Press releases
  • ‘Startup Initiatives’ Programme to Support Launching of 33 StartupsAug 8, 201633 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 FundJul 21, 2016Overall 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 UzbekistanJul 18, 2016Estonian 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 industryJul 13, 2016The 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.

  • “Young rescuers” – always on the alert!Jul 1, 2016In Bukhara, 112 boys and girls from all over the country demonstrated their knowledge in protection of population in emergencies, skills in premedical first aid, capabilities to use different accessories and to take vital decision within a very short time.

  • National workshop discussed the issues of professional rehabilitation for persons with disabilitiesJun 17, 2016Business center Poytaht hosted the national workshop dedicated to the issues of professional rehabilitation and employment of persons with disabilities (PWD). The event was organized by the Republican inspection for medical and social expertise of the Republican Pension Fund under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan in cooperation with UNDP.

  • The Supreme Court held a press conference on ICTs introduction to courtsJun 10, 2016The Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan conducted a press-conference at the National Press-Centre of Uzbekistan, aimed at discussing the introduction of ICTs in courts and their positive effect on the quality and efficiency of justice process. The joint project of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme “Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan” participated in the press-conference. The event engaged journalists and representatives of print, television and radio media outlets. Kholmumin Yodgorov, Chairperson of the Judicial Board on Civil Cases of the Supreme Court answered the questions of the participants.

  • Discussion of the draft Law “On Local Government” in new editionJun 7, 2016The draft law “On local government” in new edition was discussed at the round table organized by the joint project of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Development Programme “Local Governance Support Program /Phase#2”.

  • Tashkent region media representatives acquaint with open dataJun 7, 2016A training seminar on “Open data section on official websites of government bodies and using the open data portal” was held at the “Poytakht” business center. It was organized by Tashkent regional khokimiyat in cooperation with UNDP “Local Government Support Programme /Phase 2” project.

  • Scale-up of E-SUD e-justice system was discussed at Mirzo-Ulugbek interdistrict civil courtMay 17, 2016An official delegation, consisting of Mr. Rick Stoddard, Senior Advisor and Mr. John Wilcox, Director, Budget, Administration, Planning and Performance at the Department of State's Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia, as well as Mr. Farid Garakhanov, UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan visited Mirzo-Ulugbek interdistrict court on civil cases in Tashkent city, to observe the progress in scale-up of E-SUD e-justice system. The guests were hosted by Kholmumin Yodgorov, Chairperson of the Judicial Board on Civil Cases of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan.