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  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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
    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.

  • 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.

  • 28 Nov 2014
    Issues of the Effective Usage of ICT in Courts have been Discussed

    On the 20th of November, 2014, an international seminar on ‘Issues of the Effective Usage of Information-Communication Technologies in Courts’ Activities’ was organised by the UNDP ‘Civil Justice Reform: Effective Court Management’ project and its partners. This meeting developed an approach through which Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can be best enhanced into the national justice system.

  • 19 Nov 2014
    Making Procurement More Transparent

    The public procurement system is crucial for the development of the national economy and accounts for 11% of the country's GDP. Being a significant customer and consumer of goods and services, the government undertakes measures to set-up transparent and competitive environment for the effective public procurement process. Given that currently there is no a single legislative act that regulates activities in this field, the development of the draft Law on Public Procurement is an important step towards further enhancing public procurement legal framework in Uzbekistan.

  • 18 Nov 2014
    Uzbek Ecologist will Receive Prestigious Award

    One of the environmental projects implemented in our country has received a high appraisal abroad. The manager of the completed UNDP project ‘Achieving Ecosystem Stability on Degraded Land in Karakalpakstan and the Kyzylkum Desert’, Irina Bekmirzaeva has been awarded with an Honorary diploma from the ‘Energy Globe Award’ international Fund.