UN Eco Park Opens Its Doors in Tashkent
On 5 April 2017, the UN Country Office in Uzbekistan unveiled the renovated UN Eco Park, the first of its kind in Central Asia, launched in 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.
The UN Office, the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan and Tashkent Mayor’s Office teamed up to hold an environmental campaign that saw over 200 staff members from twelve UN agencies plant over 370 trees throughout the park.
As a result of a recent cleanup and maintenance effort carried out by the UN Office, the Eco Park now has more conveniences, with the staff adding a pavilion with benches and laying a path through the park.
Most importantly, the UN Eco Park is an SDG-themed park with information stands aimed at raising the broad public’s awareness of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and 169 targets. The SDGs are based on the goal of promoting economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection. Promoting awareness of SDGs is critical as it would encourage everyone to contribute to the effort to achieve the goals since they were developed in the interest of all people, wish special emphasis on the more vulnerable segments of the global population women, children, the youth and people with disabilities.
The opening ceremony, attended by national and international partners and Uzbek media representatives, also marks the 25th anniversary of close and fruitful relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Organisation.