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  • 05 Jun 2013
    EcoWeek 2013: A Healthier Environment Means a Better Future

    It was in 2011 that UNDP and the UN office in Uzbekistan joined its national partners in organising the first EcoWeek, an event that commemorated World Environment Day on the 5th of June, and helped government officials, business owners and members of the public understand that they themselves can play a direct, constructive role in sustaining their nation’s environment.

  • 04 Jun 2013
    EcoWeek 2013: Witnessing Water Management in Action

    In Uzbekistan’s dry Kashkadarya region, ensuring effective water management and addressing environmental problems are both crucial to agricultural development.

  • 03 Jun 2013
    EcoWeek 2013: New Visions of Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development

    In recognition of EcoWeek 2013, on the 3rd of June the Navoi region hosted a forum on ‘Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development’, an opportunity for representatives of government ministries and national companies to share their thoughts and opinions about the important topic.

  • 31 May 2013
    UNDP Uzbekistan and the Independent Institute for Monitoring the Formation of Civil Society Widen Cooperation

    “By working together — NGOs, business, philanthropic groups, the United Nations and other international agencies — we can leverage our efforts and resources. Together, in close coordination and cooperation, we can achieve outsized results on virtually every aspect of our shared agenda.” Ban Ki Moon

  • 30 May 2013
    EcoWeek 2013: A Model for Energy Efficient Schools in Uzbekistan

    Andijan’s School №39 is one of several public buildings in Uzbekistan that have incorporated new energy-efficient designs with UNDP’s assistance, to ensure that students and teachers can work in comfortable surroundings while helping to preserve the environment.

  • 30 May 2013
    EcoWeek 2013: Reporting on Water Recycling in Industry and Agriculture

    The effective water reuse and recycling systems used at Samarkand are good examples of how water management can be implemented in Uzbekistan.

  • 28 May 2013
    The Opening of EcoWeek 2013

    On the 28th of May, the International Hotel in Tashkent hosted the EcoWeek 2013 opening ceremony, dedicated to the celebration of World Environment Day and the 25th anniversary of the State Committee for Nature Protection.

  • 24 May 2013
    Introducing Long Distance Education

    The Training of trainers (ToT), started on 20 May 2013 at the Training Center of the Ministry of Finance, is a logical continuation of the implementation and integration of innovative technologies into the educational process of the Center. This is a form of introductory course for Training Centre staff and teachers for providing distance training and improving the skills of specialists in the area of public financial management.

  • 23 May 2013
    EcoWeek 2013

    From the 28th of May to the 5th of June in Uzbekistan, the EcoWeek 2013 campaign will be dedicated to the celebration of World Environment Day on the 5th of June, and the 25th anniversary of the State Committee for Nature Protection.

  • 22 May 2013
    How can Oil and Gas Companies reduce their Negative Impact on Biodiversity?

    How can oil and gas companies reduce their negative impact on biodiversity? What can we learn from the experiences of other countries? Which of these experiences are applicable in Uzbekistan? Students of Gubkin` Russian State University of Oil and Gas presented how oil and gas companies can reduce their impacts on biodiversity and use new technologies for biodiversity conservation. This event was part of the celebration of the International Day for Biodiversity, celebrated worldwide on 22nd May.

  • 14 May 2013
    Building Dialogue between Craftspeople and the Marketplace

    Local entrepreneurs and artisans in Namangan region took part in a seminar on "Key issues in sales and development of handicrafts based on individual entrepreneurship".

  • 14 May 2013
    Starting off the Weeklong Social Innovation Workshop - ITERATE

    ITERATE is an eight-day learning experience. Twenty selected participants of the training will be working together and learn how to observe a problem, design a solution, test it and create a business strategy. ITERATE will help them to apply these new skills in their own projects and to share them in their own communities.

  • 13 May 2013
    Energy is Central to Sustainable Development

    Energy is central to sustainable development and poverty reduction efforts. It affects all aspects of development - social, economic, and environmental, including livelihoods, access to water, agricultural productivity, health, population levels, education, and gender-related issues.

  • 10 May 2013
    Social Enterprise-Made Products sold at the Korzinka.uz Supermarket Chain

    Korzinka.uz supermarket chain shoppers will now be able to make their personal contribution to the development of social enterprises, creation of new jobs for people with disabilities, low-income women living in remote villages, and the revival of the national embroidery traditions by buying products with a ‘social product’ logo.

  • 07 May 2013
    Cold Storage Techniques for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

    A two-day training seminar on ‘Maintenance and service of refrigeration equipment’ for cold storage engineers and representatives of the business sector involved in storage of fruits and vegetables was held in Namangan. The seminar was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan, USAID Project ‘Aglinks +’ with the assistance of the UNDP Project ‘Support to foreign trade and investment promotion in Uzbekistan’.

  • 07 May 2013
    If you are a student and you love nature - read further

    If you are a student and you love nature, if you would like to contribute to nature conservation and would like to do it by using an information graphic, you are invited to participate in infographic and caption/comment contests.

  • 07 May 2013
    Bringing UN Business to the Regions of Uzbekistan

    By procuring locally-produced goods and services in Uzbekistan, the UN can support small and medium business, can guarantee that business transactions are made efficiently, cost-effectively and on time, and can ensure the delivered products meet the specific needs of initiative beneficiaries.

  • 06 May 2013
    EcoWeek 2013: Reporting on Water Recycling in Industry and Agriculture

    The effective water reuse and recycling systems used at Samarkand are good examples of how water management can be implemented in Uzbekistan

  • 03 May 2013
    Implementing the International Criteria of ICT Evaluation

    Tashkent City has hosted the ‘Implementation of International Criteria for Evaluating ICT in Uzbekistan’ roundtable.

  • 02 May 2013
    Palliative Care: Providing Relief for Patients with HIV

    Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious disease, which focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress, caused by an illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. In this regard, building capacity of nurses in primary healthcare facilities, who provide palliative care services to the HIV positive patients and educate family members, is a significant step towards improving access to quality medical care.