The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development envisions a world “of universal respect for human rights and human dignity” in which “every woman and girl enjoys full gender equality and all legal, social and economic barriers to their empowerment have been removed.” Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Gender equality is reflected in 45 targets and 54 gender-specific indicators of the SDGs. Achieving these targets and closing gender gaps will therefore create a multiplier effect across all of the SDGs and accelerate their achievement. With the largest operational platform within the United Nations system, working on the ground in some 170 countries and territories, UNDP’s work and expertise are central to achieving the SDGs.
UNDP Uzbekistan in cooperation with the Government of Uzbekistan will support the implementation and delivery of SDGs in two priority areas: Combating gender bias and stereotypes to expand women’s political and economic participation; promoting, employment and decent job opportunities, and contributing to ending gender-based violence. Promoting gender equality in digital and green transition through multi-sectoral and interlinked strategies in the Aral Sea and Fergana Valley regions
UNDP in Uzbekistan integrates gender equality principles across its all areas of work: effective governance, inclusive growth and environment and climate action. To success UNDP works with the government, civil society and local communities.
UNDP goal is to contribute to advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment in Uzbekistan. By advancing gender equality and empowering women as leaders and active actors in the development processes so they can shape their lives, UNDP envisages a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient world.
Projects and Initiatives
Building the Resilience of Local Communities Against Health, Environmental and Economic Insecurities Caused by Environmental Destruction in the Aral Sea Region
It is vital to give women equal rights in land and property, sexual and reproductive health, and to technology and the internet. Today, there are more women in public office than ever before, but encouraging more women leaders will help achieve greater gender equality.