Press releases

  • Challenges of Modern Seismology discussed in Tashkent Oct 12, 2016

    On October 12, 2016, a three-day International Conference “Actual Issues of Modern Seismology – TASECO 2016”, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Tashkent Earthquake and founding of the Institute of Seismology of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, commenced its work in the capital city Business Centre “Poytaht”. Prof. Lutpullaev S.L., acting President of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, Mr. Aripov K.M., First Deputy Minister for Emergency Situations of Uzbekistan, and Mr. Garakhanov F., UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Uzbekistan opened the conference with their welcoming speeches where they underlined the significance of holding the event in this format with participation of global-level experts.

  • Academy of Public Administration and UNDP to launch a joint project “Support to civil service training in Uzbekistan” Oct 6, 2016

    On October 6, 2016, a local project appraisal committee meeting took place between representatives of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan (APA) and UNDP Uzbekistan to endorse a new joint project ‘Support to Civil Service Training in Uzbekistan’. The new project is designed to further enhance civil service training and re-training framework in Uzbekistan.

  • Shifting from traditional approaches to intensive horticulture Oct 5, 2016

    In October 2016, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the support of UNDP’s ‘Business Forum of Uzbekistan (Phase III)’ project will organize series of workshops in six regions of the country. Around 600 farmers will benefit and increase their knowledge on modern apple growing techniques, as well as develop practical skills to improve the efficiency of gardening.

  • Building-up efforts for biodiversity conservation Oct 5, 2016

    Biological diversity is about having a variety among living organisms, including diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems. The main threats to biodiversity today are habitat degradation, over-exploitation, pollution, invasion of non-native species, and climate change. UNDP and the State Committee for Nature Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan have a long-standing successful cooperation on biodiversity conservation and sustainable natural resources management of ecosystems of Uzbekistan rich in unique biodiversity. The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by these two parties has further strengthened this synergy.

  • Ozone and climate: Restored by a world united Sep 16, 2016

    September 16 – the date on which the entire world community celebrates the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. This designation was made after UN General Assembly adopted the resolution in 1994 to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol – the most powerful policy tool for issues to prevent negative effects of ozone depletion.

  • Key Partnership for ICTWEEK Uzbekistan 2016 Sep 16, 2016

    Information and Communication Technologies Week – ICTWEEK 2016 – will take place in Uzbekistan on September 19-23, 2016. The main purpose of this annual digital even is to discuss key achievements in ICT development in Uzbekistan, to demonstrate success stories of ICT implementation in different areas, to identify new trends in information technologies development, to facilitate ICT development in Uzbekistan and to enhance international cooperation in this field.

  • ‘Startup Initiatives’ Programme to Support Launching of 33 Startups Aug 8, 2016

    33 teams have successfully passed three stages of the competitive selection process and will participate in the three-month ‘Startup Initiatives’ Programme, which will kick off on August 8, 2016.

  • A step forward in strengthening Uzbekistan’s readiness for accessing climate finance from the Green Climate Fund Jul 21, 2016

    Overall in the Central Asia region, and in particular in Uzbekistan there is an observed trend of increased climate warming. According to the UNEP aridity index , most of Uzbeksitan’s territory is characterized by increasing aridity. It is classified as a drought zone, suseptible to land degrdation and desertification. The annual average temperature has increased by 0.29 0C for each 10 years, which implies higher vulnerability to the effects of climate change by population and territories, than in some other countries, as intensity of warming is taking place at double the average pace for the world.

  • Estonian E-Governance Specialist Visits Uzbekistan Jul 18, 2016

    Estonian electronic governance specialist Dr. Villem Alango visited Uzbekistan for a 2-week mission, within the framework of the ‘Improving quality of service delivery for persons with disabilities and lonely elderly people’ Project. Drawing on Estonia’s experience in providing electronically-delivered public services in the social protection, health, property management, and other fields, this visit was a key opportunity for information exchange.

  • Improving the quality and sustainability of Central Asia’s fruit and nut industry Jul 13, 2016

    The three-day ‘Agri-Food Supply Chains in Cross-Border Trade of Nuts and Dried Fruit’ workshop was held in Tashkent from the 11th to the 13th of July – the first of its kind in Uzbekistan, bringing together international experts, UNECE , UNDP and GIZ representatives, as well as regional public and private sector representatives. These participants have exchanged knowledge about improving food quality, food safety, and sustainable agricultural trade in Central Asia.