UNDP’s 50th Anniversary: A Football Match to Mark Long-Term Cooperation

Mar 12, 2016

A friendly football match between the teams of the United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan took place in Tashkent on 12 March 2016. The match was part of the series of events held to mark the 50th anniversary of the Agency’s formation and over twenty years of collaboration with national partners.

UNDP was established in 1966 through a merger of the Expanded Programme and the Special Fund to finance development projects. Ever since, UNDP has facilitated transformations and access to technical assistance and resources to improve people’s wellbeing. It works in 170 countries helping address global and regional development issues.

The last 15 years have seen an unprecedented effort by UNDP, fellow UN agencies, civil society and government partners around the globe to eradicate extreme poverty in all its forms. The Sustainable Development Goals will build on these core efforts with their intended achievement by 2030.

UNDP has worked in Uzbekistan since 1993 serving as a vital resource aid speeding Uzbekistan’s growth and development, through addressing global and regional economic and environmental difficulties.

The match offered UNDP an excellent opportunity to mark this important date and thank its national partners for their longstanding fruitful cooperation.

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To learn more about UNDP’s worldwide 50th Anniversary celebrations, visit the official global event www.50.undp.org and www.twitter.com/hashtag/UNDP50 and www.uz.undp.org on events held in Uzbekistan.

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