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  • 22 Jan 2015
    Helen Clark: Speech on Year of Tough Choices for World Leaders

    “World leaders have a big opportunity this year to shift the world onto a path of inclusive, sustainable, and resilient development," said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  • 16 Jan 2015
    Stefan Priesner: Speech at the opening of the Earthquake Simulation Complex

    It is good to start a New Year of partnership with the celebration of a joint achievement. Hence I am especially pleased to be you here to mark an important milestone – the inauguration of the Earthquake Simulation Complex.

  • 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.

  • 31 Dec 2014
    New Year Message from Stefan Priesner – UN RC for Uzbekistan

    At 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.

  • 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.

  • 26 Dec 2014
    Analytic Report on Enhancing the Activity of Local Kengashes of People’s Deputies Published

    The Analytic report was developed by UNDP Local Governance Support Project/Phase-2 with involvement of experts from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The report aims at studying the urgent issues in the activities of Kengashes of people’s deputies within the current institutional framework and identifying areas for further improvement of their activities.

  • 19 Dec 2014
    When aid matters

    Uzbekistan attracted aid funds totalling USD 860 million during 2008-2013. For the last five years, the amount of technical assistance flowing into the country increased three fold and made USD 200.1 million in 2013.

  • 19 Dec 2014
    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 community

    I’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.

  • 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.

  • 12 Dec 2014
    UNDP and UK Embassy visited Information Center at Tashkent regional khokimiyat

    UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Uzbekistan Mr. Farid Karakhanov and British Ambassador to Uzbekistan Mr. George Edgar familiarized with the activity of Information Center, which was established at Tashkent regional khokimiyat with the methodological and technical support from UNDP.

  • 10 Dec 2014
    Budget Code: one year of probation has passed

    A year ago, in December 2013, the Law "On approval of the Budget Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan" was adopted. The Budget Code sets up general principles of budgetary legislation, legal basis for functioning the budget system and the procedures of forming, reviewing, accepting, approving, and executing the state budget of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

  • 10 Dec 2014
    RIA implementation discussed

    UNDP Uzbekistan jointly with the Institute for Monitoring of Current Legislation (IMCL) under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held the workshop that discussed the mechanisms and principles of regulatory impact assessment (RIA) and measures on its further implementation in Uzbekistan. The event was moderated by Dr. Lorenzo Allio, Director of Allio/Rodrigo Consulting (Switzerland) and the senior analyst of the European Risk Forum (Belgium).

  • 09 Dec 2014
    Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary- General Message on International Anti-Corruption Day

    Corruption is a global phenomenon that strikes hardest at the poor, hinders inclusive economic growth and robs essential services of badly needed funds. From cradle to grave, millions are touched by corruption’s shadow.

  • 04 Dec 2014
    First Website Dedicated to Pistachios in Central Asia

    The Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP), with support from UNDP in Uzbekistan and the Republican scientific-production Centre for Ornamental Horticulture and Forestry, has announced the launch of a thematic internet portal of pistachios. It is already available for users at the www.pistachio.uz address.

  • 04 Dec 2014
    Democratic Public Administration Reforms in Uzbekistan Discussed

    On the 2nd of December, 2014, the ‘Poytaht’ Business Centre in Tashkent hosted the International Conference ‘Public Administration Reform – Priorities in Democratisation, Modernisation and Strengthening of Civil Society’.

  • 02 Dec 2014
    The ‘Unity of the Different and Equal’ Festival: disability issues in a new format

    The first-ever ‘Unity of the Different And Equal’ Festival dedicated to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities will take place on 2 December 2014.

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Achievements of LGSP/Phase-2 are discussed with national partners

    The Interagency Coordination Working Group (ICWG) and Project Board of UNDP Local Governance Support Project/Phase-2 (LGSP/Phase-2) came together to discuss project achievements in 2014.

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Workshop on 'International standard GlobalGAP: fruits and vegetables'

    Current requirements for producers of fruits and vegetables include assurance that their product is grown in a safe settings and with the environment in mind. New requests from consumers, international retail chains and legislation have led to the emergence of new requirements for farmers and producers. According to the new quality standards, applied production techniques are aimed at minimizing detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemical inputs and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety.