Stefan Priesner: Welcoming words for Eco Garden tree planting ceremonyOct 20, 2015Welcome 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.
Stefan Priesner: The Message on the 24th Anniversary of Uzbekistan’s IndependenceAug 31, 2015I am pleased to congratulate you all on behalf of the UN family in Uzbekistan on this important occasion – 24th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence! This year is equally important for the UN as we mark 22successful years of cooperation with the government of Uzbekistan. And this gives me an opportunity to dwell on some key areas of our cooperation and the results that define its success.
Stefan Priesner: Opening Speech at international roundtable on International experience on raising awareness for stakeholders about recently adopted laws: legal regulations and practical aspectsJun 24, 2015On behalf of the United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan, I extend my warm greetings and would like congratulate the General Prosecutor’s Office to organize this event and making it truly a multi-partnership event.
Helen Clark: Statement on International Women’s DayMar 8, 2015This week, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which remains the world’s best blueprint for achieving gender equality and empowering women.
New Year Message from Stefan Priesner – UN RC for UzbekistanDec 31, 2014At the last days of the year 2014 it always is a good practice to little bit review what happened during the year and I wanted to share some of my thoughts with you.
Stefan Priesner: Introductory remarks by UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan at the High-level meeting on further development of cooperation of the Government with the development communityDec 19, 2014I’d like to convey my greetings on behalf of the UN system to all of you. I am grateful to the Govt for the organization of this high level meeting on a very important subject for all of us – aid coordination. I think it is very timely to end the year with an event about cooperation, exchange perspectives on aid coordination, and discuss what we can be further improved in 2015.
Helen Clark: Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against WomenNov 25, 2014Violence against women and girls appears all too often in headlines across the world. But along with the cases that make the news are many thousands of other incidents occurring every day, on every continent, and in every country. According to the World Health Organization, gender-based violence kills as many women between the ages of 15 and 44 as does cancer. Its toll on women's health surpasses that of traffic accidents and malaria combined.
Stefan Priesner: Opening Remarks at the Inception Workshop ‘Developing climate resilience of farming communities in the drought prone parts of Uzbekistan’Oct 27, 2014We have gathered on the occasion of an Inception Workshop, which marks the official launch of our newest climate change adaptation project, which will be implemented jointly with our long-time partner, Uzhydromet. Some three years, in close consultation with our national partners we have started developing this project proposal – we are launching the project today, which also happens to be the largest climate change adaptation initiative to date in Uzbekistan.
Helen Clark: Speech at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent “From the MDGs to a new set of Global Development Priorities”Oct 20, 2014I thank the University of World Economy and Diplomacy under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, and in particular Mr. Nodir Jumaev, Rector, for inviting me to speak to you today on progress on the Millennium Development Goals, and the current global debate on what should succeed them at the end of 2015.
Helen Clark: Message to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 OctoberOct 17, 2014Each year on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we can recommit to that goal, and, in the words of the UN Secretary-General's message for this day this year, plan for a world where no-one is left behind.
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