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UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan talks about the organization’s priorities in 2015

Stefan Priesner -Headsup2015As in previous years, the UN Office in Uzbekistan presents the primary areas of cooperation between the UN system and the Government of Uzbekistan for 2015. In a series of interviews prepared by the UN Information Office, the heads of UN agencies in Uzbekistan focus on their organizations’ immediate priorities.

In the first interview, UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan Stefan Priesner talks about the key areas of the UN system’s activities for 2015.

Mr. Priesner talks about four areas of cooperation (bulleted below) that were determined in conjunction with the Uzbek Government and Parliament and NGOs in Uzbekistan during the process of developing a UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Uzbekistan for 2016-2020.

• Economic development (with a focus on jobs and social protection)
• Improvement of healthcare and education
• Environmental sustainability
• Effective governance and institutional development

The Resident Coordinator also drew attention to the tasks the UN will be working on in connection with the ‘Year of Care and Attention for the Senior Generation’ in Uzbekistan.

The interview with Mr. Stefan Priesner is available on UN Information Office’s YouTube channel.

Follow the links below to watch other related interviews on UN Information Office’s YouTube channel:

WHO Uzbekistan priorities

UNDP Uzbekistan priorities

UNESCO Uzbekistan priorities 

ILO Uzbekistan priorities

UNODC Central Asia priorities

UNICEF Uzbekistan priorities

UNAIDS Country Office priorities 

UN Resident Coordinator presents awards to aspiring lawyers for best essays on rule of law

2015-03-02-univer-of-lawTwenty-three years ago, on March 2, Uzbekistan joined the ranks of United Nations member countries. To commemorate the date and the 70th anniversary of the UN, Tashkent Law University hosted an event to honor winners of an essay competition, “Seventy Years to the Rule of Law”, with representatives of the UN Office in Uzbekistan in attendance.

The winners of the competition for Bachelor’s and Master’s students are Alisher Safarov and Davronbek Urzabayev, respectively. A piece by Abduaziz Isakulov was singled out as the best essay in English. Participant certificates have been presented to Akromjon Sharipov, Azimjon Aslonov, Zarifa Elmurodova and Dilshod Egamberdiyev.

Inaugurating the awards ceremony, the Rector of Tashkent Law University Mr. Yesemurat Kanyazov spoke about the history of the university as well as its goals and priorities. In his turn, UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Stefan Priesner, invited as an honorable guest, delivered a speech focusing on the rule of law and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Mr. Priesner also highlighted the role the UN has played since its inception 70 years ago in various aspects of globalization as well as speaking about two pillars the UN’s work worldwide is based on: human rights and conditions for determining MDGs. Towards the end of his speech, Mr. Priesner spoke about collaborative efforts between the UN and the Government of Uzbekistan.

Head of the university’s International Public Law Department, Ms. Zamira Borsiyeva, told those gathered about the competition and criteria for selecting essays. The 40-odd essays submitted by students were judged by members of the university’s International Public Law faculty and Research Center.