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  • 26 Sep 2014
    Helping to Make Courts More Independent

    International roundtable ’Gradual Strengthening of the Judicial Power: Ensuring Independence’ was organized on September 18 by the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the support of UNDP in Uzbekistan and the OSCE Project Coordinator’s Office in Uzbekistan.

  • 25 Sep 2014
    Grant Competition

    United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan jointly with the ‘Coca-Cola’ Company and Fund announce an open competition for grant funding under the ‘New World: Initiatives for Inclusive and Sustainable human Development’ Programme.

  • 24 Sep 2014
    Uzbekistan is introducing modern regulatory impact assessment system

    Institute for Monitoring of Current Legislation (IMCL) under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in collaboration with UNDP Uzbekistan and Chamber of Commerce and Industry held the Round Table dedicated to the issues of implementation of regulatory impact assessment in Uzbekistan and its impacts on the course of socio-economic reforms and business environment.

  • 19 Sep 2014
    Kibray district is formulating a new strategy for its sustainable development

    On 22-29 September 2014 Mr. Algirdas Petkevicius (Lithuania), an International Consultant on Regional Development Strategy, is visiting Uzbekistan to assist the UNDP Uzbekistan in designing Development Strategy for Kibray district of Tashkent region.

  • 16 Sep 2014
    Ozone Layer Protection – the Mission Goes On

    Annually on September 16 International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer of the Earth - the date important for the international community is celebrated. This year this event is celebrated under the slogan: Ozone Layer Protection – the Mission Goes On. On September 16 a press-conference dedicated to celebration of the International Ozone Day was held in the Poytakht business center. This event was co-hosted by the State Committee for Nature Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Global Environmental Facility. This event was attended by the officials of the ministries, agencies, public and private sector of Uzbekistan, international organizations, and the media.

  • 03 Sep 2014
    New joint project 'Rule of Law Partnership' has been discussed

    On September 3, 2014, the Local Project Assessment Committee (LPAC) Meeting for evaluation and discussion of new joint project of the Supreme Court and UN Development Programme in Uzbekistan “Rule of Law Partnership” was held in Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

  • 29 Aug 2014
    Effective communication: a key to good governance

    Effective communication for collaborative decision making, effective interaction with citizens, making successful public appearances and speeches, confidence building, nonverbal communication and body language were among the main topics addressed and discussed during the Interpersonal and Social Communication Skills Training, organized by UNDP Uzbekistan for city/district khokimiyat officials of Tashkent region. The Training was led by Dr. Alisher Faizullaev, a professional trainer with profound experience in social communication, public speaking and negotiations.

  • 19 Aug 2014
    UNDP has launched ICT Glossary’s mobile application

    The new Uzbek-Russian-English Glossary of contemporary ICT terms is now available on Google Play (Android Market) at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ramil.lugat for users of android-supported smart phones and its mobile applications.

  • 06 Aug 2014
    The first-ever HIV Hotline is launched

    Today, we are launching the first-ever HIV Hotline in Uzbekistan. The Tashkent AIDS Center will provide technical assistance in partnership with a UNDP project working to strengthen national capacities to address emerging challenges in fighting the spread of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Hotline is symbolically named as ‘Life Line’.

  • 24 Jul 2014
    2014 Human Development Report

    Entitled Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience, the Report provides a fresh perspective on vulnerability and proposes ways to strengthen resilience. Persistent vulnerability threatens human development. And unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable.

  • 10 Jul 2014
    Cooperation for Promoting the Rights of People Living with Disabilities

    On June 30, 2014 the UN agencies in Uzbekistan in partnership with civil society organisations representing the interests of persons with disabilities, held a joint meeting, whose main aim was to identify perspective areas of cooperation between DPOs and UN agencies on disability issues. The meeting was organised within the framework of the thematic group on social protection of the UNDAF.

  • 01 Jul 2014
    UNDP Project to Improve Water Use on Karmana District Farms

    The Zarafshan River Basin is a region with a significant population of 5 million people, and also a large quantity of agricultural land use, but faces significant difficulties in ensuring that the farmers have access to the water they require to maintain their fields. While 84 per cent of the basin’s water resources are used in agriculture, more than 50 per cent of this resource is lost through the use of traditional but inefficient irrigation practices.

  • 26 Jun 2014
    Development of innovative projects for Rule of Law, Human Rights, and Justice 'HuRiLab Fellowship'

    Since 2011, the UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre for Europe and Central Asia has been implementing the project ‘Promoting Human Rights and Access to Justice for Social Inclusion and Legal Empowerment – (PHASE)’ to enhance the capacity of human rights and justice institutions and UNDP Country Offices in the region, including Uzbekistan.

  • 25 Jun 2014
    Roundtable on 'Effective Work with Volunteers'

    On Wednesday the 25th of June a Roundtable organised by the UNDP/UNV Project ‘Social Innovation and Volunteerism in Uzbekistan’ will gather to discuss with national partners a ‘Toolkit for Working with Volunteers’.

  • 05 Jun 2014
    Launching of eco bags

    Promotion campaign of eco bags in Uzbekistan starts on the World Environment Day which is widely celebrated on 5th of June all over the world. UNDP and UNV in cooperation with a retail network Korzinka.uz initiated social project to launch eco bags in Uzbekistan.

  • 03 Jun 2014
    Seismic safety assessment of a makhalla in Tashkent

    The greatest danger during earthquakes pose to buildings built up without seismic safety measures, particularly houses constructed of local low quality materials. Most of individual houses do not comply with the seismic safety construction rules and may easily be destroyed during disastrous earthquakes.

  • 02 Jun 2014
    EcoWeek 2014: Focus on Climate Change

    The annual EcoWeek, dedicated to the celebration of the World Environment Day, will be marked this year by a series of interesting activities involving the country’s government ministries, enterprises, research and arts people and students. It will start on June 2 in Tashkent to extend to Uzbekistan’s other several regions and end with a large-scale closing ceremony to be held in the capital city on June 8.

  • 01 Jun 2014
    Young Rescuers

    Tashkent hosted a Republican competition among “Young Rescuers” teams established based on the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers “On full-scale preparedness activities of population for emergency situations (natural or man-made disasters) caused by an earthquake”.

  • 26 May 2014
    The Best Practices of One-Stop-Shops in Chirchik, Djizak and Namangan Cities are Discussed

    The khokimyiat of Chirchik city hosted the Workshop entitled “Activity of OSS to provide public services to individuals and legal entities: practical experience and prospects”. The event was organized by the administration of Tashkent region, regional division of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Joint Programme of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan and UNDP 'Local Governance Support/Phase-2' (LGSP-2).

  • 26 May 2014
    The Next Generation of Human Development

    25-year-old Abbos Sulaymanov’s life passions are closely intertwined. In his professional life the Tashkent resident works with businesses in Uzbekistan, to ensure that they best utilise their skills and abilities, and respect the individuality of their employees, in line with international standards. In this way he makes organisations more effective, and better places to be employed.