• Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein at a press conference during his mission to Uzbekistan May 11, 2017

    This has been the first ever visit to Uzbekistan by any of the six UN High Commissioners for Human Rights, since the Office of the High Commissioner was established in 1993, just two years after Uzbekistan became independent, and one year after it became a member of the United Nations.

  • Stefan Priesner: Opening Remarks for the International Workshop on Scrutiny of Draft Legal Acts Sep 22, 2016

    UNDP is very pleased to cooperate with the Ministry of Justice, Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis and the Institute for Monitoring of Current Legislation on an issue of utmost importance – the quality of legislative and regulatory drafting.

  • Stefan Priesner: Welcoming words for ICT Week Sep 20, 2016

    I would like to commend the Government of Uzbekistan for excellent organization of the ICT WEEK UZBEKISTAN 2016, and express my appreciation for being co-organizer of this important event, which brings together leading experts from various countries in the area of ICT and e-government to discuss solutions, exchange ideas and promote prospective areas of cooperation.

  • Helen Clark expresses sincere condolences Sep 2, 2016

    Excellency, It is a great sadness that we have learnt of the death of H.E. Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan. On behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, I would like to offer our sincere condolences, and extend our deepest sympathy to the people and the Government of Uzbekistan during this time of sorrow. The passing of His Excellency President Karimov, the long term leader of your country, will be felt deeply by the citizens of Uzbekistan. UNDP and I personally wish to place on record our gratitude for the support the late President gave to our work, and his great courtesy in receiving me on each of my visits to Uzbekistan. Please accept, Excellency, our heartfelt condolences.

  • Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the death of the President of Uzbekistan, H.E. Mr. Islam Karimov Sep 2, 2016

    The Secretary-General is saddened to learn of the death of H.E. Mr. Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan. He extends his sincere condolences to the bereaved family of President Karimov, the Government and the people of Uzbekistan.

  • Stefan Priesner: Remarks by UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence Aug 29, 2016

    On September 1, 1991, the Republic of Uzbekistan became a sovereign nation and entered a new period in its history. This year Uzbekistan will celebrate 25 years of independence. In a relatively short period of time, the country has achieved important milestones in moving forward its socio-economic development through a process of gradual reforms.

  • Stefan Priesner: Welcome Speech at the Open Doors Day of the Prosecutor General Office dedicated to the International Anti-Corruption Day Dec 9, 2015

    Today, on December 9 the whole World is commemorating the International Anti-Corruption day. To mark this day, UNODC and UNDP have developed a joint international campaign “Break the corruption chain”, emphasizing that corruption is a major bottleneck to the progressive realization of sustainable development and protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms. Corruption undermines Governments’ ability to serve their people by corroding the rule of law, public institutions and trust in leaders. Corruption acts as a brake on development, denying millions of people around the world the prosperity, rights, services and employment, which they desperately need – and deserve.

  • Stefan Priesner: Speech for the Festival on the Occasion of the UN Day of Persons with Disabilities Dec 2, 2015

    It is a great pleasure to see here today our partners both from Government and civil society organizations. Tomorrow, on December 3 the whole World will celebrate the International day of persons with disabilities. And we are glad to be the part of the process of promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities in Uzbekistan.

  • Stefan Priesner: Opening Speech at the International Conference Dedicated to AIDS Day Dec 1, 2015

    I would like to welcome you at this important conference dedicated to World AIDS Day that shows the level of commitment of the Government of Uzbekistan towards diminishing new HIV infections, AIDS related deaths and discrimination as outlined in the Strategy of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/ AIDS.

  • Stefan Priesner: Welcoming words for Eco Garden tree planting ceremony Oct 20, 2015

    Welcome to the tree planting ceremony to all of you at the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations Organization in Uzbekistan. I would like to extend a special welcome to the Mr. Alikhanov and the Eco Movement of the Parliament of Uzbekistan and express my sincere thanks for co-organizing this event. Many thanks also go to the Hokimyat of Tashkent for the organization of this ceremony.

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