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  • UN Joint Programme – multilateral cooperation platform to support the development in the Aral Sea Region Feb 10, 2017

    An official launch event of the new UN Joint Programme “Building the resilience of communities affected by the Aral Sea disaster through the Multi-partner Human Security Fund for the Aral Sea” was held in Tashkent, on February 10, 2017. A special UN mission represented by Ms. Mehrnaz Mostafavi, Head of Human Security Unit (HSU) and Mr. Martijn Dalhuijsen, representative of the United Nations Human Security Trust Fund (UNTFHS), took part in this event.

  • A major reform of the system for state registration of businesses Feb 10, 2017

    According to the Government resolution dated February 9, 2017 №66 “On measures to implement the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated October 28, 2016 No. PP-2646, aimed at improving the system of state registration of business entities, a conceptually new system of state registration of businesses, both legal entities and individual entrepreneurs is established. Joint project of UNDP and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan “Business Forum of Uzbekistan”, which took part in drafting of this Government resolution is sharing the details on what will change when the new mechanism of new business registration is implemented.

  • UNDP Supports Strategic Development Reforms in Uzbekistan Jan 27, 2017

    On January 27, 2017, UNDP participated as a co-organizer in a roundtable dedicated to “Uzbekistan’s Five-Area Development Action Strategy for 2017-2021”.

  • UNDP E-Government Promotion Project Presented Results for 2016 Dec 9, 2016

    On December 9, 2016, the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan hosted a Project Board Meeting of the UNDP Project "E-Government Promotion for Improved Public Service Delivery". The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the project's results in 2016 and plans for the next year.

  • Improving life quality of people with disabilities Dec 3, 2016

    Each year December 3 is celebrated worldwide as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in line with the Resolution of UN General Assembly 47/3 dated October 14, 1992.

  • Demo Day gave an impulse to startups market entry Dec 1, 2016

    Demo Day, a final event of the “Startup-initiatives” Startup Support Programme, became the beginning of a new phase for 13 finalists of the Programme. As a result, of the event, six projects are negotiating with investors on further partnership issues.

  • 13 Student Teams Pitch their Startup Ideas at Demo Day Nov 30, 2016

    On November 30, 2016, a Demo Day of the Startup Support Programme will be held in Tashkent. The Demo Day is a final event of the three-month Programme, where finalists will present their startup projects to potential investors and other stakeholders to build further partnership.

  • Open Data is fostering innovation in Uzbekistan Nov 27, 2016

    On November 24-27, 2016, MIT.UZ Open Data Challenge 2016, an annual contest for developing applications, services, and visualization solutions based on open data was held in Tashkent. This year, the open data hackathon, which brought together more than 130 participants, was hosted by Inha University in Tashkent.

  • UN in Uzbekistan supports the Global Campaign Against Gender Based Violence Nov 25, 2016

    The United Nations System in Uzbekistan supports the global call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. Every year, the campaign entitled “16 Days of Activism against gender based violence” is marked globally. It starts on the International Day against Violence against Women (25 November) and ends on the International Human Rights Day (10 December), symbolically linking these occasions together to send the message that violence against women is an act of violation against human rights.

  • Latvian Regional Development practice discussed in Tashkent Nov 18, 2016

    A number of senior employees responsible for regional development of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Finance, khokimiyats of Jizzakh, Namangan and Tashkent regions visited Latvia on September 4-12, 2016 to learn the Latvian practice of regional governance and development. The study tour was organized by the UNDP and the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.