Press releases

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  • 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 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 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.

  • 22 May 2014
    Сelebration of the Biological Diversity Day

    The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Nature Protection, Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme supported by UNDP in Uzbekistan held an information seminar dedicated to the Сelebration of the Biological Diversity Day.

  • 15 May 2014
    The role of NGOs in preparation for the ratification and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities discussed during the roundtable

    On May 7, 2014 United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan in partnership with the National Human Rights Centre (NHRC) and the Uzbek Society of Disabled Persons organized a round table on: 'The role of NGOs in preparation for the ratification and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities'.

  • 25 Apr 2014
    UNDP will assist Government of Uzbekistan in modernization of regulatory policy

    A new joint project between the United Nations Development Programme and the Institute for Monitoring of Current Legislation under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan entitled "Support to Enhancement of Lawmaking, Rulemaking and RIA" was successfully discussed

  • 23 Apr 2014
    UNDP’s new pilot region for local governance modernization

    United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative in Uzbekistan Stefan Priesner discussed with the Khokim of Tashkent Region, Senator Akhmadjon Usmanov the cooperation within the Local Governance Support Programme Phase -2, jointly implemented with the UNDP and Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan.

  • 18 Apr 2014
    Regional Integrated Water Management

    In his opening speech, UN Resident Coordinator Stefan Priesner highlighted the need for the further promotion of integrated water resources management in a regional context, a focus in which sister agency UNRCCA is particularly active. He highlighted the need for regional cooperation in the management of water resources as of paramount importance regional sustainable development.

  • 28 Mar 2014
    Call for applications for participation at the Summer School 2014 on Human Development

    UNDP in Uzbekistan announces registration of applicants for Summer School on human development 2014. The main objective of the Summer School on human development 2014 is to equip participants with understanding of trends of human development at global, regional and national levels, to review tools to explore measurements of human development, including the Millennium Development Goals

  • 19 Mar 2014
    Meeting with staff of the ‘CNPC Silk Road Group LLC’ company

    The ‘CNPC Silk Road Group LLC’ company is one of the partners of the ‘Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Uzbekistan’s Oil and Gas Sector Policies and Operations’ project which is the joint project of UNDP/GEF/Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan.