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18 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Some Students, Teachers, Medical Workers Released

The recent release of 200,000 university students and some teachers and medical workers from forced labor picking cotton in Uzbekistan came shortly after World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s first meeting with the country’s new president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, on September 20, 2017. Kim urged Mirziyoyev at that meeting to end forced labor.

19 Jul 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2017 forecast close to average

  • Import requirements for 2017/18 forecast close to last year’s level

  • Government continues to regulate prices of basic foods

Cereal production in 2017 forecast close to average

18 Jul 2017 description

Date: 17 July 2017
AI Index Number: EUR 62/6749/2017

On the occasion of the EU-Uzbekistan Cooperation Council meeting, which will take place in Brussels on 17 July 2017, the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia (AHRCA), International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and Amnesty International urge the EU to emphasise the need for concrete changes in the human rights situation in Uzbekistan.

25 May 2017 description
report EurasiaNet

Rafat Aimuratov is on a crusade to save Muynak.

The former bustling fisheries hub in western Uzbekistan is ground zero in what is widely acknowledged to be among the worst environmental disasters of the past century. Decades of intensive water-hungry cotton farming sapped the rivers filling the Aral Sea and left Muynak high and dry, dozens of kilometers from the shore.

If the town is to survive, believes Aimuratov, an ecologist, it will need to find new ways forward. That is now his life’s mission.

05 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Justice Renate Winter, Vice-President of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, spoke to experts in the field of justice at the Lawyer’s Training Center under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Justice Renate Winter is visiting Uzbekistan to advocate for further implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. She addressed faculty members and civil judges and lawyers from all the regions of the country.

03 May 2017 description

The United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan commends Uzbekistan’s recent signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Paris Agreement is the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal, which was adopted at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris on 12 December 2015 and came into force in 2016. Uzbekistan, as a Party to UNFCCC, signed the Paris Agreement on 19 April 2017.

26 Feb 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Winter cereals for harvest in 2017 are in good conditions

  • Cereal production in 2016 declined from previous year

  • Import requirements for 2016/17 are forecast below last year’s level

  • Government continues to regulate prices of basic foods

Winter cereals for harvest in 2017 are in good conditions

11 Jan 2017 description
report World Bank

Story Highlights

  • In close collaboration with the Government of Japan and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the World Bank recently launched its first Disaster Risk Management engagement in Uzbekistan.

  • Earthquakes and other natural hazards pose a significant risk to Uzbekistan’s development gains. The launch of this program signals a commitment towards a proactive approach to disaster risk management and disaster-proofing Uzbekistan’s socio-economic development path.

12 May 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

11 Years After Andijan, International Monitoring Needed

(Washington, DC, May 13, 2016) – The United States, European Union, and other international actors should renew their calls for accountability by the Uzbek government 11 years after the Andijan massacre, Human Rights Watch said today. Uzbek government forces killed hundreds of mainly peaceful protesters in the eastern city of Andijan on May 13, 2005.

05 May 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Early forecast points to small increase in 2016 cereal production

  • Cereal production in 2015 declined from record of previous year

  • Import requirements for 2015/16 marketing year (July/June) are forecast below-average level

  • Food security concerns for vulnerable groups of population

Early forecast points to small increase in 2016 cereal production

03 May 2016 description

Exactly 50 years ago, on April 26, 1966, at 5:23 am local time, a devastating earthquake occurred in Tashkent leaving homeless more than 300 thousand people out of 1.5 million of Tashkent residents. The capital was completely reconstructed over three and a half years. Entire residential areas have been erected in the suburbs of the city; older residential quarters in the centre of damaged Tashkent have been newly built up; new satellite-town Sputnik has emerged.

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

World Immunization Week 2016, aims to raise awareness about immunization globally and contributes to increasing immunization rates against vaccine-preventable diseases around the world. Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions.

Uzbekistan ensures full immunization of all children

24 Apr 2016 description
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The ADB program in Uzbekistan has provided loans, grants and technical assistance to grow the country’s economy and improve the lives of people, particularly the poor, women, children and other vulnerable groups.

Since Uzbekistan joined ADB in 1995, the country has received $5.1 billion in loans and $64.9 million in technical assistance grants.

21 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Safe childbirth is critical to the health of both the mother and the new-born child, and a healthy start in life is an essential step towards a healthy and happy childhood. Therefore UNICEF pays special attention to neonatal care in Uzbekistan and continues its cooperation with the LDS Charities.

‘Global evidence highlights that new born mortality forms the highest proportion of infant mortality. If we have to address the issue of child survival, we must focus on the survival of new borns,’ says Svetlana Stefanet, Chief of Health, UNICEF in Uzbekistan.

01 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Uzbekistan maintained its appalling human rights record in 2015. A decade after government forces massacred hundreds of largely peaceful protesters in the city of Andijan, the Uzbek government continues to deny justice to the victims. In March, authoritarian President Islam Karimov’s 26-year rule was extended by another five years in elections international observers found lacked any meaningful choice and violated Uzbekistan’s constitution.

12 Jan 2016 description

Summary

This report contains a brief review of the activities and tells about the progress, efforts and results achieved by the joint project of UNDP, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Uzbekistan and other partners ‘Strengthening Disaster Risk Management Capacities in Uzbekistan’.

05 Nov 2015 description
report World Bank

Improved regional cooperation, knowledge sharing and physical investments to support climate change mitigation and adaptation in Central Asia

27 Aug 2015 description

A two-day workshop focusing on the sctructural componets of integrated planning to use natural resources will take place at the Khokimiyat of the Zaamin District on August 19-20. The organizer of the event is the joint UNDP/GEF/Covernment of Uzbekistan project ‘Reducing Pressures on Natural Resources from Competing Land Use in Non-Irrigated Arid Mountain, Semi-Desert and Desert Landscapes of Uzbekistan’.

12 May 2015 description

Paris, May 12, 2015. Commemorating ten years since the Andijan massacre, the FIDH, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), ACAT (Action by Christians Against Torture) and Fiery Hearts Club remind the international community of the dangerous oblivion of one of the bloodiest massacre of civilians in Central Asia.