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  • 04 Dec 2014
    Democratic Public Administration Reforms in Uzbekistan Discussed

    On the 2nd of December, 2014, the ‘Poytaht’ Business Centre in Tashkent hosted the International Conference ‘Public Administration Reform – Priorities in Democratisation, Modernisation and Strengthening of Civil Society’.

  • 02 Dec 2014
    The ‘Unity of the Different and Equal’ Festival: disability issues in a new format

    The first-ever ‘Unity of the Different And Equal’ Festival dedicated to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities will take place on 2 December 2014.

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Workshop on 'International standard GlobalGAP: fruits and vegetables'

    Current requirements for producers of fruits and vegetables include assurance that their product is grown in a safe settings and with the environment in mind. New requests from consumers, international retail chains and legislation have led to the emergence of new requirements for farmers and producers. According to the new quality standards, applied production techniques are aimed at minimizing detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemical inputs and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety.

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Achievements of LGSP/Phase-2 are discussed with national partners

    The Interagency Coordination Working Group (ICWG) and Project Board of UNDP Local Governance Support Project/Phase-2 (LGSP/Phase-2) came together to discuss project achievements in 2014.

  • 28 Nov 2014
    Issues of the Effective Usage of ICT in Courts have been Discussed

    On the 20th of November, 2014, an international seminar on ‘Issues of the Effective Usage of Information-Communication Technologies in Courts’ Activities’ was organised by the UNDP ‘Civil Justice Reform: Effective Court Management’ project and its partners. This meeting developed an approach through which Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can be best enhanced into the national justice system.

  • 19 Nov 2014
    Making Procurement More Transparent

    The public procurement system is crucial for the development of the national economy and accounts for 11% of the country's GDP. Being a significant customer and consumer of goods and services, the government undertakes measures to set-up transparent and competitive environment for the effective public procurement process. Given that currently there is no a single legislative act that regulates activities in this field, the development of the draft Law on Public Procurement is an important step towards further enhancing public procurement legal framework in Uzbekistan.

  • 18 Nov 2014
    Uzbek Ecologist will Receive Prestigious Award

    One of the environmental projects implemented in our country has received a high appraisal abroad. The manager of the completed UNDP project ‘Achieving Ecosystem Stability on Degraded Land in Karakalpakstan and the Kyzylkum Desert’, Irina Bekmirzaeva has been awarded with an Honorary diploma from the ‘Energy Globe Award’ international Fund.

  • 17 Nov 2014
    ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World’ International Campaign 2014

    A roundtable and press conference to launch the annual ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World’ International Action will be held in Tashkent on November 17. The key goal of the events, organized by the UN, national public organizations and interested donors, is to draw public attention to and promote the protection of women’s rights.

  • 04 Nov 2014
    PUBLIC DIALOGUE: What Job Opportunities Do Uzbek Youth Expect from Local Governments?

    This topic was on the agenda of the Public Dialogue that put together local government officials from three Tashkent regional areas – Almalik city, Angren city, and Akhangaran district, and the activists of local civil society organizations along with administration and students of professional colleges.

  • 31 Oct 2014
    Cihan Sultanoğlu Visits Uzbekistan

    From the 27th to the 30th of October, the Assistant Administrator and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS Ms. Cihan Sultanoğlu, visited Uzbekistan. In addition to meeting with national partners, Ms. Sultanoğlu also attended the conference on ‘The development of cooperation in the Aral Sea Basin to mitigate environmental catastrophe’.

  • 21 Oct 2014
    'Vital Opportunities for Cooperation' – UNDP chief concludes her visit to Uzbekistan

    UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark has just completed a five-day visit to Uzbekistan, during which she met with the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. HE Islam Karimov, and ministers, met with national and international development partners, and visited important historical sites in Khorezm and Bukhara which are vital to the tourism sector. The visit directed attention to a number of key initiatives and their impact. Helen Clark emphasised the need to always work to scale up initiatives. She was delighted to see the emergence of new opportunities for co-operation in a number of priority areas.

  • 20 Oct 2014
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark’s Presentation at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy ‘From the MDGs to a new set of Global Development Priorities’

    On the last day of her visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan UNDP Administrator Ms. Helen Clark made a key-note presentation to students and professors at Tashkent’s University of World Economy and Diplomacy. Her speech showed her appreciation of Uzbekistan’s continued commitment to achieving the Millennium Development Goals by the end of 2015. It also highlighted the need for continued collaboration and cooperation, in order to guarantee the nation’s positive human development trends persist into the post-2015 era.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark’s visit to Tashkent’s Earthquake Simulation Complex

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Mr. Martin Taschner, Deputy Head of ECHO’s Unit for the European Neighbourhood, Middle East, and Central Asia will visit Tashkent’s Earthquake Simulation Complex at the Institute of Civil Defence in Tashkent City. The facility will serve to build public awareness of Uzbekistan’s vulnerability to seismic events, and educate the public on the best means of preparing for and behaving during earthquakes.

  • 16 Oct 2014
    Rule of Law Project Launched – UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visit to the Supreme Court

    UNDP Administrator Ms. Helen Clark is attending the launch of the ‘Rule of Law Partnership’ project at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The project is a continuation of extensive work undertaken by UNDP and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in strengthening the efficiency and accessibility of the nation’s courts, and the population’s access to essential judiciary services.

  • 15 Oct 2014
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Visit to Uzbekistan

    To review achievements made by UNDP Uzbekistan and to pave the way for future initiatives, UNDP Administrator Ms. Helen Clark will visit national project sites and meet with key national partners in Uzbekistan from the 15th to the 20th of October. Her visit will include meetings with representatives of government partners and a tour to regional project sites.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    Mainstreaming gender aspects into the budgeting process

    On October 9-10, 2014 a workshop on gender budgeting was held in the capital city’s "Poytakht" business center.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    International Day for Disaster Reduction, 2014

    On the 13th of October, UNDP joined the Ministry of Emergency Situations in hosting a celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR). The day’s exhibition, inauguration ceremony and concert drew attention to the need for disaster preparedness, especially among Uzbekistan’s older citizenry.

  • 08 Oct 2014
    UNDP global leader in transparency

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the most transparent aid organization, according to a leading global ranking released today.

  • 06 Oct 2014
    HCFC Project Inception Workshop

    An inception workshop for the joint project ‘Initial Implementation of Accelerated Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) Phase Out in the Countries with Economies in Transition - Uzbekistan’ took place on the 25th of September. The event was organised by project partners including the State Committee for Nature Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Development Programme. It was an opportunity to recognise UNDP’s continued efforts in Uzbekistan to limit the nation’s contribution to the depletion of the Ozone Layer, and to discuss plans to ensure this effort is enhanced and sustained.

  • 29 Sep 2014
    Establishing Stronger Partnership in Rule of Law

    On the 24th of September, 2014, an official meeting between the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, and the Chairperson of Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan, took place at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The meeting was held in order to overview achievements made in strengthening the Rule of Law in Uzbekistan, and to agree on future initiatives in this field.