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  • 26 May 2015
    How to export to EU: Practical training on technical aspects

    During May 25-26, 2015 a seminar on "Technical aspects of access of Uzbek fruit and vegetables products to the markets of European Union countries" was organized by the Aid for Trade Project of the UNDP in cooperation with "Uzstandard" Agency in order to enhance the capacity and skills of national exporters on the import regulation specifics for fruits and vegetables to the European Union.

  • 14 May 2015
    Regulatory Impact Assessment for modernization of lawmaking and rulemaking

    The Institute for Monitoring of Current Legislation under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan within jointly implemented “Support to the Enhancement of Lawmaking, Rulemaking and Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA)” Project, organized a seminar on the "Regulatory Impact Assessment as an essential tool for modernization and improvement of the quality of national legislation" on May 14, 2015.

  • 13 May 2015
    UNDP and Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan – partners in development

    On May 7, Mr. Stefan Priesner, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan held its first official meeting with Mr. Muzraf Ikramov, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

  • 05 May 2015
    CCI and UNDP Promote Inclusive Business Models in Uzbekistan

    A round table on discussing the opportunities for cooperation for development of inclusive business projects in Uzbekistan was held on May 5 2015. The main aim of the round table was to encourage companies and other interested parties to identify and support opportunities to include low-income population in value chain and elaborate on ways of implementing them. The event was organized by the UNDP project “Business Forum of Uzbekistan (Phase III)” in collaboration with Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan (CCI).

  • 30 Apr 2015
    Uzbekistan presents the II National Report on the Millennium Development Goals

    On 30 April, 2015 the II national Millennium Development Goals (MDG) report of Uzbekistan was launched in Tashkent’s Wyndham Hotel. The event was attended by representatives of Government ministries and institutions, international agencies, diplomatic corps, experts and the civil society.

  • 28 Apr 2015
    Effective parliamentary control – a key element of democracy

    The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov in his statement at joint session of the Legislative Chamber and Senate of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan on January 23, 2015 emphasized that the work of both houses of the Parliament should be built on a qualitatively new basis on the conduct of parliamentary control of the activities of government bodies, unconditional execution of passed laws, and the most important national programs of socio-economic and socio-political development.

  • 26 Apr 2015
    Towards E-government and E-participation development

    On 27 April – 1 May 2015, international experts from the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) Mr. Richard Kerby and Mr. Vyacheslav Cherkasov, senior advisors on e-government and public administration, will be visiting Uzbekistan. They will meet with high-level officials from key ministries and agencies in order to discuss emerging e-government trends, innovative practices, as well as challenges and opportunities of e-government development. The experts will also conduct a workshop training to raise capacity of government officials to implement, monitor and evaluate policies pertaining to e- government and e- participation development.

  • 21 Apr 2015
    Governmental Working Group Discussed the Analytic Reports Presented by UNDP

    The Interagency Coordination Working Group (ICWG) discussed at its regular meeting the results of three joint analytic reports submitted by UNDP Local Governance Support Programme/Phase-2, jointly implemented with the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan.

  • 15 Apr 2015
    Open data for each and everyone

    Heads of Information/Press services of the ministries in Uzbekistan along with journalists gathered for a workshop on open data and data journalism on April 15, 2015. The United Nations Development Programme and “Electronic Government” System Development Center made the event possible.

  • 24 Mar 2015
    Openness of public information – a keystone to build reliable ties with the public

    The Poytakht Business Center convened the Workshop “Openness of state bodies and open data”, which was jointly organized by UNDP Uzbekistan and the Center for Development of e-Government.

  • 19 Mar 2015
    World Water Day to remind people that every drop of water matters in human development

    ‘Water and Sustainable Development’ will be the motto of this year’s World Water Day around the globe. In Uzbekistan, the importance of water for sustainable development and other relevant water issues will be discussed within the framework of today's event at the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Land Reclamation.

  • 18 Feb 2015
    Uzbekistan towards 2030: Transition to the Resource-efficient Growth Model

    On February 18, 2015 a Round Table devoted to "Sustainable Development and Sustainable Growth: Managing Resources more efficiently" (Vision -2030) with the involvement of representatives of international organizations, diplomatic corps, national and international experts was held at the Center for Economic Research.

  • 11 Feb 2015
    Innovation, zero waste economy and rural schools…What is in common?

    A workshop and an opening ceremony of a biogas plant in the ‘Ulugbeklar’ farm will be held on 18th February in the Namangan Region.

  • 10 Feb 2015
    Uzbek Delegation Exchanges Knowledge and Lessons Learnt on Anti-Corruption

    Representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and UNDP Uzbekistan participated in the conference “The 2015 Seoul Debates: Lessons learnt on anti-corruption” held in Seoul, Republic of Korea on 29-30 January, 2015.

  • 30 Jan 2015
    New Social Contract for Social Transformations

    On January 30, Center for Economic Research, supported by UNDP (SMART Project), hosted the first Development Dialogue meeting of this year, starting with "Formulating a New Social Contract for Sustainable Social Development". The topic is one of the key research topics within the Strategy of structural reforms of Uzbekistan for the 2030 period "Vision-2030", a joint initiative of the World Bank, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Government of Uzbekistan. The event involved heads of international organizations, embassies, development agencies, as well as national and international experts.

  • 14 Jan 2015
    Disaster Risk Reduction in “Kamchik” Pass

    A new component of on-going UNDP 'Strengthening Disaster Risk Management Capacitates in Uzbekistan' project 'Disaster Risk Reduction in “Kamchik” Pass' funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) and UNDP Uzbekistan was launched recently.

  • 13 Jan 2015
    The first-ever Tashkent’s Earthquake Simulation Complex has been launched

    From today the Tashkent Earthquake Simulation Complex at the Institute of Civil Defense has started working. The launch of this Complex is an essential step in the preparation for disaster, provision of safety and security to save lives.

  • 27 Dec 2014
    Uzbekistan to Set Up National Association of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

    The Action Plan for the next year, as well as the results achieved by the project in 2014, were discussed during the first Board Meeting organized by the ‘Initial Implementation of Accelerated HCFC Phase Out in the CEIT Region - Uzbekistan’ Project.

  • 15 Dec 2014
    Strengthening Partnerships to Prevent Corruption

    On Tuesday the 9th of December, an Open Door event was held in recognition of ‘International Anti-Corruption Day’ at the General Prosecutor’s Hall in Tashkent. The event was organised jointly by the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, to recognise the importance of the UN Convention against Corruption as adopted on the 14th of December 2005. Attended by representatives of UN agencies, international and national partners, and academia, it served to strengthen national partnership for making prevention of corruption a priority for the 2016-2020 United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Uzbekistan.

  • 12 Dec 2014
    Education for biodiversity conservation

    In November the joint UNDP/GEF/Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan Project ‘Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Uzbekistan’s Oil-and-gas Sector Policies and Operations’ organized a series of training workshops to enhance the capacity of inspection staff of the state nature preservation authorities, specialists of the state environmental expertise departments of the State Committee for nature protection (SCNP) and environmentalists of a number of oil and gas companies.