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22 Jan 2015
“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
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.
31 Dec 2014
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.
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.
09 Dec 2014
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.
25 Nov 2014
Violence 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.
27 Oct 2014
Stefan Priesner: Opening Remarks at the Inception Workshop ‘Developing climate resilience of farming communities in the drought prone parts of Uzbekistan’
We 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.
20 Oct 2014
Helen Clark: Speech at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent “From the MDGs to a new set of Global Development Priorities”
I 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.
17 Oct 2014
Each 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.
16 Oct 2014
It is an honour for me to participate in this official launch of “The Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan” project. UNDP is proud to be a partner of the Supreme Court in this important initiative, generously supported by USAID co-funding. I would like to express my appreciation to USAID for the partnership in this important initiative.
26 Sep 2014
Stefan Priesner: Opening Speech at the International Roundtable “Gradual Strengthening of Judiciary: Ensuring Judicial Independence”
Honorable Chairperson of the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, Mr. Shayunus Gaziev Honorable Chairperson of Higher Economic Court, Mr. Kozimdjon Kamilov, Your Excellencies, Messrs. Ambassadors György Szabó and Naythart Höfer-Wissing Distinguished organizers and participants of this International roundtable, It is a great pleasure and honour for me to be at this roundtable in beautiful Khorezm, where travelers, traders and scientists have exchanged goods, knowledge and wisdom for thousands of years on the cross roads of the Great Silk Road.
25 Sep 2014
Stefan Priesner: Welcoming Speech at the Inception Workshop «Initial Implementation of Accelerated Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) Phase Out in the Countries with Economies in Transition (CEIT) Region–Uzbekistan»
Protection and preservation of the ozone layer of our planet remains as an important issue today. Three stories can illustrate on how his challenge was tackled, they have different timelines but are interrelated in achieving global success.
15 Sep 2014
As we observe this year’s International Day of Democracy, the world seems more turbulent than ever. In many regions and in many ways, the values of the United Nations, including some of the most fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in the UN Charter, are being tested and challenged.
18 Aug 2014
The Secretary-General Message on the 500-Day Mark to the Conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals “500 Days of Action to Build a Better World”
There are many fires raging around the world today -- political turmoil, bloodshed, public health emergencies and human rights abuses. But there also burns a flame of hope – encouraging progress in the global drive to improve the lives of the world’s poorest through the Millennium Development Goals.
13 Jun 2014
At the core of Human Development is a simply stated premise that “People are the real wealth of a nation.”
02 Jun 2014
We have once again gathered to celebrate the World Environment Day, through what has become a good tradition in Uzbekistan – the Eco-Week. This Day is celebrated all over the world to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the environment.
22 May 2014
Dear co-organizers, dear participants Welcome and happy World Biodiversity Day! Recently travelled to Karakalpakstan for a field trip to Ustyurt – Sudochi in the middle of the desert, which is a true miracle of biodiversity with many species of birds. However it was heartbreaking to see the dying Aral Sea. Difference was Planets Earth and Mars.
24 Apr 2014
Stefan Priesner: Opening Speech at the International Conference on “Ensuring labor rights: the experience of Uzbekistan and international labor standards”
A very warm welcome on behalf of the UN system in Uzbekistan. It is a pleasure to be here in the international conference on “Ensuring labor rights: the experience of Uzbekistan and international labor standards”. I would like to congratulate the co-organizers of the conference, which is a very timely and important event. This is why I would like to look at the significance of the conference from three angles: from the perspective of the current development position of Uzbekistan; from the rights angle; and from the view of cooperation between the Government and the United Nations.
18 Apr 2014
Stefan Priesner: Speech at the joint seminar “Integrated Water Resources Management in Central Asia”
Dear Co-organizers, dear delegations from all Central Asian countries, dear participants of the seminar! Welcome on behalf of the UN in Uzbekistan It is a pleasure to be here at the regional seminar on the Integrated Water Resources Management. Water is at the core of sustainable development.
03 Dec 2013
More than 1 billion of us live with disabilities. We must remove all barriers that affect the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in society, including through changing attitudes that fuel stigma and institutionalise discrimination.
- “Show love. Don’t stigmatize!” Faith, a teenage HIV+ youth counselor in Zimbabwe talks to us on Zero Discrimination day about her work at the center and the importance of compassion: http://ow.ly/JHVz3 14 hours ago
- On Zero Discrimination Day, let's call for freedom, equality and ending exclusion. This day, and every other day, for effective HIV and development responses we must work towards creating a world that is free from stigma and discrimination. Yesterday AT 11:49 PM
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