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  • Helena Fraser: Statement on the Concept of Administrative Reform in the Republic of Uzbekistan Sep 14, 2017

    The United Nations in Uzbekistan welcomes the adoption of the Concept of Administrative Reform in the Republic of Uzbekistan on 8 September 2017. The Concept outlines priority reforms aimed at creating an effective and transparent public administration system in line with the Action Strategy 2017-2021, contributing to ensuring and protecting citizens’ rights and freedoms.

  • Helena Fraser: Statement for the Roundtable Discussion on Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in Central Asia Aug 31, 2017

    Thank you for this excellent opportunity to be in Brussels to talk about sustainable development in the Central Asian region, and in particular in Uzbekistan. His Excellency the Ambassador has outlined clearly the commitment with which the Government of Uzbekistan has embraced the Sustainable Development Agenda, so I won’t go through that again. I will give you a quick snapshot of where we see we are now, and then I will make three important points.

  • Gazeta.uz interview with Mr. Stefan Priesner May 16, 2017

    Just recently, on 2 March, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s joining the United Nations as a full member, and I think in general it has been very good relationships. I would like to split it perhaps into three big subject areas that the UN is dealing with. Namely, peace and stability, human rights and development.

  • 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.