On 24 October, 2014 at the Art Center “Tashkent Plaza”, Tashkent city a UN press-conference has taken place on the occasion of observance of the 69th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Organization.
As stated by the UN Secretary General “The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises. Poverty, disease, terrorism, discrimination and climate change are exacting a heavy toll. Millions of people continue to suffer deplorable exploitation through bonded labour, human trafficking, sexual slavery or unsafe conditions in factories, fields and mines. The global economy remains an uneven playing field.
The founding of the United Nations was a solemn pledge to the world’s people to end such assaults on human dignity, and lead the way to a better future. There have been painful setbacks, and there is much work ahead to realize the Charter’s vision. But we can take heart from our achievements”.
The UN Millennium Development Goals have inspired the most successful global anti-poverty campaign ever.
Since the adoption of Millennium Declaration Uzbekistan has demonstrated a strong commitment towards the attainment of the MDGs. Steady progress can be observed towards the attainment of MDGs in Uzbekistan due to sustained high rates of economic growth and the implementation of programmes in the social sector, particularly in education and health.
The United Nations assistance to Uzbekistan in the progress towards its national MDGs has taken place through policy advice, programmatic support and technical assistance within the UN Development Assistance Framework in four broad areas of support: economic well being, social services, environment and governance;
Over the last 20 years the UN delivered technical assistance to Uzbekistan for more than USD 340 million, including 29.8 million USD in 2013, to support the Government in economic, governance, healthcare and education reforms, countering drug trafficking, protection of Uzbekistan’s cultural treasures, the environment protection and combating the spread of HIV/AIDS.
There is now ongoing global consultation process on Post-2015 development agenda which will be built on MDGs with added dimensions on economic and environmental sustainability, peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. Post-2015 uuniversal agenda will aim to ensure that no one is left behind.
The role of reliable data and analysis will be more than ever important to effectively target the policies to the most vulnerable.
Economic and social development is difficult to sustain in societies where people do not enjoy their fundamental rights on equal basis. The UN’s key comparative advantage is in supporting countries by ensuring linkages between the UN normative framework implied by core conventions and the country level development interventions.