• UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summit Aug 27, 2015

    UNDP 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 Uzbekistan Aug 26, 2015

    The 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 transportation Jun 17, 2015

    The 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 Execution Jun 4, 2015

    It 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.

  • Combining efforts to secure people’s health in Karakalpakstan Jun 1, 2015

    The UN Volunteers (UNV) of UN Joint Programme “Sustaining Livelihoods Affected by Aral Sea Disaster” have been working for several years on raising awareness of tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases common to the Aral Sea disaster area. In 2014 1,730 community volunteers were trained to help the authorities to bring TB message to the rural areas of Karakalpakstan. Last week volunteers organized a workshop with local partners to discuss the results of volunteer activities at the conference hall of the Ministry of Health of Karakalpakstan. Representatives of educational and health institutions, international and local NGOs and Ministry of Health of Karakalpakstan gathered to hear about the activities and results of community volunteer work and to ponder next steps.

  • UNDP presented “Innovation for Development” approach at the First Tashkent International Innovation Forum May 19, 2015

    UNDP Resident Representative, Stefan Priesner, presented innovation as one of the approaches to development issues at the First Tashkent International Innovation Forum in the framework of annually organized 8th Fair of Innovative Ideas, Technologies and Projects held May 19-21. The Forum is organized by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan and is an opportunity for practitioners, youth and scholars to explore global trends in the development of national innovation systems, current problems and prospects in the process of innovative development as well as best practices for addressing these issues.

  • The results of volunteer work have been presented at the VIII Congress of Pulmonogists and Phthisiatricians May 7, 2015

    In the week of 4 May 2015 around 500 medical professionals gathered in Tashkent at the 8th Congress of Pulmonologists and Phthisiatricians of Uzbekistan to discuss the current situation of tuberculosis and especially MDR-TB (multi drug resistant tuberculosis) burden in the area. UN Volunteers (UNV) attended the congress to present the results of ongoing public awareness campaign in Karakalpakstan. The presentation “Prevention of tuberculosis: from old views to new approaches” focused on self-prevention of tuberculosis arising from positive behavioral change and on UN Volunteers’ experience in Karakalpakstan.

  • Learning biodiversity and advanced methods of its conservation Apr 30, 2015

    Two workshops on conservation of biodiversity impacted by the oil-and-gas industry have been conducted in Tashkent by the joint project of the State Committee for Nature Protection, UNDP and GEF “Mainstreaming Biodiversity into the oil-and-gas policies and operations in Uzbekistan”.

  • In Uzbekistan, beekeeping benefits communities and the environment Mar 30, 2015

    Kuralbay Nugmanov, an entrepreneur and farmer in Karakalpakstan, north of Uzbekistan, says his community is much better off since they installed bee hives. “This year we got much better fruits and vegetables, as compared to last year. We believe that this is thanks to our bees,” he says.

  • Exploring the experience of the United States in enhancing transparency of judicial system Mar 16, 2015

    On March 15-22, 2015, nine representatives of the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, Supreme Court Research Centre, Ministry of Justice and Supreme Economic Court of Uzbekistan will participate in a study tour to the United States to learn the US experience in enhancing transparency and accessibility of the judicial system. The study tour is organized within the framework of the joint project of UNDP and the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan – “Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan”. The project is co-financed by USAID and UNDP.

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