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  • Does the one-stop-shop approach open new opportunities for local entrepreneurs?Jul 27, 2015The huge demand for electronic document management system is evidenced by the compelling figures provided on the Single Portal of Interactive Public Services https://my.gov.uz/ . To date, out of more than 250,000 applications, approximately 140,000 (55%) have been made by entrepreneurs. Is this an indicator of the need to diversify the channels (ways) of public service delivery to businesses? Definitely. Then how one should solve the problem of limited access to the Internet and lack of trust in online procedures and call-centers?

  • Woman born to be happyJul 27, 2015Gender equality and empowerment has been reflected in the new proposed post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals that UN member-states will be adopting in September 2015. The Goals can be viewed here: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgsproposal

  • 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.

  • INTERVIEW: Heading to Central Asia, UN chief pledges to promote ‘common response’ to region’s diverse challengesJun 9, 2015Aiming to support and promote a common response to the many cross-border challenges Central Asia faces – from environmental degradation to drug trafficking and water scarcity – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to the region this week for meetings in which he will also touch on key UN priorities, such as ensuring sustainable development and tackling climate change.

  • 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.

  • Combining efforts to secure people’s health in KarakalpakstanJun 1, 2015The 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 ForumMay 19, 2015UNDP 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 PhthisiatriciansMay 7, 2015In 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.

  • What needs to be done to save the saigas on the Ustyurt PlateauMay 6, 2015The saiga population has declined by 90 per cent for the last twenty years. The saiga is included in the Red Book of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. However, the decrease of saiga population keeps going, together with populations of a number of rare species, such as goitered gazelle, caracal as well as rare birds of prey.

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