UN and Government of Uzbekistan agree to boost cooperation toward sustainable development
First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sodik Safoev and UN Resident Representative in Uzbekistan, Helena Fraser discussed further expansion of cooperation within the framework of the recently signed Action Plan (Roadmap) on the development of cooperation with the UN and its specialized institutions.
As a member of the United Nations (UN) since 2 March 1992, and as a signatory to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all 193 UN Member States in September 2015, the Republic of Uzbekistan shares the global commitment to strive for a world of equity, prosperity, dignity and justice for all people, on a safe and healthy planet. These commitments are fully enshrined in Uzbekistan’s national “Action Strategy for 2017-2021 on the further development of Uzbekistan” adopted in February 2017.
This year, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary year of the founding of the United Nations and the launch of the Decade of Action for Agenda 2030. As a mark of its profound commitment to multilateralism in this UN jubilee year, the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan is adopting the Action Plan, which commits the Government to deepening and strengthening its partnership with the United Nations system at national, regional and global levels, with the aim of advancing human development for all, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, and working together to build a more peaceful, prosperous, resilient and sustainable world.
“We really believe that this Action Plan will help to take our relationships to a new level and also take Uzbekistan’s commitment to multilateralism to a new level. The signing of the Action Plan in the month of June between the Government of Uzbekistan and the United Nations system has symbolic significance. Seventy-five years ago, on June 26, the Charter of the United Nations was signed,” said Helena Fraser.
It was noted during the meeting that Action Plan will be complemented by the corresponding United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for the Republic of Uzbekistan. The Cooperation Framework will guide the priorities of the UN system in supporting the achievement of national sustainable development priorities in the period 2021-2025. The Cooperation Framework will draw on the full range of knowledge and resources of the United Nations system (at national level, regional and global levels) to deliver development results in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Government’s national development priorities.