UN chief congratulates Uzbekistan on decision to end statelessness for 50,000 people

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated Uzbekistan on the passage this week of legislation set to end statelessness for some 50,000 people in the Central Asian country.  

Uzbekistan wins its long fight against malaria, as global rates continue to rise

Uzbekistan’s success in becoming recognized as a malaria-free country by the World Health Organization (WHO), is an “extraordinary outcome,” said the Executive Director of the Global Fund on Tuesday, a UN-backed partnership to end malaria epidemics.

UN launches new fund to advance sustainable development in Aral Sea region

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged countries to fund a new initiative designed to reduce vulnerability, advance sustainable development and create decent living conditions for millions of people living around the Aral Sea, whose basin encompasses Uzbekistan, and six other countries in Central Asia.

Government bodies must serve people, Uzbek President stresses at UN assembly

Noting efforts to advance socio-economic development in Uzbekistan, the President of the country highlighted that the ultimate goal is to build a democratic State and a just society, where the priority is implementation of the principle that “human interests come first.”

Uzbekistan gifts UN Headquarters with model of historic architecture

The United Nations today accepted a model of Registan Square as a gift from Uzbekistan and installed it at its Headquarters in New York.

Uzbekistan seeks to strengthen rule of law by improving access to justice

Rule of law and access to justice play an important role in development, a senior UN official has said.

Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme, made the remarks during her visit to Uzbekistan.

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Young people in Uzbekistan take on social innovation challenge

Young people in Uzbekistan have been challenged by the United Nations to come up with ways of promoting volunteerism through social media.

Part of the challenge is to create a one minute long video clip which will attract young people to volunteer for their communities.

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Envoy briefs Security Council on UN support to Central Asia

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), Miroslav Jenča, briefed the UN Security Council

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Nuclear bomb grade fuel removed from Uzbekistan in UN-monitored operation

Spent nuclear fuel containing enough uranium to produce two and a half nuclear bombs has been returned to Russia from Uzbekistan in a secret mission completed yesterday under monitoring by the United Nations atomic watchdog agency as part of its efforts to stop the diversion of such material to terrorist or other ends.

Kyrgyzstan: UN refugee agency continues to seek release of 15 Uzbeks

The United Nations refugee agency said today it was continuing talks with the Kyrgyz Government on the release of 15 Uzbek nationals who fled violence in their homeland in May but remained under detention when more than 400 of their compatriots were airlifted to Romania last month.