Uzbekistan-United Nations: Partnership for Sustainable Development
On October 24, Tashkent’s International Press Club (IPC) hosted a special session to discuss Uzbekistan’s cooperation with the UN in the area of sustainable development. The event was held to mark United Nations Day.
The UN Day is celebrated all over the world since 1948. This year also marks 25th anniversary of Uzbekistan joining the United Nations.
Helena Fraser, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan emphasized on the UN’s support to the Strategy for Action on the five priorities.
Sascha Graumann, UNICEF Representative in Uzbekistan, Dr. Lianne Kuppens, WHO Representative in Uzbekistan, Mieko Yabuta, UNFPA Representative in Uzbekistan and Ashita Mittal, UNODC Representative in Uzbekistan also presented key priorities of UN in the country.
The special IPC UN session highlighted the role of United Nations system in Uzbekistan to support the reform agenda in the country in the area of inclusive economic development, with a focus on employment and social protection, quality health and education, environmental protection and effective governance and rule of law.
“The UN family in Uzbekistan supports Uzbekistan in achieving its ambitious and compelling agenda. Since 1993, we have been supporting the Government to realize its national development priorities. Today, we commend the enhanced collaboration between the UN in Uzbekistan and the Government, under the auspices of the global Sustainable Development Agenda and the Government’s Action Strategy,” said Helena Fraser, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan.
Another event held as part of UN Day celebrations was an online video session on the UN Office's Facebook page. From 3 pm to 7 pm, chiefs and employees of UN agencies answered questions related to their activities in Uzbekistan. The first online webchat of its kind, it was given the goal of raising the broad public's awareness of the Organization's activities.