on Anticorruption for Officers from Law-Enforcement Agencies

    Twenty-five officers from the State Border Guards Committee, State Customs Committee, Ministry of Interior, Phyto-sanitary and Veterinary services of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources took part in the first of a serious of awareness raising training sessions on anti-corruption.